Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo

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From Batticaloa to Colombo by train

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From Batticaloa to Colombo by Bus

Instant Refundable Cheapest Fastest
20:00
Batticaloa
4h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
00:15
+1
Wellawatte, Colombo
LKR 2,350 per adult

From Batticaloa to Colombo by Taxi

Refundable
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Batticaloa
7h taxi ride in Comfort
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Colombo Any Hotel
LKR 34,248 vehicle, all incl
Refundable
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Batticaloa
7h taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Colombo Any Hotel
LKR 36,845 vehicle, all incl

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 34,249
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:18 - 15:15LKR 4,072
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 20:15 - 04:53LKR 4,072

Transportation from Batticaloa to Colombo

How to get from Batticaloa to Colombo

Travelling between Batticaloa and Colombo is possible by Flight, bus and train. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 4,084 if you go by train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LKR 2,350.

How long does it take to get from Batticaloa to Colombo?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 9 hours to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo. Flight will bring you to your destination in 45m. Train does a much slower job and take about 8h 57m to reach Colombo.

How much does it cost to get from Batticaloa to Colombo?

Travelling between Batticaloa and Colombo can be as cheap as LKR 2,350 if you opt for a Avro Travels bus and as expensive as LKR 4,084 if you buy a Sri Lanka Railways train ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Batticaloa and Colombo ?

  • 6 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 06:18 Batticaloa until 20:15 Batticaloa
  • 3 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 09:00 Batticaloa Airport until 17:00 Batticaloa Airport
  • 1 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 20:00 Batticaloa until 20:00 Batticaloa

2 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 00:00 Batticaloa until 00:00 Batticaloa

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Batticaloa to Colombo.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Batticaloa to Colombo, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as LKR 42,949,672.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Batticaloa and Colombo

Cinnamon Air

Bus

Travelling from Batticaloa to Colombo overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Batticaloa and Colombo

Avro Travels

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Batticaloa and Colombo

Stef Lanka Tours

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Batticaloa to Colombo?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 57% took a train
  • 43% opted for a bus