Directions from Galle to Jaffna

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Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Express Train / ...
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$10 - $19

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Express Train / ...
  2. Night Mail Train

$3 - $10

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. 32-1
  2. A.C. - Intercity / ...

$10 - $19

Drive  •  8 h

  1. 314.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Koggala to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. KCT - DWO

$39 - $230

Fly Koggala to Colombo, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. KCT - CMB

$248 - $517

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, train  •  10 h 12 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$44 - $187

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

You can take a train from Galle to Jaffna via Colombo Fort and Kokuvil in around 9 h 28 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $200
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$6 - $8
Night train from Colombo Fort to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Kurunegala to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galle and Jaffna is 404 km. The road distance is 503 km.

The cheapest way to get from Galle to Jaffna is to train and night train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1700 and takes 17 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Galle to Jaffna is to drive which takes 8 h and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 9000.

No, there is no direct train from Galle to Jaffna. However, there are services departing from Galle and arriving at Jaffna via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 18 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to get from Galle to Jaffna, including transfers.