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There are 3 ways to get from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa by train, taxi or car

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Train  •  38m

  1. Take the train from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa Colombo Commuter / ...

$1

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  17m

  1. Take a taxi from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa 11.7 miles

$9 - $11

Drive  •  17m

  1. Drive from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa 11.7 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa is to train which costs Rs. 21 - Rs. 80 and takes 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa is to taxi which costs Rs. 1500 - Rs. 1900 and takes 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Balapitiya and arriving at Hikkaduwa. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38m.

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The distance between Balapitiya and Hikkaduwa is 17 km. The road distance is 18.7 km.

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The best way to get from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa without a car is to train which takes 38m and costs Rs. 21 - Rs. 80.

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The train from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa takes 38m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Balapitiya station.

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Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Hikkaduwa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa is 19 km. It takes approximately 17m to drive from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa.

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There are 2178+ hotels available in Hikkaduwa. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa.
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  • Distance: 10.6 miles
  • Duration: 38m

What companies run services between Balapitiya, Sri Lanka and Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 38m.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Balapitiya to Hikkaduwa
Ave. Duration
17m
Estimated price
$9 - $11

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