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There are 4 ways to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park by train, bus or plane

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Train, travel  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Vavuniya Jaffna
  2. Travel from Vavuniya to Pigeon Island National Park

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Jaffna to Dambulla Jaffna / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee Colombo / ...

2 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Jaffna to Vavuniya 87 / ...
  2. Travel from Vavuniya to Pigeon Island National Park

Fly  •  24h 18m

  1. Fly from Jaffna (JAF) to Trincomalee (TRR) JAF - TRR

Jaffna (JAF) to Trincomalee (TRR) flights

16 Weekly Planes
25h 15m Average Duration
Rs. 3459 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park is to bus which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 1500 and takes 9h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park is to bus which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 1500 and takes 9h 53m.

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The distance between Jaffna and Pigeon Island National Park is 168 km.

The best way to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park without a car is to train and travel which takes 3h 17m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 17m to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park is to bus which takes 9h 53m and costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 1500. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 75000 and takes 24h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Jaffna Airport to Trincomalee Airport. The quickest flight takes 23h 30m and has one stopover.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Jaffna Airport to Trincomalee Airport.

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There are 62+ hotels available in Pigeon Island National Park. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Jaffna Airport is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1200.

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Map of how to get from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park.
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  • Distance: 168.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

What companies run services between Jaffna, Sri Lanka and Pigeon Island National Park, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park via Dambulla and Trincomalee in around 9h 53m. Alternatively, Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Jaffna to Pigeon Island National Park twice daily.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Jaffna to Trincomalee via Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 3400 - Rs. 70000
Flights from Jaffna to Trincomalee via Sigiriya, Colombo
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 6000 - Rs. 80000
Train operators
Bus operators
NCG Express
Phone
077 107 55 55
Website
ncgexpress.com
Bus from Jaffna to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
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ncgexpress.com
Bus from Jaffna to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Book at
ncgexpress.com
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Jaffna to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 250 - Rs. 1400
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 250 - Rs. 340
Semi Lux
Rs. 410 - Rs. 490
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 913
Bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Semi Lux
Rs. 180 - Rs. 220
AirCon
Rs. 250 - Rs. 290
Super Lux
Rs. 438
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Dambulla to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk

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