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There are 5 ways to get from Ella to Batticaloa by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$16 - $21

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Train  •  18h 27m

  1. Take the train from Elle to Fort Station Badulla - Colombo
  2. Take the train from Fort Station to Batticaloa Station Colombo - Batticaloa

$2 - $11

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3h 10m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Batticaloa 112.9 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Ella to Batticaloa 112.9 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi, fly  •  3h 3m

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC

$86 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to train which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1900 and takes 18h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 14000 - Rs. 60000 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ella to Batticaloa station. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Batticaloa Station via Fort Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 27m.

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The distance between Ella and Batticaloa is 117 km. The road distance is 180.7 km.

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The best way to get from Ella to Batticaloa without a car is to bus which takes 5h 49m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Ella to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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Ella to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Elle station.

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The best way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to bus which takes 5h 49m and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 420 - Rs. 1900 and takes 18h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Ella to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Batticaloa Station.

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Map of how to get from Ella to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

What companies run services between Ella, Uva, Sri Lanka and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Ella to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 5h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Ella to Batticaloa via Fort Station in around 18h 27m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $270
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Fort Station to Batticaloa Station
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
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 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 Ella to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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Yes, the driving distance between Ella to Batticaloa is 181 km. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from Ella to Batticaloa.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Katugastota 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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