Colombo car hires from AED 138

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Colombo with a pick-up date of: 5/4 and drop-off date of: 14/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Colombo

EconomyAED 148/day
CompactAED 138/day
StandardAED 162/day
Full-sizeAED 153/day
Full-size SUVAED 520/day
Passenger vanAED 316/day
LuxuryAED 678/day
Premium SUVAED 520/day
CommercialAED 256/day
Intermediate SUVAED 364/day
Standard SUVAED 398/day
Compact SUVAED 398/day
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KAYAK’s 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 rental cars in Colombo for AED 139 or less
  • Book your rental car in Colombo at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Colombo are around 17% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Colombo are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Colombo

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Colombo?

    Driving in Colombo traffic involves almost constant vying for space on the road, which is why a compact vehicle might be the best choice for getting around the inner city. That being said, those travelling in larger groups or with plans on exploring the rural areas would be better suited to a bigger vehicle, such as an SUV.

  • What’s the speed limit in Colombo?

    For your car hire in Colombo, it is important to be aware of the speed limits imposed across Sri Lanka. For urban areas, this is 60km/h (roughly 40mph) for cars and light vehicles, which rises to 70km/h (roughly 45mph) outside the city. Of course, going at such speed will only be possible when the traffic permits it and it is always wise to reduce your speed while getting used to Colombo’s roads.

  • Where are the best places to park in Colombo?

    Much of the car parking in Colombo is operated by Tenaga, which not only provides private multi-storey car parks, but also operates the smart parking meters that can be found at the side of the road. A Touch Parking Card can be bought for about Rs.200 (roughly £1.97) and can be used throughout the network, you simply need to top up your balance to ensure you always have money on your card. Parking can also be found in commercial areas, but be aware that use is usually limited to customers only.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Colombo?

    On average a rental car in Colombo costs AED 182 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Colombo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at SR RENT A CAR (AED 138/day) and Hertz (AED 364/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at SR RENT A CAR Colombo Airport 11450 (28 kilometers from city center).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Colombo?

    The average price of fuel in Colombo is AED 20.27 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between AED 243 and AED 324, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Colombo?

    Compact (Perodua Axia or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Colombo.

  • Which car rental companies are at Bandaranaike Intl airport (CMB)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Bandaranaike Intl airport include SR RENT A CAR, GREEN MOTION and Sri Lanka Rent a Car.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Bandaranaike Intl airport (CMB)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Bandaranaike Intl airport to off-airport locations is Casons Rent A Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Colombo?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Colombo?

    A Compact car hire in Colombo costs AED 128 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Oversize car hire cost in Colombo?

    An Oversize car hire in Colombo costs AED 375 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Colombo?

    An Economy car hire in Colombo costs AED 151 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Colombo?

    In Colombo, cars are most frequently rented at SR RENT A CAR Colombo Airport (28 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Colombo?

    On average a car hire in Colombo costs AED 1,257 per week (AED 180 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Colombo?

    On average a car hire in Colombo costs AED 5,386 per month (AED 180 per day).

Colombo car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Colombo

Lvl 1 130 Nawala Rd

+94 112 369 836

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
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Sixt

3.3

Poor

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Cleanliness

5.4

Comfort

2.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.4

Value for money

2.4

2 locations in Colombo

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941 Parliament Road

+94 112 870 870

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
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Galle Face

+94 112 870 870

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Friday00:00 - 23:59
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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

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3 locations in Colombo

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498 Galle Road

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Counter On Right At Arrivals- Colombo Bandaranayake Intl Airport

+94 112 445 860

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Meeting Point:concierge Office 2,sir Chittampalam A.gardiner Mawat

+94 112 445 860

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GREEN MOTION

4.1

Mediocre

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Locations in Colombo

371/6 Negombo Road

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SR RENT A CAR

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Most popular

Locations in Colombo

02, York Street

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115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha

+94 112 960 830

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2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mw

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2, Galle Road

+94 112 960 830

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2, York Street

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25, Galle Face Centre Road

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30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha

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48, Janadhipathi Mawatha

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64 Lotus Road

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77, Galle Road

+94 112 960 830

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Ceylon Continental Hotel

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Cinnamon Grand Hotel

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Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel

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Colombo Airport

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Colombo Downtown

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Colombo Hilton Hotel

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Galadari Hotel

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Galle Face Hotel

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Grand Oriental Hotel

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Meet & Greet Service, Colombo

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Ramada Colombo Hotel

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Taj Samudra Hotel

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Casons Rent A Car

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Locations in Colombo

115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha

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181, Gothami Gardens

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2, Galle Road

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2, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha

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25, Galle Face Centre Road

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48, Janadipathi Mawatha

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64, Lotus Road

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77, Galle Road

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Kings Rental Corfu

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2 locations in Colombo

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2, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha

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50, Ramya Mawatha

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Europcar

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One location in Colombo

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498 Galle Road

+94 112 445 860

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Sri Lanka Rent a Car

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Locations in Colombo

Meet and greet at the arrivals hall, Colombo International Airprot

+94 777 780 729

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Good to know

Most popular agency

SR RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

AED 182/day

Good deal

AED 151/day

When to book a car hire in Colombo

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