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Colombo airport transfers

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Colombo airport transfers

Hi, we arrive into colombo at 11.55pm at night and have not got any transfers booked, is it easy to get a taxi and how can I ensure they are reputable? How much would it cost approximately to go to Negombo? Thanks.

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Fredericia, Denmark
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for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Colombo airport transfers

There are 6-7 taxi counters in arrivals hall. Negombo should be approx. LKR 2,000.


Helsinki, Finland
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2. Re: Colombo airport transfers

That's right. Getting a taxi from Bandaranayake airport is not an issue. Check the arrivals hall (as soon as you clear the custom, the taxi-stalls are on the right hand side). Anything more than Rs.2000 would be a rip off. They usually have a printed chart that shows you how much you should be charged. So have a look at it. Most of them are professional (according to Sri Lankan standard) and reliable as well.

Safe stay in Sri Lanka!

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3. Re: Colombo airport transfers

I am in negombo now and paid 1000 from the airport in a tuk tuk. I am going to the airport tomorrow by tuk tuk and he is charging 950

Fredericia, Denmark
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4. Re: Colombo airport transfers

That seems a bit overpriced.


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5. Re: Colombo airport transfers

For a tuk tuk its a bit dear. For an extra $8 you could get a private car and driver.

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I booked a pick up from Colombo airport and was picked up by Suresh - an amazing friendly and open men. He takes care on my whole trip without trying to make money. He showed me the best places and organised trips and whatever I was looking for. everything was fair and save! I felt like being with friend in Sri Lanka!

You can trust these people and they will give you an amazing and safe trip by showing the best places in Sri Lanka!!


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