There are 5 ways to get from Colombo to Mannar by plane or train

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 Colombo to Trivandrum, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$116 - $252

Cheapest option

Fly Colombo to Madurai, train  •  13 h 43 min

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

$79 - $238

3 alternative options

Fly Colombo to Kochi, train  •  8 h 21 min

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

$95 - $275

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum, train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$109 - $365

Fly Colombo to Coimbatore, train  •  10 h 59 min

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

$140 - $426

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Mannar is to fly and train which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 38000 and takes 13 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Mannar is to fly and train which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 41000 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Mannar is 451 km.

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

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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 bus to Katunayake Bus Station, take the walk to Colombo airport, fly to Kochi, take the taxi to Aluva (AWY), take the train to Chengannur (CNGR), 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 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
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
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 Coimbatore
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
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
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
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
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
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC) to Mavelikara (MVLK)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Aluva (AWY) to Chengannur (CNGR)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $14
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Haripad (HAD)
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Podanur Junction (PTJ) to Chengannur (CNGR)
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
irctc.co.in

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