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Sri Lanka India Ferry Service
Sri Lanka to India and India to Sri Lanka ferry service has resumed after 20 years. Now you have an entertaining and luxurious way to travel from India to Sri Lanka & vice versa by ship in the Scotia Prince the ferry that links both countries. We will be pleased to offer your tour packages in Sri Lanka specially designed for people arriving from India by ferry. Please visit our Sri Lanka Tours from India page for details.
The first ferry service started from 13th June 2011. The schedule and fares are available on this page. We also make online booking for ferry service from Sri Lanka to India & India to Sri Lanka. Please contact us for making a reservation.
Current Month Schedule of Tuticorin - Colombo Ferry Service
Please arrive at the terminal 4 hours prior to departure
2 cabin bags totalling 15 Kgs per person allowed beyond the boarding point
Maximum of 100 Kg for economy cabin passengers
Maximum of 200 Kg for Deluxe, First & Special needs cabin passengers
Outside food & alcohol are not allowed on board
Only 100 ml of branded liquids, aerosols or gels (Perfumes, Deodorants, Hair oil or Body lotions etc) allowed
Fare Table for Ferry
Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan is expected to inaugurate the service at V.O. Chidambaranar Port, Tuticorin.
Initially, the vessel will sail twice a week from Tuticorin to Colombo and vice versa. The Colombo-bound vessel will depart from Tuticorin on Mondays and Fridays at 6 p.m. and arrive in Colombo at 8 a.m. the next day. The vessel from Colombo to Tuticorin will sail on Wednesdays and Sundays at the same timings.
The vessel 'scotia Prince,' operated by Flemingo Liners, has nine decks with the capacity to accommodate 1,200 passengers. It has 11 first class cabins, two suites, two cabins for travellers with special needs, 169 super deluxe cabins, 22 deluxe cabins and 111 economy cabins, according to the vessel's authorised agent here.
Besides, the vessel has 250-seat Broadway Lounge to host corporate gatherings, banquets and special occasions with multiple options for entertainment. There is a restaurant with 322 covers and a bar.
The fare has been fixed as follows: first-class cabin with four rooms - Rs. 19,550 from Tuticorin and Rs. 20,470 from Colombo; first-class cabin with two rooms ? Rs. 13,800 from Tuticorin and Rs. 14,720 from Colombo; super deluxe cabin (four rooms) - Rs.14, 260 and Rs. 14, 720 (from Colombo). Cabin (two rooms) - Rs. 7,360 and Rs. 7,590; single berth - Rs. 3,450 and Rs. 3,680; deluxe cabin (four rooms) - Rs. 13,800 and Rs. 14, 260; special needs cabin (with four rooms) - Rs.11,960 and Rs.14,260; for single berth - Rs. 2,990 and Rs.3,128.
Economy class: cabin with rooms Rs.11,960 and Rs.12,420; cabin with two rooms - Rs. 5, 980 and Rs. 6, 210; and for single berth - Rs. 2,990 and Rs. 3,128.
Passengers should check in at the terminal four hours prior to departure. Two bags per person are allowed on the vessel.
Scotia Prince from Tuticorin to Colombo and back an excellent way to travel to & from Sri Lanka by passenger ship from colombo to tuticorin.
Scotia Prince with a capacity of carrying 1044 passengers will do 3 round trips a week and we soon hope to make it a daily service. In addition, Flemingo will operate a duty free shop at the Passenger terminal (India & Colombo) for the use of both arrival and departure passengers.
Scotia Prince Luxury Room
Colombo to Tuticorin ship service is available for booking online. Please contact us to make your reservation
A ministry official has been reported in the local media as saying that the delay was due to the lack of publicity given to the service in India. The ferry service was to commence yesterday.
The service was initially scheduled to resume in February this year but got delayed due to technical difficulties and later postponed when India sent one of its ferry service vessels to evacuate the Indians and Sri Lankans stranded in Libya
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May 09 2011 The ferry service between India and Sri Lanka that was suspended decades ago due to the troubles in Sri Lanka, is to be resumed tomorrow the 10th May 2011.
The ferry services will run between the Colombo harbour and the Indian port of Tuticorin also known as Thoothukudi
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