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

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Fly  •  1h

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$268 - $611

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Night train  •  15h 22m

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

$1 - $6

4 alternative options

Train  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train

$18 - $25

Bus  •  13h 17m

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

$16 - $23

Taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Batticaloa 195.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Colombo to Batticaloa 195.9 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Batticaloa is to night train which costs Rs. 310 - Rs. 1000 and takes 15h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Batticaloa is to fly which costs Rs. 46000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 1h.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Colombo Fort and arriving at Batticaloa. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 15h 22m.

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The distance between Colombo and Batticaloa is 221 km. The road distance is 313.4 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Batticaloa without a car is to train which takes 8h 30m and costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4400.

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It takes approximately 1h to get from Colombo to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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Colombo to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Colombo Fort station.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 1h and costs Rs. 46000 - Rs. 110000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4400 and takes 8h 30m, you could also bus, which costs Rs. 2800 - Rs. 4000 and takes 13h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Colombo to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Batticaloa station.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 138.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Colombo to Batticaloa once daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 7h 53m.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
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
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
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
6h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Batticaloa is 313 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Colombo to Batticaloa.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Diyawanna Oya 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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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10m and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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