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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Bandaranaike International Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Hertz

    8.1 (5737)
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  • Sixt

    7.8 (2575)
  • Europcar

    7.4 (6694)
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  • SR Rent a car

    7.3 (3)
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  • Budget

    7.3 (8485)

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Bandaranaike International Airport Guide


The city of Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka, so it is not surprising that Bandaranaike International Airport is the largest and busiest in the country. Being the only international airport in Sri Lanka it is very busy. Like many large airports throughout the world, it is actually located a short distance from the city, 22 miles (35 km) to be exact, north of Colombo in Katunayake. Tour the area freely with car hire at Colombo Airport. It's the most convenient, and safest way to get around.

Airport Facilities

This airport offers an array of amenities comparable to those of other international airports. There are two restaurants, located in the departure lobby and the transit lounge. The transit lounge also provides day rooms and shower rooms. In the arrival lobby there are six banks which offer full exchange services to fliers.

Airport facilities also include a post office, bar, and duty free shops. The Colombo Airport Lounge, is available to travellers with membership in a participating program or those flying first class. The information desk provides a photocopy machine and a fax machine that can be used by all passengers.


Travelling from the airport to your hotel is also made simple at Colombo Airport. There are buses and taxis, as well as rental cars that can also include the services of a driver who knows the local area. A train station is also located close to the airport. However, most of the prominent hotels and tours also offer transportation to and from the airport. Remember, when travelling internationally, it is best to arrange and confirm your arrangements personally prior to your arrival.

When landing at the airport, if you have booked a hire car you will need to locate the suppliers desk to collect your keys. With the use of your own vehicle, you can see many of the wonderful attractions located throughout Colombo and beyond. We offer a large selection of rental cars at cheap prices, so book car hire at Colombo Airport with us and save time queuing on arrival.

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

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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
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