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

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Night train  •  23 h 52 min

  1. Take the night train from Trincomalee to Kekirawa Night Mail Train
  2. Take the night train from Kekirawa to Batticaloa Night Mail Train

$3 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa 86.8 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Batticaloa 86.8 miles

$10 - $16

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No, there is no direct train from Trincomalee to Batticaloa. However, there are services departing from Trincomalee and arriving at Batticaloa via Kekirawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 52 min.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Batticaloa is 108 km. The road distance is 138.9 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Batticaloa without a car is to night train which takes 23 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 23 h 52 min to get from Trincomalee to Batticaloa, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Batticaloa is 139 km. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Trincomalee to Batticaloa.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Batticaloa. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Batticaloa.
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  • Distance: 67.6 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 52 min

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

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

Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Night train from Trincomalee to Kekirawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1
2nd Class
$1
1st Class
$1 - $2
Night train from Kekirawa to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
19 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
eservices.railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
$1 - $3
2nd Class
$2 - $5
1st Class
$7 - $9
Other operators
Taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Sha Tours
Phone
+94 77 749 5182
Website
shatours.com

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