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How to get from Trincomalee to Jaffna via bus or train?

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You have to take two trains:

Trincomalee to Colombo Fort get off at Maho this is a once-daily night train take approx 4 hours 23 minutes and leaves at 19:00 and arrives at Maho at 23:23.

You then have 2 minutes to catch the 23:25 night train to Jaffna and arrives at 05:10, if you miss it, the next one is the long distance train at 09:18.

Train Timetables


Regular direct bus #88 Trinco - Vavuniya - Jaffna, approx 6 hours with unscheduled stops and one leaves from Trinco station.

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