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

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

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

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

$16 - $21

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Elle to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$3 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ella to Batticaloa 112.9 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Ella to Batticaloa 112.9 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 3 min

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

$401 - $673

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The cheapest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to train and night train which costs Rs. 500 - Rs. 2000 and takes 26 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 65000 - Rs. 120000 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ella to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Elle and arriving at Batticaloa via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 1 min.

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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 5 h 49 min and costs Rs. 2700 - Rs. 3600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min 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 quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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 5 h 21 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Elle to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
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
5 h 21 min
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
3 h 10 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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