Colombo Fort to Jaffna

Colombo Fort to Jaffna

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6h 6m First: 5:45 Last: 11:50

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Colombo Fort to Jaffna Schedule

Colombo Fort to Jaffna Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 05:45 - 11:51CAD 29.63
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:35 - 14:37CAD 29.63
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 11:50 - 18:15CAD 29.63
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 15:55 - 21:57CAD 29.63

Transportation from Colombo Fort to Jaffna

How to get from Colombo Fort to Jaffna

When you want to get from Colombo Fort to Jaffna, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about CAD 29.64. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as CAD 15.09.

How far is Colombo Fort from Jaffna?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Colombo Fort to Jaffna. Your trip will be a total of 247 miles (396 km). The flying distance is 190 miles (305 km).

How long does it take to get from Colombo Fort to Jaffna?

The travel time from Colombo Fort to Jaffna can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 7 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Colombo Fort to Jaffna?

The cost of the trip from Colombo Fort to Jaffna varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Avro Travels: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as CAD 15.09 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Train - a one-way Train ticket can cost as much as CAD 29.64.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Colombo Fort to Jaffna:

  • Bus tickets - CAD 15.09 to CAD 15.09;
  • Train tickets - CAD 23.89 to CAD 30.18;

How many trips per day are there between Colombo Fort and Jaffna?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 22:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:20. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Colombo to Jaffna is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Colombo Fort to Jaffna

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Colombo Fort to Jaffna? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.