There are 2 ways to get from Tirunelveli to Sri Lanka by train or plane

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Train to Madurai, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Madurai Junction (MDU)
  2. Fly from Madurai (IXM) to Colombo (CMB) IXM - CMB

$72 - $230

1 alternative option

Train to Trivandrum, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Tirunelveli (TEN) to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC)
  2. Fly from Trivandrum (TRV) to Colombo (CMB) TRV - CMB

$115 - $246

Questions & Answers

The distance between Tirunelveli and Sri Lanka is 383 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Tirunelveli to Sri Lanka, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Madurai Airport to Colombo Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Spicejet and SriLankan Airlines offer flights from Madurai Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 1252+ hotels available in Sri Lanka. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tirunelveli to Sri Lanka.
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  • Distance: 239.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

What companies run services between Tirunelveli, India and Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Tirunelveli to Colombo. However, you can take the train to Madurai Junction (MDU), take the taxi to Madurai airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), take the taxi to Trivandrum airport, fly to Colombo, take the walk to Katunayake Airport Bus Station, then take the bus to Colombo.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Trivandrum to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $280
Spicejet
Website
spicejet.com
Flights from Madurai to Colombo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
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