There are 8 ways to get from Negombo to Batticaloa by plane, taxi, train, bus, night train 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 Colombo to Batticaloa  •  3 h 1 min

  1. CMB - BTC

$270 - $563

Cheapest option

Night train  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Night Mail Train

$6 - $12

6 alternative options

Fly Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa  •  1 h 25 min

  1. DWO - BTC

$43 - $234

Fly Colombo to Sigiriya, taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. CMB - GIU

$284 - $630

Train  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Express Train

$29 - $41

Bus  •  14 h 35 min

  1. 99 / ...
  2. 35/935

$22 - $30

Taxi  •  5 h 7 min

  1. 184 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. 184 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The distance between Negombo and Batticaloa is 212 km. The road distance is 294 km.

The cheapest way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa is to night train which costs Rs. 950 - Rs. 1900 and takes 17 h 33 min.

The quickest way to get from Negombo to Batticaloa is to fly which takes 1 h 25 min and costs Rs. 6500 - Rs. 37000.

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

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 - $6 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
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $260
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Colombo to Sigiriya
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
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 - $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
$2 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
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
$2 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $4
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Sigiriya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Sri Derana
Phone
+94 81 4 915915
Website
sriderana.com

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