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 2017

For the latest info on taxis and prices see the Latest News post Colombo to Arugam Bay by Taxi 2017.

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


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!

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



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



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