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Colombo Airport to Dambulla: Transfers and Taxi
Transfers from Colombo Airport to Dambulla
Temples full of culture, mysticism, and adventure characterize this city that perfectly mixes culture and beautiful landscapes.
Getting there from Colombo airport is easy if you pre-book a transfer service that guarantees the speed, peace of mind, and security you need.
You can choose from five vehicle options offered by Kiwitaxi, depending on your budget and the characteristics of your trip, with several forms of payment and a range of additional services that will make this ride a relaxing experience. You can request an English-speaking driver or child seats, as well as the additional time that driver will wait for you before taking you to your hotel door.
The fare varies from 93 dollars and the estimated travel time is 3 hours.
Taxi from Colombo Airport to Dambulla
As soon as you leave the terminal, you will find many taxis outside whose drivers will start trying to agree on a price as soon as they see you. However, not all of them speak English, so starting a conversation can be complicated. The characteristics of the cars vary a lot: there are cars in good condition and others do not have the necessary comfort for a long trip.
Uber is another alternative available on site. The taxi fare from Colombo Airport to Dambulla is approximately 63 dollars and lasts a little more than 3 hours.
Public Transport from Colombo Airport to Dambulla
There are no direct transport means going to the city, so you must go to the nearest bus or train station first and buy a ticket.
The estimated duration of a trip by bus is more than 5 hours and its cost does not exceed 8 dollars, so it is a fairly economical option to get there.
The train trip must be booked well in advance. You will make several changes on the way, as there is no direct route. The estimated time of the journey is 4 hours and a total cost of it is approximately 18 dollars.
Both options, although very economical, can make the journey exhausting for the traveler.
About the Route
The route is approximately 127 km by road. It crosses the country and allows you to enjoy impressive and fascinating landscapes, while you get to know hundreds of villages full of great color and traditions with people very friendly and attentive to tourists.