There are 6 ways to get from Negombo to Batticaloa by plane, train, night train, taxi or car

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

Fly from Colombo  •  3 h 1 min

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

$269 - $561

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 33 min

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

$5 - $11

4 alternative options

Fly from Diyawanna Oya  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$41 - $232

Train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Gampaha to Valachchenei Express Train

$27 - $37

Taxi  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Negombo to Batticaloa 184 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Negombo to Batticaloa 184 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa is to night train which costs Rs. 850 - Rs. 1800 and takes 17 h 33 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa is to fly which costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 40000 and takes 1 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Negombo and Batticaloa is 212 km. The road distance is 294.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa without a car is to train which takes 8 h 30 min and costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 6500.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to get from Negombo to Batticaloa, including transfers.

More details

The best way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 3 h 1 min and costs Rs. 45000 - Rs. 95000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs Rs. 4500 - Rs. 6500 and takes 8 h 30 min.

Mode details

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

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Negombo to Batticaloa is 294 km. It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to drive from Negombo to Batticaloa.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

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

More details

The best way to get from Negombo to Colombo Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs Rs. 600 - Rs. 750.

More details

Map of how to get from Negombo to Batticaloa.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 132.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 1 min

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

Cinnamon Air and SriLankan Airlines fly from Negombo to Batticaloa twice daily. Alternatively, Sri Lanka Railways operates a train from Negombo to Batticaloa once daily. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 7 h 20 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 Gampaha to Valachchenei
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 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 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
Other operators
Taxi from Negombo to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including 5 delightfully under-the-radar French towns you need to visit, French strikes 2018: What are my alternative transport options? and Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF - to help you get the most out of your next trip.