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There are 2 ways to get from Colombo to Mannar by plane or train

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Fly from Diyawanna Oya, train  •  14h 11m

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

$108 - $364

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Fly from Colombo, train  •  6h 1m

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

$116 - $251

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Mannar is to fly and train which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 44000 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Mannar is to fly and train which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 44000 and takes 6h 1m.

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The distance between Colombo and Mannar is 451 km.

It takes approximately 14h 11m to get from Colombo to Mannar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Trivandrum Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 15m and has one stopover.

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Air India Express, IndiGo Airlines, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Trivandrum Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Mannar. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Mannar.
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  • Distance: 281.9 miles
  • Duration: 14h 11m

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 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. Alternatively, 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.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Colombo to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Madras
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Trivandrum via Colombo, Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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