There are 6 ways to get from Hikkaduwa to Badulla by bus, train, taxi, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Galle Bus Station to Badulla 31-2

$11 - $13

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Train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Badulla Express Train

$2 - $7

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hikkaduwa to Badulla 157 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Hikkaduwa to Badulla 157 miles

$19 - $28

Fly from Koggala, taxi  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Katugastota (KDZ) KCT - KDZ
  2. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Badulla

$246 - $429

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly, taxi  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Badulla

$67 - $207

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No, there is no direct train from Hikkaduwa to Badulla. However, there are services departing from Hikkaduwa and arriving at Badulla via Colombo Fort. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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The distance between Hikkaduwa and Badulla is 142 km. The road distance is 251.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hikkaduwa to Badulla without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Hikkaduwa to Badulla, including transfers.

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Hikkaduwa to Badulla train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Hikkaduwa station.

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The best way to get from Hikkaduwa to Badulla is to bus which takes 7 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Hikkaduwa to Badulla train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Badulla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hikkaduwa to Badulla is 251 km. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Hikkaduwa to Badulla.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Koggala Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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Map of how to get from Hikkaduwa to Badulla.
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  • Distance: 88.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

What companies run services between Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka and Badulla, Sri Lanka?

National Transport Commission operates a bus from Hikkaduwa to Badulla once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $2 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Hikkaduwa to Badulla via Colombo Fort in around 12 h 5 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Hikkaduwa to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Train from Colombo Fort to Badulla
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Galle Bus Station to Badulla
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Hikkaduwa to Badulla
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Red Cab
Phone
+94 917221000
Website
redcabgalle.com

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There are 711+ hotels available in Badulla. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hikkaduwa to Koggala Airport is to taxi which takes 36 min and costs .

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