TransportationTrishaws and Taxis: The easiest mode of transport around Sri Lanka is by trishaw, or commonly known as threeâ€“wheeler. A large number of threeâ€“wheelers operate on the roads and are easily available. As price bartering is widespread, agree on a rate before starting your journey working on a rough guide of about Rs. 30/- a mile in towns and make sure the driver has a clear idea of your destination.Taxis are good value for longer journeys and operate on set charges. Buses: cheap and plentiful, at least during the day, but are often overcrowded and unreliable. The airâ€“conditioned private coaches on which the fare is double the fare of any non airâ€“conditioned bus are far more comfortable for travelling, especially long distances.