There are 4 ways to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee by train, taxi, night train 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  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Vavuniya A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Vavuniya to Trincomalee

$41 - $53

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Maho A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the night train from Maho to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$3 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Trincomalee 148.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Trincomalee 148.8 miles

$18 - $26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 430 - Rs. 1600 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 53 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 8500.

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The distance between Jaffna and Trincomalee is 182 km. The road distance is 238 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Jaffna to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Jaffna and arriving at Trincomalee via Maho. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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

There is no direct connection from Jaffna to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Vavuniya then take the taxi to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Jaffna to Trincomalee via Maho in around 9 h 55 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Jaffna to Maho
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
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
Night train from Maho to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Vavuniya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50
SR Rent A Car
Phone
+94 11 2 960830
Website
srilankarentacar.com

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