Sri Lanka Transportation

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Sri Lanka Transportation

  • Great Sri Lanka Chauffeur Guide Eranga

    I have spent two weeks in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka and can recommend my driver and English-speaking guide Eranga. He is a reliable, courteous driver and arrived perfectly on time each day in a well-maintained vehicle. He made good suggestions of things to do and places to visit, assisted with my itinerary and was efficient in making...

  • Green Lanka Vacations - 5 star...

    Green Lanka Vacations was the best travel service around Sri Lanka! I had the most wonderful 4 day stay! I stayed at 4 star resorts and Kalum was the most professional and friendly driver I have ever met in all my travels. He is so knowleadgable and very nice. I had a great time as a single lady, felt safe and learned a lot from Sri Lanka's rich...

  • SriLankan Airlines - Frustrating

    According to the website, "SriLankan Airlines, the National Airline of Sri Lanka, is an award winning carrier with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality." It is sad to say, but three of these five claims are being proven false right now.Since SriLankan Airlines is not even entertaining the...

  • Excellent Sri Lanka Tour with N2 Travels

    I had a hassle free tour with N2 Travels 3 months ago. We were lucky to have Tusantha too, must have been in the middle of our trip from 17th to 24th August. I found a few lines recommending them by a Virtual Tourist late one night. After all the comments on being pushed to do things by your driver/tour company for commission i was a bit concerned....

  • Highways - Buses - Trains - tuk-tuk

    Trains are comparatively fast and very cheap. They usually offer incredible views but they are often awfully crowded. For long distances you can book first-class tickets but you have to be very very early, sometimes more than a week.Nowadays there is a bus from the airport to Colombo. It takes 1 hour and costs 130rps. For Negombo you can take a...

  • Hiran - A great driver and tour...

    Last month, we spent 9 beautiful days in Sri Lanka and we want to share a couple of impressions with you and give some recommendations.Friends of us visited the country individually using bus and train. They mentioned that it was quite stressful (before and during the tour) and not worth the effort to do everything with public transport. Especially...

  • Perfect tour organizer & excellant guide

    just few weeks before we came back from great holiday in srilanka,of course we were looking forward for our holiday but i think none of us expected that 14 days in srilanka would be so nice one.we were welcome and greeted very well at the colombo airport by ranjith alwis.he was our local tour oragnizer and guide driver.undoubtedly best way to see...

  • Kalum Niriella: the best driver

    We went to Sri Lanka for 10 days and we got Kalum's contact details from a Lonely Planet forum. From the begining, Kalum helped us giving us tips about hotels and itinerary and one of the best hotels we have been in Sri Lanka was recommended by him. Kalum is a good professional, very kind and with a very good knowledge about his country....

  • Wonderful driver in Sri Lanka

    My Husband and I have recently returned from a 2 week honeymoon in Sri Lanka and we can not recommend our driver enough! I found Kalum from on a lonely planet forum about 9 months ago. He had been very highly recommended by a few people so I decided to contact him. From the very beginning he was so polite and happy to...

  • New Van & Driver Fernando Best while in...

    If you ever dream of visiting Sri Lanka contact Laksiri Fernando, a well experienced Tour Guide Driver, Very fluent in English and who Drives Very, Very carefully and safe. The Charges are very Transparent, Nominal and no Hidden costs what so ever. Up to six people could travel in his New Toyota KDH 200 Van with nice Comfortable Seats and Dual Air...

  • Driver in Sri Lanka

    My friends and I were in Sri Lanka from 8-10 August 2013. We had a very ambitious itinerary and travelled from Negombo to Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Horton Plains before heading back to Colombo airport, covering about 900km in the 3 days. We were very fortunate to have Aruna as our driver for the 3 days which made our itinerary...

  • Selecting Driver/guide

    Dear virtual tourist Members, In Sri Lanka only the persons who have a valid license issued by the Sri Lanka tourist Board can engage in the service of guiding.There are four categories of guide ServicesNational Tourist GuideChauffeur Turist GuideProvincial Turist GuideSite Tourist GuideThere for when you want to select the driver/guide try to get...

  • Best driver/guide

    We visited Sri Lanka for 10 days in April 2012. We really enjoyed ourholiday which gave a good impression of the wide variety of things you cansee and do in this beautiful country. Jagath is a very reliable driver, willnever over speed and brings you anywhere you like. His English is good andhis knowledge about Sri Lanka in general and especially...

  • Amazing driver and guide

    Look no further : A driver and possibly the best guide in Sri Lanka: Kalum Niriella. We were planning to drive through Sri Lanka only for 5 days but we ended up driving around with Kalum for the whole holliday. Kalum is a true gentleman professional and incredibly knowledgeable. You can contact him : Kalum Niriella+94 77 685...

  • Excellent Driver Service

    When we planed our trip to sri lanka one of my friends gave me an email address of driver service.She said that theyhad the service and highly recommended.We also mail to the company called Gorgeous Lanka.the lady who owns the company responded very quickly and arranged us a fantastic tour.From the air port Niranjala had a very good communication...

