Hotel Jaffna

Colombo to Jaffna By Private Vans.

Lot of private vans used to operate between Colombo and Jaffna town. Most of them are driven by the van owners while some of them are driven by private drivers. You can hire these vans with air-condition or without air condition. They can accommodate nearly 10 passengers comfortably including the front seat passenger seated next to the driver. These vehicles come with sliding door for the passenger section with child safety lock.

If the van's number plates start with English numbers, then the driver and the front seat passengers must wear seat belts for their safety, which is requested by the local law.

Popular models are called as Toyota Box model, Dolphin HiAce and KDH.

Jaffna running vans can be hired as with A/C or without A/C.

You can book them as follows.
  1. Colombo to Jaffna (One Way)
  2. Colombo - Jaffna - Colombo (Return Trip)
  3. You have to pay extra payments according to your days of stay in Jaffna, with or without local running.
  4. If you want to use the Expressway from Peliyagoda to Negombo, you have to pay another LKR 300 to LKR 600 for the toll fee.

Most of them are equipped with stereo sound systems which can play local radio stations or CD. Ask the driver to select which kind of music you want to listen. Take your own music CD's to enjoy the music while you are travelling by the van to Jaffna.
These van drivers know good places on the route to stop for snacks, soft drinks, coconut drinks or to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Likewise if you want to relax during the trip you can ask them to stop at any convenient places you may like.

If you don't have any idea about the places that you want to visit in the Northern Province, just tell the driver about it. He will arrange and plan the places for you to visit during your stay over there. During the Nallur festival season, there may be van shortage. So book your vehicle early.

For the accommodation drivers will manage with their own style over there. If you like them to stay in your hotel the hotel management will offer them cheap priced rooms for them that can suit them and your pocket. In the rented private homes in Jaffna, there are small drivers quarters available for them.

During the Nallur Murugan Temple festival there is a big demand for the Jaffna bound van hire service. During these days check whether your driver had enough sleep and rest. Otherwise ask the driver to stop the vehicle on the road side and to have small rest time to time. Let him drink enough dark coffee.

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