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Taxi's in Sri Lanka

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Taxi's in Sri Lanka

We are visiting Sri Lanka for 2 weeks in December and have already made hotel reservations at various places but yet to arrange transport between one place and the other.

Can anyone advise what is the best, most economical/safest approach i.e. get local taxi from each location or prearrange a driver/tour company to do all transfers?

We are arriving at Colombo Airport and then visiting Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala, Talpe, Hikkaduwa, Colombo Airport.

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1. Re: Taxi's in Sri Lanka

Generally taxis are safe in Sri Lanka and if you prefer extra safety take taxi from your hotels.

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7. Re: Taxi's in Sri Lanka

There are many private taxi companies and also freelance guide/drivers, just google sri lanka trip reports you may find driver recommendation and reviews also.

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8. Re: Taxi's in Sri Lanka

Hello, if you are plan to stay many days in same hotel best way to get a taxi from each location

and you can find a taxi around,in front of the every tourist hotel in sri lanka

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9. Re: Taxi's in Sri Lanka

It is better to take tourist guide with a van and that is chep and safe if you compare with other option. Because they have expereance so they will guide you to best places which is worth. Normaly it will be around 50$ to 60$per day with all inclucive.

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10. Re: Taxi's in Sri Lanka

Cheap compared to what other options?

You should add another USD 10-20 for hiring a van with driver.

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