There are 8 ways to get from Tangalle to Jaffna by train, bus, night train, car, taxi 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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Train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil A.C. - Intercity / ...

$26 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus, night train  •  21 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Jaffna Night Mail Train

$3 - $11

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Bus, train  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal 32-1
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil A.C. - Intercity / ...

$9 - $19

Drive  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Jaffna 354.1 miles

$40 - $65

Taxi to Koggala, fly to Katugastota, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  3. Take the train from Kurunegala to Kokuvil

$236 - $423

Fly Dickwella to Colombo, train  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Dickwella (DIW) to Colombo (CMB) DIW - CMB
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil

$294 - $573

Taxi to Hambantota, fly to Colombo, train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Colombo (CMB) HRI - CMB
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil

$272 - $807

Taxi to Koggala, fly to Colombo, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
  2. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Colombo (CMB) KCT - CMB
  3. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil

$270 - $544

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tangalle and Jaffna is 415 km. The road distance is 566.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Jaffna without a car is to train which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Tangalle to Jaffna, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tangalle to Jaffna is 567 km. It takes approximately 8 h 55 min to drive from Tangalle to Jaffna.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Dickwella Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Tangalle to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 259.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

What companies run services between Tangalle, Sri Lanka and Jaffna, Sri Lanka?

You can take a train from Tangalle to Jaffna via Matara, Colombo Fort, and Kokuvil in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo via Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
Night train from Colombo Fort to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
Train from Kurunegala to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Tangalle Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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