There are 4 ways to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee by train, taxi, night train or car

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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

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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 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Trincomalee 148.8 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Trincomalee 148.8 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 430 - Rs. 1400 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 costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 9000 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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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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The distance between Jaffna and Trincomalee is 182 km. The road distance is 238.2 km.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 53 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 9000.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Jaffna to Trincomalee is 238 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Jaffna to Trincomalee.

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There are 270+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Jaffna to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 113.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
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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