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Colombo Fort Railway Station, Colombo

(1.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Colombo attractions like Colombo Fort Railway Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The station is located next to the market area and hub of activity. The place where you will end up catching your trains to Kandy or further from. Has some eateries outside if you are roaming around t...  more »
  • We bought a ticket to travel from Colombo to Kandy. We got into the wrong train SLOW is not Enough word to describe the tour but was so funny. The train took 5 hours even if no one of the other passen...  more »
  • Heaving mass of people. Great old building. Take a Tuk Tukto the railway museum round the corner....that is interesting and if you are British you could feel good and proud.  more »