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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai by plane, taxi or car

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Fly from Colombo  •  25h 44m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Jaffna (JAF) CMB - JAF

3 alternative options

Fly from Ratmalana  •  1h 46m

  1. Fly from Ratmalana (RML) to Jaffna (JAF) RML - JAF

Taxi  •  6h 57m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai 386.2 km

Drive  •  6h 57m

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai 386.2 km

Colombo (CMB) to Jaffna (JAF) flights

The flight time between Colombo (CMB) and Jaffna (JAF) is around 25h 30m and covers a distance of around 291 km. This includes an average layover time of around 24h 15m. Services are operated by Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines. Typically five flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

5 Weekly Planes
25h 30m Average Duration
Rs. 6513 Cheapest Price
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Colombo Airport (CMB) → Kankesanturai
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Last updated: 4 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai is to drive which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 28000 and takes 6h 57m.

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The fastest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai is to fly. Taking this option will cost Rs. 8000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 1h 46m.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kankesanturai is 294 km. The road distance is 386.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai without a car is to taxi which takes 6h 57m and costs Rs. 21000 - Rs. 26000.

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It takes approximately 25h 44m to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Colombo Airport to Jaffna Airport. The quickest flight takes 25h 30m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai is 386 km. It takes approximately 6h 57m to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Jaffna Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Kankesanturai. Prices start at Rs. 35000 per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Ratmalana Airport is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3200.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai.
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  • Distance: 293.7 km
  • Duration: 25h 44m

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Kankesanturai, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai 5 times a week.

Cinnamon Air
Flights from Colombo to Jaffna via Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 95000
Flights from Ratmalana to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
50 min
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 4900 - Rs. 75000
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kankesanturai
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Estimated price
Rs. 21000 - Rs. 26000
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