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How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

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How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

how much are we expected to pay from airport to the city area in colombo? let's say to the railway station. any other alternatives besides taxi? Can the tuk tuk take us from the airport to city?

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1. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

A taxi from the airport to e.g. Colombo Fort will cost approx. LKR 2,500.

You can go by bus, i.e. first free shuttle bus from airport to Katunayake bus stand and then bus # 187 to Colombo Fort.

The airport is approx. 35 km from Colombo City, so IMO too far to go by tuk tuk.

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2. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

Tuktuk _could_ work if you have little luggage and are happy with limited comfort (1+ hours drive). They are not allowed to enter the airport premises for pickup, so you would have to walk about 200 m from Arrivals pavement area to the main road and then flag one down. Fair cost would be around LKR 1,200 but expect quite some haggling to get this...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

This is in the wrong forum.

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4. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

Does that really matter?

OP got replies to her/his question.

Hans

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5. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

Forum etiquette.

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6. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

Or TA mess. Yes it's an user error but the way TA 'subforums' work still is very unlogical to me, let alone their accomodation categorisation over regions which has too many errors to mention and which DE's like Hans and me try to get corrected fruitlessly for a long time. So would not blame TA users too much for something where lots of site improvements could be done firstly...

Tnx,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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7. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

I agree that improvements can be made but the local categories are quite clear and if you want the best response to a question then you should post in the correct forum.

In this case it did not matter as everyone comes through Colombo and knows the answer but the OP must have deliberately navigated to the Galle forum to ask a question about Colombo?

Anyway we are now off topic. ;o)

Edited: 4:36 am, July 13, 2012
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8. Re: How much to pay from airport to town area in colombo?

All posts in sub forums show up in the main Sri Lanka forum.

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