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There are 3 ways to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna by plane, taxi or train

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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Fly to Sigiriya, taxi, train  •  11h 17m

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Sigiriya (GIU) TRV - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Galgamuwa
  3. Take the train from Galgamuwa to Kokuvil

$199 - $555

Cheapest option

Fly to Colombo, train  •  10h 13m

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

$121 - $249

1 alternative option

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  12h 26m

  1. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) TRV - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kokuvil

$153 - $472

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna is to fly and train which costs ₹8,500 - ₹19,000 and takes 10h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna is to fly and train which costs ₹8,500 - ₹19,000 and takes 10h 13m.

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The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Jaffna is 361 km.

It takes approximately 11h 17m to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Sigiriya Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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SriLankan Airlines, Cinnamon Air and IndiGo Airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Sigiriya 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 Thiruvananthapuram to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs ₹110 - ₹140.

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Map of how to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 225.4 miles
  • Duration: 11h 17m

What companies run services between Thiruvananthapuram, India and Jaffna, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna. However, you can take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Sigiriya, take the taxi to Galgamuwa, take the train to Kokuvil, then take the taxi to Jaffna. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Diyawanna Oya, take the taxi to Colombo Fort, take the train to Kokuvil, then take the taxi to Jaffna.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galgamuwa to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
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
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Galgamuwa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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