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There are 7 ways to get from Jaffna to Udawalawe by plane, taxi, train, bus or car

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Fly, taxi  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Jaffna (JAF) to Ratmalana (RML) JAF - RML
  2. Take a taxi from Ratmalana to Udawalawe

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Train, bus  •  11h 15m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Fort Station Jaffna
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya Ex 1-9/493 Colombo to Embilipitiya

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Train, bus, taxi  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Fort Station
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
  3. Take a taxi from Matara Bus Station to Udawalawe

Bus  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Thirunelvely West to Pettah 87
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya Ex 1-9/493 Colombo to Embilipitiya

Train, taxi  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Bambalapitiya
  2. Take the train from Bambalapitiya to Beliatta
  3. Take a taxi from Beliatta to Udawalawe

Taxi  •  8h 19m

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Udawalawe 486.8 km

Drive  •  8h 19m

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Udawalawe 486.8 km

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The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Udawalawe is to train and bus which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 2300 and takes 11h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Udawalawe is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9500 - Rs. 60000 and takes 3h 30m.

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The distance between Jaffna and Udawalawe is 372 km. The road distance is 486.8 km.

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Udawalawe without a car is to train and bus and taxi which takes 10h 25m and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 7000.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Jaffna to Udawalawe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Jaffna Airport to Ratmalana Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jaffna to Udawalawe is 487 km. It takes approximately 8h 19m to drive from Jaffna to Udawalawe.

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FitsAir offers flights from Jaffna Airport to Ratmalana Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Udawalawe. Prices start at Rs. 20000 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 Udawalawe.
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  • Distance: 371.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Jaffna to Udawalawe via Pettah, Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, and Embilipitiya in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
FitsAir
Website
fitsair.com
Flights from Jaffna to Ratmalana
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 1900 - Rs. 46000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 550 - Rs. 900
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 550 - Rs. 750
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 650 - Rs. 900
Train from Jaffna to Bambalapitiya
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 550 - Rs. 900
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 550 - Rs. 750
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 650 - Rs. 900
Train from Bambalapitiya to Beliatta
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 550
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 340 - Rs. 450
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 380 - Rs. 550
3rd Class
Rs. 130
2nd Class
Rs. 240
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 180 - Rs. 240
Semi Lux
Rs. 260 - Rs. 320
AirCon
Rs. 360 - Rs. 410
Super Lux
Rs. 612
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Embilipitiya
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 240 - Rs. 320
Book at
busbooking.lk
Standard
Rs. 240 - Rs. 320
Semi Lux
Rs. 390 - Rs. 470
AirCon
Rs. 500 - Rs. 600
Super Lux
Rs. 868
Other operators
Taxi from Ratmalana to Udawalawe
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Estimated price
Rs. 7000 - Rs. 8500
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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