Taxi Transfers from Colombo Airport

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24-hour support in English
and licensed drivers
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Excursion with a personal driver
Explore cities in comfort — сustomized excursions without crowds of tourists.
from $90

How the service works

You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.

7834 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

Fantastic service! Our driver arrived early and was extremely focused on making sure we had a comfortable trip. Thank you so much! We will definitely be using Kiwi taxis again. Please pass on our thanks to the driver - perfect! Bradley Ackers
Driver was friendly, on time, helpful. Told is lots about where we were travelling and happy to be flexible with our schedule. Car was clean and comfortable. Bevan
Great meeting. On time👌🏻 Car beautiful. Driver very good 😍 HAMAD ALAFALEQ
Many thanks for the taxi provided and special thanks to the driver. The taxi was delivered on time, the driver helped with loading the luggage, the trip was great, the driving style was impeccable! The score is 11 points out of 10 possible! Petr Debryanskiy
Great service the driver even text the night before travel to confirm pickup and instructions where to meet etc. I would definitely recommend this company very reliable and great service all round Denise Bell
My driver was punctual and very kind. He helped me with my bags and also checked if I needed to stop for food or for the toilet. He was polite and conversational but also let me sit quietly when I needed to. I had a very comfortable drive and got to the airport very quickly. Lakeisha Goedluck
After many hours of trying to book a taxi for 4.00am and having no luck - Kiwitaxi were amazing. They arrived before time, and the driver was waiting out the front of our bnb. Very pleasant trip to airport. Would definitely recommend them and use them again. Jan Collins
Driver was waiting in the arrival area with a name sign. He was friendly polite and helpful. The ride was smooth and safe. Y. Wasserman
Driver communication was good as the flight was late. Driver was ready at the airport despite the time. Good conversation and nice car with safe journey. Jeffrey Bunting
Punctual and easy pickup. Stephan was pleasant and friendly, a good experience, and I intend to use again. Terry Davison

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Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographicDrinking water
National geographicChild seats
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We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
The price
will not change
The price gets fixed when booking
and will not be affected by traffic jams, weather or time of day.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.


How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Colombo Airport: Transfers and Taxi

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka located on its western coast. It’s the commercial capital and the financial center of the island. Well-developed infrastructure, numerous extraordinary sights, and friendly local people make this place a popular tourist destination. Travelers leave Colombo by public transport or using a cab and transfer services.

Taxi from Colombo

Taxis are not numerous in Colombo, however, you can find one. You can call a car via phone yourself or ask your hotel to do that for you. Also, you can hire a taxi at the train station, bus terminals, close to large hotels, or through some travel agencies. Try to find a vehicle equipped with a taximeter - thus, your ride will be cheaper. On average, a journey to Bandaranaike Airport by taxi costs $19-22 (3,000 - 3,500 LKR) including highway toll charges. Its duration depends on the traffic and is usually about an hour. Taxi drivers often offer fixed prices or say they have no taximeter. If you don’t know the real fare to your destination, it’s better to refuse such a trip. 

Transfer from Colombo

A transfer ordered with the Kiwitaxi company will be a good option in case you want to travel in a comfortable air-conditioned car (as some taxis in Colombo are rather old) and wish to reach your desired destination quickly. The fare to the airport for 4 passengers is $31. A transfer can be easily pre-booked online in just a few clicks. At the time appointed, you will be met by your driver. If you need to get to someplace at night, you can also do that using a transfer.

All routes from Colombo as well as transfer rates can be found on the site.   

Public Transportation from Colombo

One can get from Colombo to its air hub by shuttle 187. There are two types of buses on this route - state (50 LKR or around $0.3) and private (150 LKR or around $1) ones (including vans). Sometimes, such a ride may take up to 2.5 hours (if a bus is not full enough, it might make some stops on the way to pick up other passengers). 

From Fort railway station, one can go to many other locations in Sri Lanka. Thus, 2nd-class train travel to Galle costs 180 LKR (around $1.1), to Hikkaduwa - 160 LKR (around $1), and to Kandy - 190 LKR (around $1.2). 

For night trips, we recommend you to pre-order a taxi or a transfer. Public transportation doesn’t run round the clock. 

Colombo: useful information

When in Colombo, visit its famous Old Lighthouse (or Clock Tower), Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Gangaramaya Temple, the Viharamahadevi Park, and the Sri Lanka National Museum.