  • Self Drive in Sri Lanka - 2012

    I know I was struggling to find much information about self drive in Sri Lanka, so I've posted some comments below from my own experiences over the last few weeks:Who to hire with:Europcar [Aban Tours] have a a desk at Colombo Airport along with a few other local operators (who all looked good). Don't expect the full Western experience when...

  • experienced driver Sri Lanka

    We were recently in Sri Lanka with a team of Belgian travellers. If you are looking for an experienced driver we would like to recommend Mr. Siroshan Silva.He is a very good driver, with a lot of experience and he knows Sri Lanka very well. It’s possible just to rent driver+car per day for a fair price, but as we found out it’s even better to let...

  • Public Busses

    The busses are an excellent and cheap way to travel all across Sri Lanka, back packs are safe and stored in the back of the bus. journeys range in length, but a good time is a ride that is under 3 hours. Very easy to organise and there is a bus depot in nearly every town and just ask a local they will point you in right direction for which one to...

  • Very good driver to be recommended!

    We could really find a good driver, Mr.Chamara Perera, 31,Male.He is honest and gentle person, and took great cares of us in reasonable English and fair cost.We strongly recommend him as a driver of your trip in Srilanka.If you are interested in his driving, please contact, directly.You can feel at ease and spend good holidays...

  • Beware of these bad drivers as other...

    I have contact this "Mr Naim " through as some of the members gave him quite a good review. However he did not pick me up at the airport and broke trust with me very much!!when met in Sri Lanka he looks different as compare to the photos as posted in VT. He gave lots of lies and empty promises. Next day, I gave a call to...

  • Very good hired driver in Srilanka

    After much troubles with a bad driver : Mr. Naim Mirza Hussain and Mr.Gamini of vishwaka travels, we could really find a good driver, Mr.Chamara Perera, 31,Male.He is honest and gentle person, and took great cares of us in reasonable English and fair cost.We strongly recommend him as a driver of your trip in Srilanka.If you are interested in his...

  • 6 Day Van Tour in Sri Lanka.

    This time we were 6 people, on a six day tour. Main iem we wanted to see was the "Navam Perahara". And by, were we thrilled ! The "Perahera" was a procession of richly adorned Elephants, Dancers, Musicians and the most colorful dresses that I have seen. Next was a hike in the Sinharaja Rainforest, an amazing place, not to be missed. All our travel...

  • How to get around Sri Lanka

    I found the best way to get around Sri Lanka is to hire a car/driver, it will take the hassle out of the trip and you can stop off anywhere you like if you suddenly see something that cathes your eye. The cost will depend on where you want to go and who long you want to hire him.Most people arrange this in Negombo since it is the nearest place to...

  • Best Van tour in Sri Lanka

    Having visited Sri Lanka before, we were not prepared for the level of service provided by Sri Lanka Tours, and Anil. He did all the planning, timing, and gave us fair rates ( for Transport and Hotels), really comfortable van and very nice driver called Nandana. Our trip was seven nights and eight days, and we were 7 people all together. The places...

  • HOT ROCK TOURS the best holiday ever

    Just come back from the greatest holiday in Sri Lanka. This was thank to our driver Nuwan and guide Dilshan who kept us a company for 7 days. I contacted them and many other drivers prior our trip. They definitely offered the best price and nothing was a problem. Nuwan drove so carefully and safely that we honestly felt like a king and queen. They...

  • Best Tour with Car and Driver !

    This was our second trip with Anil's Sri Lanka Tours. And my family and a few friends wanting to join in, we hired a very nice car, driven by Nimal, and a Very New Large Van for the gang. After spending a long time in sand dunes across North Africa, what better place than the Oasis of Sri Lanka ?This time we headed to Minneriya again to see the...

  • Reliable Driver In Sri Lanka

    When you select a personal driver its very important to get experienced and trustwarthy driver. Because your whole trip is depend on your personal driver.Iwill highly recommond Udaya as a very good ,polite and reliable driver.He speaks good English and have very good knowledge about all over the Srilanka.he helped to plan our holiday before we go...

  • Is important to get a good tour agent!

    I have contact this "Mr Naim " through as some of the members gave him quite a good review. However when met in Sri Lanka he looks different as compare to the photos as posted in VT. He gave lots of lies and empty promises. So am I meeting the right Mr Naim? Or else the "true" Mr Naim might need to do something to protect...

  • Mal-Key Rent-A-Car

    If your looking to hire a vehicle to travel around in Sri Lanka try Malkey Rent a car, they provided amazing service to my family which made the enitre trip really enjoyable. We got to very useful advice on the things to do and not to do when travelling and also advice on the places to see. We got a excellent driver who understood what we said and...

  • Driver In Sri Lanka.

    Reliable Driver In Sri Lanka.During our vacation In Sri Lanka we got a service of a driver to travel around.It was one of the best selection of us. we found Nishantha from a friend's recommondation.He was avery good driver. He was very flexible and helpfull. speaks very good English. Also polite and has good knowledge about every where in sri...

  • Super Service All Round !

