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There are 3 ways to get from Chennai to Mannar (Station) by plane, taxi, train or bus

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Fly to Colombo, taxi

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Colombo (CMB)
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Mannar (Station)

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, train

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO)
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Mannar

Fly to Sigiriya, bus, train

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Sigiriya (GIU)
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Kurunegala
  3. Take the train from Kurunegala Station to Mannar

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Mannar (Station) is to fly and taxi which costs ₹9,000 - ₹30,000 and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Mannar (Station) is to fly and taxi which costs ₹9,000 - ₹30,000 and takes 8h 55m.

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The distance between Chennai and Mannar (Station) is 460 km.

It takes approximately 8h 55m to get from Chennai to Mannar (Station), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madras Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Air India Limited, Spicejet, IndiGo Airlines and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Colombo Airport.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to line 40701 train which takes 21 min and costs ₹85 - ₹550.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Mannar (Station).
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  • Distance: 459.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 55m

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Mannar (Station), Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Chennai to Mannar (Station). However, you can take the line 40701 train to Trisulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Colombo, then take the taxi to Mannar (Station). Alternatively, you can take the line 40701 train to Trisulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Diyawanna Oya, take the taxi to Fort Station, then take the train to Mannar (Station).

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 33000 - Rs. 110000
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 42000 - Rs. 450000
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 44000 - Rs. 450000
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 26000 - Rs. 100000
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 26000 - Rs. 100000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 28000 - Rs. 100000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 28000 - Rs. 100000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 44000 - Rs. 450000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Fort Station to Mannar
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 460 - Rs. 750
Website
railway.gov.lk
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12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 460 - Rs. 650
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 750
Train from Kurunegala Station to Mannar
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 370 - Rs. 600
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 370 - Rs. 490
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 430 - Rs. 600
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 90 - Rs. 120
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 90 - Rs. 120
Semi Lux
Rs. 95 - Rs. 120
AirCon
Rs. 140 - Rs. 170
Super Lux
Rs. 254
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Mannar (Station)
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Estimated price
Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000
Kandy Meter Taxi
Phone
+94 81 49 55 655
Website
kandy-taxi.business.site
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk

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