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Early AM Sunday Transfer?

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Early AM Sunday Transfer?

Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Colombo airport to Galle Fort at 5 a.m. on a Sunday? Does public transport run this early? Can I get a transfer at the airport? What fare is reasonable for a solo traveler at that hour? Any suggestions/help is appreciated!

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1. Re: Early AM Sunday Transfer?


There are no public transport from air port.but there is bus station at awariwaththa all the buses start from there and its not that much far.you can get bus to colombo then colombo to galle.from colombo you can travel by bus or train.for this mode take more time.

But if you use private car you will save time and comfortable.



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2. Re: Early AM Sunday Transfer?

Hi, private car would cost approx LKR 8000 - 9000/-. You can get a car from the Airport desk located at the arrival lounge. This is the fits counter on your right, after passing the custom gate.

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3. Re: Early AM Sunday Transfer?

Yes post 1 is incorrect, there is a bus stop at airport. 187 should run all night and EX03 should start 6 AM or so. But using purely bus/train is 5-6 hours to Galle. Cab is 3 hours (and costs most); a hybrid model could be cab to Kadawatha bus stand (Rs 2500) and then EX01 bus to Galle. Total 3.30 hours.


<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Early AM Sunday Transfer?

Thank you for your help!

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