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Enjoy Amazing Sri Lanka this Summer with Lowest and Amazing offer from Discovery Tours.Discover truly Sri Lankan Hospitality with our well experience team and Leave this beautiful country with unforgettable memories.

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<p>Welcome to your 'Sri Lanka - Ramayana Trail' tour! On arrival at the airport in Colombo or at your hotel, you will meet Cilao Travel representative and proceed on a picturesque drive to Sigiriya, en route visit Pinnawala Elephant orphanage.</p> <p>Also visit Sita Kotuwa. Sita was kept at Queen Mandodari's Palace and later moved first to Sita Kotuwa ('Sita's Fort') and finally to Ashoka Vatika. The ruins found here are the remnants of later civilizations. Visit Gurulupotha Lankapura, which was the repair center of the flying Chariot.&nbsp;Temple of the Tooth. It is a Buddhist temple located within the palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy. It houses the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha.&nbsp;</p> <p>Later part of the tour you will visit the Bentota where you do leisure activities like Madu river boat riding relaxing in beautiful Sri Lankan beach.&nbsp;</p>

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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) Taxi Service

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Colombo Bandaranaike Airport!
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Official Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (LKR or Sri Lankan Rupee). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency.

  • Bandaranaike Airport taxi fares to:


    Destination Mini van taxi (no AC) Regular taxi (no AC) Regular taxi with AC
    Colombo LKR 1490  LKR 2640 LKR 2904
    Negombo town LKR 812 LKR 1380 LKR 1518
    Negombo Beach LKR 862 LKR 1430 LKR 1568
    Beruela and Bentota LKR 4235 LKR 7170 LKR 7887
    Kandy or Galle LKR 4500 LKR 7410 LKR 8151

Colombo Taxi Payment: Cash only
Colombo Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, 10%

Official Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Details

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi

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There are several options for Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service. For the cheapest option, go to the taxi counter in the Arrivals Hall at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport. They provide minivan taxis without air conditioning and for about a third cheaper than Bandaranaike Airport taxis provided by 'hotels'. It is worth noting that this service is primarily intended for the locals, so the counter staff will try to persuade you to go to one of the 'hotel taxi' counters. If you want the cheap fare, insist that you only want a minivan taxi.

Otherwise, the official Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service provided for tourists, supervised by the airport, offer taxis both with and without air conditioning.

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 Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Taxi Scams

Some first time travellers to Colombo find themselves falling victim to scams and touts. Be on guard for anybody trying to help you by giving you unsolicited directions or travel advice. Take any advice from Bandaranaike Airport taxi and auto drivers with a grain of salt, especially if they tell you the place you want to go to is closed, dangerous, etc. If you are unsure, check a map. If you have been told your hotel is closed or full, give them a call. If you are a first time visitor to Sri Lanka, do not admit it, as it will make you a mark for the scam artists.

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Last Updated: 10 Apr 2022