Colombo car hire

Colombo car hire

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 Jun — 8 Jun
Same drop-off
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Wed 1/6
Noon
Wed 8/6
Noon
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Cheap car hire in Colombo

Economy£19/day
Compact£29/day
Standard£42/day
Full-size SUV£40/day
Passenger van£56/day
Luxury£196/day
Premium SUV£139/day
Compact SUV£110/day
Intermediate SUV£110/day
Standard SUV£110/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Colombo car hire reviews and directory

From £33/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
5.4 Okay (4 reviews)
3 locations in Colombo
Sixt
Locations in Colombo
  • 7.5
  • 4.5
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  • 5.5
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay28 Aug 2019
Bad dont go for it they ment not to make me driving authorization to force me to driver and i will complain about that
3.2 Mediocre18 Apr 2019
Make sure if customer paid for a car with air conditioning you should provide that. We had to suffer without AC. Very very unfair.
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2018
Easy pick up, excellent serviceVery friendly and helpful staff. We extended our rental and the process was very easy.Everything was good
From £37/day
SR RENT A CAR
22 locations in Colombo
SR RENT A CAR
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
From £27/day
Casons Rent A Car
Most popular
8 locations in Colombo
Casons Rent A Car
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Colombo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
From £32/day
Kings Rental Corfu
2 locations in Colombo
Kings Rental Corfu
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
Dollar
1 location in Colombo
Dollar
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
From £33/day
Hertz
1 location in Colombo
Hertz
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
From £25/day
Sri Lanka Rent a Car
Cheapest deal
1 location in Colombo
Sri Lanka Rent a Car
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Colombo
Thrifty
Locations in Colombo
Recent reviews
4 travellers who hired a car in Colombo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car hire locations in or near Colombo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£36/day

Good deal

£30/day

When to book a car hire in Colombo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Colombo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Colombo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Colombo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Colombo car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Colombo

  • The vibrant city of Colombo has plenty to offer, making it loved by locals and visitors alike. However, car hire in Colombo means you can get your own vehicle and discover the riches of the surrounding area as well. For example, you can drive out to the various Buddhist temples dotted around the region, take a trip down the coast to Wellawatte Beach (5 miles from city centre), or visit the Archaeology Museum Kotte (5 miles from city centre) for an insight into the rich history of Colombo.
  • Bandaranaike International Airport CMB is Sri Lanka’s premier airport, offering international flights and sitting just 20 km (18 miles) from Colombo city centre. At the airport building, you can find car hire representatives from companies such as Sixt and Sri Lanka Rent a Car, so it’s easy to organise Colombo car hire alongside the rest of your journey. In the centre itself, there are plenty of other car hire companies operating, making it easy to find the perfect deal.
  • Experienced drivers or those who have previously driven in Sri Lanka should be able to deal with the roads in Colombo: plenty of traffic and a variety of vehicles, from ox carts to mopeds, make it a challenge, but this is mainly limited to the urban centres. Don’t be afraid to use your horn if you want to let a fellow driver know you are there and, of course, remember that in Sri Lanka you drive on the left like in the UK and Australia.
  • There is plenty of traffic throughout the day in the inner-city of Colombo, so you should take this into consideration when planning any journey. However, it is important to be careful when driving at night as well; while the roads are less busy, they can be dangerous for those not familiar with the city. The weather in Colombo is generally manageable, but on particularly hot days or during the wet season, you may need to consider ways of avoiding extreme conditions.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Colombo for £30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Colombo at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Colombo are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Colombo