Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo

  Oct 2, 2021, 2 trips (LKR 3,395 – LKR 0)

Other Options



8h 38m Deps: 20:15

From LKR 3,395
8h 38m ride in train #6080 with Sri Lanka Railways
Colombo Fort
From LKR 3,395 per adult


7h 16m

From LKR 28,781
7h 16m taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
Colombo Any Hotel
From LKR 28,781 vehicle, all incl

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 32,296
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Sleeper 20:15 - 04:53LKR 4,408

Transportation from Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo Destination Reviews

Bus Tourist bus, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Sep 21, 2020
Amazing service. Accurate information which was very important to me. Perfect timing
Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels (Avro Travels), Jul 7, 2019
Music and TV with too much high volume. I did'nt sleep
2 customer reviews

How to get from Batticaloa to Colombo

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you LKR 39,326 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere LKR 3,395.

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

It can take you anywhere between 8 and 9 hours to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Batticaloa and Colombo. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 7h 16m. Train does a much slower job and take about 8h 38m 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 3,395 if you opt for a Sri Lanka Railways train and as expensive as LKR 39,326 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 20:15 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?


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


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 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

  • 100% took a train