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Taxi from airport to Colombo

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Taxi from airport to Colombo

Does anyone know how much it would cost, approx to get a taxi from the airport into Colombo? We arrive around 2pm on a Friday and there will be 5 of us. Is it likely to be easier to jsut organise a hotel transfer?

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1. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Hi,

Five of you in a taxi with luggage will be a tough task. Hotel transport will be a better idea.

Rgds,

Treshi.

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2. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Hi there,

Depending on Colombo location around Rs 2500-3000, should also hold for a minivan. Hotel xfers tend to be considerably more expensive.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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3. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Most - if not all - taxi counters have vans available.

Hans

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4. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Thanks to all. We will risk it and try for a van from a taxi counter on arrival.

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5. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Hi, Please could someone advise on taxi costs for a family of 3 + luggage. We arrive at the airport at 2:00PM and need to get to Mount Lavinia Hotel. Also approximately how long would the journey take? I understand the distance is about 45Km.

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6. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Count on approx. LKR 4,000-4,500 and 1-1,5 hours.

Hans

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7. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Good Morning,

Does someone have a link to a taxi-ing/driver hire company that I could use to book an airport pickup &drop off for tomorrow? And how much would you say a trip of 130km would be? To a spot 45km outside of Kandy?

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8. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

130 km should be approx. LKR 10,000 one-way. There are 6 counters at airport arrival hall.

Hans

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9. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Do Taxis have meters or do we negotiate? I assume based on feedback that anywhere from 2500 to 3000 should be ok for Colombo 3?

Thanks

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10. Re: Taxi from airport to Colombo

Airport taxis don't have meters. You need to negotiate. Count on extra LKR 300 toll fee if you want to go via expressway.

Hans