Srilanka Government

Passenger Service

Intercity and Other Express TrainsBack To Top

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
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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
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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

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Seat ReservationBack To Top

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
Anuradhapura

025-2222271

08.00 to 16.00 Station Master
Vavuniya

024-2222271

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 -

Telephone Fax E-Mail
00-94-11-2432908 0094-11-2432128 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Suburban serviceBack To Top

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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 08:35
 
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