Road and rail transport accounts for an overwhelmingly large share of the movement of people and commodities within Sri Lanka. Passenger transport by road is shared by the government and the private sector. The private automobile remains a luxury that only the affluent can afford. The bicycle and the bullock cart are important modes of conveyance, especially in rural areas.
The railway system in Sri Lanka dates back to the colonial times and covers
more than 1.100 miles. Trains are more comfortable than the
buses and take you through more scenic areas not touched by
The main lines are along the west coast, to the east coast and
up the hill country.
A must while visiting
is the train ride from Kandy to Ella.
Some trains carry
special observation carriages - these need to be reserved in
Traveling by bus in Sri Lanka is an inexpensive way to explore
the island. Government buses connect even the smallest villages.
Private or luxury coaches are more comfortable, usually have
air conditioning and operate mainly between bigger cities.
The three-wheelers are the most common vehicles for short or medium
trips in Sri Lanka. You can find them at most junctions, in front of hotels
& businesses or just hail one on the road by waving.
Don't forget to
agree on the price before sitting down and nothing should stop
you having a good time.
Make sure you have
the exact amount of money as the drivers rarely carry change.
Sri Lankan Airlines, the national airline, operates regularly between its base at Colombo and several major cities in Asia and Europe.
The seaport of Colombo handles the bulk of Sri Lanka's shipping, including some transshipments of the Indian ports. International cargo is also handled by the ports at Trincomalee and Galle.
We offer airport transfer and transportation services by limousine, mini bus or coach. All our vehicles are in excellent condition, air-conditioned, fully insured and conducted by English speaking a driver/guide.
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