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Recommended option

Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. 35/935

$18 - $23

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Express Train
  2. Night Mail Train

$3 - $12

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 112.9 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. 112.9 miles

$13 - $20

Taxi, fly  •  3 h 3 min

  1. KDZ - BTC

$406 - $679

Questions & Answers

The distance between Ella and Batticaloa is 117 km. The road distance is 181 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to train and night train which costs Rs. 500 - Rs. 1900 and takes 26 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Ella to Batticaloa is to taxi and fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 110000.

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.

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

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
$3 - $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 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$6 - $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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Ella to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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