There are 4 ways to get from Trincomalee to Badulla by night train, train, taxi, car or plane

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Night train, train  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela Night Mail Train
  2. Take the train from Polgahawela to Badulla Express Train

$3 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Badulla 159.9 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Badulla 159.9 miles

$19 - $28

Taxi, fly  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Katugastota (KDZ) BTC - KDZ
  3. Take a taxi from Katugastota to Badulla

$334 - $523

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No, there is no direct train from Trincomalee to Badulla. However, there are services departing from Trincomalee and arriving at Badulla via Polgahawela. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 39 min.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Badulla is 177 km. The road distance is 255.8 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Badulla without a car is to night train and train which takes 26 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 26 h 39 min to get from Trincomalee to Badulla, including transfers.

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Trincomalee to Badulla train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, depart from Trincomalee station.

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

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Trincomalee to Badulla train services, operated by Sri Lanka Railways, arrive at Badulla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Badulla is 256 km. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Trincomalee to Badulla.

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SriLankan Airlines offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 711+ hotels available in Badulla. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Badulla.
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  • Distance: 110.6 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 39 min

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

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Badulla. However, you can take the night train to Polgahawela then take the train to Badulla. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Badulla.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Polgahawela
Ave. Duration
17 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $2
2nd Class
$1 - $4
1st Class
$4 - $7
Train from Polgahawela to Badulla
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Badulla
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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