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

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 Diyawanna Oya, train  •  12 h 16 min

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

$153 - $472

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Fly to Colombo, train  •  10 h 13 min

  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 Sigiriya, taxi, train  •  12 h 37 min

  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

Questions & Answers

The distance between Thiruvananthapuram and Jaffna is 361 km.

It takes approximately 12 h 16 min to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Trivandrum Airport to Diyawanna Oya 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 Thiruvananthapuram to Trivandrum Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Thiruvananthapuram to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 225.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 16 min

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 Diyawanna Oya, take the taxi to Colombo Fort, take the train to Kokuvil, then take the taxi to Jaffna. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, take the bus to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the walk to Colombo Fort, take the train to Kokuvil, then take the taxi to Jaffna.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Bengaluru, Colombo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Trivandrum to Diyawanna Oya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Colombo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Madras, Colombo
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Trivandrum to Sigiriya via Kochi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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
Train from Galgamuwa to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
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
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Galgamuwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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