There are 5 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 27 min

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

$118 - $241

Cheapest option

Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$73 - $224

3 alternative options

Fly to Tuticorin, taxi  •  6 h 10 min

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

$164 - $501

Fly to Kochi, train  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Kochi (COK) CMB - COK
  2. Take the train from Angamali (AFK) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)

$95 - $266

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) CMB - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)

$111 - $249

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 Trivandrum Cntl (TVC), then take the train to Kanyakumari. Alternatively, you can fly to Madurai, take the taxi to Madurai Junction (MDU), then take the train to Kanyakumari.

Airlines
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
Flights from Colombo to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Colombo to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Trivandrum, Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Colombo to Tuticorin via Kochi, Madras
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Trivandrum Cntl (TVC) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Angamali (AFK) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Kanyakumari (CAPE)
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $19
Book at
irctc.co.in
Other operators
Taxi from Tuticorin to Kanyakumari
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$23 - $29

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari?

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 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari?

The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari is to fly and train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 38000.

How long does it take to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari?

It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Kanyakumari, including transfers.