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There are 5 ways to get from Hambantota to Jaffna by taxi, train, bus, car or plane

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Taxi, train  •  14h 16m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Beliatta
  2. Take the train from Beliatta to Fort Station
  3. Take the train from Fort Station to Jaffna

Rs. 3648 - Rs. 5482

4 alternative options

Taxi, bus  •  14h 46m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Matara
  2. Take the bus from Matara to Maharagama
  3. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Jaffna

Rs. 6949 - Rs. 8424

Drive  •  9h 23m

  1. Drive from Hambantota to Jaffna 330.7 miles

Rs. 6500 - Rs. 10000

Fly from Hambantota, taxi  •  8h 6m

  1. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Jaffna

Rs. 61667 - Rs. 158151

Taxi, fly to Sigiriya, bus  •  11h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Hambantota to Colombo
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  3. Take the bus from Dambulla to Jaffna

Rs. 54819 - Rs. 113776

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hambantota to Jaffna is to taxi and train which costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500 and takes 14h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Hambantota to Jaffna is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 160000 and takes 8h 6m.

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The distance between Hambantota and Jaffna is 413 km. The road distance is 529.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Jaffna without a car is to taxi and train which takes 14h 16m and costs Rs. 3600 - Rs. 5500.

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It takes approximately 14h 16m to get from Hambantota to Jaffna, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hambantota to Jaffna is 529 km. It takes approximately 9h 23m to drive from Hambantota to Jaffna.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Hambantota Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at Rs. 2123 per night.

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The best way to get from Hambantota to Hambantota Airport is to taxi which takes 43m and costs Rs. 2600 - Rs. 3200.

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Map of how to get from Hambantota to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 14h 16m

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

There is no direct connection from Hambantota to Jaffna. However, you can take the taxi to Beliatta, take the train to Fort Station, then take the train to Jaffna. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Matara, take the bus to Maharagama, take the taxi to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, then take the bus to Jaffna.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 39000 - Rs. 250000
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 40000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 45000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 40000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4500 - Rs. 45000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Beliatta to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 550
Book at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 95 - Rs. 150
2nd Class
Rs. 160 - Rs. 270
1st Class
Rs. 420 - Rs. 550
Train from Fort Station to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 360 - Rs. 1200
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 200 - Rs. 320
2nd Class
Rs. 360 - Rs. 600
1st Class
Rs. 900 - Rs. 1200
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 160 - Rs. 220
Semi Lux
Rs. 230 - Rs. 290
AirCon
Rs. 320 - Rs. 370
Super Lux
Rs. 548
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 390 - Rs. 550
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 390 - Rs. 550
Semi Lux
Rs. 650 - Rs. 800
AirCon
Rs. 850 - Rs. 1000
Super Lux
Rs. 1437
Bus from Dambulla to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 250 - Rs. 340
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 250 - Rs. 340
Semi Lux
Rs. 410 - Rs. 490
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 912
Other operators
Taxi from Hambantota to Beliatta
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
Rs. 3100 - Rs. 3800
Mr Cabs
Phone
+94 77 34 30 238
Website
mrcabshambantota.business.site

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