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There are 3 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari by plane, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Trivandrum, train  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Trivandrum (TRV) CMB - TRV
  2. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Nager Coil Town (NJT)

$120 - $243

Cheapest option

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 27 min

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

$73 - $222

1 alternative option

Fly to Tuticorin, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Tuticorin (TCR) CMB - TCR
  2. Take the bus from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari

$151 - $486

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari is to fly and train which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari is to fly and train which costs Rs. 20000 - Rs. 42000 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Kanyakumari. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 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), take the train to Nager Coil Town (NJT), take the walk to Nagercoil, then take the bus to Kanyakumari. Alternatively, you can fly to Tuticorin, take the taxi to Tirunelveli, then take the bus to Kanyakumari.

Airlines
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Nager Coil Town (NJT)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in

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