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.

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. Follow the link to request a quote from all the local operators that monitor this site.

Find a Driver on Facebook

This Facebook group (opens in a new window) is a great way to ask multiple drivers for a quote.


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.

Quick Links


  1. Jemila

    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:

    1. Benedict

      Hey guys,

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

      Best, Ben

  2. 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?

  3. Emma

    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!

  4. Mads Kjærnli


    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


  5. Lukas

    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


  6. Lukas

    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


  7. Marije van Alphen

    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:

  8. Coline

    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:

  9. Jessica

    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


  10. John Sorby

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

  11. Susan

    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:

  12. Irene

    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?

  13. Anouk Vandewall

    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:


  14. Michael

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

    1. Admin

      Hi Michael, I have not received any more comments since then. The page is receiving around a hundred visits per day though so I advise people to keep posting their share requests. Good luck!

  15. Sandrine

    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:

  16. Garcia

    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?

  17. Pau

    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

  18. Elien


    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 or 0094 77 363 18 22.


  19. francesca

    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
    See you!