There are 3 ways to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Kurunegala A.C. - Intercity / ...

$1 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Kurunegala 188.6 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Kurunegala 188.6 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Jaffna and arriving at Kurunegala. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Jaffna and Kurunegala is 246 km. The road distance is 301.8 km.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs .

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The train from Jaffna to Kurunegala takes 5 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Jaffna to Kurunegala train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Jaffna station.

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Jaffna to Kurunegala train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kurunegala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jaffna to Kurunegala is 302 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Jaffna to Kurunegala.

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There are 93+ hotels available in Kurunegala. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala.
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  • Distance: 153.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Jaffna to Kurunegala twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 5 h.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Jaffna to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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