Inter-city (ICE) Trains offer express service between main cities such as Colombo-Kandy, Colombo-Vavuniya and Colombo - Baticoloa . Accommodation comprises of unreserved 3rd Class, reserved 2nd Class and Observation Saloon seats.
Fast-Passenger Trains offer semi-express service between Colombo and other major outstations. Accommodation includes unreserved 2nd and 3rd Class seats, reserved 2nd and 3rd Class seats, reserved 1st Class Observation Saloon , and reserved 1st Class Sleeping Berths. Reserved 1st Class Air-conditioned service is offered only on some routes.
|Trains in which Reservations are Available|
|Train Type||Train Numbers||Journey||Available Classes of Seats|
|Intercity - Daily||1 and 2||Colombo - Jaffna||First Class,Second Class and Third Class
|Intercity - Daily||3 and 4||Colombo - Jaffna||Second Class|
|Intercity - Daily||9 and 10||Colombo - Kandy||First Class ( Observation Saloon ), Second Class and Third Class|
|Intercity - Daily||11 and 12||Colombo - Batticoloa||First Class ( Observation Saloon ), Second Class and Third Class|
|Intercity - Daily||29 and 30||Colombo - Kandy||First Class ( Observation Saloon ), Second Class and Third Class|
|Intercity - Weekends||7 and 8||Colombo - Nanuoya||First Class ( Observation Saloon ), Second Class 3rd Class
|Express-Daytime Trains||5 and 6||Colombo - Badulla||AFC,1st Class,2nd Class, 3rd Class
|Express-Daytime Trains||15 and 16||Colombo - Badulla||AFC,1st Class,2nd Class, 3rd Class|
|Express-Night Trains||45 and 46||Colombo - Badulla||First Class ( Berths ), Second and Third Class Sleeperates|
|Semi Express-Night Trains||79 and 80||Colombo - Batticoloa||First Class ( Berths ), Second and Third Class Sleeperates|
|Semi Express-Night Trains||83 and 84||Colombo - Trincomalee||First Class ( Berths ), Second and Third Class Sleeperates|
|Semi Express-Night Trains||89 and 90||Colombo - Vavuniya||First Class ( Berths ), Second and Third Class Sleeperates|
SLR provides following reservation methods
1. Visiting Railway Stations – Reservations can be done from 30 days before the ‘Date of the Journey
2. Calling Mobitel Call Centre - only for Colombo-Kandy Intercity Trains
Reservations can be done from 30 days before the ‘Date of the Journey’.
|Railway Station||Telephone Number||From 30 Days before the Date of the Journey, in Weekdays - Open Between||Contact Person|
|Colombo Fort - Reservation Office||011-2432908||06.00 to 12.00 and 12.30 to 14.00||Station Master - Reservation Office|
|Kandy||081-2222271||08.00 to 16.00||Station Master|
|Badulla||055-2222271||08.00 to 16.00||Station Master|
|08.00 to 16.00||Station Master|
|08.00 to 16.00||Station Master|
Steps to Follow -
1. Dial 365 in your Mobitel Telephone
2. The Mobitel Call Centre Operator will answer
3. Give your requirement and reserve your seat
4. You will receive a Reference Number through SMS
5. Show ( or tell ) this Reference Number to the Station Master ( at Colombo Fort, Gampaha, Peradeniya or Kandy ) or to any of the Mobitel Billing Centres
6. Then, you will receive the Train Ticket ( M-Ticket )
7. Your Train Fare will be added to the Mobitel Bill.
This facility will be extended to other Intercity Trains.
For More Information -
Colombo Commuter Trains offer stopping and semi- express service for commuters traveling to and from Colombo. Accommodation is unreserved 3rd class. The fares can be obtained by sending a SMS to 1919 ( Example of SMS format – slrd train Colombo Anuradhapura ) or from any railway station.