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There are 9 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  •  10h 55m

  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

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Bus, night train  •  21h 41m

  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  •  13h 51m

  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  •  8h 55m

  1. Drive from Tangalle to Jaffna 354.1 miles

$40 - $65

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

  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

$71 - $222

Fly Dickwella to Colombo, train  •  10h 6m

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

$37 - $243

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

  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 - $806

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

  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 - $543

Fly Dickwella to Koggala, train  •  12h 43m

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

$31 - $215

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tangalle to Jaffna is to bus and night train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 1900 and takes 21h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Tangalle to Jaffna is to taxi and fly and train which costs Rs. 12000 - Rs. 39000 and takes 8h 24m.

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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 10h 55m and costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 7000.

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It takes approximately 10h 55m 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 30m.

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

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 94+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tangalle to Dickwella Airport is to taxi which takes 14m and costs Rs. 800 - Rs. 1000.

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

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 10h 55m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $150
Flights from Dickwella to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Hambantota to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Flights from Koggala to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Flights from Dickwella to Koggala
Ave. Duration
15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
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
6h 31m
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
14h 30m
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
4h 51m
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
Train from Koggala to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
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
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tangalle to Koggala
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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