Getting around the island is
possible by plenty of means. >Buses and trains (public
transportations) are the most favorable.
Sophisticated Luxury Transportation
There are luxury and semi-luxury bus services attached to tour
packages of the travel agencies. Except for that, an intercity
express bus service operates in major road networks is also
Use as much public transportation modes as possible.!
We know you visit Sri Lanka traveling greater distances and you take
all measure to make your vacation extraordinary. Fly to airport,
from there to the luxury bus and then to site seeing will make you a
prisoner traveling in the prison bus.
Though its not as sophisticated as a luxury journey, Public
transportation offers you the best traveling experience. Getting
down for some king coconut or fresh fruit juice to quench the
thirst, traditional Sri Lankan food tempting your taste buds and
enjoying the nature will give you the touch of life. Thatís the
uniqueness of public transportation. Insist your travel agent to
arrange you some.
SLTB Buses [SRI
LANKA TRANSPORT BOARD]
However, if you are concern on punctuality, government-operated SLTB
buses are the best choice. Reddish busses with SLTB marks are can be
spotted easily and refer the image in the right side column.
If you want to enjoy a good traveling experience in the hill
country,the best method is the Train.
Train journey amongst the spectacular hill country passing flushing
water falls and tea estates is truly breathtaking. Let it be the
first class or the second, train journey in Sri Lanka is an
appealing mode of travel suiting every level of budget.
Not to worry about the ticket reservations. Colombo Fort Station has
a special ticket window for tourists who wish to make advanced
For more info, visit : http://www.railway.gov.lk
Other than Busses and Trains, Three wheeler - commonly known as "tuk
tuk" is very popular as a public transportation mode. Spacious
enough for three people, "tuk tuks" are an easy and a highly
cost-efficient way to get around. Site seeing with Tuk Tuks will be
really interesting as you can get down wherever you want to enjoy
the vicinity. Tuk tuks are available in towns and even suburbs as a
local transportation method.
However, most of the taxis do not have a meter, therefore negotiate
and settle a fare before you start the journey.
And make sure you catch a tuk tuk from a three wheeler park and its
the advisable and the cheapest way. Besides there are plenty of
three-wheel stands near every other junction.
Taxies, Chauffeur-driven cars and Motorized rickshaws are also
readily available with several international agencies.
If you wish to take a drive around Sri Lanka on your own, itís
advisable to have the International Driving Permit. Otherwise you
may acquire a temporary license instead of a valid national driving
license, endorsed by the AA office in Colombo.
Avoid Road Traffic
If you travel by land, try to avoid the Chaotic traffic in rush
hours - morning 7.30am to 9.00am and in the evening from 4.30pm to
How about a bird's eye view of Sri Lanka ?
Wanna enjoy the aerial view of white beaches in coastal areas ? or
the water falls, tea estates or the tracks along the mountains of
the hill country or else picturesque view of massive reservoirs in
the North Central Province ? Domestic passenger flights operating in
Sri Lanka will give you an unforgettable experience making your
Aviation" section under Travel
information will help
you to plan your trip with Sri Lanka's domestic aviation services.
Oops ! Forgot the most important !
No matter how best your travel is, blessed are those who carry a
camera with them. Camera
and extra batteries are a MUST in your travel kit; otherwise
we shall not say how disappointed you would be.