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  •  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

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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

$95 - $352

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 - $18

Taxi  •  3 h 52 min

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

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya 136.2 miles

$16 - $24

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to bus which costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 900 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Batticaloa to Nuwara Eliya is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 45000 - Rs. 80000 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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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 9 h 35 min.

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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 9 h 35 min and costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min 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 9 h 35 min and costs Rs. 370 - Rs. 900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1700 - Rs. 3000 and takes 13 h 24 min.

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

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

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

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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

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 - $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
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
$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
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
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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