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There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Kalmunai by plane, train, taxi, bus, night train or car

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  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$46 - $238

Cheapest option

Night train  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$21 - $29

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train
  2. Take a taxi from Valachchenei to Kalmunai

$32 - $45

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Ampara 35-1 / ...

$29 - $39

Taxi  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalmunai 227.2 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalmunai 227.2 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai is to night train which costs Rs. 3500 - Rs. 5000 and takes 16 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai is to fly which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 41000 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kalmunai is 226 km. The road distance is 363.5 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai without a car is to train and taxi which takes 9 h 15 min and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 8000.

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It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to get from Colombo to Kalmunai, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai is to fly which takes 1 h 44 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 41000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kalmunai is 363 km. It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to drive from Colombo to Kalmunai.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Kalmunai. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kalmunai.
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  • Distance: 141 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kalmunai, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Kalmunai twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Colombo to Kalmunai via Haputale, Wellawaya, and Ampara in around 12 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Ampara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Valachchenei to Kalmunai
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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