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Colombo Airport Taxi and Transfers

Top Bandaranaike International Airport Taxi Service

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Smooth Transfers with a Colombo Airport Taxi

Colombo is the proud capital city of Sri Lanka and its cosmopolitan centre for over 5.6 million residents. What may surprise you about this bustling metropolis, is that it’s actually home to many beautiful temples, colonial buildings, fascinating museums and 13 unique neighbourhoods to explore. To get to your hotel quickly and easily so you can begin experiencing all Colombo has to offer, we suggest opting for a Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service.

From the moment you land in Colombo, your Welcome driver will take care of all your transfer needs. They will be there to personally greet you, help you carry your luggage and even let you in on a few must-see gems in the city that only the locals know about. 

At Welcome, we also understand that sometimes travel delays are inevitable. That’s why, we provide all of our drivers with live updates on any changes to your flight’s schedule, so they will always be waiting for you the moment you land. Let Welcome take care of all your Colombo airport taxi transfer needs, so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM CMB TO CITY CENTRE
9 €
9 €
40 MIN
FROM CMB TO MAJOR HOTELS
9 €
9 €
40 MIN
FROM CMB TO BENTOTA
20 €
20 €
1 HR 50 MIN
FROM CMB TO KANDY
55 €
55 €
2 HRS 30 MIN

A Taxi at Colombo Airport for Every Group

There’s nothing more important when travelling to a new and busy city than keeping your group together and your loved ones safe. That’s why, at Welcome Pickups, we have a large fleet of different Colombo airport taxi sizes that can transport even large groups. Our modern sedan vehicles are perfect for groups of 4 people or fewer, while our spacious minivans have room for up to 8 people to spread out and relax.

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Directions for your Colombo Airport Taxi

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), also more simply known as Colombo Airport, is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka. Although the airport is compact, it sees around 2.5 million passengers through its doors each year. The airport is located approximately 32 km from the city centre, so taking a taxi from Colombo airport to the city will take around 40 minutes. 

Once you’re seated comfortably, your driver will head northeast towards Katunayake-Veyangoda Road. Your driver will take a right onto Katunayake-Veyangoda Road, before taking a slight right onto Canada Friendship Road after passing a large Buddha statue. They will then keep right to enter the Katunayake Expressway toll road, which they will follow for around 25 km. Next, your driver will merge onto Baseline Road, and Sri Saddarma Mawatha, to follow the A1. After approximately 1.6 km, you will see Prageeth Motors on your left, and your driver will turn left onto Panchikawatta Road. Your driver will then make two slight lefts to end up on T. B. Jayah Mawatha, before taking the 2nd exit at the upcoming roundabout onto McCallum Road. This will lead you into the heart of Colombo.

Your Bandaranaike International Airport Taxi Service with Welcome

Knowing your Colombo airport taxi transfer is booked and paid for before you even set foot in Sri Lanka is a comfort like no other. When booking with Welcome Pickups, you can take the experience to an entirely new level. We not only offer pre-paid fixed prices and guaranteed on-time pickups, but we also have fluent English-speaking drivers, 24/7 customer support and personalised travel extras to help you make the most out of your stay.

Cost of a Taxi from Colombo Airport

The cost of a Bandaranaike International Airport taxi service will depend on exactly which of the 13 districts you’re heading to. Your Colombo airport taxi driver will use a taximeter to calculate the cost of your journey based on both time taken and distance travelled. The average cost of a transfer from Colombo airport to the city centre will be around €9 (LKR 3,500). However, if you’d prefer to take a taxi from Colombo airport that has a fixed rate you can rely on, we suggest pre-booking your transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Frequently asked questions

Do Colombo airport taxis offer fixed fares?

The local Colombo airport taxi drivers don’t offer fixed-rate fares for the journey into the city centre. The average cost will be around €9 (LKR 3,500), but this will change if your driver uses toll roads, and it depends strongly on your final destination within the city. If you’re looking for a Colombo airport taxi transfer that has a set fare that you can rely on, we’d recommend pre-booking with a top-rated provider like Welcome Pickups.

Where will I meet my Welcome driver?

After collecting your baggage, you will walk through the arrivals hall and see your Welcome driver waiting for you directly outside the exit doors. So you know exactly who will be meeting you, we will send you an email with your driver’s name, photo and phone number prior to your trip.

For the smoothest Colombo airport taxi transfer possible, you can also download our Mobile Application to track your driver’s location in real time. 

What happens to my booking if my flight gets delayed?

If your flight is delayed, there’s no need to worry about trying to contact us or losing your booking. All Welcome drivers are provided with live alerts on any changes to your flight time, so your booking will be secure, and your driver will always be there when you land.

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