There are 6 ways to get from Galle to Batticaloa by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly from Koggala  •  2 h 35 min

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

$41 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

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

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$33 - $225

Bus to Weerawila, fly  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) WRZ - BTC

$277 - $573

Train  •  11 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Galle to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train

$19 - $30

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Galle to Batticaloa 229.1 miles

$27 - $40

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Galle to Batticaloa once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Galle to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $4 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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Weerawila to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Galle to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.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 Galle Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $3
Super Lux
$4
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $4
Semi Lux
$4 - $5
AirCon
$5 - $6
Super Lux
$9

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Galle and Batticaloa is 247 km. The road distance is 367 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Galle to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 2 h 35 min and costs Rs. 6000 - Rs. 40000.

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

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