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There are 4 ways to get from Batticaloa to Kandy by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  42m

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ

$30 - $195

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Train  •  12h 36m

  1. Take the train from Batticaloa Station to Fort Station Batticaloa - Colombo
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Kandy (Station) Colombo - Kandy / ...

$3 - $9

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Taxi  •  3h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Kandy 118.7 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3h 22m

  1. Drive from Batticaloa to Kandy 118.7 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Kandy is to train which costs Rs. 480 - Rs. 1600 and takes 12h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Kandy is to fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 34000 and takes 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Batticaloa station to Kandy station. However, there are services departing from Batticaloa Station and arriving at Kandy (Station) via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 36m.

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The distance between Batticaloa and Kandy is 125 km. The road distance is 190 km.

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The best way to get from Batticaloa to Kandy without a car is to train which takes 12h 36m and costs Rs. 480 - Rs. 1600.

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It takes approximately 42m to get from Batticaloa to Kandy, including transfers.

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Batticaloa to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Batticaloa Station.

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The best way to get from Batticaloa to Kandy is to fly which takes 42m and costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 34000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 480 - Rs. 1600 and takes 12h 36m.

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

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Batticaloa to Kandy train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Kandy (Station).

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Map of how to get from Batticaloa to Kandy.
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  • Distance: 78.3 miles
  • Duration: 42m

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Batticaloa to Kandy once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Batticaloa to Kandy via Fort Station in around 12h 36m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Batticaloa Station to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Fort Station to Kandy (Station)
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Kandy
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Estimated price
$70 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Batticaloa to Kandy is 190 km. It takes approximately 3h 22m to drive from Batticaloa to Kandy.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 1473+ hotels available in Kandy. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Batticaloa to Batticaloa Airport is to taxi which takes 4m and costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1200.

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