    This was our second trip to Sri Lanka, and it is changing so fast ! This time we wrote to a company called Sri Lanka Tours on a friends recommendation. Last time we were in a bus group and really could not see the real Sri Lanka, nor interact with any of these so friendly people.From the first e-mail, they were so efficient, and they were punctual....

  • Great Guide/Driver in Sri Lanka

    [updated phone number--August 26, 2011]We traveled around Sri Lanka using this guide, who has his own van with air con. His name is Jagath Wijesiri, and he's a very nice guy, a kind soul. His English is good, and he has a university degree in sociology, and so can answer lots of questions about Sri Lankan culture, life, etc. He is certified by the...

  • Excellent Car and Driver Service

    After getting a recommendation from a friend who had been in Sri Lanka earlier, we wrote to Anil. He turned out to be a very knowledgeable person and friendly too. After many e-mails helping us plan our 12 day trip in Sri Lanka, we finally met him, at the Airport. And after being introduced to the driver, finally we were off !And we were certainly...

  • tour packages in srilanka

    WELCOME TO SRILANKAWe have the pleasure to let you know that we have now completed successful period of time giving you our at most servers in the tourist trade. To launch this superb service in the tourism we hope your kind attraction to visit even once to this resplendent Island in the Indian Ocean.We specialize in tours,we give you unbelievable...

  • Sri Lankan Hires

    After reading about many car+driver services in Sri Lanka, we contacted a few who seemed ok. Eventually we chose Sri Lankan Hires, as their quick responses to our email inquiries gave us a lot of confidence in them, and their price was very reasonable. We also appreciated that they didn't lowball the price and then tack on extras.They were great in...

  • Begum Tours

    I did not book any travel package from Singapore. I contacted Naim (Begum Tours) through a recommendation from Virtual Tourist. Naim, who speaks reasonable English, turned out to be a great driver and guide for our vacation in Sri Lanka. He took good care of our family for the whole trip (8 days). He arranged the itinerary of our land tour in Sri...

  • car/driver transport recommendation

    The best advice i took from this website on sri lanka was hire a driver and vehicle, always go on recommendations, i found two for niam the driver, i checked them, e-mailed and spoke to him personally, to make our tour plans. He made our holliday, he gave us his soul to impart his knowlege and love about his country, its sites and culture .He will...

  • Exellent, Knowledgeable, Driver/Guide

    Self Driving - I have driven in many different countries without a problem. But after personally witnessing Sri Lankan driving skills, its definitely a challenge only for the locals.Buses - they are very cheep, always full to overflowing, very hot and often unroadworthy. But if you want the trill give them a go, but make it a short trip, and sit in...

  • by train

    Somehow we felt we had to have a train journey. We decided to use it to return to Colombo from Kandy: 80 kilometres covered in over 2.30 hours. Let's say that the journey was different: we bought 2 first class tickets for 400 rupees (4 dollars) and went to board the train... ops, we can't find the carriage. Where's our carriage? We're shown to the...

  • Huur geen auto zonder chauffeur

    Huur zelf geen auto zonder chauffeur. Er wordt links gereden, erg roekeloos, de wegen zijn smal en slecht. Het beste huur je een auto met chauffeur. Die chauffeur is dan tevens gids. Een betrouwbaar adres is:Saman Fernando, Negombo, tel.++94-777-317346, web site: kun je ook op bepaalde trajecten de...

  • Ruwan Chaminda car service

    Hello, after reading rajuupadhyay22s recommendation I've tried car service of Ruwan Chaminda this February and I was completely satisfied all the time. He is a smart, kind and pleasant person giving you the best he can.He has got white nissan sunny.So if you plan to visit Sri Lanka, don´t be afraid to contact or tel...

  • Low cost long-haul flights to Colombo

    Sri Lanka is now easy accessible thanks to some good low-cost connections. From Europe, Fly Dubai and Air Arabia (both low-cost airlines) are flying to Colombo from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gocen (the small airport form the asian side of the town) via Dubai, respectively Sharjah . If you can, I recommend you to fly directly to this airport, as the...

  • Buses are cool

    Buses are going all night between Colombo and Matara (in south) and are extremelly cheap. You’ll pay around 1.5 US$ to go with the air-con bus from Colombo to Unawatuna, or around 0.9 US$ for the regular ones. Transportation in Sri Lanka doesn’t offer a tourist scheme. Either you go with these buses, either you go with a private car (this is really...

  • The Best Van Driver in Sri Lanka

    I'd like to recommend Bandu to anyone visiting Sri Lanka. Bandu owns an air-conditioned van that can seat up to 6 people comfortably. He is based in Nuwera Eliya and can either transport you safely to the local sites such as Worlds End and Horton Plains and the local tea factories or, he can pick you up at the airport and transport you wherever you...

  • Must Try-Ruwan Chaminda's Car Service...

    hi, this is for those who are looking out for great tour around Sri lanka in chauffer driven car, we were in sri lanka in Dec 2010 and trust me Chaminda made our tour the most rememberable tour, he is very very helpful and very trustworthy, he will make sure you are not cheated or demanded high price any where in sri lanka. he can be contacted on...


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