Sri Lanka car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Sri Lanka

EconomyAED 137/day
CompactAED 127/day
IntermediateAED 204/day
StandardAED 200/day
Full-sizeAED 141/day
Full-size SUVAED 483/day
MiniAED 182/day
Passenger vanAED 293/day
LuxuryAED 629/day
Premium SUVAED 483/day
Intermediate estate carAED 216/day
CommercialAED 256/day
Standard SUVAED 371/day
Compact SUVAED 371/day
Intermediate SUVAED 371/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Sri Lanka

  • Because Sri Lankan roads tend to be narrow, it is advised to rent a compact car; plus, the island is small enough for you to navigate in one day. If you plan to explore the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you may want to upgrade your rental car to a four-wheel drive, as the roads are more rugged and hilly.
  • Renting a car in Sri Lanka will provide you with the most freedom and save you much more time than if you used the time-consuming train service. Often, public transport cannot take you to certain areas like a car can. To navigate around the country, it is recommended that you rent a GPS device from your car hire company, which you can get for around 2,121 LKR (12 USD) per day.
  • You will find several new highways in Sri Lanka that provide great driving conditions for your rental car. The Colombo-Katunayake Expressway connects the Bandaranaike International Airport to Kelani Bridge on the coast, a route you can drive in 30m. The Southern Expressway is 161 km (100 mi) long and extends from the south in Kottawa to Matara, while the Outer Circular Expressway links the Southern Expressway to the Katunayake Expressway.
  • To make the most of driving around Sri Lanka, it is important to know the rush hours on the roads, particularly in major cities. It is advised to drive in cities and large towns like Colombo only between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm, or after 8:00 pm in the evening.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Sri Lanka for AED 139 or less
  • Book your rental car in Sri Lanka at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Sri Lanka are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sri Lanka

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Sri Lanka?

    On average a car hire in Sri Lanka costs AED 380 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Sri Lanka?

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Sri Lanka?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at SR RENT A CAR (AED 127/day), Europcar (AED 170/day) and Kings Rental Corfu (AED 179/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Sri Lanka?

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

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

    On average a car hire in Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka?

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

  • What is driving like in Sri Lanka?

    When you rent a car in Sri Lanka, you will need to drive on the left side and overtake on the right side of the road. Unless otherwise signposted, you need to give way to cars on the right. On newer highways, you will find tolls that are priced depending on the distance traveled and the car category, with prices starting at 100 LKR (0.57 USD). Road rules that must be adhered to are the prohibition of mobile phone use while driving and the requirement to wear seatbelts at all times.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Sri Lanka?

    If you plan to rent a car in Sri Lanka, the minimum age for drivers is 23 years old, and they must have had a valid driver’s license for two years previously. Any drivers under 25 years old will incur a young driver surcharge. You will need to get your driver’s license validated by the Automobile Association in Sri Lanka, which can be obtained by your car hire agency for an additional fee.

  • How much does petrol cost in Sri Lanka?

    You will find that the average price of petrol is 164 LKR (0.93 USD) per liter, or the equivalent of 3.52 USD per gallon, when you rent a car in Sri Lanka. Because petrol is regulated by the government, petrol prices are the same at various petrol stations, so you do not have to shop around. Many of the island’s petrol stations are open 24h and offer self-service.

  • What are the speed limits in Sri Lanka?

    When driving on Sri Lankan roads, you will need to follow the national speed limits. In residential areas, the speed limit is 56 km/h (34 mph), and on national roads, you can travel up to 72 km/h (44 mph). On highways, the maximum speed limit is 120 km/h (74 mph).

Car rental directory

  • srrentacar

    SR RENT A CAR car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    23 Locations

  • casonsrentacar

    Casons Rent A Car car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    10 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    5 Locations

  • kingsrentalcorfu

    Kings Rental Corfu car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    4 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    3 Locations

  • srilankarentacar

    Sri Lanka Rent a Car car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    1 Location

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    1 Location

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Sri Lanka

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

SR RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

AED 180/day

Good deal

AED 139/day

When to book a rental car in Sri Lanka

Average daily price per month
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Car hire locations in Sri Lanka

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.