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

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Taxi, bus  •  9 h 3 min

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

$87 - $104

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Train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$2 - $7

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Taxi  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Talaimannar to Colombo 197.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Talaimannar to Colombo 197.1 miles

$23 - $35

Train, fly  •  8 h 39 min

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

$48 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Talaimannar to Colombo is to train which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 1100 and takes 8 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Talaimannar to Colombo is to taxi which costs Rs. 19000 - Rs. 24000 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Talaimannar and arriving at Colombo Fort. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between Talaimannar and Colombo is 240 km. The road distance is 315.3 km.

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The best way to get from Talaimannar to Colombo without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 9 h 3 min and costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 18000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 3 min to get from Talaimannar to Colombo, including transfers.

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Talaimannar to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Talaimannar station.

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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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Talaimannar to Colombo train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Colombo Fort station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Talaimannar to Colombo is 315 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Talaimannar to Colombo.

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

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There are 1175+ hotels available in Colombo. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Talaimannar to Colombo.
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  • Distance: 150 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 3 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Talaimannar to Colombo once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 8 h 28 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 Talaimannar to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 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 Talaimannar to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 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 Talaimannar to Kalpitiya
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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