There are 6 ways to get from Mannar Island to Colombo by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8h

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Fort Station Talaimannar Pier to Colombo

Rs. 1697 - Rs. 2212

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Taxi, bus  •  8h 24m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Vavuniya
  2. Take the bus from Vavuniya to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal Vavuniya / ...

Rs. 5640 - Rs. 6708

Taxi  •  5h 31m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Colombo 315 km

Rs. 26000 - Rs. 32000

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Mannar to Colombo 315 km

Rs. 4400 - Rs. 6500

Taxi, fly to Diyawanna Oya  •  25h 21m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) GIU - DWO

Rs. 66950 - Rs. 174269

Taxi, fly to Colombo  •  4h 8m

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Sigiriya
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB

Rs. 47050 - Rs. 91769

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2300 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 47000 - Rs. 95000 and takes 4h 8m.

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The distance between Mannar Island and Colombo is 237 km. The road distance is 315 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar Island to Colombo without a car is to train which takes 8h and costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 2300.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Mannar Island to Colombo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sigiriya Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 22h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar Island to Colombo is 315 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Mannar Island to Colombo.

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

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There are 1024+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at Rs. 17500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Mannar Island to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 236.7 km
  • Duration: 8h

What companies run services between Mannar Island, Sri Lanka and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar to Fort Station twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 460 - Rs. 750 and the journey takes 7h 57m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 55000 - Rs. 75000
Flights from Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya via Batticaloa, Kandy
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 37000 - Rs. 100000
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 34000 - Rs. 80000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 55000 - Rs. 75000
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 33000 - Rs. 75000
Train operators
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Vavuniya to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 260 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 430 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 953
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Vavuniya
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Estimated price
Rs. 5000 - Rs. 6500

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