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Independent Taxi Share

This is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel to Arugam Bay. Be aware though that taxi prices in Sri Lanka are increasing rapidly every year.

Update

For the latest info on taxis and prices see the Latest News post Colombo to Arugam Bay by Taxi 2021.

Taxi Costs

The one way price for a good quality ac minivan with English speaking driver should be $125-$135 depending on whether it is high or low season. Of course there will be cheaper offers available but be aware that many are poorly maintained and the drivers are sometimes lacking in professionalism and reliability.

Share a Taxi

We now run the largest island-wide taxi-sharing website srilankataxishare.com (opens in a new window). Please help support this initiative by using and sharing with friends. The comments sections below is closed; please use the website link above.

Find a Driver or Request a Quote

There are two options to find a taxi: request a quote on this site and support the local Arugam Bay taxi operators or go to our other site srilankacaranddriverhire.com and request a quote from a wider range of drivers.

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francesca
5 years ago

Hi! We are two travellers and we are looking for someone to share a taxi from Colombo airport to Arugam Bay on the 13th of August . Contact me at asso.francesca@gmail.com
See you!

Elien
5 years ago

Hi,

My boyfriend and I are travelling from Ella to Arugam Bay on the 30th of July. We have the contact details of a driver who can bring us for 8000 rupees and are looking for people to share. We have one surfboard and the minivan easily fits 5 people:)

Contact me if you are interested on lefevere.e@gmail.com or 0094 77 363 18 22.

Thanks!
Elien

Jake
5 years ago

share taxi to go to colombo this sunday (24th) am sometime, travelling solo contact at jake_mcintosh1@hotmail.com

Christoph
5 years ago

Hej,

I ll arrive 31/07 at 10am and want to share a Taxi to Arugam. Anyone in?

ChristophPaul@web.de

Pau
5 years ago

hi !
we would like to share a taxi on august 19TH from colombo airport to abay
if there are anybody interested please contact paudiss arroba hotmail dot com

Eleri Griffiths
5 years ago

Going from Kandy to arugam bay with my husband the day after tomorrow, 20th July. If anyone wants to share a taxi?
eleri-griffiths@hotmail.com
🙂

Garcia
5 years ago

Hi – can you please give me your reliable driver contacts? Looking to get from Colombo to Arugam on Sunday 18 th ogust at night or 19 Luther morning. Anynyone is interested to share?
C.garciacobos@gmail.com

Sandrine
5 years ago

Hey guys,
anyone keen on sharing a lift from Arugam Bay to Colombo Intl. airport on the 19th of July? Have to catch a flight at 3.15 in the morning (20th). Would be great if someone is up for sharing the ride!
Just drop me a message:
sandstoermsche@web.de

gcteves
5 years ago

Hi there – can you please give me your reliable driver contacts? Looking to get from Colombo to Arugam on Sunday 4th Sept if anyone is keen to share? Giverny.teves@gmail.com

Brad Cunningham
5 years ago

Hey, Australian surfing couple, looking to share a mini van/private car from Colombo to A-bay on the 22nd July. can either email or FB me..
Brad Cunningham – FB
bradicool4@gmail.com

Cheers.

Michael
5 years ago

There is no new taxi share updates from 2nd of July. Why?

Alice
5 years ago

Hi,
Anyone wanting to share a taxi from A bay to Colombo airport on Thursday the 7th of July – flick me a message alicesailouie@icloud.com

Dennis
5 years ago

Hey! Is anyone keen to share a taxi from ABay to Colombo (Airport) at the 6th of July ?! We are two people. Drop me a message : awierth@googlemail.com

Anouk Vandewall
5 years ago

Hello! I’m looking for people to share a ride with on July 5 from Colombo airport to Arugam Bay. My flight gets in at 7.20 AM, so best would be to leave in the morning/afternoon. Contact me at my e-mail: an.ouk@hotmail.com

Cheers!

