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5-Night Sri Lanka Tour

5-Night Sri Lanka Tour
6 days
USD 546.54
Spend five nights exploring some of the most popular attractions in Sri Lanka, including Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth), a tea plantation, and Galle Fort, plus take a dolphin-watching tour in Mirissa. Hotel accommodation with breakfast, special guides for all UNESCO sites, are all included in the price.This tour is round-trip from Colombo with airport pickup and drop-off.

7-Night Sri Lanka Wildlife and Adventure Tour

7-Night Sri Lanka Wildlife and Adventure Tour
8 days
USD 1030.00
Sri Lanka has been ranked amongst the world's twenty five biodiversity hot spot where we offer unique wilderness experience. This tour covers some popular national parks with exciting game drives, trekking, cycling, hiking and whitewater rafting excursions. Also, you will get a chance to enjoy camping in Yala National Park with an excellent BBQ dinner!

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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) Taxi Service

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport TransfersSafely Arrive or Depart Stress-Free at the Colombo Bandaranaike Airport!
Have a private driver waiting exclusively for you at the Colombo Bandaranaike Airport from USD 13 or book a safe and economical shared Colombo Bandaranaike Airport shuttle transfer from USD 13.
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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 Nov 2017