There are 7 ways to get from Colombo to Kalmunai by plane, taxi, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Batticaloa  •  1 h 47 min

  1. DWO - BTC

$49 - $241

Cheapest option

Night train  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Night Mail Train

$22 - $31

5 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 33 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$97 - $239

Train, taxi  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Express Train

$32 - $46

Bus  •  12 h

  1. 99 / ...
  2. 35-1 / ...

$32 - $42

Taxi  •  5 h 57 min

  1. 227.2 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 57 min

  1. 227.2 miles

$27 - $40

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Kalmunai 3 times a day. 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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
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
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
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 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Kalmunai
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kalmunai is 226 km. The road distance is 363 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai is to night train which costs Rs. 3400 - Rs. 5000 and takes 16 h 7 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalmunai is to fly which takes 1 h 47 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 39000.

It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Colombo to Kalmunai, including transfers.