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Airport taxi

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Airport taxi

We'll be visiting Sri Lanka. How to get an airport taxi to our hotel in downtown Colombo? What is typical taxi fare from the airport to downtown?

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1. Re: Airport taxi

Rs 3000 or so from the desks in Arrivals. There is no taxi rank outside, hence get from the desks.

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Any advice on safety issues with airport taxi? I am a little concerned, especially when we will arrive in the midnight and do not look local...

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All of the desks are safe. Avoid the touts in the waiting area opposite the desks, the deals they offer are too good to be true...

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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As long as you take notice of what the previous poster( ErikandSandya) have stated then everything will be ok, the airport taxis are safe and the price that you have agreed will be the price you pay .Do not use the touts that wait beside the exit

We always use them and have never had any problems

Edited: 22 May 2018, 17:37
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Would you suggest that we pay in Sri Lankan Rupees or in USD to taxi driver? What would be a reasonable taxi fare from Airport to Hilton Colombo?

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yes, please notify me when a reply is posted

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The fare was mentioned above, and rupees is the sole safe currency here.

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If you have a pocket full of dollars then change them to a pocketful of rupees, the rupee is the currency.

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Pay in local currency. The taxi desks are just after the banks when you come out of the arrival halls. The 5 banks are open 24 hours and all offer the same exchange rates. Most taxi desks have the fares, and it will be perfectly safe,

Edited: 23 May 2018, 04:10
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