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There are 4 ways to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly  •  1 h 30 min

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

$41 - $232

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Train  •  7 h 57 min

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

$7 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Colombo to Valaichchenai 177.2 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Colombo to Valaichchenai 177.2 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai is to train which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 2200 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai is to fly which costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 40000 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Colombo and Valaichchenai is 215 km. The road distance is 283.6 km.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai without a car is to train which takes 7 h 57 min and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 2200.

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It takes approximately 1 h 30 min to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai is to fly which takes 1 h 30 min and costs Rs. 7000 - Rs. 40000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 2200 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Colombo to Valaichchenai is 284 km. It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to drive from Colombo to Valaichchenai.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Valaichchenai. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Colombo to Valaichchenai.
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  • Distance: 134.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Colombo to Valaichchenai twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Colombo to Valaichchenai 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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Colombo to Valaichchenai
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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The best way to get from Colombo to Diyawanna Oya Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 700.

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