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

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Fly  •  41 min

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

$352 - $615

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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 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kandy to Batticaloa 119.1 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Kandy to Batticaloa 119.1 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Kandy to Batticaloa is to train and night train which costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 1400 and takes 19 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kandy to Batticaloa is to fly which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 41 min.

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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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The distance between Kandy and Batticaloa is 125 km. The road distance is 190.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kandy to Batticaloa without a car is to train and night train which takes 19 h 31 min and costs Rs. 390 - Rs. 1400.

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

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Kandy to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Kandy station.

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

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Kandy to Batticaloa train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Batticaloa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kandy to Batticaloa is 191 km. It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to drive from Kandy to Batticaloa.

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  • Distance: 78.3 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
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 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $7
Other operators
Taxi from Kandy to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Derana
Website
srilankaderana.com

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota 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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The best way to get from Kandy to Katugastota Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs Rs. 1100 - Rs. 1400.

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