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There are 8 ways to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi via Kurunegala  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Trincomalee to Kurunegala Trincomalee
  2. Take a taxi from Kurunegala to Ratnapura

Rs. 8187 - Rs. 10242

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Trincomalee to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kalutara
  3. Take a taxi from Kalutara to Ratnapura

Rs. 4245 - Rs. 5259

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Train, taxi  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Trincomalee Station to Gampaha Station Trincomalee
  2. Take a taxi from Gampaha Station to Ratnapura

Rs. 4587 - Rs. 6234

Taxi  •  4h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Ratnapura 178.7 miles

Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000

Drive  •  4h 47m

  1. Drive from Trincomalee to Ratnapura 178.7 miles

Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Katugastota, taxi  •  5h 35m

  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 Ratnapura

Rs. 21418 - Rs. 54013

Taxi to Batticaloa, fly to Colombo, taxi  •  5h 7m

  1. Take a taxi from Trincomalee to Batticaloa
  2. Fly from Batticaloa (BTC) to Colombo (CMB) BTC - CMB
  3. Take a taxi from Colombo to Ratnapura

Rs. 61318 - Rs. 113513

Bus to Sigiriya, fly to Colombo, taxi  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Trincomalee to Dambulla
  2. Fly from Sigiriya (GIU) to Colombo (CMB) GIU - CMB
  3. Take a taxi from Colombo to Ratnapura

Rs. 46737 - Rs. 104677

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura is to drive which costs Rs. 3700 - Rs. 5500 and takes 4h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura is to taxi which costs Rs. 18000 - Rs. 22000 and takes 4h 47m.

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The distance between Trincomalee and Ratnapura is 229 km. The road distance is 285.9 km.

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The best way to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura without a car is to bus and taxi via Kurunegala which takes 6h 26m and costs Rs. 8000 - Rs. 11000.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Trincomalee to Ratnapura is 286 km. It takes approximately 4h 47m to drive from Trincomalee to Ratnapura.

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Cinnamon Air offers flights from Batticaloa Airport to Katugastota Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Ratnapura. Prices start at Rs. 2585 per night.

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Map of how to get from Trincomalee to Ratnapura.
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  • Distance: 143.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Trincomalee to Ratnapura. However, you can take the bus to Kurunegala then take the taxi to Ratnapura. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gampaha Station then take the taxi to Ratnapura.

Airlines
SriLankan Airlines
Website
srilankan.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 3100 - Rs. 31000
Flights from Batticaloa to Colombo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 47000 - Rs. 95000
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4400 - Rs. 44000
Cinnamon Air
Website
cinnamonair.com
Flights from Batticaloa to Katugastota
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 3100 - Rs. 31000
Flights from Sigiriya to Colombo
Ave. Duration
30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
Rs. 4400 - Rs. 44000
Train operators
Sri Lanka Railways
Website
railway.gov.lk
Train from Trincomalee Station to Gampaha Station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
Rs. 380 - Rs. 1300
Schedules at
railway.gov.lk
3rd Class
Rs. 210 - Rs. 340
2nd Class
Rs. 380 - Rs. 650
1st Class
Rs. 950 - Rs. 1300
Bus operators
National Transport Commission
Phone
+94 011-2587372
Email
info@ntc.gov.lk
Website
ntc.gov.lk
Bus from Trincomalee to Kurunegala
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 180 - Rs. 250
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 180 - Rs. 250
Semi Lux
Rs. 280 - Rs. 340
AirCon
Rs. 380 - Rs. 430
Super Lux
Rs. 637
Bus from Trincomalee to Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 270 - Rs. 350
Semi Lux
Rs. 430 - Rs. 550
AirCon
Rs. 550 - Rs. 650
Super Lux
Rs. 962
Bus from Colombo Bastian Mawatha Bus Terminal to Kalutara
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 75 - Rs. 110
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 75 - Rs. 110
Semi Lux
Rs. 75 - Rs. 90
AirCon
Rs. 110 - Rs. 140
Super Lux
Rs. 212
Bus from Trincomalee to Dambulla
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Schedules at
ntc.gov.lk
Standard
Rs. 130 - Rs. 180
Semi Lux
Rs. 180 - Rs. 220
AirCon
Rs. 250 - Rs. 290
Super Lux
Rs. 438
Other operators
Taxi from Kurunegala to Ratnapura
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Estimated price
Rs. 8000 - Rs. 10000

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