There are 2 ways to get from Chennai to Trincomalee by plane, night train 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 Sigiriya, night train  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Sigiriya (GIU) MAA - GIU
  2. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$137 - $452

1 alternative option

Fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Batticaloa (BTC) MAA - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$165 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from Chennai to Trincomalee is to fly and night train which costs ₹9,000 - ₹31,000 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chennai to Trincomalee is to fly and night train which costs ₹9,000 - ₹31,000 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The distance between Chennai and Trincomalee is 513 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 51 min to get from Chennai to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Chennai to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Tirusulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Sigiriya, take the taxi to Galoya Junction, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the train to Tirusulam, take the walk to Madras airport, fly to Batticaloa, then take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Madras to Batticaloa via Colombo, Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madras to Batticaloa via Madurai, Colombo, Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Madras to Batticaloa via Colombo, Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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