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Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

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Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Hi, we are 2 families with 2 kids below 14 years, we arrive in Bandarnaike International at around 9.00 AM, would like to know the most efficient/economic transport means to reach Unawatuna.

Also we would like to know about getting back from Unawatuna to Colombo.

Is private taxi, Buses or Train better? What would be the cost as there are 6 of us with some luggage.

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1. Re: Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Hi there,

It's about 140 km leading to a taxi (minivan) price of around Rs 10,000. However when prebooking from a driver, or through your U'tuna accomodation, sometimes slightly lower prices are possible - maybe 8,500-9,000.

This is THE most efficient transport timewise, this time of the day it'll probably take 4-5 hours. A combi of buses, or bus/train, would cost you for 6 persons maybe only Rs 1,000 but leads to a lot of hassle with luggage, at least 2 transfers and something like 7-8 hours travel. So esp. because of the kids, do go for the car...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Thanks a Ton, Erik, Sandhya

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3. Re: Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Just wondering, can you catch a direct train from Galle to somewhere close to the airport, or do the trains all terminate in Columbo ?.

How much would a taxi be from Columbo train station to the airport ?.

Thanks

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4. Re: Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Hi there,

They all terminate at Colombo, with the exception of one daily continuing to Kandy; which is the wrong direction (not airport-Negombo-Puttalam line).

Airport to Colombo Fort is around Rs 2,500 and takes 75-90 mins.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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5. Re: Bandarnaike International to Unawatuna

Traveling from Una to airport is best by taxi/van - prices? Shop around - I got it for 6000rps in Feb 2010 but only 'cos I knew a few that I could play against each other - likely price now would be 8000rps min.

R.

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