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Colombo Mini Guide

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. These are reflected in some of the city’s colonial buildings.
 
How do I get to Colombo?
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. Buses are a popular means of getting to the city from the airport or perhaps try a private taxi although that can be expensive. Many people pre-book a hire car for collection at Bandaranaike Airport to get to Colombo as well as explore the island.

Cheapest car hire in Colombo

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.03 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 238.22 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.00 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 245.06 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.00 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 245.06 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.98 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 251.91 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.98 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 251.91 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.96 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 258.76 EUR from 24/10/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.70 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 340.95 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.68 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 347.79 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mazda 3

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.68 EUR/day
Mazda 3

7 Days rental at 347.79 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Axio Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.36 EUR/day
Toyota Axio Hybrid

7 Days rental at 450.52 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.33 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 457.37 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Axio Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.38 EUR/day
Toyota Axio Hybrid

7 Days rental at 443.67 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.38 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 443.67 EUR from 24/10/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Useful to know about Colombo

  • 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

Colombo car hire information

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  • € 238.21
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 34.03
    Best Price:
    Per Week
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    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Sunny
  • 32
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Colombo

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January€ 103
February€ 73
March€ 73
April€ 54
May€ 56
June€ 55
July€ 61
August€ 62
September€ 46
October€ 48
November€ 37
December€ 63
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January€ 89
February€ 62
March€ 62
April€ 45
May€ 46
June€ 46
July€ 47
August€ 48
September€ 33
October€ 34
November€ 31
December€ 57
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January€ 186
February€ 130
March€ 130
April€ 94
May€ 97
June€ 95
July€ 102
August€ 104
September€ 106
October€ 106
November€ 70
December€ 110
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January€ 160
February€ 112
March€ 112
April€ 76
May€ 78
June€ 77
July€ 88
August€ 89
September€ 79
October€ 77
November€ 57
December€ 97
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January€ 277
February€ 189
March€ 189
April€ 139
May€ 144
June€ 142
July€ 147
August€ 149
September€ 150
October€ 150
November€ 107
December€ 175
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January€ 89
February€ 62
March€ 62
April€ 45
May€ 46
June€ 46
July€ 50
August€ 51
September€ 34
October€ 35
November€ 31
December€ 57
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January€ 255
February€ 176
March€ 176
April€ 124
May€ 128
June€ 127
July€ 134
August€ 135
September€ 139
October€ 139
November€ 97
December€ 156
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January€ 233
February€ 162
March€ 162
April€ 109
May€ 113
June€ 111
July€ 120
August€ 122
September€ 120
October€ 120
November€ 77
December€ 138

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FAQs about car hire in Colombo

How much does car hire in Colombo cost?

Car hire in Colombo costs as little as €34.00 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €35.00 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €217.00 per day from SRI LANKA RENT A CAR for a Toyota Prado.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Colombo?

0 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Colombo, including , see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Colombo?

None of the car hire companies in Colombo are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Colombo?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, has the highest customer rating for car hire in Colombo with a score of /10

with rated second best with a score of /10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Colombo?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Colombo is €340.95 per week from SRI LANKA RENT A CAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Colombo?

The cheapest car hire company in Colombo is SRI LANKA RENT A CAR, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Nissan March available from as little as €238.21 per week.

How much is fuel in Colombo?

You can expect to pay €1.515/ltr of petrol and €1.206/ltr of diesel in Colombo. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Colombo?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Colombo with leading car hire companies such as SRI LANKA RENT A CAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Colombo?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini and Standard class rental cars in Colombo.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Colombo?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Colombo, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Colombo is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Colombo?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Colombo at the moment, however SRI LANKA RENT A CAR rates start from just €238.21 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €238.21 from SRI LANKA RENT A CAR in Colombo - Ceylan Continental Hotel or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

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

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Colombo is €238.00 per week with an average price of €245.00 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Colombo

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Colombo

  • Sri lanka rent a car (tel: +94 777 780 729)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Colombo

  • Sri lanka rent a car (Hotel Delivery to all 5 star hotels in Colombo)

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