There are 6 ways to get from Badulla to Batticaloa by bus, train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$26 - $33

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Bus via Badulla  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Badulla to Wellawaya 31-2
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Train, night train  •  26 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Badulla to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$3 - $12

Taxi  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Batticaloa 100.4 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Badulla to Batticaloa 100.4 miles

$12 - $18

Taxi, fly  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC

$399 - $671

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The cheapest way to get from Badulla to Batticaloa is to bus which costs Rs. 240 - Rs. 600 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Badulla to Batticaloa is to taxi which costs Rs. 10000 - Rs. 13000 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Badulla and Batticaloa is 107 km. The road distance is 160.6 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Badulla to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Badulla to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Badulla and arriving at Batticaloa via Wellawaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Badulla to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Badulla and arriving at Batticaloa via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 11 min.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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Badulla to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Badulla station.

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Map of how to get from Badulla to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 66.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Badulla, Sri Lanka and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Badulla to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5 h 21 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Badulla to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $5
Night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Badulla to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1
Super Lux
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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