There are 7 ways to get from Batticaloa to Matara by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Batticaloa to Matara Bus Station 35/935

$2 - $3

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Train  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Batticaloa to Colombo Fort Express Train
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa Long Distance / ...

$3 - $9

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Batticaloa to Matara 203.4 miles

$24 - $40

Fly Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya, train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) BTC - DWO
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa

$39 - $284

Taxi to Katugastota, fly to Koggala  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Koggala (KCT) KDZ - KCT

$430 - $757

Fly Batticaloa to Colombo, train  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Colombo (CMB) BTC - CMB
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa

$268 - $561

Bus, taxi to Hambantota, fly to Dickwella  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Batticaloa to Wellawaya
  2. Take a taxi from Wellawaya to Hambantota
  3. Fly from Hambantota (HRI) to Dickwella (DIW) HRI - DIW

$52 - $234

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Matara is to bus which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 470 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Matara is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 65000 - Rs. 130000 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Batticaloa and Matara is 234 km. The road distance is 325.4 km.

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The bus from Batticaloa to Matara Bus Station takes 9 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Batticaloa and arriving at Matara Bus Station station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Batticaloa to Matara. However, there are services departing from Batticaloa and arriving at Kamburugamuwa via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 47 min.

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There are 1506+ hotels available in Matara. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Batticaloa to Matara.
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  • Distance: 146.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

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

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Batticaloa to Matara once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Batticaloa to Matara via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 47 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Koggala
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $650
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $330
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $270
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Flights from Hambantota to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $190
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Batticaloa to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Colombo Fort to Kamburugamuwa
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Batticaloa to Matara Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8
Bus from Batticaloa to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 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
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$75 - $90

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