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There are 3 ways to get from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Medawachchiya Jaffna
  2. Take the train from Medawachchiya to Mannar Colombo

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) 120.6 km

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) 120.6 km
Jaffna → Mannar (Station)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) is to train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and takes 4h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) is to taxi which costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500 and takes 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Jaffna to Mannar (Station). However, there are services departing from Jaffna and arriving at Mannar via Medawachchiya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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The distance between Jaffna and Mannar (Station) is 79 km. The road distance is 120.6 km.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) without a car is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 4h 55m to get from Jaffna to Mannar (Station), including transfers.

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Jaffna to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Jaffna station.

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Jaffna to Mannar (Station) train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Mannar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jaffna to Mannar (Station) is 121 km. It takes approximately 2h 10m to drive from Jaffna to Mannar (Station).

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  • Distance: 78.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 55m

What companies run services between Jaffna, Sri Lanka and Mannar (Station), Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Jaffna to Mannar (Station) via Medawachchiya in around 4h 55m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna to Medawachchiya
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 320 - Rs. 550
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 320 - Rs. 430
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 370 - Rs. 550
Train from Medawachchiya to Mannar
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 240 - Rs. 370
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 240 - Rs. 320
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 260 - Rs. 370
Other operators
Taxi from Jaffna to Mannar (Station)
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 7500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Jaffna Call Taxi and Cabs
Phone
+94 77 25 26 484
Website
jaffna-cabs-taxi-service.business.site
Jaffna Cabs and Tours
Phone
+94 76 92 29 731
Website
jaffnacabtours.business.site
Black Cabs Taxi Service
Phone
+ 94 77 78 86 994
Website
blackcabs.business.site

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