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Cheapest car hire in Sri Lanka

Hyundai Eon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.31 EUR/day
Hyundai Eon

7 Days rental at 156.18 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Eon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.31 EUR/day
Hyundai Eon

7 Days rental at 156.18 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Eon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.50 EUR/day
Hyundai Eon

7 Days rental at 206.50 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.00 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 301.06 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda 3

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Mazda 3

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda 3

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Mazda 3

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda 3

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Mazda 3

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 251.12 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.68 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 179.80 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.68 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 179.80 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.35 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 212.49 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.27 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 218.93 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 423.96 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 423.96 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.75 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 474.30 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.71 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 264.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.07 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 315.51 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.07 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 315.51 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.07 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 315.51 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 423.96 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 423.96 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.75 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 474.30 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Previa

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.90 EUR/day
Toyota Previa

7 Days rental at 489.35 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Sri Lanka

  • Drive on the LEFT side of the road in Sri Lanka, the steering wheel is on the right side of the car
  • The majority or rental cars in Sri Lanka are automatic, making driving just that little bit easier for most
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Sri Lanka is 60mg (0.06% BAC)
  • Speed limits are posted in KM/H, the maximum on the island is 120km/h

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Sri Lanka

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    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    70kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    LKR  147.43/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    60mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    LKR

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

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Average prices per day for car hire in Sri Lanka

ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 51
March€ 51
April€ 45
May€ 47
June€ 46
July€ 53
August€ 54
September€ 44
October€ 45
November€ 53
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 32
February€ 38
March€ 38
April€ 34
May€ 34
June€ 34
July€ 39
August€ 40
September€ 32
October€ 34
November€ 31
December€ 31
ItemPercent
January€ 160
February€ 115
March€ 116
April€ 98
May€ 101
June€ 98
July€ 106
August€ 108
September€ 101
October€ 85
November€ 70
December€ 160
ItemPercent
January€ 124
February€ 76
March€ 76
April€ 65
May€ 67
June€ 65
July€ 77
August€ 78
September€ 66
October€ 62
November€ 66
December€ 123
ItemPercent
January
February€ 118
March€ 118
April€ 112
May€ 114
June€ 112
July€ 119
August€ 122
September€ 109
October€ 113
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 38
March€ 38
April€ 36
May€ 37
June€ 36
July€ 39
August€ 40
September€ 36
October€ 33
November€ 26
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 106
March€ 106
April€ 101
May€ 102
June€ 99
July€ 107
August€ 109
September€ 98
October€ 94
November€ 63
December€ 120
ItemPercent
January€ 181
February€ 169
March€ 171
April€ 156
May€ 180
June€ 157
July€ 158
August€ 160
September€ 169
October€ 133
November€ 84
December€ 184

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Fuel prices in Sri Lanka

DieselUnleaded
Jul , 2021

€ 0.47

€ 0.78

Jun , 2021

€ 0.47

€ 0.78

May , 2021

€ 0.43

€ 0.67

Apr , 2021

€ 0.44

€ 0.69

Mar , 2021

€ 0.44

€ 0.69

Feb , 2021

€ 0.44

€ 0.69

Jan , 2021

€ 0.43

€ 0.67

Dec , 2020

€ 0.45

€ 0.70

Nov , 2020

€ 0.47

€ 0.72

Oct , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.74

Sep , 2020

€ 0.48

€ 0.75

Aug , 2020

€ 0.47

€ 0.72

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jul , 2021 0.47 0.78
Jun , 2021 0.47 0.78
May , 2021 0.43 0.67
Apr , 2021 0.44 0.69
Mar , 2021 0.44 0.69
Feb , 2021 0.44 0.69
Jan , 2021 0.43 0.67
Dec , 2020 0.45 0.70
Nov , 2020 0.47 0.72
Oct , 2020 0.48 0.74
Sep , 2020 0.48 0.75
Aug , 2020 0.47 0.72

Car rental price statistics in Sri Lanka

  • € 156.17
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 251.58
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes E Class
  • 144
    Total cars available
     
  • 15
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Prado
  • 36
    Location with most cars:
    Colombo Bandaranayake - Airport
  • € 22.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - Colombo Bandaranayake - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Sri Lanka

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

Car hire in Sri Lanka starts from just €22.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Sri Lanka is just €76.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Sri Lanka is a Mercedes E Class car for a (fullsize) class from Casons costing €251.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Sri Lanka?

