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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

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

$2 - $3

5 alternative options

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 Weerawila, fly to Dickwella  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Weerawila
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Dickwella (DIW) WRZ - DIW

$361 - $471

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

$53 - $235

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.

Airlines
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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Weerawila to Dickwella
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Weerawila
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Batticaloa to Matara?

The distance between Batticaloa and Matara is 234 km. The road distance is 325 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Matara?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Batticaloa to Matara?

The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Matara is to fly and train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 45000.

Is there a direct bus between Batticaloa and Matara?

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

How long does it take to get from Batticaloa to Matara?

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