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

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

Bus, taxi  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya 35-1
  2. Take a taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Trincomalee

$62 - $78

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort Express Train / ...
  2. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee Night Mail Train

$2 - $9

5 alternative options

Train, night train via Galoya Junction  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
  3. Take the night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee

$3 - $10

Drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Matara to Trincomalee 245.8 miles

$29 - $45

Bus to Weerawila, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Matara Bus Station to Hambantota
  2. Fly from Weerawila (WRZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) WRZ - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$326 - $634

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Batticaloa, taxi  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC
  3. Take a taxi from Batticaloa to Trincomalee

$82 - $288

Train to Diyawanna Oya, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Matara to Colombo Fort
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Katugastota (KDZ) DWO - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Trincomalee

$87 - $238

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

There is no direct connection from Matara to Trincomalee. However, you can take the bus to Dehiattakandiya then take the taxi to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Matara to Trincomalee via Colombo Fort and Galoya Junction in around 11 h 59 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$13 - $140
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
Train from Colombo Fort to Galoya Junction
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$3 - $5
Night train from Galoya Junction to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Matara Bus Station to Dehiattakandiya
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Dehiattakandiya to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Matara and Trincomalee is 302 km. The road distance is 393 km.

The cheapest way to get from Matara to Trincomalee is to train and night train which costs Rs. 460 - Rs. 1600 and takes 11 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Matara to Trincomalee is to drive which takes 5 h 38 min and costs Rs. 4700 - Rs. 7000.

No, there is no direct train from Matara to Trincomalee. However, there are services departing from Matara and arriving at Trincomalee via Colombo Fort and Galoya Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 59 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 56 min to get from Matara to Trincomalee, including transfers.