Irene
5 years ago

Hello everybody! I would like to take a van to travel with surf boards to Colombo Airport from Arugam on 2th of July. We are two peopple and we´ll arrive at 2 am to the colombo airport. Is anyone wanting to share a private van to A-Bay? nenumix@gmail.com

Jake
5 years ago

Solo australian traveller looking to hitch a ride to arugam on the 15th of july! hit me up
jake_mcintosh1@hotmail.com

Susan
5 years ago

Hi,
Is anyone looking to share a transport on the 29th from Abay to Negombo (airport)/ Colombo?
We are 2 people and glad to share with others.
Drop me a message: s.silav@gmx.de
Cheers!

sobé online
5 years ago

Hi,
Is anyone looking to share transport to Colombo from Arugam Bay late on Tuesday 2nd August?
Contact: sophkerrigan@gmail.com
Cheers,
Sophie

Marco
5 years ago

Looking to share transport to arugam bay from colombo on June 27th, I arrive at the airport at 9am
Contact: marcokrause2007@web.de

Cheers,
Marco

John Sorby
5 years ago

Australian surfer travelling to Arugam Bay from Negombo (near International Airport) early on Saturday 27 August – looking to share a private van. Please email jchas_sorby@hotmail.com

Jessica
5 years ago

Hi 🙂 My friend and I will be arriving from Australia into Colombo Airport around mid-night on the 17th of July, is anyone wanting to share a private van to A-Bay? Please email me if so jessica.barber27@gmail.com.

Thanks

Rob
5 years ago

An Aussie couple looking to share a minivan from Ella to A bay on 11th June??
Please email Rob – robledger@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Shauna Upton
5 years ago

I’m looking to get from Kandy to A-bay on Thursday, June 16. Would anyone be keen to share? shauna_loren@hotmail.com

Coline
5 years ago

Hey Guys! I would like to take a taxi Colombo-Arugam on Thursday 9th of June (after 11pm) or Friday 10th of June (around 6-7am). Does anyone want to share the lift with me?
Contact me via email: coline.duboisgryspeert@gmail.com
Cheers!
Coline

Marije van Alphen
5 years ago

Hi! I’m looking for people to share a taxi with leaving early morning (my flight gets in at 5:15) on June 23th. A bit later that day would also be fine! Contact me at my e-mail: marijevanalphen@gmail.com

Lukas
5 years ago

Looking for someone to share a taxi with from Colombo/Airport to Arugam Bay on Friday 27th May after 11pm or Satureday 28th of May. Contact at lukas.griesser.lg@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Lukas

Lukas
5 years ago

Looking for someone to share a taxi with colombo/airport to arugam bay on friday 27th of may after 11pm or satureday 28th of may. Contact at lukas.griesser.lg@gmail.com

Cheers,
Lukas

Mads Kjærnli
5 years ago

Hi!

Looking for someone to share a taxi with from Colombo/Negombo to Arugam Bay either today the 20th or tomorrow the 21th of May. Contact at madskj10@gmail.com

Mads

Emma
5 years ago

Hi, me and my friend are getting an airport transfer from the airport to Arugum Bay on the 24th of May at 9:00 AM. If anyone wants to share just get in touch!

Franziska Nosbuesch
5 years ago

Hi guys, me and my boyfriend are looking for a Taxi from Colombo to Arugam Bay on May 21st around 4 pm. Anyone wants to join?

Jemila
5 years ago

Hi , two of us looking to share a taxi ride from Abay back to Colombo either this Friday or Saturday A/M
Get in touch if going in the same direction:
Cheers

Benedict
5 years ago
Reply to  Jemila

Hey guys,

We’re taking a Taxi from Abay on saturday at 5 pm. Starting from Stay Golden!

Best, Ben

Jake
5 years ago

solo traveller looking for a ride down to arugam on the 15th of july. i arrive in at 9:30 so anytime after this i can carpool! send me a message jake_mcintosh1@hotmail.com

Dave
5 years ago

2 of us are looking for a taxi share from Colombo to Arugam on 19th May evening. Contact at ramseydave6@gmail.com if interested.