Buses Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB) Katukurunda

Kiwitaxi shuttles are the cheapest way to get Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB) Katukurunda for one passenger.

Seat in a tourist Kiwitaxi shuttle

Duration: ~1h 40min   Show the return transfer
Shuttle
Higer bus, Iveco, Mercedes, Ford, Volvo shuttle bus

A seat in the tourist bus to the hotel or airport. Shuttle collects passengers from different flights and takes them to hotels within the city center. Maximum waiting time is equal 60 minutes. Show more

1 passenger 1 bag ~ 30 min of waiting
No buses to this destination

Alternative to a tourist bus Bandaranaike Airport Colombo → Katukurunda

To get from Bandaranaike Airport Colombo to Katukurunda is possible by the economy Kiwitaxi taxi (for the family or the group of 4 people) or by a private minivan (for a group of 7 to 19 people).
Car transfers
Minibus transfers
Customer reviews of Kiwitaxi
Service was very good, immigration took ages and our driver waited for us. He was then happy to wait whilst we got cash at the airport. He then dropped us at our hotel which was tricky to find, but he made sure that we found it and got in. Great driver and service
Francesca Stirling
Both person who met us at the airport who had to wait an hour & the driver extremely friendly. Quick journey in Prius. Driver spoke excellent English & shared his knowledge throughout the journey.
Shane Spencer
The driver was fantastic. Very pleasant. Smooth driver despite the rules of the road in Sri Lanka. Highly recommend the driver. Checked every 1hr if we wanted to stop for toiltet, food, coffee. Very professional
Richard Penton

Why do tourists choose buses and shuttle buses to get Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB) Katukurunda

This route is popular among both tourists and the locals of Sri Lanka, and is operated by many types of public transport. Buses and tourist shuttles are the good option for those who are travelling alone or with a friend, for young people, who feel familiar with the country and speak its language as well as for those who would like to reduce the costs of their holiday.

Buses and shuttles vs. other types of public transport

The cheapest variant. Moneywise, a bus ride is either equal to other types of public transport (for example, suburban train), or 5–15% cheaper than any of these options.

Easy to change. A bus brings you to the stop, from which it is easy to get to your destination: in case of a tourist shuttle, it might even bring you to your hotel. Regular buses start off from the large transport hubs, heading to the most popular directions, and run through the central districts of the neighbouring towns and resorts. For example, the bus from the airport stops at the stop from which it is easy to get to your destination with maximum one change. Kiwitaxi tourist shuttles bring tourists to their holiday destinations, and not just drop them in the city center.

A small excursion during the trip. Buses go slowly and make stops. On some tourist shuttles there are attendants, who help pass the time by telling about the sights.

Disadvantages of buses compared to other types of public transport

Full in rush-hour. Buses are the most available variant, and most of tourists, who are not ready to spend money on taxi, use it. You are likely to travel with your luggage on your knees or even standing. Group shuttles are filled up evenly, so the lack of seats is almost impossible. However, there might be not enough room for the baggage.

Tickets are not always available. The reason is the same — buses in Sri Lanka are a popular type of transport, so the tickets should be bought in advance as there might not be any on site.

 

Booking tickets for Kiwitaxi shuttles Colombo airport «Bandaranaike» (CMB) in advance, you eliminate both disadvantages of buses.