Wellawatte to Batticaloa

Wellawatte to Batticaloa

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

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8h 55m Deps: 19:00

From LKR 3,395
Colombo Fort
8h 55m ride in train #6079 with Sri Lanka Railways
From LKR 3,395 per adult


7h 16m

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

Wellawatte to Batticaloa Schedule

Wellawatte to Batticaloa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Stef Lanka Tours Comfort Any timeLKR 32,296
Sri Lanka Railways First Class Sleeper 19:00 - 03:55LKR 4,408

Transportation from Wellawatte to Batticaloa

How to get from Wellawatte to Batticaloa

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

  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. 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 39,764. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as LKR 3,395.

How far is Wellawatte from Batticaloa?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Wellawatte to Batticaloa. 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 Wellawatte to Batticaloa?

The travel time from Wellawatte to Batticaloa can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 7 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Wellawatte to Batticaloa varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sri Lanka Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as LKR 3,395 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 39,764.

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

  • Train tickets - LKR 3,395 to LKR 4,394;
  • Bus tickets - LKR 2,350 to LKR 2,350;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from LKR 36,950 to LKR 39,746.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 19:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:45. 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 Colombo to Batticaloa any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Colombo to Batticaloa 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 Colombo to Batticaloa. 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 36,950.

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 Wellawatte to Batticaloa

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Wellawatte to Batticaloa? 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.