There are 3 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari by plane, 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 Trivandrum, train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Trivandrum (TRV) CMB - TRV
  2. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)

$118 - $240

Cheapest option

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Madurai (IXM) CMB - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)

$73 - $223

1 alternative option

Fly to Tuticorin, taxi  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Tuticorin (TCR) CMB - TCR
  2. Take a taxi from Tuticorin to Kanyakumari

$163 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari is to fly and train which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 36000 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari is to fly and train which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Kanyakumari is 278 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

There is no direct connection from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari. However, you can fly to Trivandrum, take the taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), then take the train to Kanyakumari. Alternatively, you can fly to Tuticorin then take the taxi to Kanyakumari.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tuticorin to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$22 - $27

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