There are 5 ways to get from Mannar (Station) 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.

Recommended option

Taxi, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. 7

$83 - $99

Cheapest option

Train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Long Distance

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 19 min

  1. 181.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. 181.4 miles

$21 - $35

Train, fly  •  8 h 8 min

  1. KDZ - DWO

$48 - $294

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Mannar (Station) to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $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
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $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 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Mannar (Station) to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mannar (Station) and Colombo is 227 km. The road distance is 290 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mannar (Station) to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 320 - Rs. 1100 and takes 7 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Mannar (Station) to Colombo is to taxi which takes 5 h 19 min and costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mannar and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 57 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to get from Mannar (Station) to Colombo, including transfers.