Colombo Fort Railway Station, Colombo

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Visit the major rail hub of the region at Colombo Fort Railway Station, with lines servicing most of the main cities in the country. From this central station, you can explore a bustling marketplace, or just find somewhere to sit and people-watch among the buzz of activity. Take a moment to absorb the station's design, which dates back to 1917: modeled on Manchester Victoria station in England, it stands on land reclaimed from a lake. Remember when riding the train here: you have to be quick and unforgiving to get a seat, so arrive early. For Colombo Fort Railway Station and beyond, use our Colombo online journey planner to get the most from your Colombo vacation.
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  • Last month (October) we took a train from here at 8.30a.m. to Kandy. Platform was so easy to locate & there was a gentleman who showed us where to wait & then when the train arrived, he showed us wher...  more »
  • This particular location is very busy throughout day and night. The station does appear very crowded but no beggars, litters or pick picketers. All look happy, smiling and singing some songs or hummin...  more »
  • You can book tickets for main cities like Kandy, Badulla, Jaffna in booking coutnrers which is in corner. Make sure that you are trying to book tickets prior to 30 days.  more »

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Despite its relatively low cost of living, Colombo accommodations tend to be fairly pricey. Close to the sea and the lake, as well as near the city's parks and the plazas, hotels come in the form of old colonial buildings and ultra-modern high rises, with a decent selection of each to choose from. Budget-conscious travelers should pay attention to the short rental options in the town's more residential areas, or look for the smattering of simple, but serviceable options close to the main train stations, and on the side streets set back from the waterfront.
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