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

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Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  1h 59m

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya

$54 - $232

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Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Batticaloa to Wellawaya 35/935
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Nuwara Eliya 31-1

$2 - $5

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Fly to Colombo, taxi  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Colombo (CMB) BTC - CMB
  2. Take a taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya

$326 - $632

Train  •  13h 24m

  1. Take the train from Batticaloa to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya Express Train

$9 - $18

Taxi  •  3h 52m

  1. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya 136.2 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya 136.2 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 900 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 40000 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya. However, there are services departing from Batticaloa and arriving at Nuwara Eliya via Wellawaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya is 130 km. The road distance is 217.9 km.

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The best way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya without a car is to bus which takes 9h 35m and costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya, including transfers.

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Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Batticaloa station.

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The best way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which takes 9h 35m and costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1600 - Rs. 3100 and takes 13h 24m.

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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 Nuwara Eliya bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Nuwara Eliya station.

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Map of how to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya.
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  • Distance: 81.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between Batticaloa, Sri Lanka and Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya via Wellawaya in around 9h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya via Polgahawela and Nanuoya in around 13h 24m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
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 to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Batticaloa to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is 218 km. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 686+ hotels available in Nuwara Eliya. Prices start at $20 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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