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

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Fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  6h 9m

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

$113 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly to Colombo  •  5h 3m

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

$36 - $121

1 alternative option

Fly to Sigiriya, taxi  •  7h 51m

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

$155 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Sri Lanka is to fly which costs ₹2,600 - ₹9,000 and takes 5h 3m.

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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 5h 3m.

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The distance between Chennai and Sri Lanka is 653 km.

It takes approximately 6h 9m 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 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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There are 1243+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chennai to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32m 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: 6h 9m

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

SriLankan Airlines, Cinnamon Air and three 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
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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