Colombo to Jaffna

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Between Colombo and Jaffna we found up to 5 bus departures, including 2 night buses. There are also 2 train departures. The earliest bus departure from Colombo is at 08:00 arriving to Jaffna at 19:10 the same day. While the latest bus departure is at 22:00 and arrives at 09:10 the following day. The prices for the cheapest one way adult tickets range from €14 to €18.

Traveling by bus from Colombo to Jaffna

The shortest travel distance between Colombo and Jaffna is 407 km. The fastest bus which departs at 08:00 has a travel time of 11:10h. The longest travel time on the route is 11:10h. Depending on the selected departure, the following amenities are available: air condition, wifi and toilet.

Overnight buses

If you want to travel overnight and save money on accommodation or arrive in Jaffna earlier, there is 1 night bus departing from Colombo to Jaffna. The overnight bus departs at 22:00 and arrives at 09:10 the following day. Below is the most popular night departure to Jaffna:

Bus companies

Avro Travels is the name of the carrier operating this route. This company has not been rated yet.

Departure and arrival stations

If you're wanting more detailed information about either Colombo or Jaffna, including general information, station and stop information and other popular routes, you can follow the links below.
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You can see information about the departure station and stops Colombo here

Cheapest ticket prices

Adult ticket: €14 (One-Way) or €28 (Return).

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Other ways of traveling between Colombo and Jaffna

In case that you feel safer taking other forms of transportation, you can find alternative ways of reaching Jaffna below.

Trains from Colombo to Jaffna

Another transportation option is taking a train from Colombo to Jaffna. You can find the details about the departure times and ticket prices by clicking one of the routes in the search results.

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