There are 5 ways to get from Kandy to Batticaloa by plane, train, night train, taxi 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 Katugastota  •  41 min

  1. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC

$352 - $616

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  19 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kandy to Polgahawela Local Trains / ...
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$2 - $9

3 alternative options

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  2 h 43 min

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

$32 - $224

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Batticaloa 119.1 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Batticaloa 119.1 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Batticaloa is to train and night train which costs Rs. 360 - Rs. 1500 and takes 19 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 41 min and costs Rs. 55000 - Rs. 100000.

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The distance between Kandy and Batticaloa is 125 km. The road distance is 191 km.

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It takes approximately 41 min to get from Kandy to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Kandy to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Kandy and arriving at Batticaloa via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 31 min.

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

SriLankan Airlines flies from Kandy to Batticaloa once daily.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
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 Kandy to Maharagama
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Kandy to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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