There are 2 ways to get from Rameswaram to Colombo by bus, train 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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Bus, train to Madurai, fly  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Rameshwaram to Ramanathapuram
  2. Take the train from Ramanathapuram (RMD) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
  3. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Colombo (CMB) IXM - CMB

$74 - $234

1 alternative option

Bus to Tiruchirapalli, fly  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Rameshwaram to Tiruchirapalli
  2. Fly from Tiruchirapalli (TRZ) to Colombo (CMB) TRZ - CMB

$111 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rameswaram to Colombo is to bus and train and fly which costs ₹5,000 - ₹16,000 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rameswaram to Colombo is to bus and train and fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs ₹5,000 - ₹16,000.

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The distance between Rameswaram and Colombo is 269 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Rameswaram to Colombo, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Rameswaram to Colombo. However, you can take the bus to Ramanathapuram, take the walk to Ramanathapuram (RMD), take the train to Madurai Junction (MDU), take the taxi to Madurai airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Tiruchirapalli, take the taxi to Tiruchirapalli airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Train operators
Bus operators
SETC
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Rameshwaram to Ramanathapuram
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Bus from Rameshwaram to Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tnstc.in

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