We often have special offers on car hire in Sri Lanka including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Sri Lanka?

Car hire prices in Sri Lanka are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 9 car hire locations and 252 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Sri Lanka.

Who is the best car hire company in Sri Lanka?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Sri Lanka Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Sri Lanka.

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

The most popular locations to hire a car in Sri Lanka is Colombo Bandaranayake - Airport with 4 car hire companies and 36 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Sri Lanka?

Current fuel prices in Sri Lanka are €0.78/ltr for petrol and €0.47/ltr for diesel as of 12 July 2021, it’ll cost on average €31 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €19 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Sri Lanka?

Speed limits in Sri Lanka are in km/h and are generally 56 km/h on urban roads, 72 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Sri Lanka?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Sri Lanka offering a (mini) class car such as the Hyundai Eon for as little as €156.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Sri Lanka?

The most popular car hire category in Sri Lanka is the Toyota Prado available from 3 car hire companies in over 7 locations.

Sri Lanka Mini Guide

Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean which is famed for its beautiful beaches and for the production of tea, coffee, coconuts and rubber. About 20 million people live in Sri Lanka, which is situated about 30 kilometres south of India, and many of them are Buddhists.

Sri Lanka airlines operate flights between the island’s capital Colombo and many worldwide destinations. Other airlines which fly from Katunayake airport are Qatar Airlines and Emirates. Hiring a car in Sri Lanka is absolutely necessary as there have been some terrorist attacks by the Tamil Tigers group on public transport there including the buses and trains. Advice should be sought before visiting the island but this violence has not ever been directed at tourists.

Although many of the locals drive around on three wheeled tuk-tuks, rented cars are the recommended form of transport as they are cheaper and less prone to road accidents. Unusually, rented cars in Sri Lanka often come with their own drivers.

Often the vehicle itself is free, whereas the driver will charge a fee for his services. Some of these drivers are government-licensed and are extremely knowledgeable about the island. Mostly they will be multi-lingual with a rich knowledge of the island and its environment so they are worth hiring if you want to find out a lot about Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan government has launched several highway projects to bolster their economy and these include the Colombo-Kandy (Kadugannawa) Expressway, the Colombo-Padeniya Expressway, the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway and the Outer Circular Highway which it is hoped will ease Colombo's traffic problems. There are also plans to build a major bridge connecting the northern city of Jaffna to the Indian city of Chennai.

Sri Lanka has a hot tropical climate though it can get quite cold in the central highlands of the island. Ideally tourists should aim to travel there to avoid the monsoon season and the hot weather leading up to it. There can also be squalls in Sri Lanka during that time of year because of cyclones in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is a wonderful place to go if you are interested in wildlife and was the first country in the world to set up a wildlife sanctuary. Inland there are lush forests full of mahogany and teak trees and a number of animals can be seen such as elephants, deer and all kinds of wild birds.

Sri Lanka Factfile

  • Sri Lanka used to be known as Ceylon up until 1972.
  • It is well known for the production and export of such goods as coffee, tea, coconuts and cinnamon.
  • The world's first female prime minister, Sirimavo Bandaranaike was in Sri Lanka.
  • The two official languages in Sri Lanka are Sinhalese and Tamil.
  • The currency in Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR).

Is it safe to rent a car in Sri Lanka?

Renting a car in Sri Lanka is the most comfortable and easiest way to get around this large island in the Indian Ocean and yes, it is safe. As driving standards and road conditions can leave a little to be desired, hiring a car with a driver is a popular option and for those a little concerned about the safety of driving in Sri Lanka represents a great option and is still very affordable.

Can foreigners drive in Sri Lanka?

Yes, you are allowed to drive a rental car in Sri Lanka as a non-resident, however you are required to obtain temporary Sri Lankan driving license. An international driving permit is not sufficient. You can obtain the temporary licence from Colombo.
 

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Fuel Prices in Sri Lanka

  • Price of petrol in Sri Lanka in July

    € 0.78/Ltr

    ($ 0.96/Ltr | 147.43/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Sri Lanka in July

    € 0.47/Ltr

    ($ 0.58/Ltr | 88.84/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Sri Lanka in July

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 18.80  ($ 23.02)
Compact € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 18.80  ($ 23.02)
Full Size € 39.00  ($ 47.76) | € 23.50  ($ 28.78)
SUV € 46.80  ($ 57.31) | € 28.20  ($ 34.53)
Carrier € 54.60  ($ 66.86) | € 32.90  ($ 40.29)
 

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