To enjoy the leisurely pace of a journey by rail is the ultimate old world luxury. Train travel has held its own distinctive charm and enchantment for many over the centuries and even today it is an experience that will leave a lasting impression long after the journey is over. Although trains run to destinations around the island, two luxury options have been specially created for guests seeking a novel travel experience.

You can relive the grandeur of yesteryear in true colonial style on The “Viceroy Special” – a 75 year old private steam train – the only one remaining in full operation in Sri Lanka.  While it is a glorious reminder of the grand old era of steam on the outside, it has been transformed on the inside to include all the luxuries of 21st century cleverly concealed beneath its magnificent regal setting. Two air-conditioned observation saloons furnished in period style offer every comfort, with 64 plush reclining seats and individual adjustable tables. Through the discreet public address system tour guides describe pertinent details of the journey and soft music floats quietly adding to the soothing ambience. Each saloon also has an adjoining smokers’ lounge and a modern toilet facilities.  The restaurant car, elegantly furnished with Edwardian ribbed fans and teak-trimmed wood panelling offers gourmet fare from a fully equipped kitchen, and drinks are poured at the Bar. You can take the Viceroy to any destination on the rail system in Sri Lanka – the most popular journeys being ‘up country’ to Kandy or Badulla; or along the coast to the South and the beach resorts.

Expo Rail is a recent venture that offers travel in a luxury compartment to several destinations around the island. A specially created carriage offers plush seating, air conditioned comfort, restaurant service, toilet facilities as well as an on board crew who will ensure that you have a comfortable journey throughout. You can travel to over 60 destinations on four different routes that cover the length and breadth of the island in 21st century style.


The following facilities are available on board;

-Air-conditioned  carriages

-On board meals

-Clean washrooms

-Overhead lights

-Overhead luggage compartment

-Panoramic views


-Unlimited Tea & Coffee

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