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Driving to Haputale from Colombo

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Driving to Haputale from Colombo


My friend and I want to go to hill country by car (due to limited 2 day schedule) - specifically going from Colombo to Haputale and back. Do you have any recommendations on drivers to use, and how much we should expect to pay?


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1. Re: Driving to Haputale from Colombo

Colombo to Haputale and return is approx. 350 km, so count on approx. LKR 16,000-17,000.


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2. Re: Driving to Haputale from Colombo

bus and train service available

but if you want a vehicle, take only colombo to haputale ( no return)

definitely you will able to find a vehicle back to colombo with cheap price

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3. Re: Driving to Haputale from Colombo

That's crap information Aruna. You should be VERY well aware that the price for one-ways is a lot higher than the price for returns, and in this case it's only 1 night so even if they have to pay the overnight guesthouse of the driver the return price is always better.


* One-way 175 km @ Rs 70 makes Rs 12,000

* Which means return Rs 24,000 if two separate rides

And the price with return ride is Rs 16,000 as mentioned above plus maybe Rs 2,000 for driver acco...

So even if you can get a one-way ride back for 10,000 instead of 12,000 still the return model is better...


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4. Re: Driving to Haputale from Colombo

Erik is right, you could save some money hiring a driver for return journey.

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5. Re: Driving to Haputale from Colombo

Hi dear if you like you can do like this u can catch the train from colombo and also u can catch the first class tickets also it will be 3000 rs with air condition and lot of seanories with fun from airport to colombo the taxi will be 2000 rs. If you need any further information you can mail me any time i will help you Brushantha@yahoo.com

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