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Train and Bus schedule Batticaloa

Train and Bus schedule Batticaloa


Batticaloa bus stand

Batticaloa bus stand provides bus services to all parts of the island.

If you need to reach any city around Sri Lanka from Batticaloa fast, we advise you to take a bus or a train. If by Bus, you get two options to choose from Private or public  (CTB). Both Stands are located in Puliyanthivu. Busses are available to other parts of the country during the day time and very few during the night. Train services are operational in a regular basis, and much convenient compared to traveling by bus.

From Batticaloa town, bus to Kandy is at 2.15pm and to Vavuniya  is at 7 am in the morning. You could also get a connecting trip, but it will be convenient to look for a direct trip to avoided delays. Five buses operate from Batticaloa to Colombo on weekdays. Traveling by bus is faster than traveling by train in Sri lanka. Two buses operate to Trincomalee and two to Jaffna. Bookings can be done at the Batticaloa central stand in advance for Colombo and Jaffna travel.

Colombo 7.00am, 10.30 am, 2.00 pm

Badulla 6.00 am and 12. pm

Jaffna    7.00 am and  8.00 pm

Polonnaruwa     8.00 am

Trincomalee       6.00 am and 12. pm

In addition to this public busses (CTB) also operate in a daily basis from and to Batticaloa.

Inquiries on bus schedule could be obtained from this number 065- 2225723

Train Schedule Batticaloa

Train Name                          Route                         Departure      Arrival          

Express-Udayadevi     Colombo Fort – Batticaloa     6.05 am           2.20 pm

Express-Udayadevi     Batticaloa – Colombo Fort     7.15 am           3.25 pm

Normal Express          Colombo Fort – Batticaloa     9.00 am           7.00 pm

Normal Express           Batticaloa – Colombo Fort     5.45 pm           4.05 am

Intercity Express-B     Colombo Fort – Batticaloa     7.15 pm           4.00 am

Intercity Express-B     Batticaloa – Colombo Fort     8.15 pm           4.55 am


Time and distance to reach tourism sites around Sri lanka

Route 1                              Km      Hrs                                 Route 2                                       Km      Hrs

Colombo – Ratnapura  86        1hr40min.                  Colombo – Ratnapura      86        1hr40min.

Ratnapura – Buttala     138      2hrs                             Ratnapura – Buttala        138      2hrs

Buttala – Siyambal       53        45min.                        Buttala – Siyambala     53        45min.

Siyambal – Arugambay           44        38min.            Siyambal–Arugambay   44        38min.

Arugambay – Kumana Park     27        26min.           Arugambay – Ampara   67.9     1hr10min.

Kumana Park – Arugambay     27        26min.          Ampara – Batticaloa    67.7     1hr8min.

Arugambay – Siyamba          44        26min.            Batticaloa – Passikudha           33.3     35min.

Buttala – Kattaragama  46        26min.                     Passikudha – Pol-ruwa   72.2     1hr6min.

Arugambay – Siyambal           44        38min.            Polonnaruwa – Habarana         48.3     47min.

Buttala – Kattaragama  46        41min                          Habarana – Dambulla  24.2     25min.

Kattaragama – Yala     37.5     32min.                        Dambulla – Kurunagala           56.6     1hr

Yala National – Tissamagarama           22.6     20min.            Kurunagala – Colombo            96.8     1hr45min.

Tissamagarama – Galle            150      2hr20min.


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