There are 4 ways to get from Matara to Batticaloa by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Koggala (KCT) to Batticaloa (BTC) KCT - BTC

$46 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Batticaloa 35/935

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matara to Batticaloa 203.4 miles

$140 - $180

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Batticaloa 203.4 miles

$24 - $40

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

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The quickest way to get from Matara to Batticaloa is to fly which costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 43000 and takes 2 h 52 min.

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

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The distance between Matara and Batticaloa is 234 km. The road distance is 325.4 km.

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The best way to get from Matara to Batticaloa without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 15 min and costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 470.

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

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Matara to Batticaloa bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Matara Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Matara to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 2 h 52 min and costs Rs. 7500 - Rs. 43000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs Rs. 340 - Rs. 470 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Koggala Airport to Batticaloa Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Matara to Batticaloa bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, arrive at Batticaloa station.

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Map of how to get from Matara to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 146.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Matara to Batticaloa twice 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
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Koggala to Batticaloa via Katugastota
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
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 - $4
AirCon
$4 - $5
Super Lux
$8
Other operators
Taxi from Matara to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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