There is 1 way to get from Chennai to Trincomalee by plane or night train

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Fly, night train  •  9 h 44 min

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

$136 - $451

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The distance between Chennai and Trincomalee is 513 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 44 min to get from Chennai to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Sigiriya Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 272+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $17 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 .

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Map of how to get from Chennai to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 320.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 44 min

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.

Airlines
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
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
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

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