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There are 4 ways to get from Toronto to Jaffna by plane, train or bus

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Fly Toronto to Colombo, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Colombo (CMB)
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Jaffna

Cheapest option

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo, train

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Colombo (CMB)
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Jaffna

2 alternative options

Fly Toronto to Sigiriya, bus

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Sigiriya (GIU)
  2. Take the bus from Dambulla to Kachcheri

Fly Toronto to Diyawanna Oya, train

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO)
  2. Take the train from Bambalapitiya to Jaffna
Canada → Sri Lanka
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International entry into Sri Lanka from Canada

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Canada
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Allowed for: Citizens, permanent residents and visa holders

Restricted for: Foreign nationals that have visited Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the past 14 days

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Conditions of entry into Sri Lanka from Canada

  • 7-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • 14-day stay at a certified hotel for tourists with approval from Sri Lanka Tourism. Visiting approved tourist sites is allowed after a negative Covid-19 test taken on day 1
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from COVID-19 testing on arrival
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Sri Lanka

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Considerations leaving from Canada

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Sri Lanka from Canada.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Jaffna is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Jaffna is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Jaffna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1912.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from Sri Lanka.

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Last updated: 1 Dec 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Sri Lanka Government Covid Response.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Toronto to Jaffna is to fly and train, which costs $600 - $1,300 and takes 28h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Jaffna is to fly and train which costs $600 - $1,300 and takes 28h 58m.

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The distance between Toronto and Jaffna is 13730 km.

It takes approximately 28h 58m to get from Toronto to Jaffna, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Colombo Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h and has one stopover.

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Jaffna is 10h 30m ahead of Toronto. It is currently 8:00 PM in Toronto and 6:30 AM in Jaffna.

Qatar Airways, SriLankan Airlines, GoAir and five other airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Colombo Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at Rs. 20000 per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 13730.5 km
  • Duration: 28h 58m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Jaffna, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Toronto to Jaffna. However, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto 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 Fort Station, then take the train to Jaffna. Alternatively, you can take the train to UP Express Pearson Airport, take the walk to Toronto airport, fly to Sigiriya, take the taxi to Dambulla, then take the bus to Jaffna.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 360000
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via Abu Dhabi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via London Heathrow, Colombo
Ave. Duration
27h 12m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Toronto to Sigiriya via London Gatwick, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via Warsaw Chopin, Colombo
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 350000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via Abu Dhabi, Colombo
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 280000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via London Heathrow, Colombo
Ave. Duration
26h 57m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via Doha, Colombo
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 340000
Flights from Toronto to Diyawanna Oya via London Gatwick, Dubai, Colombo
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 350000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 260000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 300000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 310000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Montreal, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 310000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Doha
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 230000 - Rs. 260000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Montreal, Doha
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 300000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Boston, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 110000 - Rs. 310000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Dubai
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 360000
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Colombo via Boston, Dubai
Ave. Duration
28h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 320000
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
Rs. 140000 - Rs. 850000
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 120000 - Rs. 310000
Air India Limited
Website
airindia.in
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
27h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
Rs. 130000 - Rs. 260000
GoAir
Website
goair.in
Flights from Toronto to Colombo via Delhi
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 230000 - Rs. 260000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Fort Station to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 550 - Rs. 900
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 550 - Rs. 750
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 650 - Rs. 900
Train from Bambalapitiya to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 550 - Rs. 900
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 550 - Rs. 750
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 650 - Rs. 900
Bus operators

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