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 June 2018

For the latest info on taxis and prices see the Latest News post Colombo to Arugam Bay by Taxi 2018.

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 (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 and request a quote from a wider range of drivers.

Quick Links

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2 of us are looking for a taxi share from Colombo to Arugam on 19th May evening. Contact at [email protected] if interested.


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 [email protected]


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:


Hey guys,

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

Best, Ben

Franziska Nosbuesch

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?