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From Jaffna Train Station to Colombo by train

04:05
Jaffna Train Station
10:24
Colombo Fort
6h 19m
04:05
Jaffna Train Station
10:07
Colombo Fort
6h 2m
04:05
Jaffna Train Station
10:24
Colombo Fort
6h 19m
05:10
Jaffna Train Station
13:05
Colombo Fort
7h 55m
05:10
Jaffna Train Station
11:35
Colombo Fort
6h 25m
05:10
Jaffna Train Station
13:05
Colombo Fort
7h 55m
09:35
Jaffna Train Station
18:32
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
09:35
Jaffna Train Station
18:32
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
13:45
Jaffna Train Station
20:00
Colombo Fort
6h 15m

From Jaffna Bus Station to Colombo by bus

20:00
Jaffna Bus Station
06:55
Galleface, Colombo
10h 55m
Instant  Refund 
20:00
Jaffna Bus Station
07:20
Wellawatte, Colombo
11h 20m
Instant  Refund 

Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort Schedule

Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways 2nd Class Seat 09:35 – 18:32LKR 3,477
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 13:45 – 20:00LKR 4,313
Avro Travels Tourist Bus 20:00 – 06:55LKR 1,850

Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

How to get from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort

When you want to get from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort, 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 LKR 4,312. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 1,850.

How far is Jaffna Train Station from Colombo Fort?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort. Your trip will be a total of 353 miles (567 km). The flying distance is 190 miles (305 km).

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

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

The cost of the trip from Jaffna Train Station to Colombo Fort 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 LKR 1,850 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 LKR 4,312.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 1,850 to LKR 1,850;
  • Train tickets - LKR 3,476 to LKR 4,312;

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

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 Fort

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

  • 91% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 9% decided to go for a bus.