There are 6 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa by plane, bus, train, night train, taxi or car

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Fly from Colombo  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC) CMB - BTC

$274 - $554

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Night train  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$32 - $222

Train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Valachchenei Express Train

$23 - $33

Taxi  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa 181.4 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa 181.4 miles

$21 - $35

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The distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) and Batticaloa is 208 km. The road distance is 290.2 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa without a car is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 2 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is 290 km. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Batticaloa. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 129.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Colombo Airport (CMB), Sri Lanka and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 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
Night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 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
Bus operators
Sri Lanka Transport Board - SLTB ICT
Phone
+942581120-29
Website
sltb.lk
Bus from Katunayake Airport Bus Station to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
sltb.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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