There are 3 ways to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka by plane or taxi

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Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) MAA - DWO

$113 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly to Colombo  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Colombo (CMB) MAA - CMB

$36 - $121

1 alternative option

Fly to Sigiriya, taxi  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Sigiriya (GIU) MAA - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

$160 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka is to fly which costs ₹2,600 - ₹9,000 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka is to fly which costs ₹2,600 - ₹9,000 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Sri Lanka is 653 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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IndiGo Airlines, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1243+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs ₹8.

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka.
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  • Distance: 408.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Chennai, India and Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Maharagama every 4 hours.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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