There are 3 ways to get from Galle to Batticaloa by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Batticaloa (BTC) KCT - BTC

$39 - $246

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Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Batticaloa 35/935

$2 - $3

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Batticaloa 229.1 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Galle to Batticaloa is to bus which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 500 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Galle to Batticaloa is to fly which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 42000 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Galle Bus Station station and arriving at Batticaloa. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 10 h 15 min.

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The distance between Galle and Batticaloa is 247 km. The road distance is 366.6 km.

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The best way to get from Galle to Batticaloa without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 15 min and costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 500.

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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Galle to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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Galle to Batticaloa bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Galle Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Galle to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 42000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 380 - Rs. 500 and takes 10 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Koggala Airport to Batticaloa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Galle to Batticaloa bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Batticaloa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Galle to Batticaloa is 367 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Galle to Batticaloa.

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

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  • Distance: 154.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

What companies run services between Galle, Sri Lanka and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka?

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Galle to Batticaloa twice daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 10 h 15 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Batticaloa via Katugastota
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$5 - $6
Super Lux
$9

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