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There are 4 ways to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the train from Jaffna (Station) to Anuradhapura Station
  2. Take a taxi from Anuradhapura Station to Habarana
  3. Take the train from Habarana to Batticaloa Station

$28 - $37

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  6h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Jaffna to Batticaloa 237.1 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Jaffna to Batticaloa 237.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  8h 55m

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

$270 - $618

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The cheapest way to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa is to drive which costs Rs. 4900 - Rs. 7500 and takes 6h 47m.

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

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

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The best way to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa without a car is to train and taxi which takes 8h 41m and costs Rs. 4800 - Rs. 6500.

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It takes approximately 8h 41m to get from Jaffna to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jaffna to Batticaloa is 379 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Jaffna to Batticaloa.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Diyawanna Oya Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Batticaloa. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 178.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 41m

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

There is no direct connection from Jaffna to Batticaloa. However, you can take the train to Anuradhapura Station, take the taxi to Habarana, then take the train to Batticaloa Station. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Batticaloa.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Jaffna (Station) to Anuradhapura Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Habarana to Batticaloa Station
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $3
Train from Jaffna (Station) to Fort Station
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Anuradhapura Station to Habarana
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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