There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Vavuniya by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Vavuniya Colombo

Rs. 410 - Rs. 650

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Vavuniya Colombo / ...

Rs. 260 - Rs. 350

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Taxi  •  4h 26m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Vavuniya 254.9 km

Rs. 21000 - Rs. 26000

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Vavuniya 254.9 km

Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500

Fly from Diyawanna Oya, bus  •  22h 35m

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Sigiriya (GIU) DWO - GIU
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Vavuniya

Rs. 57562 - Rs. 163090

Fly from Colombo, bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Vavuniya

Rs. 38542 - Rs. 80431

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Vavuniya is to bus which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 350 and takes 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Vavuniya is to train which costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 650 and takes 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal and arriving at Vavuniya. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Station station and arriving at Vavuniya. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Colombo and Vavuniya is 215 km. The road distance is 254.9 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Vavuniya without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 650.

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The train from Fort Station to Vavuniya takes 4h 20m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Colombo to Vavuniya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal station.

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Colombo to Vavuniya train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Fort Station.

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What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Vavuniya, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Vavuniya every 4 hours. Tickets cost Rs. 410 - Rs. 650 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Vavuniya every 15 minutes. Tickets cost Rs. 260 - Rs. 350 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 39000 - Rs. 70000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 35000 - Rs. 80000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 55000 - Rs. 75000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 80000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 430 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 954
Bus from Dambulla to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Semi Lux
Rs. 180 - Rs. 220
AirCon
Rs. 250 - Rs. 290
Super Lux
Rs. 430
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Estimated price
Rs. 21000 - Rs. 26000
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com
Budget Taxi
Phone
+94 11 72 99 299
Website
budgettaxilk.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Vavuniya is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs Rs. 410 - Rs. 650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 260 - Rs. 350 and takes 7h.

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There is no direct flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Sigiriya Airport. The quickest flight takes 19h and has one stopover.

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Colombo to Vavuniya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Vavuniya station.

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Colombo to Vavuniya train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Vavuniya station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Vavuniya is 255 km. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Colombo to Vavuniya.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Sigiriya Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Vavuniya. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 1900.

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