Hotel Jaffna

Colombo To Jaffna By Road.

Colombo to Jaffna can be reached by around 7 hours of driving in a vehicle, if the wether condition is good.

Distance to Jaffna from Colombo: 394 Km (Average)

Roads: Asphalt Roads.

Road Signs: Well placed and Visible. Pedestrian crossing are marked in white colour. Jaffna town is being fitted road signal lights.

On the way to Norther Province you can find Petrol Stations, Fast food joints, local food shops and grocery stores where you can buy mineral water, soft drinks and food items at important Junctions.


Look out for wild elephants wandering on the roads, quick crossing deer, wild boars and cattle on some roads that are close to forests.

Avoid local drinking water in Mankulam and Vavuniya areas as some people may get Urinary problems due the high content of the black stones that are in the ground, where the water wells are located. For better health drink bottled mineral water and King coconut water.

For trouble free driving Re-fill your data plan account in your Smartphone or tablet. Switch on and activate your Google map and feed your current position and the destination, for easy riding.

Luxuary bus

Most Popular Colombo to Jaffna Routes.

Route No 1: Via Chilaw, Puttlam, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route No 2: Via Kurunegala, Dambulla, Anuradhapura to Jaffna.
Route No 3: Via Chilaw, Puttlam, (Mannar Road) Silavaththurai, Poonagari to Jaffna.

Tourist Transport

Popular spots on the way for stop and get little relax.

Elephant Pass

To avoid Colombo traffic, start your journey around 5:00AM.

If you are riding on good average speed you can reach Jaffna by evening 2.00 PM

Keep your speed limit at the required rate as Police personal used to catch violators on this route.

Use the outer roads around the Jaffna Town as the Town too can experience heavy traffic on its narrow roads in the day time. Tourist Transport

Get your favorite FM Radio's Island wide broadcasting frequency meter number, as the radio stations will stop functioning when you come out of Colombo limit. And in some place there may be no radio signals won't be available, so keep your CD and USB storage ready.

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