How to get from Matara to Batticaloa

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Recommended option

Fly from Koggala  •  2 h 52 min

  1. KCT - BTC

$48 - $256

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. 35/935

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus to Weerawila, fly  •  3 h 59 min

  1. WRZ - BTC

$277 - $572

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. DWO - BTC

$33 - $226

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. 203.4 miles

$24 - $40

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

Cinnamon Air flies from Matara to Batticaloa once daily. Alternatively, National Transport Commission operates a bus from Matara to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $3 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Koggala to Batticaloa via Diyawanna Oya
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Weerawila to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Matara to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Hambantota
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$2 - $3
Semi Lux
$3 - $5
AirCon
$4 - $6
Super Lux
$8

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Matara and Batticaloa is 234 km. The road distance is 325 km.

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Batticaloa is to bus which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 470 and takes 9 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Matara to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 41000.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Matara Bus Station and arriving at Batticaloa. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Matara to Batticaloa, including transfers.