There are 5 ways to get from Mannar to Colombo by taxi, bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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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

$77 - $92

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Train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$7 - $14

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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

Train, fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Mannar to Kurunegala
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) KDZ - DWO

$53 - $298

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The cheapest way to get from Mannar to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 2300 and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mannar to Colombo is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Mannar and Colombo is 228 km. The road distance is 287.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mannar to Colombo without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 8 h 33 min and costs Rs. 13000 - Rs. 16000.

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It takes approximately 8 h 33 min to get from Mannar to Colombo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Mannar to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

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

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $550
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 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $7
Train from Mannar to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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 - $95

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