There are 3 ways to get from Pottuvil to Trincomalee by bus, night train, taxi or car

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Bus, night train  •  27 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Pottuvil to Wellawaya
  2. Take the bus from Haputale to Pettah CTB 99
  3. Take the night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee

$17 - $26

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pottuvil to Trincomalee 153.6 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Pottuvil to Trincomalee 153.6 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

The distance between Pottuvil and Trincomalee is 199 km. The road distance is 245.7 km.

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The best way to get from Pottuvil to Trincomalee without a car is to bus and night train which takes 27 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 27 h 33 min to get from Pottuvil to Trincomalee, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pottuvil to Trincomalee is 246 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Pottuvil to Trincomalee.

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There are 272+ hotels available in Trincomalee. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pottuvil to Trincomalee.
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  • Distance: 124.6 miles
  • Duration: 27 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Pottuvil to Trincomalee. However, you can take the bus to Wellawaya, take the taxi to Haputale, take the bus to Pettah CTB, take the walk to Colombo Fort, then take the night train to Trincomalee. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Trincomalee.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Colombo Fort to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 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
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Pottuvil to Wellawaya
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1
Semi Lux
$1 - $2
AirCon
$1 - $2
Super Lux
$3
Bus from Haputale to Pettah CTB
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Pottuvil to Trincomalee
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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