How to I get to and around the Cultural Triangle?

There is a multitude of different transport methods to get to and around the Cultural Triangle

Travel to Sri Lanka

Bandaranaike International Airport, at Katunayake, is the International Airport for Sri Lanka, located on the outskirts of the capital city of Colombo. This airport receives flights from the UK, Middle East, India, Singapore and Europe.

Flights

There are scheduled flights operated by our partners, Cinnamon Air, between Colombo and Sigirya with onward connections to Trincomalee. Charter flights also operate to and from Anuradhapura.

Transfers

GUIDED TOURS AND GROUPS

We tailor-make tours hosted by excellent local guides – including foreign-language speakers – and we have many years’ experience in designing and managing tours for larger groups.

TRANSFERS

The &Beyond Sri Lanka team has a collection of hand-picked chauffeur-guides and drivers who know the Cultural Triangle well.

SELF DRIVE

We do not recommend self-driving in Sri Lanka. However, roads are in a very good condition, and Sri Lanka, being a small island country, doesn’t take more than a few hours on average between destinations. Public transport like taxis and buses are not a recommended mode of transport. Instead, we recommend that you book a private transfer through &Beyond’s office in Colombo.

TAXIS

We can recommend known drivers with comprehensively insured vehicles.

What to remember when travelling around Sri Lanka

There is only one international airport in Sri Lanka which is in Colombo. For most visitors coming from Europe, the UK or the USA, this is a long flight of several hours. Once in the country, different modes of transport are safe to use and are recommended.

Roads are in a very good condition, and Sri Lanka, being a small island country, doesn’t take more than five hours on average between destinations. Public transport like taxis and buses are not a recommended mode of transport. Instead, we recommend that you book a private transfer through &Beyond’s office in Colombo.

Visas

Sri Lanka has introduced an online visa system for all travellers. Visitors must apply for the Electronic Travel Authorization via www.eta.gov.lk established in the Department of Immigration and Emigration. Those who arrive at the airport without a visa will be able to obtain a visa at the port of arrival, but this may cause long delays, as well as a visa surcharge.

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