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

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 to Madurai, train, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Madurai (IXM) CMB - IXM
  2. Take the train from Madurai Junction (MDU) to Ramanathapuram (RMD)
  3. Take the bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram

$74 - $234

1 alternative option

Fly to Tiruchirapalli, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) CMB - TRZ
  2. Take the bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram

$110 - $244

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), take the train to Ramanathapuram (RMD), take the walk to Ramanathapuram, then take the bus 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 Tiruchirapalli, then take the bus 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
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Ramanathapuram to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Tiruchirapalli to Rameshwaram
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Rameswaram is 269 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Rameswaram is to fly and train and bus which costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 37000 and takes 8 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Rameswaram is to fly and train and bus which takes 8 h 1 min and costs Rs. 11000 - Rs. 37000.

It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Colombo to Rameswaram, including transfers.