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How to get around in Sri Lanka?

Odense, Denmark
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How to get around in Sri Lanka?

My boyfriend and I are traveling to Sri Lanka for almost 3 weeks. We have booked hotels and planned what we are going to visit and see. The only issue we face now is how to get around safely. And by around we mean from city to city. We need to travel from one place to the next, stay a few days, then travel again. But what is the safest way to do this?

We need to travel this route: Colombo-Kandy-Udawalawe-Sinharaja-Induruwa-Colombo.

And we'll go on one-day trips as well.

We don't want to book a driver full time, but we don't want to hop on a regular train either. We want it to be safe and sufficient as possible. Money is not the biggest issue, but we would like to keep it cheap. But safety comes first.

Any ideas?

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Colombo
Colombo
Western Province, Sri Lanka
Kandy
Kandy
Kandy District, Sri Lanka
Induruwa
Induruwa
Galle District, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: How to get around in Sri Lanka?

Hi there,

If trains and buses are out of the question for you, and you cannot use hoponlanka.com (only in high season and not doing 100% of your route though they come close), cabs would be the only solution. Which is NOT cheap, Rs 75 (55 dollarcent) per km. See top questions on private and public transport.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: How to get around in Sri Lanka?

Thank you for your reply. Trains and buses are not out of the question at all, we just want it to be safe and somewhat comfortable.

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3. Re: How to get around in Sri Lanka?

Well trains with reservations are comfortable (see top question) due to the seat guarantee. And so are AC Express and superluxury service buses. But with these three you still cannot do the full route ;-)

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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