There are 4 ways to get from Badulla to Trincomalee by train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, night train  •  26 h 33 min

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

$3 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Badulla to Trincomalee 159.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Badulla to Trincomalee 159.4 miles

$19 - $28

Taxi, fly  •  5 h 16 min

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

$441 - $725

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The cheapest way to get from Badulla to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 500 - Rs. 1900 and takes 26 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Badulla to Trincomalee is to taxi which costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 20000 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Badulla to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Badulla and arriving at Trincomalee via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 33 min.

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The distance between Badulla and Trincomalee is 177 km. The road distance is 255 km.

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The best way to get from Badulla to Trincomalee without a car is to train and night train which takes 26 h 33 min and costs Rs. 500 - Rs. 1900.

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It takes approximately 26 h 33 min to get from Badulla to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Badulla to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Badulla to Trincomalee. However, you can take the train to Polgahawela then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Trincomalee.

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 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$3 - $4
Night train from Polgahawela to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Badulla to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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