Transport Services

The Sri Lanka Government Railway serves all important tourist destinations in the Island. Towns served from Colombo include Kandy, Nanu Oya ( Nuwara Eliya), Bandarawela, Hikkaduwa, Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura, Polonnruwa, Negombo, Brntota, and Batticaloa.
Contact : For information and bookings Rail tours -  Fort Railway Station, Colombo 01 Tel : 435838; Railway Information Center, Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, Tel : 0315-260; Open 0800 to 1600 hrs. daily ( except 1200 to 1300 hrs.) Also, Station Superintendents, Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Tel : 421281 

The Sri Lanka Central Transport Board maintains an island-wide network of bus services. Express bus services are available to all  principal towns. Seats could be booked in advance, except during certain festival seasons. For information : Central Transport Board, Tel : 581120; Central Bus Station, Olcott Mawatha, Colombo 11, Tel : 328081

A large number of three-wheelers operate on the roads. It is advisable to agree to a rate before commencing your journey. Make sure the driver has a clear idea of your destination. 

Car Hire & Self drive Vehicles
The Ceylon Tourist Board's TIC would be pleased to help you draw up your itinerary. Most local tour agents can supply cars with drivers/self drive.
For hiring of cars Call 

GNTC 688688, 
Airport Express 687037-698207, 
Jetwing :345700 or email
Travel Club :446622
Ceylinco Travels : 338458, 438833

Inland Air Services
Many companies operate air-conditioned helicopters.
John Keells Aviation (pvt) Ltd.
# 4, Layden Bastian Rd,
Tel :448065,449632,421545
Fax : 447603
ACE Airways(pvt)Ltd.
Cargills building,
#30, Sir Baron Jayatilake Mw
Tel :447239,327832,438026
Fax : 436382
Lanka Air (pvt) Ltd.
104, Nawala rd.
Colombo 5.
Tel :589960,589966,503750-54
Fax : 589968,503755

More than 30 airlines have their sales offices in Colombo.
Bandaranaike International Airport
Tourist Information Counter of the Ceylon Tourist Board at the Airport is open 24 hours. Airport Restaurant-24 hours service. A train service is available from the Airport to the city. A regular bus service is also available to Colombo and Negombo.

Rent a Bike
Can be rented on Daily / Weekly / Monthly terms. 
Please inquirer from
Gold Wing
# 346, Deans road,
Colombo 10
Tel 685750 Fax 508124
# 546, Colombo Rd,
Tel : 031-2895
# 125, Nawala Rd,
Colombo 5
Tel :580597,589963
Giriulla Rd,
Tel : 037-46057
Fax :037-46037