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Transport in Jaffna

1:34 PM 10/28/2018

Transport in Jaffna icarried out by local people with bicyles, scooter, motorcycles, cars and buses. Public transport services are provided by red colored Government owned transport service SLTB, local trains, private buses and by tuk tuk. As a visitor or tourist to Jaffna you can select any of these available modes for your transport. In some routes you will find Japanese mini busses that are only suitable for short people. And the worst thing is that they are provided only with one entrance. Tall people will find difficult to stand inside of it, if they can't find a seat for them. Better avoid these busses if you are tall.

 

 

 

There are shops that used to hire bicycles to known people on hourly basis. If you can ride a bicycle then ask any of your friend living in Jaffna to provide you a bicycle under his consent from the bicycle renting shop.

The CTB red busses and Private busses of Indian origin busses are good option for you to travel places in Jaffna. They are with good height, so even if you don't get a seat, you can travel comfortably as standing passenger.

Best option is to hire a tuk tuk. But before you get in to it ask for the price as they don't have meters. But if you used to hire a certain person's tuk tuk and become as a friend with him, you will have discounts from him for each trips. Even if you are coming from Colombo, if you give him a call he will wait for you at the station or at the bus stand. Tuk Tuk will allow 3 persons only in to it as per the Government rule.

Call taxis and hiring cars too are available in Jaffna. So contact your hotel management to get oneof them for your travelling within Jaffna.

There is a bus running between the Jaffna Railway station and the Jaffna bus stand which is available only at the Colombo bound train arrival time. Rs 10/- charged per person for one way trip.

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