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Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

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Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

Could anyone recommend a driver for a one way transfer from Colombo to Arugam Bay. Also what should the approximate cost of this be?

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1. Re: Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

Hi there,

If you mean from airport: no reason to prebook. There are 6-7 taxi counters there with fixed price of around Rs 21,000. If from Colombo town, ask around, check vehicle quality and roughly same price level.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

thank you for your reply. we arrive in Colombo and plan to spend two days there before going to Arugam Bay. Would this be advisable or would it be better to go straight to arugam bay and see colombo before we return home?

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3. Re: Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

Hi there,

Your plan sounds better as it allows to relax from the jetlag. Then option 2 applies, which means to ask around (prebooking is useful for driver-guides for roundtrips, not for one-way cab transfers like this.) Also there is a Top Question on how to check the quality of a driver/operator. Mount Lavinia is the Colombo area with best price/quality ratio.

All the best,

<Erk> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

You could also spend the first couple of nights at Negombo (20 mins from the airport).

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5. Re: Driver from Colombo - Arugam Bay

Just search srilanka trip report using google and you can see travel reports and recommendations on hotels ,drivers etc on tripadvisor from genuine travellers .

Edited: 12 May 2014, 06:57
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