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There are 8 ways to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to 04 kanuwa

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Bus via Trincomalee

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee

Train

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Trincomalee Station

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Trincomalee Station

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee

Drive

  1. Drive from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee

Train, fly to Batticaloa, taxi

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC)
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

Train, fly to Sigiriya

  1. Take the train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
  2. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU)
  3. Take the train from Habarana to Trincomalee Station
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The cheapest way to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee is to bus and train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 900 and takes 11h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee is to taxi which costs Rs. 30000 - Rs. 37000 and takes 5h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at 04 kanuwa via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee station. However, there are services departing from Ambalangoda and arriving at Trincomalee Station via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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The distance between Ambalangoda and Trincomalee is 291 km. The road distance is 342.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee without a car is to bus which takes 9h 58m and costs Rs. 1180 - Rs. 1230.

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It takes approximately 9h 58m to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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Ambalangoda to Trincomalee bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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Ambalangoda to Trincomalee train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Ambalangoda station.

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The best way to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee is to bus which takes 9h 58m and costs Rs. 1180 - Rs. 1230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 1200 and takes 10h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 290.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 58m

What companies run services between Ambalangoda, Southern, Sri Lanka and Trincomalee, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal in around 9h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee via Fort Station in around 10h 28m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 43000 - Rs. 140000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 50000 - Rs. 120000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 43000 - Rs. 140000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 100000 - Rs. 150000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Ambalangoda to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 240 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 102
2nd Class
Rs. 189
Train from Fort Station to Trincomalee Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 450 - Rs. 750
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 450 - Rs. 600
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 500 - Rs. 750
Train from Ambalangoda to Maradana
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
Rs. 100 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 250 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
3rd Class
Rs. 105
2nd Class
Rs. 193
Train from Habarana to Trincomalee Station
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 250 - Rs. 380
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 250 - Rs. 330
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 380
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Ambalangoda to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 110 - Rs. 160
Semi Lux
Rs. 140 - Rs. 180
AirCon
Rs. 210 - Rs. 240
Super Lux
Rs. 362
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 430 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 960
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to 04 kanuwa
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 1070
Schedules at
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 1070
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Estimated price
Rs. 30000 - Rs. 37000
Hikkaduwa Taxi Service
Phone
+94 76 695 2292
Website
hikkaduwataxiservice.com
Bentota Taxi
Phone
+94 71 39 09 573
Website
bentotataxi.com

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The quickest flight from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Ambalangoda to Trincomalee bus services, operated by Superline Travels, arrive at 04 kanuwa station.

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Ambalangoda to Trincomalee train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Trincomalee Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambalangoda to Trincomalee is 342 km. It takes approximately 5h 2m to drive from Ambalangoda to Trincomalee.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 60+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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