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BUS (Colombo)

BUS (Colombo) – buses are the main means of transportation within Colombo. There are buses provided by the state-run Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) (most of which are painted red) as well as the privately-owned ones. The typical bus fare tends to be around Rs. 50. The latter tend to be more uncomfortable than the […]

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Tuk-Tuk (Colombo)

Tuk-Tuk (Colombo) – these three-wheeled “tuk tuk” vehicles (which act as an informal taxi-like service, and resemble rickshaws) is perhaps the most convenient way of getting around Colombo. These drivers (many of whom speak English) will take you wherever you have to go. More of these vehicles are metered, and the fare is Rs 50 […]

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TAXI

TAXI (Colombo) – in Colombo, there are ‘Tata Nano’ taxis in service and the fare start from Rs. 40/km with air-conditioning, and it is also a safe and convenient way to travel. Taxis are much safer than the three-wheeler “tuk tuks”.   Here are some taxi companies that operate in Colombo:   Budget Meter Taxi: […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Colombo:   Avis: +94 11 4 385405 Budget: +94 11 4 377366 Car Rental Sri Lanka: +94 75 477 3100 Europcar: +94 11 244 5860 Malkey Rent a Car: +94 11 236 5365 OnlineRentCar.com: +94 11 44 065 44