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colombo to Hikkaduwa by car

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The name Hikkaduwa is thought to have been derived from the two words Ship Kaduwa, with Ship being the shorter version of Shilpaya which refers to knowledge in Sinhalese and Kaduwa which means sword. It is believed therefore that the name Hikkaduwa means sword of knowledge.


Hikkaduwa is located on the Coastal or Southern Rail Line (connecting Colombo through to Matara). It is also located on the A2 highway, connecting Colombo to Wellawaya, which runs mostly parallel to the shore, through the town.


Hikkaduwa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is a well-known international destination for board-surfing. The town was featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's television show No Reservations.

Hikkaduwa was affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake along with nearby villages Telwatta, Paraliya (Queen of the Sea rail disaster), Dodanduwa, Kahawa and Rathgama. In the aftermath of the tsunami, many of the families who had lost everything were given sewing machines as part of the relief operations. As a result, the town has a multitude of tailors who will custom make shirts, pants, and shorts.

• Hikkaduwa beach - reputed as the second best surfing spot in Sri Lanka.
• Hikkaduwa Coral Sanctuary - located a few hundred metres offshore. The sanctuary has approximately seventy varieties of multi-coloured corals.
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Important Information
Departure Point
colombo international airport
  • Air conditioned luxury car
  • One way private transfer
  • English Speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
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By: Airport Transfers Sri Lanka
24 Reviews
Kristi Z
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Amazing hospitality
Guys! I have travelled solo for the first time and hired Jey from BJ Colombo tours just for a transfer from Colombo airport to Ella and back. First of all, I was completely taken care of and felt safe as Jey was driving carefully and stopping if I needed to eat or else. It goes without even mentioning that he is and amazing company to travel and suggested many things to visit during my stay. My first and last days were supposed to be just a transfer, however, Jey took me to places I didn’t know about and told me a lot about culture, answered all my annoying question!😂 To sum up, everything is well arranged in this company, the car is good and the driver is on time. If you are a solo traveler and need a transfer or personal driver - contact BJ colombo tours! And of course a special thanks to Jey for being a great company and especially showing me around in Kandy which I knew nothing about! +94 77 028 24 30 Jey BJ Colombo tours
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Christian T
Dallas, Texas
Private Transfer from Colombo to Weligama
We landed to Negombo and tried to get Uber. The Uber app kept failing before locating a driver. We got so annoyed after spending 30 min trying to get an Uber ride. We finally went online and called this company. We spoke on the phone and connected on Whatsapp. He then came in with a clean Toyota Avalon with ac and took us to our hotel in Weligama. He spoke perfect English and was super friendly. I will recommend him for your airport transfers in Sri Lanka.
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prabhat S
Kandy day tour with Nilaga
I went srilanka is my holiday this company gives good help successes my tour I am happy this company
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Nilanga H
Srilanka transfer
Airport tranfer srilanka is best company in srilanka it everything ok I recommend this company airport transfer srilanka
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Sacramento, California
Transfer from Unawatuna to Kandy
What a lovely ride! I enjoyed chatting to my lovely driver but above all he drove safely and well. You can rely on these guys to do a great job!
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Excellent service
Excellent and reliable service. The driver is very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Best in the business
Nilanga picked us up from Colombo airport, was there waiting as soon as we walked out with our names clearly written on it. Nilanga was a very professional and polite guy, would recommend using his company to anyone looking for transport in Sri Lanka, good car with air con too.
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melanie b
Mr Adrian Brown
Excellent service. As we came through customs, they were there ready to go. Would highly recommend this company
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Airport transfer
Nilanga it's a friendly and helpful guy. He was waiting for my flight with a clear sign. On the road quickly.
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Family vacation
“Its a very convenient and safe facility. I will recommend it to anyone. Its the best mode to travel. Thanks kavi for the provision.”
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Nirasha M
Amazing service. Very reliable and calm guys. Highly recommended. I'm totally satisfied with your service. Stay on top and go well.Thank you
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Had an awesome trip in a comfortable ride. Plan was to go only for Sigiriya but they offered us a safari too! The best is it was fair charge and we got a good service from them.
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Dilshan J
visit sri lanka
i had a vehicle from here to go to kandy. actually its nice and safely to get the service from here.and kavi drived me carefully.seriously its great
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Safety travales
"friendly and carefully driving.its great to have the service from here" great travel with kavi thnkx broo
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Dhisni D
Best service
Good and safely transport to Colombo.very helpful and nice and friendly guy. I recommend ! thank you kavi
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  • Duration: 3h
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