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Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

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Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

I have just been quoted US$70 by a hotel for a taxi to be at the airport for our arrival which seems rather expensive when I read on here that it can be nearer 3,000 Sri Lankan rupees. Is there a reliable service that we can book now or is it better to just arrange a taxi once in the arrivals hall? We are arriving at 13.00 hrs so not early or late.

Any advice appreciated.

JH

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1. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

When do you arrive? and This is for how many people?

Usd 70 means around Rs 8750 which is definitely unfair.The reasonable rate for a car should be maximum Rs 3400 and it should include highway tolls. Cheers:-)

Edited: 21 August 2014, 16:13
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2. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

Just get a taxi at arrivals hall. There are 6-7 counters. Price should be approx. LKR 3,300-3,500.

Hans

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3. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

I think Kangaroo has a flat rate of Rs.1350 to any location in Colombo. Not sure if it was a one time promotion though

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4. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

@Seeking places

I dont think so. Ra 1350 is too cheap. Even a trishaw wont come at that rate

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5. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

They definitely had it couple of months ago, when they opened up a new fleet at the airport. Disadvantage was that it required pre-booking.

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6. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

We travelled to renuka city hotel from airport for 3100 including the toll. Now the climate is cloudy. So you need a non ac cab. Best to get it arranged at the official counter.

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7. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

There are plenty of taxi and cab services you can go for.

Try rent a taxi or rent a cab

Compare and get the best deal.

Kangaroo,Radiant are the main taxis

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8. Re: Taxi from Colombo airport to Cinnamon Gardens 07

When you come out of the Customs, don't come in to the lounge quickly, just look around, you will find some transport service providers. Ask them what is the rate for your hotel. If you think it is ok, get the receipt from them with the vehicle number. The driver will come and take you out side. Wait there for the vehicle or if it is already there get in. Travel to your hotel, at the end of travel pay the fair. You can pay some money as tip it is expected.

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