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There are 6 ways to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly from Ratmalana

  1. Fly from Ratmalana (RML) to Jaffna (JAF)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Wellawatta to Jaffna

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Fly from Colombo

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Jaffna (JAF)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Wellawatta to Jaffna

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Wellawatte to Jaffna

Drive

  1. Drive from Wellawatte to Jaffna

Wellawatte to Jaffna by train

The train journey time between Wellawatte and Jaffna is around 6h 29m and covers a distance of around 404 km. Operated by Sri Lanka Railways, the Wellawatte to Jaffna train service departs from Wellawatta and arrives in Jaffna. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

21 Weekly Trains
6h 29m Average Duration
Rs. 550 Cheapest Price
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Wellawatte → Jaffna
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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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna is to train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and takes 6h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna is to fly. Taking this option will cost Rs. 5000 - Rs. 75000 and takes 1h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wellawatta and arriving at Jaffna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wellawatta and arriving at Jaffna. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 29m.

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The distance between Wellawatte and Jaffna is 311 km. The road distance is 399.8 km.

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The best way to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna without a car is to train which takes 6h 29m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna, including transfers.

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Wellawatte to Jaffna bus services, operated by NCG Express, depart from Wellawatta station.

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Wellawatte to Jaffna train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Wellawatta station.

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The best way to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna is to fly which takes 1h 24m and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 75000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and takes 6h 29m, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 1000 and takes 7h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Wellawatte to Jaffna.
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  • Distance: 311.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

FitsAir flies from Wellawatte to Jaffna 3 times a week. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Wellawatta to Jaffna 3 times a day. Tickets cost Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and the journey takes 6h 29m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Jaffna via Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 5000 - Rs. 95000
FitsAir
Website
fitsair.com
Flights from Ratmalana to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
Rs. 3800 - Rs. 70000
Train operators
Bus operators
Avro Travels
Phone
94 112 363 568
Website
avrotravels.com
Bus from Wellawatte to Jaffna Bus Station
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 2350
Schedules at
avrotravels.com
Other operators
Taxi from Wellawatte to Jaffna
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Estimated price
Rs. 20000 - Rs. 24000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The quickest flight from Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Wellawatte to Jaffna bus services, operated by NCG Express, arrive at Jaffna station.

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Wellawatte to Jaffna train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Jaffna station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wellawatte to Jaffna is 400 km. It takes approximately 6h 53m to drive from Wellawatte to Jaffna.

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FitsAir offers flights from Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Jaffna. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Wellawatte to Ratmalana Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

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