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

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

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  1 h 59 min

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

$271 - $452

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 35 min

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

$2 - $5

4 alternative options

Fly to Diyawanna Oya, taxi  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Diyawanna Oya (DWO) BTC - DWO
  2. Take a taxi from Diyawanna Oya to Nuwara Eliya

$100 - $357

Train  •  13 h 24 min

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

$11 - $19

Taxi  •  3 h 52 min

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

$85 - $110

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya 136.2 miles

$16 - $24

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

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $270
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Batticaloa to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Polgahawela to Nanuoya
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 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
Bus from Wellawaya to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Other operators
Taxi from Katugastota to Nuwara Eliya
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya is 130 km. The road distance is 218 km.

The cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which costs Rs. 360 - Rs. 850 and takes 9 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to fly and taxi which takes 1 h 59 min and costs Rs. 42000 - Rs. 75000.

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 9 h 35 min.

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