Hotel Jaffna

Colombo to Jaffna By Private Vans.

8:34 AM 04/04/2018

Colombo to Jaffna by private vans normally takes around 8 - 10 hours depending on the weather and traffic. Lot of private vans used to operate between Colombo and Jaffna town. Most of them are driven by the van owners while some of them are driven by private drivers. Vans can be hired with or without air-condition. Air condition vehicle are little expensive. Vans can accommodate nearly 10 passengers comfortably including one front seat passenger next to the driver. These vehicles come with sliding door for the passenger section with child safety lock.

If the van's number plates start with English numbers, then the driver and the front seat passengers must wear seat belts during the journey, which is requested by the local law.

Popular van models are Toyota Box model, Dolphin Hiace and Toyota KDH.

Colombo to Jaffna Van (Coach) Rate Card.

Coach/VanOne wayReturnAC RateIn Jaffna (8:00 AM - 17:00PM)
KDH CoachRs 22,000/-Rs 35,000/-IncludedRs 8,000/-
Dolphine HiAceRs 18,000/-Rs 30,000/-NoRs 7,500/-
Box ModeRs 19,000/-Rs 32,000/-IncludedRs 7,750/-

You have to pay extra payments according to your days of stay in Jaffna, with or without local running.

If the passenger wants to use the Expressway then he must pay the toll post fee.

All the vans are equipped with stereo sound systems. They can play local radio stations or CD. Ask the driver to select which kind of music you want to listen. Take your own music CD's to enjoy the music while you are travelling to Jaffna.

These van drivers know good snack places for for snacks, soft drinks, coconut drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner servicing places.
Likewise if you want to relax during the trip you can ask them to stop at any convenient places you may like.

If you don't have any idea about the places that you want to visit in the Northern Province, tell the driver about it. He will arrange and plan the places for you to visit. During the Nallur Temple festival season, there may be van shortage. So book your vehicle early.

Drivers will manage their own accommodation there. To them in your hotel the hotel management will offer them cheap rooms for them. In the private homes in Jaffna, small drivers’ quarters are available.

During the Nallur Murugan Temple festival there is a big demand for the Jaffna bound van hire service. During these days check whether your driver had enough sleep and rest. Otherwise ask the driver to stop the vehicle on the road side and to have little rest.
Let him drink enough dark coffee. Day time running can be under heavy traffic at some places, also hot and dry. But the driver will have good visibility. Night time travelling may be cool, fast and comfortable. The driver may have poor visibility and tired.

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