Excellent small travel agency worth contacting if you are looking for a car and driver (Rs 6000 to 8000 per day). The agency understands travellers' needs and also runs the excellent Rice Villa Retreat in Giritale a…
Somarathna is a reliable driver for covering the sites of the Cultural Triangle and beyond.
With metered air-con taxis, Radio Cabs provide a comfortable alternative to three-wheelers. You may have to wait some time for your cab, especially if it’s raining and demand is heavy.
Private air-con and ‘semi-comfortable’ (larger seats, no air-con) buses leave from this small station near the Old Bus Station. Destinations include Colombo, Dambulla and Kandy.
Trains run from Colombo via the junction at Medawachchiya to Mannar, where the train station is 2.3km west of town. Trains continue on to Talaimannar.
This art deco station has been beautifully restored. It has a small cafe offering drinks and food you can take on the train. There is an ATM.
At this travel agency at the front of Fort station the helpful staff know everything about transport in and out of Colombo.
Bandaranaike International Airport is at Katunayake, 30km north of the city and about 2km east of the Colombo–Negombo Rd.
A reputable travel agency offering good service and fair prices for car hire (with a driver) for country-wide tours.
Buses heading to points east and north start here. Services include to Jaffna, Mihintale, Polonnaruwa and Trinco.