• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

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

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

Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna (Station) to Anuradhapura Station Jaffna - Colombo
  2. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura Station to Kurunegala

$41 - $58

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Kurunegala 188.6 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Kurunegala 188.6 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala is to drive which costs Rs. 3900 - Rs. 6000 and takes 5h 10m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala is to train and taxi which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 10000 and takes 5h 5m.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala without a car is to train and taxi which takes 5h 5m and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 10000.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 5m to get from Jaffna to Kurunegala, including transfers.

More details

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

Get driving directions

There are 94+ hotels available in Kurunegala. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

More details

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

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

There is no direct connection from Jaffna to Kurunegala. However, you can take the train to Anuradhapura Station then take the taxi to Kurunegala. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kurunegala.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna (Station) to Anuradhapura Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura Station to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
2h
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to plan an amazing trip around Scandinavia, South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan and Getting to Rome from the airport - to help you get the most out of your next trip.