Directions from Colombo to Kilinochchi

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$11 - $18

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 47 min

  1. 207.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. 207.1 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$46 - $185

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 $2 - $7 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
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
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
$130 - $160
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kilinochchi is 280 km. The road distance is 331 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi is to train which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2900 and takes 5 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kilinochchi is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2900.

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