There are 8 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa by plane, taxi, bus, train, night 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 Colombo to Batticaloa  •  2 h 49 min

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

$275 - $555

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 18 min

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

$3 - $8

6 alternative options

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take a taxi from Sigiriya to Batticaloa

$287 - $606

Bus to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Batticaloa  •  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

$33 - $223

Train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Valachchenei Express Train

$25 - $35

Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$18 - $26

Taxi  •  5 h 10 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

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

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is to night train which costs Rs. 440 - Rs. 1300 and takes 17 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is to bus and fly which costs Rs. 5000 - Rs. 36000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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

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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 - $6 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 Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
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 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
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
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 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 Sigiriya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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