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

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Train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Valachchenei Express Train

$17 - $27

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$2 - $7

5 alternative options

Bus  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale 99 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$17 - $24

Taxi  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Katunayake to Batticaloa 183.1 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Katunayake to Batticaloa 183.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Colombo  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Colombo (CMB) to Batticaloa (BTC) CMB - BTC

$274 - $554

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$31 - $223

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The distance between Katunayake and Batticaloa is 208 km. The road distance is 292.9 km.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Batticaloa without a car is to train which takes 10 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to get from Katunayake to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Katunayake to Batticaloa is to train which takes 10 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 24 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Katunayake to Batticaloa is 293 km. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from Katunayake to Batticaloa.

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SriLankan Airlines and Cinnamon Air offer flights from Colombo Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Batticaloa. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Katunayake to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 129.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 32 min

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

Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Katunayake to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $6 and the journey takes 7 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Katunayake to Batticaloa via Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, Pettah CTB, Haputale, and Wellawaya in around 14 h 24 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Colombo to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $260
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 Colombo Fort to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$4 - $6
Night train from Colombo Fort to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
15 h 22 min
Frequency
Once 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 Katunayake South to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pettah CTB to Haputale
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $2
Semi Lux
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Katunayake to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Colombo Taxi
Phone
+94 11 43 43 475
Website
colombotaxicabs.com

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