Jaffna to Colombo

Jaffna to Colombo

  Sep 30, 2021, 5 trips (LKR 3,791 – LKR 0)

Other Options

4

Trains

6h 15m Deps: 4:05, 5:10, 9:35, 13:45

From LKR 3,791
04:05
Jaffna Train Station
6h 19m ride in train #4004 with Sri Lanka Railways
10:24
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,791 per adult
05:10
Jaffna Train Station
7h 55m ride in train #4018 with Sri Lanka Railways
13:05
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,791 per adult
09:35
Jaffna Train Station
8h 57m ride in train #4078 with Sri Lanka Railways
18:32
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,791 per adult
1

Taxis

6h 46m

From LKR 32,924
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Jaffna
6h 46m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
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Colombo Any Hotel
From LKR 32,924 vehicle, all incl

Jaffna to Colombo Schedule

Jaffna to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 37,040
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 04:05 - 10:24LKR 4,703
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 09:35 - 18:32LKR 4,703
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 13:45 - 20:00LKR 4,703

Transportation from Jaffna to Colombo

Jaffna to Colombo Destination Reviews

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Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Jun 28, 2019
The Avro travels people were very kind and super helpful and I took the Annai Muthumari bus from Jaffna to Colombo and it was the best bus ride I have taken in a long time. Great service!
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How to get from Jaffna to Colombo

Travelling between Jaffna and Colombo is possible by Train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 48,107 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 3,791.

How long does it take to get from Jaffna to Colombo?

It can take you anywhere between 7 and 9 hours to travel between Jaffna and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Jaffna and Colombo. Train will bring you to your destination in 6h 2m. Train does a much slower job and take about 8h 57m to reach Colombo.

How much does it cost to get from Jaffna to Colombo?

Travelling between Jaffna and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 3,791 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 48,107 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Jaffna and Colombo ?

  • 1 from Jaffna to Colombo starting from 20:00 Wellawatte until 20:00 Wellawatte
  • 1 from Jaffna to Colombo starting from 04:05 Colombo Fort until 13:45 Colombo Fort

1 from Jaffna to Colombo starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Jaffna to Colombo.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Jaffna to Colombo overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Jaffna and Colombo

Avro Travels

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Jaffna and Colombo

Stef Lanka Tours

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Jaffna to Colombo?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% opted for a bus