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Colombo Fort Railway Station

Olcott Mawatha Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 434215
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“busy station” (9 reviews)
“train travel” (9 reviews)
“colombo fort” (19 reviews)
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Olcott Mawatha Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 11 2 434215
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Reviewed today via mobile

Went to Colombo for a price giving function it was late when we arrived there so I planned to change my dress In waiting room The room is nice but the washroom is very bad so I didn’t used that and some place there is...More

Thank SARUKARAN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great station to enter or leave Colombo. Information regarding trains in three languages on an electronic billboard. Several kiosks there low cost tickets can be bought

Thank Highcoaster
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a public place and always busy station. Please note this is the starting station for any destination.

Thank faarazri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read reviews before going to the train station and they seemed very mixed of good and bad experiences. We got to the train station with about 40 mins to spare for our train at 10.30 from Colombo to Galle. It was easy to...More

Thank kerry_hulton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was not very clean the infrastructure was shabby, the announcements are not clear. no clear signages to understand about the train movements. if you are a tourist you need to try your luck.

Thank arinds
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where most trains pass through and most long distance start from , there are a few enquirers counters , in day time there is a small office where travellers can get help Book in advance for cross country trains in the reservation room...More

Thank Medicmarty
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read all reviews and take note. We got ushered into tourist office and told that in order to get tickets for following day we could only book them at the tourist Info office (NOT TRUE).. we then were offered an expensive trip with private driver....More

Thank April R
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Very busy place in center of colombo ..morning & evening office time are very busy ..price very cheap

Thank Kalum1979
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We booked 2nd Class reserved seats from Colombo Fort Station to Kandi by making a phone call to the Fort Railway Station. We were quoted the correct price, given a receipt number and informed that we could pick the tickets up on arrival at the...More

3  Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Hectic & busy you can’t help but get caught up in the buzz of this station. The staff are friendly & helpful & will direct you to where you need to go. You exit the station into more madness but turn left & there is...More

Thank Curlypops1980
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Sue P
31 May 2018|
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Response from Ilmar1 | Reviewed this property |
The best way is to use the official Sri Lanka railways website There is a reservations tab, and also a heap if other information on the site.
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Sajida A
19 February 2018|
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Response from Malalama | Reviewed this property |
Yes, If you don't have any complications with your pregnancy it's a safe journey. It's best if you can reserve your seat online or at the Fort station prior one or two days to your travel date. During holidays and long week... More
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Sriraman M
30 December 2017|
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Response from pb29061983 | Reviewed this property |
hey, you have to book/reserve in advance (weeks) to get the first class tickets ensured. otherwise i‘d not recommend to use train with your family. its to crowdy and overloaded in the other classes.
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