Jaffna Train Station to Colombo
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Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Schedule

Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 04:05 - 10:24$ 23.57
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 09:35 - 18:32$ 23.57
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 13:45 - 20:00$ 23.57
Avro Travels Tourist bus 20:00 - 06:55$ 10.17

Jaffna Train Station to Colombo destination reviews

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Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels, Jun 28, 2019
The Avro travels people were very kind and super helpful and I took the Annai Muthumari bus from Jaffna to Colombo and it was the best bus ride I have taken in a long time. Great service!
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How to get from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo

When you want to get from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo, 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 USD 23.52. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 10.17.

How far is Jaffna Train Station from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 353 miles (567 km). The flying distance is 191 miles (307 km).

How long does it take to get from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo?

The travel time from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo 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 Jaffna Train Station to Colombo?

The cost of the trip from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Avro Travels (Avro Travels): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 10.17 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 USD 23.52.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 10.17 to USD 10.17;
  • Train tickets - USD 18.96 to USD 23.52;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 7 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 20:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Jaffna to Colombo 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.

Trains

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 Jaffna Train Station to Colombo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo? 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:

  • 86% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 14% decided to go for a bus.