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There are 4 ways to get from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka by train, plane or bus

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 to Trivandrum, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  8h 13m

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

Rs. 18237 - Rs. 112756

Cheapest option

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Batticaloa  •  16h 22m

  1. Take the train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram Central
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Batticaloa (BTC) TRV - BTC

Rs. 12137 - Rs. 48656

2 alternative options

Train to Trivandrum, fly to Colombo  •  5h 37m

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

Rs. 23137 - Rs. 30956

Bus to Madurai, fly to Colombo  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Kanyakumari to Madurai
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Colombo (CMB) IXM - CMB

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka is to train and fly which costs ₹4,900 - ₹20,000 and takes 16h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka is to train and fly which costs ₹9,000 - ₹13,000 and takes 5h 37m.

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The distance between Kanyakumari and Sri Lanka is 355 km.

It takes approximately 8h 13m to get from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport.

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There are 81+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka.
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  • Distance: 354.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 13m

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

There is no direct connection from Kanyakumari to Sri Lanka. However, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, 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, take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Batticaloa, then take the taxi to Batticaloa.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 16000 - Rs. 110000
Flights from Trivandrum to Batticaloa via Bengaluru, Colombo
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 19000 - Rs. 110000
Flights from Trivandrum to Batticaloa via Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 16000 - Rs. 110000
Flights from Trivandrum to Batticaloa via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
Rs. 10000 - Rs. 46000
Flights from Trivandrum to Batticaloa via Mumbai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 24000 - Rs. 120000
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 27000 - Rs. 50000
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 20000 - Rs. 140000
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 6500 - Rs. 16000
Train operators
Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram Central
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 230 - Rs. 260
Book at
irctc.co.in
Bus operators
Kallada Tours and Travels
Website
kalladatravels.com
Bus from Kanyakumari to Madurai
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kalladatravels.com

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