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Tourist Transport, Sri Lanka.

Tourist transport is provided through road, railways and air taxi services. Tourists transport by road is carried out with latest Japanese cars, passenger vans and luxury coaches. Sri Lanka Railways provides Express trains with and without Air Condition where tourists too can travel along with Sri Lanka passengers. Air taxi and sea planes are providing special transport service for the visiting tourists. Nearly all the motor vehicles are fitted with air-condition to meet hot weather in Sri Lanka. If you like to have a private driver that is too provided by many tour operators. Tourists can use the road or railway facility to reach Colombo city from the Katunayake international airport which is located 31Km from the commercial capital Colombo. Meanwhile lot of foreign tourists used to visit Negombo city direct from the Colombo airport as it is considered as the best starting point for Srilanka tours.

Tourist Transport

Tourist Transport

Airports pick up and drop can be arranged prior to your arrival through your travel agent or hotel management. Now there is an Expressway available on route to BIA, using it will cost another $ 5 - 6 only and it will reduce your travel time by nearly 20 - 30 minutes. At the Katunayake airport after passing the Customs Gate, you can find two Rental counters on each side, where you can get taxi service at an affordable price. This is considered as safe one because the office will keep record of the driver and the vehicle you get in. Rent a car facility too available inside the airport terminal and it can be arranged from the top car rental service providers, if you have all the necessary documents.(Sri Lanka uses the left lane drive system like UK.) All the foreigners who want to drive car, jeep, motorcycle or Tuk Tuk must obtain their Sri Lanka temporary driving permit from the Sri Lanka motor transport Department.

Tourist Transport

Tourist Using Expressway.

An express way is connecting the Colombo with the Southern part of Sri Lanka while another one connects with the airport. South expressway reduces the travel time by nearly 4 hours for the south bound passengers. Tourist driving vehicles must take note that they are allowed to speed up to 100 km /hr. Motorcycles and TUK TUK are not allowed to travel in the expressways.

A/C Buses.

Many luxury busses are operating with A/C and used to connect Colombo and other important tourist destinations. Some of them use the Expressways and are little expensive when compared to the normal route bus prices. There are five kinds of bus services available for the tourists, if they prefer to use the public transport service. There are Route busses, Expressway busses, A/C busses, and non A/C buses. CTB buses are always cheap and try to be at the destinations in time. Jaffna bound busses can be booked in Wellawatte and Kotahena.
There are express A/C busses running from Colombo to Kandy, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Matara and Galle.

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