There are 5 ways to get from Tamil Nadu to Colombo by plane or bus

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

Fly Madurai to Colombo  •  2 h 22 min

  1. IXM - CMB

$70 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus to Madras, fly to Colombo  •  5 h 29 min

  1. MAA - CMB

$37 - $122

3 alternative options

Fly Madurai to Diyawanna Oya  •  2 h 36 min

  1. IXM - DWO

$92 - $289

Fly Tiruchirapalli to Colombo  •  2 h 22 min

  1. TRZ - CMB

$104 - $235

Fly Coimbatore to Colombo  •  2 h 36 min

  1. CJB - CMB

$213 - $704

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

SriLankan Airlines and Spicejet fly from Madurai to Colombo twice daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Tiruchirapalli to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Flights from Coimbatore to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Flights from Madras to Colombo via Madurai
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Madurai to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
IndiGo Airlines
Website
goindigo.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Madras to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Bus operators
MTC
Bus from Ambathur Estate to C.M.B.T.
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
mtcbus.org

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Tamil Nadu and Colombo is 471 km.

The cheapest way to get from Tamil Nadu to Colombo is to bus and fly which costs ₹2,500 - ₹8,500 and takes 5 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Tamil Nadu to Colombo is to fly which takes 2 h 22 min and costs ₹7,000 - ₹16,000.

It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Tamil Nadu to Colombo, including transfers.