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Car Rental Colombo - Helpful Information

 We can arrange for delivery of rental cars to all five star hotels or alternatively you can arrange to collect from other locations in the city center or from Colombo airport.  Colombo used to be the capital of Sri Lanka and is now the financial heartbeat of the country.  The city has been an important trade route for over 2,000 years because of its large and deep harbour. Colombo is an interesting city which has had Portuguese, Dutch and British influences over the centuries. 

The international airport known as Colombo Airport is actually closer to Negombo and if flights get in late, it is often recommended to stay over in Negombo before continuing the 22 mile journey the next day. 

Many people pre-book a hire car for collection at Bandaranaike Airport to get to Colombo as well as explore the island.
 

Driving in Colombo, the bustling capital of Sri Lanka, can be a challenging experience for those unfamiliar with its unique traffic patterns. The city's streets are often congested, particularly during rush hours, and navigating through the mix of tuk-tuks, buses, motorcycles, and cars requires patience and vigilance. Road signage is available but might not be as prevalent or clear as in Western cities. Local driving style tends to be aggressive compared to Western standards, with drivers frequently honking, overtaking, and squeezing into tight spaces. Understanding right of way is essential, as larger vehicles, like buses, often assume priority.

If one chooses to drive, a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) alongside the home country's driver's license is typically required. It's also crucial to be aware of the numerous checkpoints in and around the city, mainly a relic from the civil war era, where you might be asked for identification. Parking can be another challenge in Colombo, with limited spaces in busy areas. However, despite the challenges, driving in Colombo offers a firsthand experience of the vibrant, chaotic energy that characterizes many South Asian metropolises.


Current Rental Rates in Colombo

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.56 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 276.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.56 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 276.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.56 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 276.96 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.76 EUR/day
Toyota Axio Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.76 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.76 EUR/day
Toyota Axio Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.76 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 355.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Colombo: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Colombo is the financial and commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
  • It was already known to seafaring traders two thousand years ago.
  • The city became the island’s capital in 1815.
  • The name either comes from the great explorer or the Sinhalese meaning harbour of the mango trees.
  • The island was accidentally discovered by Lourenco de Almeida in 1505.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Colombo

  • Hotel delivery to all 5 Star Hotels
  • Ethul Kotte

Colombo car hire information

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  • € 276.92
    Average price:
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  • € 39.56
    Best Price:
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    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Sunny
  • 32
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Colombo

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January€ 65
February€ 68
March€ 62
April€ 48
May€ 50
June€ 53
July€ 61
August€ 60
September€ 45
October€ 46
November€ 61
December€ 79
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January€ 55
February€ 56
March€ 52
April€ 40
May€ 41
June€ 43
July€ 47
August€ 49
September€ 34
October€ 37
November€ 51
December€ 82
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January€ 129
February€ 117
March€ 128
April€ 91
May€ 93
June€ 93
July€ 102
August€ 107
September€ 101
October€ 101
November€ 109
December€ 131
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January€ 104
February€ 98
March€ 104
April€ 71
May€ 72
June€ 74
July€ 92
August€ 89
September€ 75
October€ 74
November€ 87
December€ 103
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January€ 189
February€ 169
March€ 192
April€ 135
May€ 138
June€ 140
July€ 153
August€ 155
September€ 147
October€ 147
November€ 144
December€ 194
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January€ 55
February€ 56
March€ 52
April€ 40
May€ 41
June€ 46
July€ 50
August€ 51
September€ 34
October€ 35
November€ 53
December€ 90
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January€ 176
February€ 156
March€ 181
April€ 120
May€ 121
June€ 128
July€ 134
August€ 142
September€ 133
October€ 133
November€ 137
December€ 175
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January€ 167
February€ 144
March€ 167
April€ 105
May€ 106
June€ 111
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 114
October€ 114
November€ 123
December€ 153

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