There are 6 ways to get from India to Sri Lanka by plane, bus or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Madras to Diyawanna Oya  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) MAA - DWO

$113 - $394

Cheapest option

Fly Madras to Colombo  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Colombo (CMB) MAA - CMB

$36 - $121

4 alternative options

Line 402 bus to Bengaluru, fly to Colombo  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 402 bus from Corporation to Mekhri Circle
  2. Fly from Bengaluru (BLR) to Colombo (CMB) BLR - CMB

$102 - $552

Line 303 bus to Mumbai, fly to Colombo  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 303 bus from Kurla Depot to Bhaskar Court
  2. Fly from Mumbai (BOM) to Colombo (CMB) BOM - CMB

$112 - $253

Fly Hyderabad to Colombo  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Hyderabad (HYD) to Colombo (CMB) HYD - CMB

$134 - $446

Fly Madras to Sigiriya, taxi  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Madras (MAA) to Sigiriya (GIU) MAA - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Trincomalee

$155 - $480

Questions & Answers

The distance between India and Sri Lanka is 1696 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from India to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Cinnamon Air, IndiGo Airlines and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madras Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1252+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from India to Madras Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from India to Sri Lanka.
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  • Distance: 1060.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between India and Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chennai to Maharagama every 4 hours.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Bengaluru to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Mumbai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Hyderabad to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Bengaluru to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Flights from Bengaluru to Colombo via Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,800
Flights from Mumbai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Mumbai to Colombo via Hyderabad
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Hyderabad to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Bengaluru to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Mumbai to Colombo via Madras
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Hyderabad to Colombo via Bengaluru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Bengaluru to Colombo via Madras
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Hyderabad to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madras to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Madras to Sigiriya via Madurai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Mumbai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Bus operators
BMTC
Bus from Corporation to Mekhri Circle
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
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Bombay Electric Supply Transport
Website
bestundertaking.com
Bus from Kurla Depot to Bhaskar Court
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
routenetwork.bestundertaking.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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