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Recommended option

Fly to Batticaloa  •  1 h 33 min

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

$44 - $235

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 3 min

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

$9 - $15

4 alternative options

Fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Kalkudah Bay

$92 - $239

Bus  •  13 h 51 min

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

$33 - $45

Taxi  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay 179.2 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay 179.2 miles

$21 - $35

What companies run services between Colombo, Sri Lanka and Kalkudah Bay, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay 3 times a day. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 7 h 53 min.

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
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
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
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 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 Katugastota to Kalkudah Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Colombo and Kalkudah Bay is 218 km. The road distance is 287 km.

The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay is to train which costs Rs. 1400 - Rs. 2400 and takes 8 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay is to fly which takes 1 h 33 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 38000.

It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Colombo to Kalkudah Bay, including transfers.