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

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Fly to Madurai, train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$71 - $230

1 alternative option

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, train  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) CMB - TRZ
  2. Take the train from Tiruchchirapali (TPJ) to Rameswaram (RMM)

$108 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Rameswaram is to fly and train which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Rameswaram is to fly and train which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 7 h 52 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Rameswaram is 269 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Colombo to Rameswaram, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Madurai Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Spicejet and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Colombo Airport to Madurai Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Rameswaram. Prices start at $17 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 Rs. 130.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Rameswaram.
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  • Distance: 167.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India?

There is no direct connection from Colombo to Rameswaram. However, you can take the bus to Katunayake Bus Station, take the walk to Colombo airport, fly to Madurai, take the taxi to Madurai Junction (MDU), then take the train to Rameswaram. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Katunayake Bus Station, take the walk to Colombo airport, fly to Tiruchirapalli, take the taxi to Tiruchchirapali (TPJ), then take the train to Rameswaram.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Colombo to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Colombo to Madurai
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
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