There are 4 ways to get from Mannar Island to Sri Lanka by taxi, bus, train or car

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Taxi, bus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Kalpitiya
  2. Take the bus from Kalpitiya to Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop 7

$76 - $91

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Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Colombo Fort Long Distance

$6 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take a taxi from Mannar to Colombo 179.7 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Mannar to Colombo 179.7 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mannar Island and Sri Lanka is 231 km. The road distance is 287.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar Island to Sri Lanka without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 8 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Mannar Island to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannar Island to Sri Lanka is 288 km. It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to drive from Mannar Island to Sri Lanka.

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There are 1252+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mannar Island to Sri Lanka.
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  • Distance: 144.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 7 h 57 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Mannar to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Kalpitiya to Pettah CTB Main Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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