There are 7 ways to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa by train, night train, taxi, car or plane

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

Train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Maho A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the train from Maho to Valachchenei Express Train / ...

$20 - $30

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  23 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Maho A.C. - Intercity / ...
  2. Take the night train from Maho to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$4 - $14

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Batticaloa 237.1 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Batticaloa 237.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train, taxi to Sigiriya, fly  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Galgamuwa
  2. Take a taxi from Galgamuwa to Sigiriya
  3. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Batticaloa (BTC) GIU - BTC

$73 - $337

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Maradana
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$33 - $229

Train to Katugastota, fly  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Jaffna to Polgahawela
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC

$374 - $645

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa is to train and night train which costs Rs. 550 - Rs. 2300 and takes 23 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa is to taxi which costs Rs. 23000 - Rs. 28000 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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The distance between Jaffna and Batticaloa is 286 km. The road distance is 379.3 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 40 min to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Jaffna to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Jaffna and arriving at Batticaloa via Maho. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 35 min.

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

You can take a train from Jaffna to Batticaloa via Maho and Valachchenei in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Batticaloa via Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Sigiriya to Batticaloa via Colombo, Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna to Maho
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Train from Maho to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Night train from Maho to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $5
1st Class
$6 - $9
Train from Jaffna to Galgamuwa
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Train from Jaffna to Maradana
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Jaffna to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Jaffna to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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