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Popular rental locations in Colombo

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Colombo

Car rental offers in Colombo

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Colombo.

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Station wagon

Car rental companies in Colombo

Below are the car rental companies in Colombo with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Hertz

    8 (5768)
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  • Sixt

    7.8 (2602)
  • Europcar

    7.4 (6754)
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  • SR Rent a car

    7.3 (3)
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  • Budget

    7.3 (8534)
  • Avis

    6.9 (4952)

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Car rental companies in and around Colombo

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Colombo Guide


Sri Lanka’s capital is the main gateway to this fascinating country and has some interesting sites. Colombo offers its visitors character and is also the most convenient base for exploring Sri Lanka. Its a much safer country now considering the 25 year civil war has finally ended. Travellers can enjoy the lovely green areas along the sea front, with beautiful Cinnamon Gardens, stunning mansions, and an old Fort. With so much to see the best way to get around is by opting for car hire in Colombo. Book today with carrentals.co.uk and let us find you the cheapest available deals online.

Explore Colombo

A great place to visit is the colourful, and vibrant market of Pettah bazaar. Visitors to the market will find themselves haggling for bargains, with a range of local wares, such as vegetables, fruit, gems, silver, brass, and gold trinkets.

The business district is worth a visit as it has an impressive clock tower, which was originally a lighthouse, as well as the president’s residence and some beautiful colonial buildings. Other sights of interest nearby include the Art Gallery and National Museum, which feature works from local artists.

Visitors to Colombo should head to what's known as 'the fort district' of Colombo where they will come across the city’s finest hotels and restaurants. The city has numerous bars and restaurants, but it is not known for having a lively nightlife. Visit the Dehiwala Zoo, located only 10kms south of the city centre, a great day out for the family, and with many beautiful walks on offer here.

Opt for car hire in Colombo and head southwest, along the coast which offers fantastic views and opportunities for tourists to scuba dive, surf, sail, water ski and even trekking.

For lovers of history drive inland to the city of Kandy, which can be found in the beautiful hilly centre of Sri Lanka, surrounding a picturesque lake. Here tourists will experience a Buddhist culture. Head north for about 2 hours and you will reach the historic city of Anuradhapura, which is considered as a potent symbol of Sinhalese power. There are many religious sites here, dating as far back as what's known as 'the time of the famous Bodhi tree', when Prince Siddhartu gained enlightenment to become the Buddha.

If you like to relax and sunbathe whilst on holiday then definitely make sure you visit Hikkaduwa, which holds the island's most developed beaches. Close by is Galle which offers its visitors an interesting legacy of Dutch colonialism.


Sri Lanka can only be reached by air. Colombo Airport has flights to and from cities in Asia, Australia and Europe. Car hire in Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport is available through us, so book today for cheap prices.

Shuttles services, public transport buses and taxis are all available out side the main terminal building to take passengers into Colombo. There is also a porter service to help travellers.

Getting around Colombo is easy with public services, and if you wish to travel to Negombo or Galle there is a bus and train service, however car rentals are always the most convenient option and provide travellers with the freedom to explore other areas of Sri Lanka. 

Practical information

  • Currency
    Sri Lankan rupee
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    70 km/h
  • Language
    Tamil, Sinhalese
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • SR Rent a car
  • Budget
  • Avis
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