Amangalla, 120km south of Colombo, resides within the walls of the old Dutch fort in the town of Galle, which bares only two entrances, the British ‘New Gate’ and the Dutch ‘Sea Gate’.  All flights arrive into Colombo’s Bandaranaika International airport in the daytime.

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Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is located about 30km north of the city. Travel time between the airport and the city centre is approximately ½ hour. The car transfer from BIA to Amangalla varies between 2 and 2½ hours.

Cinnamon Air runs a daily Airtaxi service from BIA to Koggala airstrip, a 25-minute drive from Amangalla. The flight time is 45 minutes. Amangalla will arrange complimentary transfers to and from Koggala by road. Helicopter transfers to Amangalla are available through Deccan Aviation. The helicopter takes a maximum of four passengers with a baggage allowance of 20kg per person. 

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Amanresorts recommends that guests combine their stay at Amangalla with a visit to Amanwella. The two-hour car transfer between Amangalla and Amanwella is US$50++ per car each way. However, transfers between the two properties are complimentary for guests staying as part of the Fort and Beach Journey.  For more information, visit Amangalla exclusives  

Airport assistance
Guests will be met by an Amanresorts representative upon clearance through customs and escorted to a vehicle for transfer to Amangalla or Amanwella.

For departures, guests will be met by Amanresorts’ airport representative upon arrival at BIA’s departure area. The Amanresorts’ representative will organise a trolley and porter and take care of all porter charges.

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