The Department of Railway has exciting news for travelers with the introduction of a new daily day-time train service from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee. This service is designed for convenience, promising a journey of less than 6 hours from the bustling Colombo Fort Railway Station. Commencing at the early hour of 5:45 am, the train winds its way through scenic routes, providing passengers with a picturesque experience.
This thoughtfully scheduled fairly train service start from January 2024 caters to a wide range of commuter preferences, offering a seamless and enjoyable travel experience for both regulars and adventure-seekers alike. It is advised for passengers to stay informed about any updates or modifications to the schedule. All aboard for a convenient and picturesque railway adventure!
  • Train Type: Every Day
  • Journey Duration:  02 Hours 35 mins
  • Available Classes: 1st class, 2nd class Seats, 3rd class

Train Schedule

  • Colombo to Trincomalee – Every Day  5.45 AM  from Colombo Fort – Reaching Trincomalee 11.52 AM  
  • Trincomalee to Colombo – Every Day 12.35 PM from Trincomalee – Reaching Colombo Fort 6.39 PM

Ticket Prices

  • First Class Air Condition – 2900 LKR
  • Second Class Reserved – 1800 LKR 
  • Second Class Normal – 950 LKR
  • Third Class Reserved – 1200 LKR
  • Third Class Normal – 460 LKR

Places to visit in Trincomalee

  • Pigeon Island
  • Fort Fredrick
  • Gokanna Temple
  • Trirukoneswaram Temple
  • Nilaveli Beach
  • Naval museum Trincomalee
  • Seruwawila Mangala Rajamaha Viharaya
  • Marble Beach Trincomalee

How to Book Reserved Seats on Train to Trincomalee

01. From Specific Trains Stations

Directly from railway stations listed below and other main train stations from 9.00 AM to 4 PM

  • Colombo Fort
  • Maradana
  • Gampaha
  • Kandy 

02. By Calling 365 on Mobitel

The Mobitel M Ticketing Service 14 days before the scheduled travel date by calling the 365 hotline, you can reserve a seat on the Seethawaka Odyssey train. To pay for the ticket, make sure your mobile phone account has enough credit.

03. By Calling 1265 on SLT

By calling 1265 on a SLT Land line you can Make the reservations for the train.

04. Through Sri Lanka Railway Department Website

The Sri Lanka Department of Railways’ official website offers the option to purchase Seethawaka Odyssey train tickets online. You can simply log in to the website and can make the reservations. 

Booking Tickets 30 days prior to the travel date is advisable

05. Through your Travel Agent

Foreign Traveller’s who are planing to travel to Trincomalee on train can book the train tickets through their travel agent. However, if you have already begun your vacation in Sri Lanka, you may choose one of the three alternatives listed above. If you have any issue with making your reservation Simply message us and we, Ceylon Hunt can help you.

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