There are 3 ways to get from Vavuniya to Jaffna by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Vavuniya to Kokuvil A.C. - Intercity / ...

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Vavuniya to Jaffna 87.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Vavuniya to Jaffna 87.8 miles

$10 - $16

Questions & Answers

The distance between Vavuniya and Jaffna is 115 km. The road distance is 140.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vavuniya to Jaffna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Vavuniya to Jaffna, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vavuniya to Jaffna is 140 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Vavuniya to Jaffna.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 72 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Vavuniya, Sri Lanka and Jaffna, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Vavuniya to Jaffna twice daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1 h 56 min.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Vavuniya to Kokuvil
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Vavuniya to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
SR Rent A Car
Phone
+94 11 2 960830
Website
srilankarentacar.com

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