Batticaloa to Colombo

Batticaloa to Colombo

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7h taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
Colombo Any Hotel
From LKR 36,825 vehicle, all incl

From Batticaloa to Colombo by taxi

7h taxi ride with Stef Lanka Tours
Colombo Any Hotel
From LKR 36,825 vehicle, all incl

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 36,825

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

When you want to get from Batticaloa to Colombo, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 39,338. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 75.

How far is Batticaloa from Colombo?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Batticaloa to Colombo. Your trip will be a total of 180 miles (289 km). The flying distance is 139 miles (223 km).

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

The travel time from Batticaloa to Colombo can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Batticaloa to Colombo varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Avro Travels: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LKR 75 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as LKR 39,338.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Batticaloa to Colombo:

  • Bus tickets - LKR 2,388 to LKR 2,388;
  • Train tickets - LKR 3,383 to LKR 4,378;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 36,560 to LKR 39,337.

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

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 20:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Batticaloa to Colombo any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Batticaloa to Colombo is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Batticaloa to Colombo. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as LKR 36,560.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Batticaloa to Colombo

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Batticaloa to Colombo? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 67% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 33% decided to go for a bus.