Why book with us?
Highest service standards
We want you to enjoy your vacation. If you're not happy with the service, we'll pay you back. Just like that.
Express and 1st/2nd class trains only
We take out the hassle of figuring it out, and make sure to book you the express 1st/2nd class trains (Similar, only 1st class seat have A/C, 2nd class do not).
Secure online payment
Book online with a secure service, and get your ticket emailed to you.
Email & online chat customer service
Got questions? need to make a change? You can reach us at anytime from anywhere!
Secure a seat in advance
Sri Lanka trains don't offer the option to book in advance unless you have a local SIM, and the process is hard for travelers. We solve this problem and help you plan your trip and reserve a seat for your preferred travel date, so you don't get stuck without the ticket you want.
Train tickets will be delivered to Colombo Airport ONLY. A representative of "My Travel Partner" company will meet you in the Arrivals Hall (opposite the Hutch counter) to give you the train tickets. Don't forget to add your flight details during check out.
In accordance to the train company policy, tickets can be ordered only 31 days or more in advance. It is recommended to book your tickets enough time in advance as the train is very popular and tickets tend to sell fast.
Confirmation will be sent 30 days before selected departure date.
ABOUT TRAINS & STATIONS
Taking the train is Sri-Lanka is one of the most comfortable ways to travel and cross the country. The train travel is both beautiful and affordable, and includes amazing scenic views such as the Kandy - Ella route.
The train system was built by the British in 1864, and went through major improvements in the last decade.
There are three main lines:
South from Colombo A scenic delight. Recently renovated, runs past Aluthgama and Hikkaduwa to Galle and Matara.
East from Colombo To the Hill Country, through Kandy, Nanu Oya (for Nuwara Eliya) and Ella to Badulla. A beautiful route, the portion from Haputale to Ella is one of the world’s most scenic train rides.
North from Colombo Through Anuradhapura to Mannar and also to Jaffna on rebuilt and renovated track. One branch reaches Trincomalee on the east coast, while another serves Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa.
Trains in Sri-Lanka have 3 classes:
1st Class Comes in three varieties: coaches, sleeping berths and observation saloons (with large windows). This class usually has A/C and some have large rear-facing windows and vintage interiors.
2nd Class Seats have padding and there are fans. On some trains (but not to Galle) these seats can be reserved in advance.
3rd Class Seats have little padding and there are no reservations. The cars accommodate as many as can squeeze in and conditions can be grim.
There are also 2 types of trains - regular and express train.
Please notice - 1st or 2nd class seats (according to your choice tend to be fully booked during the season, and we think for travelers it's well worth the small price difference.
Q: How long do the rides take?
A: Each trains time is mentioned in the booking form.
Q: Where do I pick up the tickets in the station?
A: TRAIN TICKETS will be delivered to Colombo Airport ONLY. A representative of "My Travel Partner" company will meet you in the Arrivals Hall (opposite the Hutch counter) to give you the train tickets. Don't forget to add your flight details during check out.
Q: Where are the stations?
Q: Can I change or cancel my booking later?
A: Cancellations and Changes are not possible after the tickets have been issued.
Q: What if I want a different route then what you have in the website?
A: Currently we can only reserve the lines mentioned above.
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