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Jaffna Central Railway Station

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Delicious Cheap Restaurant

We found this station easy. Easy to book tickets for the following day. Great little restaurant on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Nice clean station

This is a clean & nice station with good facilities. Situated in the heart of Jaffna city. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this station easy. Easy to book tickets for the following day. Great little restaurant on the platform. 300RPS for 2 plates bigger than we could eat, filled with rice, curries and pappadums. Cheap and delicious.

Thank Frredrik777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a clean & nice station with good facilities. Situated in the heart of Jaffna city. Good way of transport to Jaffna from Colombo

Thank lakshansilva
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's very convenient to travel by train and simply cross across to stay at Thalsevana . There is a luxury tourist train operating daily

Thank Anne232014
Reviewed 10 September 2018

People can use the railway station washrooms and those are clean. This place maintain well and central of the city.

Thank duneehb
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The platform of the railway station laying out with tiles and the metals are clean.You can catch tuk-tuk or even take a stroll to you hotel - roads are rather clean with a roadside or pavement. Tuk-tuk drivers are polite and do not intrude upon...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

White colonial style station that provides is a solid reminder of what travel was during the colonial era. Very efficient, clean and centrally located .

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent way to see Sri Lanka’s countryside - last Wednesday we caught the 13:45 Inter-City to Colombo from Jaffna. Turn up at the station about 15 mins prior. We pre-purchased our tickets through our travel agent. All carriages on this service are...More

Thank peternakan
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Very helpful staff. Typical Sri Lankan train station. Cafe available offering local snacks to take on your journey. Restrooms also available.

Thank TropicalWanderlust
Reviewed 1 August 2018

very clean and tidy train station in jaffna and it is right next door to the new jet wing hotel which is very convenient.

Thank ranmik
Reviewed 19 July 2018

A comfortable and fast way to travel between Colombo and Jaffna. The train is fully air conditioned. It halts in only few important stations on the way. it also has a dining car which is clean. You get rolls and other such snacks in addition...More

Thank Balaji J
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Rebekah B
23 August 2018|
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Response from ranmik | Reviewed this property |
Hi it is very difficult to get a ticket at the last minute but not sure of a travel agent but we managed to get the tickets from the fort railway station for our trip
7 July 2018|
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Response from CK R | Reviewed this property |
The trains last stop is in kks kankasanthurai .. so u can go straight to kks from the same ticket without getting off from jaffna central . When coming back only you need a ticket to next destination. If u need more info... More
27 June 2015|
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Response from Ralini | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have been to Jaffna many times and I enjoyed every moment of it. The places I have visited so far are, Nallur Kovil, Nagadipa (an Island about 45mnts drive from Jaffna Town), Casurina Beach (About 1 1/2 hrs away from... More