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Colombo - Jaffna Train Ticket Price.

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Colombo to Jaffna train ticket prices may vary according to the class you wish to travel.
There are two kinds of seating facilities available for them.
1. Reserved seats. These tickets can be purchased up to 30 days prior to your journey.
2. Unreserved seats. Tickets will be available before the train's arrival.
3. At some stations when reserving train ticket, they may ask the gender of the passenger and the NIC number of the passenger.

New Train Ticket Prices 2019.

New train tickets prices are being charged from October 2018 onwards.
This is marked by 15% increase from the previous ticket prices.
So before you purchase or reserve a train ticket, check for the new train ticket price.

Here are the ticket price for the trains that are running between Colombo and Jaffna.
Tickets can be reserved up to 30 days prior to your travel plan. Meanwhile tickets can be purchased at the time of your travel for unreserved classes. Train tickets can be reserved using your Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat and SLT phone services. Then you must visit the nearest ticket reservation centre to collect the tickets by paying the required ticket price and the applicable service charges.


DAILY 4 SERVICES. + Saturday Special from Matara to Jaffna via Colombo.

Name of the Train Departure Arrival
A/C Intercity Express 05:45 AM 11:51 PM
Yarl Devi 06:25 AM 02:45 PM
Utharadeve (Express) 11:50 AM 06:15 PM
Night Mail Train 08:30 PM 05:10 AM
Mathara Special (Sunday) 09:40 AM 05:07 PM


DAILY 4 SERVICES. + Sunday Special from Jaffna to Matara via Colombo.

Name of the Train Departure Arrival Duration
Utharadeve (Express) 06:10 AM 01:05 PM 7 hours
Yarl Devi 09:35 AM 06:35 PM 9 hours
A/C Intercity Express 01:45 PM 08:00 PM 6:15 hours
Night Mail Train 07:00 PM 04:17 AM 9:15 hours
Mathara Special (Sunday) 08:20 AM 04:25 PM 08 hours

Yarl Devi Ticket Price.

  • First Class Reserved: Rs 1,400/-
  • Second Class: Rs 800/-
  • Third Class: Rs 350/- Reserved Rs 600/-

Mail Train (Night time only) Ticket Price.

  • First Class Sleeparate: Rs 1400/-
  • Second Class: Rs 800/-
  • Third Class: Rs 350/- Reserved Rs 600/-

Uttara Devi Express Train Ticket Price.

  • First Class: Rs 1,700/- (Reserved)
  • Second Class: Rs 900/- (Reserved)
  • Third Class: Normal Rs 600/-. Reserved Rs 700/-

Colombo - Jaffna Express A/C Train. 2019 New Ticket Price. (First Class Only)

  • First Class Reserved: Rs 1,700/- (No Other Classes)
  • Polgahawela: Rs 1,000/-
  • Kurunegala: Rs 1,000/-
  • Anuradhapura: Rs 1,200/-
  • Vavuniya: Rs 1,500/-
  • Kilinochchi: Rs 1,600/-

Sri Lanka Train Ticket Booking. New Procedure.

At the counter there is a form, which should be filled by the passenger to book the train seat. Provide the passenger's NIC or Passport number.
Provide your Name, , Phone number, Date and travel date. Hand over the form and rteserbve your seats, if they are available.
If there are any errors in the reserved tickets, it can be corrected within 15 minutes after obtaining the ticket.
If you find it later, then you must go for a cancellation and to reserve a new ticket.
Some station's seat reservation counter used to open at 8:00am and will close at 16:00pm.
There are night mail trains running between Colombo and Jaffna, Batticaloa, Matale and Hatton.

Sri Lanka Train Ticket Cancellation.

Reserved tickets can be cancelled 24 hours prior to the departure of the train. 25% fee will be charged for the cancellation.
When cancelling Rs 600/- ticket you will get Rs 450/- as refund at the counter.

Why People Prefer Train Journey in Sri Lanka?

There are cheaper than bus services.
Reserved compartments used to have a Ticket Checker/Conductor. He won't allow anyone to travel in that carriage without a seat numbered ticket. So people feel safe.
Most of the Railway Stations are located next to town centers. So it is easy for the people to continue their journey with any of the route bus.
Most Government servants and Pensioners have free railway warrants to travel with the trains.
There are 67 long distance train services and 16 Numbers of Intercity train Services are being provided by the Sri Lanka Railway Department.

Uttara Devi (Dayata Kirula). Colombo - Jaffna Train.

Colombo to Jaffna Train

Source : Sri Lanka Railways

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