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There are 6 ways to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai by plane, train, bus, taxi or car

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Fly to Batticaloa  •  1h 50m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC) CMB - BTC

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Train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Fort Station to Valaichchenai Colombo

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Fly to Sigiriya, train  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Sigiriya (GIU) CMB - GIU
  2. Take the train from Habarana to Polonnaruwa

Bus, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Habarana Colombo-Trincomalee
  2. Take the train from Habarana to Polonnaruwa Colombo

Taxi  •  4h 48m

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Station to Valaichchenai 282.6 km

Drive  •  4h 48m

  1. Drive from Fort Station to Valaichchenai 282.6 km

Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC) flights

The flight time between Colombo (CMB) and Batticaloa (BTC) is around 45 min and covers a distance of around 205 km. Services are operated by SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air. Typically 14 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Planes
45 min Average Duration
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Fort Station → Valaichchenai
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valaichchenai is 1912.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valaichchenai is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Valaichchenai is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 29 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai is to train which costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 800 and takes 8h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai is to fly which takes 1h 50m and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 110000.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Fort Station station and arriving at Valaichchenai. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 53m.

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The distance between Fort Station and Valaichchenai is 214 km. The road distance is 282.6 km.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai without a car is to bus and train which takes 6h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 50m to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai, including transfers.

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Fort Station to Valaichchenai train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Fort Station.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai is to fly which takes 1h 50m and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 110000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 470 - Rs. 800 and takes 8h 23m.

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

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Fort Station to Valaichchenai train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Valaichchenai station.

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Map of how to get from Fort Station to Valaichchenai.
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  • Distance: 214.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 50m

What companies run services between Fort Station, Sri Lanka and Valaichchenai, Sri Lanka?

SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air fly from Fort Station to Valaichchenai twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Fort Station to Valaichchenai twice daily. Tickets cost Rs. 470 - Rs. 800 and the journey takes 7h 53m.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 9000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 7500 - Rs. 190000
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 9000 - Rs. 190000
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 13000 - Rs. 280000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Habarana to Polonnaruwa
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 420
Website
railway.gov.lk
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12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 270 - Rs. 360
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 300 - Rs. 420
Train from Fort Station to Valaichchenai
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
Rs. 470 - Rs. 800
Website
railway.gov.lk
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class Fare
Rs. 470 - Rs. 650
2nd Class Fare
Rs. 550 - Rs. 800
Bus operators
Superline Travels
Phone
+94776942070
Email
info@superline.lk
Website
superline.lk
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Habarana
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
superline.lk
Other operators
Taxi from Fort Station to Valaichchenai
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Estimated price
Rs. 14000 - Rs. 17000
Pickme
Phone
+94117433433
Website
pickme.lk
Kangaroo Cabs
Phone
+94 11 25 88 588
Website
2588588.com
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Station to Valaichchenai is 283 km. It takes approximately 4h 48m to drive from Fort Station to Valaichchenai.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Valaichchenai. Prices start at Rs. 32500 per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Station to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 27 min and costs Rs. 1900 - Rs. 2400.

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