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Airport to Colombo Courtyard / cost of taxi

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Airport to Colombo Courtyard / cost of taxi

Dear all,

one more "taxi-costs" question:

We arrive at Colombo Airport at 3:35 AM (!). We will stay at Colombo Courtyard (32 Alfred House Avenue, Colombo, 03 LK). They offer to pick you up for $ 37. This option would be quiet confi as the driver will propably wait for us. Nevertheless, it is propably an expensive option.

I checked the homepage of the Airport: 2820.00 / 23 $ or 3102.00 / $ 24. Is this realistic?

Would be great if someone can tell me what is a good and/ or reasonable price for the ride.

Thank you, didaz

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1. Re: Airport to Colombo Courtyard / cost of taxi

Hi there,

Yes it should be about Rs 3,000 to Kollupitiya. The taxi rates for longer distances at the airport site tend to be a bit outdated but for shorter distances they're okay. For an extra Rs 300 toll you could use the Expressway but this time of the day time savings would be maybe 10-15 mins not the 30+ minutes during daytime.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Airport to Colombo Courtyard / cost of taxi

Hey <Erik> & [Sandya],

Thank you!

If anyone knows a nice place - more or less - close to the hotel where we can get a nice breakfast (the breakfast availible at the hotel is simply overpriced.

Thank you (again). This forum is really helpful. Thank you for all your assistance!

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