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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kilinochchi A.C. - Intercity / ...

$11 - $17

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kilinochchi 207.1 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kilinochchi 207.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take the train from Kurunegala to Kilinochchi

$44 - $182

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi is to train which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2900 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi is to train which costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2900 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Kilinochchi is 280 km. The road distance is 331.3 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi without a car is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs Rs. 1800 - Rs. 2900.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Kilinochchi is 331 km. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Colombo to Kilinochchi.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Kilinochchi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi.
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  • Distance: 174.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kilinochchi 3 times a day. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Kilinochchi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Kurunegala to Kilinochchi
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Kilinochchi
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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