Select from 6 ways to get there

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 Batticaloa, taxi  •  2 h 9 min

  1. DWO - BTC

$57 - $254

Cheapest option

Night train, taxi  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Night Mail Train

$30 - $41

6 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 40 min

  1. DWO - KDZ

$102 - $254

Fly to Hatton, taxi  •  5 h 14 min

  1. DWO - NUF

$122 - $324

Train, taxi  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Express Train

$42 - $56

Bus  •  12 h

  1. 99 / ...
  2. 35-1 / ...

$32 - $42

Taxi  •  5 h 40 min

  1. 226.1 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. 226.1 miles

$27 - $40

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Colombo to Akkaraipattu via Haputale, Wellawaya, and Ampara in around 12 h.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $190
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Hatton
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $360
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 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
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 Ampara
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Other operators
Taxi from Batticaloa to Akkaraipattu
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Akkaraipattu is 223 km. The road distance is 362 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu is to drive which costs Rs. 4300 - Rs. 6500 and takes 5 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 9 min and costs Rs. 8500 - Rs. 41000.

It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu, including transfers.