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

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Taxi to Katugastota, fly  •  2 h

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
  2. Fly from Katugastota (KDZ) to Batticaloa (BTC) KDZ - BTC

$380 - $649

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Bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya 31-1
  2. Take the bus from Wellawaya to Batticaloa 35/935

$2 - $5

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Taxi to Diyawanna Oya, fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Diyawanna Oya
  2. Fly from Diyawanna Oya (DWO) to Batticaloa (BTC) DWO - BTC

$91 - $291

Train, night train  •  22 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Nanuoya to Polgahawela Express Train
  2. Take the night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$11 - $20

Taxi  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take a taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa 136.1 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa 136.1 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa is to bus which costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa is to taxi and fly which costs Rs. 60000 - Rs. 110000 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Nuwara Eliya and arriving at Batticaloa via Wellawaya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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The distance between Nuwara Eliya and Batticaloa is 130 km. The road distance is 217.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 36 min and costs Rs. 280 - Rs. 900.

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa bus services, operated by National Transport Commission, depart from Nuwara Eliya station.

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The quickest flight from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa is 218 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa.

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  • Distance: 81.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka?

You can take a bus from Nuwara Eliya to Batticaloa via Wellawaya in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Diyawanna Oya to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $210
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Katugastota to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Nanuoya to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $3
Night train from Polgahawela to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
16 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$2 - $4
1st Class
$5 - $8
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Nuwara Eliya to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
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
$1 - $3
AirCon
$2 - $3
Super Lux
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Nuwara Eliya to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Katugastota Airport to Batticaloa Airport.

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