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Colombo Airport Mini Guide

Colombo Airport otherwise known as Bandaranaike Airport is the island’s main international airport and its national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines has a daily flight from London Heathrow.  The airport is 22 miles from the city and in bad weather, such as in the monsoon season, many flights arriving at night recommend that the passengers stay overnight in the nearest city, Negombo. Taxis and local buses are available to take you into the city and there’s a local train going into Colombo’s main station. If you wish, you can hire a car from the airport.

Cheapest car hire at Colombo Airport

Mini

Hyundai Eon

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.36 EUR/day
Hyundai Eon

7 Days rental at 247.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.91 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 279.42 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Mini

Suzuki Swift

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.88 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 314.19 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.01 EUR/day
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

7 Days rental at 406.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Axio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.02 EUR/day
Toyota Axio

7 Days rental at 406.19 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 62.88 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 440.19 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Fullsize

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.88 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 468.17 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 69.00 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 483.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Mazda Demio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.00 EUR/day
Mazda Demio

7 Days rental at 483.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Colombo Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Colombo Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Colombo Airport including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from EUROPCAR.

Useful to know about Colombo Airport

  • The airport is named Bandaranaike Airport after the former prime minister.
  • It’s located 22m north of the city.
  • The airport opened as an RAF base in 1944.
  • Work will begin soon on a second runway long enough for the Airbus A380.
  • Seven million passengers passed through the airport last year.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Colombo Airport

Colombo Airport car hire information

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  • € 247.52
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    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
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    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Tucson
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Average prices per day for car hire at Colombo Airport

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January€ 89
February€ 74
March€ 74
April€ 59
May€ 63
June€ 58
July€ 56
August€ 57
September€ 50
October€ 46
November€ 50
December€ 71
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January€ 64
February€ 55
March€ 55
April€ 42
May€ 44
June€ 41
July€ 36
August€ 37
September€ 31
October€ 31
November€ 29
December€ 46
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January€ 157
February€ 146
March€ 147
April€ 121
May€ 127
June€ 117
July€ 125
August€ 128
September€ 125
October€ 114
November€ 128
December€ 149
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January€ 132
February€ 107
March€ 107
April€ 83
May€ 88
June€ 84
July€ 86
August€ 86
September€ 81
October€ 68
November€ 77
December€ 112
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January€ 277
February€ 189
March€ 189
April€ 139
May€ 144
June€ 142
July€ 119
August€ 122
September€ 109
October€ 109
November€ 107
December€ 175
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January€ 54
February€ 50
March€ 50
April€ 43
May€ 46
June€ 42
July€ 40
August€ 41
September€ 41
October€ 35
November€ 36
December€ 52
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January€ 167
February€ 161
March€ 161
April€ 123
May€ 132
June€ 125
July€ 117
August€ 120
September€ 108
October€ 96
November€ 99
December€ 151
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January€ 173
February€ 165
March€ 166
April€ 150
May€ 167
June€ 150
July€ 154
August€ 154
September€ 168
October€ 135
November€ 149
December€ 181

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire at Colombo Airport

How much does car hire at Colombo Airport cost?

Car hire at Colombo Airport costs as little as €35.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €49.70 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €203.20 per day from SRI LANKA RENT A CAR for a Mitsubishi Montero.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Colombo Airport?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Colombo Airport?

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

Who is the best car rental agent at Colombo Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, has the highest customer rating for car hire at Colombo Airport 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 at Colombo Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Colombo Airport is €406.11 per week from SIXT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Colombo Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Colombo Airport is SIXT, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Hyundai Eon available from as little as €247.52 per week.

How much is fuel at Colombo Airport?

You can expect to pay €1.023/ltr of petrol and €0.793/ltr of diesel at Colombo Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Colombo Airport?

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

What type of car can I hire at Colombo Airport?

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

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

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

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Colombo Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Colombo Airport at the moment, however SIXT rates start from just €247.52 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €247.52 from SIXT in Colombo Bandaranayake - Airport 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 at Colombo Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Colombo Airport is €247.80 per week with an average price of €347.90 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at Colombo Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Colombo Airport

  • Sri lanka rent a car (tel: +94 114 941 650 / +94 777 780 729)
  • Europcar (tel: 94 763 780729)
  • Sixt (tel: +94-112870870)
  • Casons (tel: 94-112-252861)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Colombo Airport

  • Sri lanka rent a car (Meet and greet at the arrivals hall, Colombo International Airprot, Customer will meet near Exit Gate S 1 Who is holding a paging board with customer name , Colombo, Sri Lanka, Western)
  • Europcar (CANADA FRIENDSHIP RD, KATUNAYAKA, KATUNAYAKA, 11450)
  • Sixt (Canada Frienship Road, Katunayake, 11450)
  • Casons (Canada Friendship Rd, Katunayake, 11450)

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