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From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

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From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Hi!

We will be arriving at the airport at 12 am on a saturday.we thought of catching the train to Kandy from Colombo Fort at 7 am.So...wondering if there is a taxi service that could take us from the airport to Colombo Fort.And also,heard that the bus could take hours since it waits for passengers.Which would be a better option?the bus or taxi?and how's the charge for the taxi since it would be a very early in the morning hire?

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1. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Taxi is most convenient, but also most expensive. To Colombo Fort will cost approx. LKR 3,000.

Bus 187 will take you to Colombo Fort twice an hour for approx. LKR 100. The bus departs from the road outside the airport gate.

Hans

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2. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Wow!That's a huge difference!!

Thanx Hans!

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3. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Hi hans,

Is the bus service available even in the early hours of the morning? I will also be arriving at midnight, so I wasn't sure what would be available at that time.

Thanks,

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4. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

I believe bus 187 is running about one time per hour during the night.

Hans

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5. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Thx, we' re going to catch this bus around 11 pm, hopely there woud be one. Is it starting from main bus station?

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6. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

I guess as per your plan it is best if you hire a taxi from the Airport to the Fort railway station. It would cost you USD 50/- only. You can reach there on time.

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7. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

We go opposite way- from train station (we will.have our luggage there during shopping) to the airport...

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8. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Bus 187 starts from opposite Fort Railway station.

USD 50 (LKR 6,250) for a taxi from the airport to Colombo Fort is rubbish. A decent fare is LKR 3,000.

Hans

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9. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

Thx Hans, is the bus operating whole night? We will move to the airport around 11 pm. A how long does it takes - around hour?

And last few questions :) - how much should be fair price for tuk tuk from train station to House of Fashion and then from there to Odel? And if you have any tips where to buy leather bags (not western brand, local manufactured), you would be great!

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10. Re: From Airport to Colombo Fort--bus or taxi?

AFAIK bus 187 is running about once per hour during the night.

From Colombo Fort railway station to House of Fashions a tuk tuk should cost approx. LKR 300 and from House of Fashions to ODEL approx. LKR 200.

Hans