Get to know the different transport services between Colombo International airport to Colombo city
Sri Lanka is known for its nature and beauty. There are a huge number of visitors throughout the from all over the world. Most of the tourists are picked up by the hotels whereas few others prefer transfers on their own.
The Colombo International Airport (CMB) is at a distance of about 35 km from Colombo city and would take about 45 minutes to 2 hours of travel based on traffic. There are lots of road engaging vehicles, buses, and taxis available at the airport to get to the Colombo city.
In Srilanka, the local transport is not very comfortable for tourists from foreign lands. We have identified the difficulties faced by the travelers. They do not know the local language or the exact distance of travel and with family and children, it would be very difficult to travel on their own. Although the local buses are much cheaper it is not preferable for new visitors and that is why we recommend Colombo airport transfer services.
The Colombo Express bus runs frequently along the high ways connecting the Colombo International Airport and the city. The travel time is approximately one hour and there are buses for every half an hour. The tickets can be bought from the bus conductor, but using the local Srilankan currency (LKR). The last bus that departs from the airport is at 8.30 pm and there are no night services available.
Ordinary bus service is available throughout the day and night. This bus uses the bypass to travel from the Colombo Airport to the city. The travel time would be approximately 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs. The cost of the ticket is almost equivalent to the express bus, but at times the driver may charge an excess fare for the luggage's and also night travel. If you are traveling in night hours, then be aware that the bus stop will be dark and very less crowded.
COLOMBO AIRPORT TRANSFER AND TAXI
Using Colombo Airport Transfer from Colombo International Airport is the fastest and most comfortable. There is no actual wait time when we use a taxi service for transfer. The taxi service is available 24x7 and bookings can be made in prior. The travel time is 30 min to 45 min and there will be no extra hidden costs charged. You can reach the desired destination with ease and the cost is usually known beforehand.