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Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Hi,

Looking for a heads up on transfer companies any of you have had a good experience with, or perhaps more importantly, which ones to avoid!

There are 10 of us, flying into Colombo and then going to a few different places (5 of us to Unawatuna, 2 to Weligama, and 3 to Mirissa), but then the second week we're all staying in the same place (Unawatuna).

And that is something that's not so easy to do online!

Thanks

Edited: 06 January 2017, 21:31
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1. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Hi there,

Never a need for prebook IMHO. The taxi desks at airport have minivans; as all three are on same coastal road segment should even be possible for standard price of around Rs 13,000 + toll. Take Expressways upto Galle.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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2. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

yes recommend airport taxis,in fact will be using them in 4 weeks time.

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4. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Hi Erik

10 people with luggage for 13000/= Would it be possible?

I have heard of air port taxi (1 or 2 from the 6 inside the counters and not BIATS) counters misusing the credit cards of clients and complaints in forums.

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5. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Well it depends on whether all fit in a normal minivan, and that in turn depends on whether they have backpacks or large suitcases. Some of the transfer companies also have the larger vans. Hence hope it works out.

Yes paying with creditcard in Lanka always needs the utmost care, also at the airport taxis. Sad.

All the best,

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6. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

@JackBasta

I suggest to look for 19 seat mini bus or 12 seat van (not to contradict with Erik) with a reliable service provider in advance since availability of a vehicle to cater your requirement at the last minute cannot be guaranteed.

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8. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

SOrry to jump in but my arrival is at 2am local time. Are the taxi counters open?

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9. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Yes. 24 hrs at arrival terminal. Go to official air port transfer counters. fixed price to main cities.

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10. Re: Trustworthy company for airport transfers

Hi everyone,

One more person to jump in :) I just looked for a transfer from the airport to Dambulla at 2.30am. Would that also be OK with an airport taxi?

Thanks a lot!

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