There are 6 ways to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu by plane, taxi, train, bus, 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, taxi  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Akkaraipattu

$57 - $254

Cheapest option

Night train, taxi  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train
  2. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Akkaraipattu

$30 - $41

4 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train
  2. Take a taxi from Valachchenei to Akkaraipattu

$42 - $56

Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Ampara 35-1 / ...

$31 - $41

Taxi  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Akkaraipattu 226.1 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Akkaraipattu 226.1 miles

$27 - $40

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu is to fly and taxi which costs Rs. 9000 - Rs. 41000 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Akkaraipattu is 223 km. The road distance is 361.7 km.

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

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Akkaraipattu.
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  • Distance: 139.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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
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 - $3
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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