There are 4 ways to get from Dambulla to Jaffna by taxi, train, night train or car

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Taxi, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Anuradhapura
  2. Take the train from Anuradhapura to Kokuvil A.C. - Intercity / ...

$35 - $46

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Night train  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the night train from Maho to Jaffna Night Mail Train

$29 - $41

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dambulla to Jaffna 154.1 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Dambulla to Jaffna 154.1 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dambulla and Jaffna is 213 km. The road distance is 246.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dambulla to Jaffna without a car is to taxi and train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Dambulla to Jaffna, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dambulla to Jaffna is 246 km. It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to drive from Dambulla to Jaffna.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dambulla to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 133.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Dambulla, Sri Lanka and Jaffna, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Dambulla to Jaffna. However, you can take the taxi to Anuradhapura, take the train to Kokuvil, then take the taxi to Jaffna. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a vehicle from Dambulla to Jaffna once daily. Tickets cost $3 - $10 and the journey takes 17 h 42 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Anuradhapura to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Night train from Maho to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
17 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$7 - $10
Other operators
Taxi from Dambulla to Anuradhapura
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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