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Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

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Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Does anyone know this fare? Thanks if you do.

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1. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Hi there,

To Hambantota is Rs 3,000. Tangalle is another 43 km makes Rs 3,500 extra so fair price should be Rs 6,500.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Distance is approx. 70 km, so I would say a fait price should be approx. LKR 5,500.

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3. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Agree that this is fair price. However can't help that the taxi cabs at Mattala have a cartel and don't ask less than Rs 3,000 for the first 27 km to Hambantota, one of the reasons for the high price being that often they are at standby for nothing due to the underwhelming success of the airport. Prebooking a pickup vehicle from your Tangalle hotel might indeed help in getting this more fair price.

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4. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

I would assume driver would only be on stand by when flights are arriving.

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5. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Absolutely, but apparently it's not clear ahead how many passengers disembark. And in my case, in a full Colombo-Mattala-India flight, it was solely 1 and that was not a very big market for them; ground staff informed me that exactly 2 people were embarking...

Tnx,

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6. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

Thank you very much all for the info.

7. Re: Taxi fare from Mattala airport to Tangalle

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