Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo

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20:15
Batticaloa
8h 38m ride in train #6080
04:53
+1
Colombo Fort
06:18
Batticaloa
8h 57m ride in train #6012
15:15
Colombo Fort
Instant Refundable Fastest
20:00
Batticaloa
4h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
00:15
+1
Wellawatte, Colombo

From Batticaloa to Colombo by train

06:18
Batticaloa
8h 57m ride in train #6012
15:15
Colombo Fort
20:15
Batticaloa
8h 38m ride in train #6080
04:53
+1
Colombo Fort

From Batticaloa to Colombo by bus

Instant Refundable Fastest
20:00
Batticaloa
4h 15m bus ride in Tourist bus
5.0
00:15
+1
Wellawatte, Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 33,120
Avro Travels Tourist bus 20:00 - 00:15LKR 2,276

Transportation from Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo destination reviews

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Bus Tourist bus, Avro Travels, Sep 21, 2020
Amazing service. Accurate information which was very important to me. Perfect timing
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How to get from Batticaloa to Colombo

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 35,390 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere LKR 1,999.

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

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 9 hours to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo. Bus will bring you to your destination in 4h 15m. 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 1,999 if you opt for a Avro Travels bus and as expensive as LKR 35,390 if you buy a Stef Lanka Tours taxi 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 ?

  • 1 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 20:00 Wellawatte until 20:00 Wellawatte
  • 1 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 06:18 Colombo Fort until 20:15 Colombo Fort

1 from Batticaloa to Colombo starting from 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel until 00:00 Colombo Any Hotel

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?

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

  • 95% took a train
  • 3% opted for a bus
  • 2% bought a taxi ride