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Colombo car rentals from $25/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Colombo with a pick-up date of 4/23 and drop-off date of 5/22. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Colombo

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Compact$25/day
Intermediate$35/day
Standard$44/day
Full-size$35/day
Full-size SUV$118/day
Passenger van$71/day
Luxury$153/day
Standard SUV$57/day
Commercial$67/day
Intermediate SUV$72/day
Compact SUV$90/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

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 $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Colombo at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Colombo are around 1% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Colombo are around 49% 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 $42 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Colombo found in the last 2 weeks is $30.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Colombo?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($25/day) and SR RENT A CAR ($35/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Lvl 1 130 Nawala Rd 00500 (4 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Colombo?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Colombo. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Colombo?

    The average gas price in Colombo is $5.56 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $67 and $89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Colombo?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car 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 and GREEN MOTION.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bandaranaike Intl airport to off-airport locations include Casons Rent A Car, Budget, Sixt, and Kings Rental Corfu.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Colombo?

    A Mini car rental in Colombo costs $31 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Colombo costs $36 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Colombo costs $37 per day, on average.

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

    In Colombo, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Lvl 1 130 Nawala Rd (4 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Colombo costs $292 per week ($42 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Colombo costs $1,249 per month ($42 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Colombo?

    Most car rental providers in Colombo offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Colombo, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Colombo?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 10 car rental agencies in Colombo.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Colombo?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Colombo?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Colombo so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

Colombo car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Colombo

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Lvl 1 130 Nawala Rd

+94 112 369 836

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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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

Galle Face

+94 112 870 870

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

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

4.3

Mediocre

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One location in Colombo

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371/6 Negombo Road

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SR RENT A CAR

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22 locations in Colombo

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02, York Street

Opening times not available

115, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha

+94 112 960 830

Opening times not available

2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mw

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2, Galle Road

+94 112 960 830

Opening times not available

2, York Street

Opening times not available

25, Galle Face Centre Road

Opening times not available

30 Sir Mohamed Macan Markar Mawatha

Opening times not available

48, Janadhipathi Mawatha

Opening times not available

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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8 locations in Colombo

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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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Meet and greet at the arrivals hall, Colombo International Airprot

+94 777 780 729

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Most popular agency

SR RENT A CAR

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$42/day

Good deal

$38/day

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