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hi flying into colombo looking for the best way to get TANGALLE (cheapest please) arrive 10th feb is the festival over in colombo

thanks chris

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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Hi Chris,

Best and cheapest don't go together in Sri Lanka.

Best way is by AC car/van with driver. The distance to Tangalle is about 225 km, so it will cost you LKR 13000-14000.

The cheapest is by bus from the airport to Colombo Fort railway station and then by either AC intercity bus from nearby Pettah bus stand or by train to Matara and then by bus to Tangalle. Intercity buses in Sri Lanka is not good if you have more baggage than just a backpack. Most likely you will have to pay for a seat for you baggage. Bus from airport to Colombo will be less than LKR 100. Intercity bus to Tangalle will be about LKR 400. Train to Matara is about LKR 230/2nd class, LKR 130/3rd class.

Look here for how to get the bus from airport to Colombo:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293961-i8983-k2…

Hans

sri lanka
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thanks hans, most grateful.

just to check is the festival finish on the 10th feb

if so should make my way to tangalle, or is there something you would recommend on the way to stop at

chris

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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3. Re: colombo

Which festival?

Hans

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4. Re: colombo

hi hans, navam perahera and if you could what is 13,000 in sterling

chris

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5. Re: colombo

Currently around 80 quid, but changing by the day. Www.oanda.com/convert/classic is a good site for following these things.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

sri lanka
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6. Re: colombo

thanks, any veiws on the navam perahera

Aluthgama, Sri Lanka
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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7. Re: colombo

Hi again Chris,

Navam Perahera is on 8th & 9th February.

LKR 13000 is about GBP 82.

Om the way to Tangalle you could stop at Kosgoda (Turtle Project), Ambalangoda (Mask Factory & Museum), Meetiyagoda (Moonstone mine), Hikkaduwa (Glass-bottom boat) and Gall (Dutch Fort), but if you fly in from UK it will be better to stop the first night in Negombo and do the sightseeing the next day.

Hans

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8. Re: colombo

thanks

Colombo
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City of Colombo has many hotels for ones accommodation and enjoy holidaying with their family. There is the star hotels like Ceylon Continental Hotel, Cinnamon Grand, Hilton, Galle Face Hotel, Taj Samudra and many more.

The Bandaranaike International Airport (also known as Katunayake International Airport) is Sri Lanka's only international airport. It is located in Katunayake, 35 km (22 mi) north of Colombo.

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