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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  6 h 11 min

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

$113 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly to Colombo  •  5 h 20 min

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

$36 - $121

1 alternative option

Fly to Sigiriya, taxi  •  8 h 3 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 ₹2,400 - ₹8,500 and takes 5 h 20 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka is to fly which takes 5 h 20 min and costs ₹2,400 - ₹8,500.

More details

The distance between Chennai and Sri Lanka is 653 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

More details

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

SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Maharagama every 3 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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
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

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne, How to get from London to Edinburgh and Want to know more about US trains? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.