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There are 5 ways to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa by train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Valachchenei Express Train

$23 - $32

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17h 18m

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

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  5h 10m

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

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5h 10m

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

$21 - $35

Fly  •  21h 19m

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

$274 - $554

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is to night train which costs Rs. 300 - Rs. 1200 and takes 17h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 5h 10m.

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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 8h 22m and costs Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m 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 train which takes 8h 22m and costs Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs Rs. 47000 - Rs. 100000 and takes 21h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 15m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa is 290 km. It takes approximately 5h 10m 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 43+ 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: 8h 22m

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

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

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya, Katugastota
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $260
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya, Katugastota
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $260
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Gampaha to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
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
15h 22m
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo Airport (CMB) to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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