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From Batticaloa to Colombo by train

06:18
Batticaloa
15:15
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
06:18
Batticaloa
15:15
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
06:18
Batticaloa
15:15
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
06:18
Batticaloa
15:15
Colombo Fort
8h 57m
20:15
Batticaloa
04:53
Colombo Fort
8h 38m
20:15
Batticaloa
04:53
Colombo Fort
8h 38m
20:15
Batticaloa
04:53
Colombo Fort
8h 38m
20:15
Batticaloa
04:53
Colombo Fort
8h 38m

From Batticaloa to Colombo by bus

20:00
Batticaloa
00:05
Galleface, Colombo
4h 5m
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20:00
Batticaloa
00:15
Wellawatte, Colombo
4h 15m
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Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule

Batticaloa to Colombo Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 06:18 – 15:15LKR 4,004
Sri Lanka Railways 1st Class Seat 20:15 – 04:53LKR 4,004

Batticaloa to Colombo destination reviews

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Bus VIP 32, Avro Travels, Jul 7, 2019
Music and TV with too much high volume. I did'nt sleep
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Popular Routes in Sri Lanka

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

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 train ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about LKR 4,007. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as LKR 2,350.

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 279 miles (448 km). The flying distance is 137 miles (219 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 (Avro Travels): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as LKR 2,350 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a train - a one-way train ticket can cost as much as LKR 4,007.

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

  • Bus tickets - LKR 2,350 to LKR 2,350;
  • Train tickets - LKR 3,087 to LKR 4,007;

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

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

  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.
  • 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.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

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.

Trains

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:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.