Transfers from Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB)?

Why do people book transfers from Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Service was very good, immigration took ages and our driver waited for us. He was then happy to wait whilst we got cash at the airport. He then dropped us at our hotel which was tricky to find, but he made sure that we found it and got in. Great driver and service
Both person who met us at the airport who had to wait an hour & the driver extremely friendly. Quick journey in Prius. Driver spoke excellent English & shared his knowledge throughout the journey.
The driver was fantastic. Very pleasant. Smooth driver despite the rules of the road in Sri Lanka. Highly recommend the driver. Checked every 1hr if we wanted to stop for toiltet, food, coffee. Very professional
We were late due to proceedings at the airport. Got called, everything went picture perfect smooth.
I was kept informed about my trip throughout the whole time. Driver was very courteous. Car was new.
Only issue was the car wasn't a newer model but I was very well maintained and talk about the driver, Mr. D. He spoke english, drove skillfully, provided full support and very jolly minded.
A perfect trip, very warm driver, we arrived at the hotel around midnight and he helped us find the administrator and got the key of the room
Nice care, nice driver, everything was very good !!!
Everything was fine, we are happy with the service. The driver found us in the airport, was patiently waiting while we all bought SIM cards in the airport, let us to stop for water and to refresh during the trip.
We had a very good and helpful driver. Found out a lot about Sri Lanka already during our first hours here thanks to the driver!

How to Get from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo City Center and Other Destinations

Your trip to Sri Lanka cannot be complete without visiting its commercial capital, the ocean city Colombo. Bandaranaike International Airport is in the north of Colombo in Katunayake, closer to Negombo. You can do sightseeing with tuk-tuks and explore the eastern colonial architecture and many museums and temples. Get yourself ready for a big city adventure!

Taxi from Colombo Airport     

Colombo Airport taxi service is like a transfer in the way you have to book them at the airport or online beforehand. You can choose between different taxi companies, even negotiate and prepay the price but keep in mind that taxi might have different prices without metered cars and regulated rates. Taxi from Colombo Airport to the city should cost around Rs2900.

Public Transport from Colombo Airport

The cheapest option to get to the destination is public transport. What you should keep in mind is that even though the roads are in very good condition, there is a lot of traffic in the city and the buses are not that widespread and modern. More importantly, they are crowded and a little hard to deal with if you are not a local. From Colombo Airport, with the express line, you are in the city center in 25 minutes and it costs RS110. It runs from the airport until 8:30 pm and some of them do not take the highway and take longer to arrive. Your other option is the minibus N178 which works late hours but is not very frequent at night. And because of a number of stops, it will take around one hour and a half to arrive at your destination. 

Transfer from Colombo Airport       

Colombo Airport transfer is the fastest and most comfortable option. If you do not want to look for the bus and wait for it after your arrival, or do not want to negotiate prices after your long flight, you can book a transfer to Colombo city center at in advance. The transfer prices start from 31$ for a trip from the airport, and you can pay with your credit card in a secure way to enjoy your arrival without any fuss. If the center is not your final destination, you can first get to Maradana Train Station for 32$ in a Micro class car and continue your travel to other Sri Lankan towns.

Useful information

For more adventures, you can enjoy stretching beaches to the fullest in Bentota or Galle on the southwest coast, a day trip away from Colombo. You can do river safari, water sports or visit Galle Fort built in 16th century by the settlers. You can head to the inland and visit Kandy’s famous Buddhist temples and shrines.