There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Mannar by plane or train

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Fly Colombo to Trivandrum, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Trivandrum (TRV) CMB - TRV
  2. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Mavelikara (MVLK)

$116 - $251

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Fly Colombo to Madurai, train  •  16 h 1 min

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

$79 - $238

4 alternative options

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Trivandrum (TRV) DWO - TRV
  2. Take the train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Mavelikara (MVLK)

$108 - $364

Fly Colombo to Kochi, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Kochi (COK) CMB - COK
  2. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Chengannur (CNGR)

$94 - $274

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Kochi, train  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Kochi (COK) DWO - COK
  2. Take the train from Aluva (AWY) to Chengannur (CNGR)

$131 - $397

Fly Colombo to Coimbatore, train  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Coimbatore (CJB) CMB - CJB
  2. Take the train from Podanur Junction (PTJ) to Chengannur (CNGR)

$140 - $425

Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Mannar is 451 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Colombo to Mannar, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Trivandrum Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Colombo Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Mannar. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Colombo Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Mannar.
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  • Distance: 281.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 6 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Mannar, Kerala, India?

There is no direct connection from Colombo to Mannar. However, you can take the bus to Katunayake Bus Station, take the walk to Colombo airport, fly to Trivandrum, take the taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the train to Mavelikara (MVLK), then take the taxi to Mannar. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Diyawanna Oya airport, fly to Trivandrum, take the taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the train to Mavelikara (MVLK), then take the taxi to Mannar.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Colombo to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Colombo to Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Colombo to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Colombo to Kochi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Kochi via Colombo, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Mavelikara (MVLK)
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Chengannur (CNGR)
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Chengannur (CNGR)
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Podanur Junction (PTJ) to Chengannur (CNGR)
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Book at
irctc.co.in

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