The average price of a 7-day trip to Jaffna is $2,832 for a solo traveler, $5,086 for a couple, and $9,535 for a family of 4. Jaffna hotels range from $39 to $303 per night with an average of $98, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Tiruchirappalli International Airport (TRZ) are between $2,544 and $3,719 per person for economy flights and $7,983 to $11,670 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $56 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Jaffna, LK

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to TRZ and stay in a Jaffna hotel:

  • March 5th to July 15th (except the week of March 12th)
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of November 5th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Jaffna is usually early June.

 

Average Jaffna Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Jaffna for a week is $1,733-$4,098($248-$585 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $56 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,341 to $3,310 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $66 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $35 to $43 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Jaffna for a week is $5,662-$8,618($809-$1,231 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $112 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,682 to $6,620 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $66 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $35 to $43 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Jaffna for a week is $6,410-$15,600($916-$2,229 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $224 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,364 to $13,240 for economy

Lodging: $108 to $132 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $53 to $65 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Jaffna

How cheap can you make a vacation to Jaffna? The cheapest trip to Jaffna is about $224 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 20% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $33.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Jaffna for a week is $1,566-$3,880($224-$554 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $15 to $30 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,341 to $3,310 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $39 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Jaffna for a week is $3,012-$7,400($430-$1,057 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $60 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,682 to $6,620 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $39 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Jaffna for a week is $5,976-$14,584($854-$2,083 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $120 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,364 to $13,240 for economy

Lodging: $66 to $78 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $84 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Jaffna cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Jaffna Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Jaffna.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Jaffna for a week is $5,273-$12,475($753-$1,782 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $55 to $112 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,808 to $8,043 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $303 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $608 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Jaffna for a week is $9,466-$21,302($1,352-$3,043 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $224 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $7,616 to $16,086 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $303 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $608 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Jaffna for a week is $18,932-$40,414($2,705-$5,773 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $448 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $15,232 to $32,172 for first class

Lodging: $360 to $606 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $480 to $851 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Jaffna Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Jaffna is lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Jaffna due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Jaffna Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Jaffna hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Jaffna.

 

Flight Costs to Jaffna

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $3,719 average in early to mid August to a low of $2,544 in early June. Median flight price is $1,495. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Jaffna our data includes 27 originating airports, and 50 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Jaffna from an airport like Portland International (PDX) in Portland, OR (the United States) for an average $11,093 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) at an average of just $138.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Saturday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Jaffna, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $1,175, so you can easily save about 46% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Jaffna can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $15 per person. Private tours can cost $449 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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