Sri Lanka is famous for its natural beauty, so it’s no surprise that its capital city Colombo has that and much more. You can spend the day walking through the many unique neighbourhoods downtown, visiting the top-class bars and restaurants or exploring more cultural sites such as Buddhist temples, museums and stunning colonial architecture.
There are two different ways to get from Colombo airport to the city; taxi or bus. The easiest way to travel is by taking a private Colombo airport taxi. Taxis take just 40 minutes to reach downtown and cost around <€9 (LKR 3,500), which is very affordable. On the other hand, the public Colombo Express bus takes closer to one hour to reach the city and costs €1.50 (LKR 500) one-way.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Colombo at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.