There are 3 ways to get from Kanyakumari to Colombo by train or plane

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Train to Trivandrum, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) TRV - DWO

$146 - $469

Cheapest option

Train to Madurai, fly to Colombo  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Colombo (CMB) IXM - CMB

$73 - $231

1 alternative option

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Colombo  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Colombo (CMB) TRV - CMB

$114 - $246

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kanyakumari and Colombo is 285 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Kanyakumari to Colombo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 1189+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kanyakumari to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 178.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

What companies run services between Kanyakumari, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Kanyakumari to Colombo. However, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Diyawanna Oya, then take the taxi to Colombo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Train operators
Indian Railways
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $13
Book at
irctc.co.in
Train from Kanyakumari (CAPE) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Book at
irctc.co.in

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