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Best transport through Sri Lanka

Dendermonde, Belgium
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Best transport through Sri Lanka

Hi there!

I just booked a trip to Sri Lanka, first time, very excited!

I read so many things about transport that I don't know anymore what to do.

My plan is:

- Colombo Airport - Kandy (2 nights)

- Kandy - Habarana ( 5 nights )

- Habarana - Pasikudah ( 6 nights )

- Pasikudah - Colombo Airport ( night flight )

I don't really know how to get around, taxi? Car rental with driver? Bus? Train?

It would be a great help if someone could give some advice, or give the best traveloption.

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1. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

Best and most comfortable option would be to hire a private car with a reliable driver.

Usually one way rates are Rs 60 to Rs 74 per km.

round trips would cost Rs 42 to Rs 45per km ,but there will always a minimum daily milage of 150kms.

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2. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

As you are not going to travel a lot than staying in places for days, then hire a taxi from Airport to Kandy, then each trip get the hotel car service to the other destination. Car service, ask for the price/Km and can bargain on them.

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3. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

Hi !

Probably best to use a Car + Driver till you get to Passikudah.

Nandana

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4. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

Hi thank you all for your quick responds!

As I am staying for a longer period in one location it seems that a driver is maybe not the best case, because I can't 'use' him every day.

So taking a train or a bus is not something you would recommend?

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5. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

taxi till pasikudha can be useful. kandy you have lot to visit and habarana can be the best place you to visit places like anuradapura, aukana Buddha statue, minneriya, mihintala, ritigala, sigiriya dambulla and some more nice day trip.and visit polonnaruwa on the way to pasikuddha if you need.you have nice places to visit around this magical island in this tour if you plane it properly if you need.

all the best

upul

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6. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

When you have a car on the way you can visit so many tourist interested places

and you can use the car all the day,i also advice use a car with driver

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7. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

In your case,then start your journey from passikudah. And get the car and driver till you go to passikudah.

One way rates starts from Rs 60 per km and goes till Rs 74 per km.

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8. Re: Best transport through Sri Lanka

Thanks alot you've all been a good help!

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