getting to colombo

Colombo is approximately 32km (22 miles) from the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). There are several ways to get into the city:

Airport Taxi Service

The Airport and Aviation Service operates a taxi service. They have a counter in the Arrivals Lobby from which taxi requests can be made. Just in case, their telephone number is 2252861 ext. 3097.

* Fares ranges from Rs. 1,800 – 2,500, depending on where you are going and whether you prefer an 
air-conditioned car.

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Colombo City Taxi Service

You can arrange a taxi pick-up through one of the Colombo city taxi services. There may be an added cost as this taxi will be coming from Colombo to the Airport to pick you up. This service should be arranged before you land.

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Hotel Car Service

Most hotels can provide a hotel pick-up/drop-off service if you request it during your time of booking. Prices for this service will vary depending on the hotel.

Bus Service

A shuttle bus operates every 15 minutes from the Arrivals Terminal to the Main Bus Station at Katunayake (approximately 500m). From there, you will need to take Bus No. 187 to Fort, and then a trishaw, taxi, or another bus to your end destination. There are a/c and non- a/c buses available. 

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