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Kilinochchi is a district town located in the Northern province of Sri Lanka 100 km (62 mi) South of Jaffna

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The 335 km journey from Colombo takes 6.5 hours and costs LKR 300-1000 depending on train class.

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The same journey takes 7 hours by bus but costs LKR 260-350.

By taxi[edit]

From Vavuniya: RS.5000-6500, 1 hour 20 minutes, 74 km

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Walking long distances in Kilinochchi is not recommended. The best options are to hire a vehicle or travel by taxis such as three-wheelers. Ride-share apps like Uber and Pick me are also available.

  • Buses are cheap but uncomfortable. Bus fares are around LKR 20. Have exact change.
  • When hiring a vehicle, small vehicles will make navigating the streets crowded city streets easier.
  • When catching a taxi, be sure that it is labeled 'Metered Taxi'. See this article

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