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

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Recommended option

Night train, bus, taxi  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama 32
  3. Take a taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay

$58 - $79

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay 157 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay 157 miles

$19 - $28

What companies run services between Trincomalee, Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka?

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay. However, you can take the night train to Colombo Fort, take the walk to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal, take the bus to Kataragama, then take the taxi to Arugam Bay. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Arugam Bay.

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Colombo Fort
Ave. Duration
16 h
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 Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kataragama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
$1 - $3
Semi Lux
$2 - $3
AirCon
$3 - $4
Super Lux
$6
Other operators
Taxi from Kataragama to Arugam Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Trincomalee and Arugam Bay is 204 km. The road distance is 251 km.

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay is to drive which costs Rs. 3000 - Rs. 4400 and takes 4 h 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay is to taxi which takes 4 h 29 min and costs Rs. 16000 - Rs. 19000.

It takes approximately 26 h 32 min to get from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay, including transfers.