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Car Hire Colombo Airport  (Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Useful 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.  Colombo Airport serves as the starting point for many travelers exploring the beauty and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. From the bustling capital city of Colombo with its vibrant markets and historical sites to the ancient cities of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura, and the serene beaches of the south, the airport provides convenient access to the diverse attractions the country has to offer.  
 

Colombo's primary international airport is the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), located in Katunayake, approximately 35 kilometers north of Colombo.

Exit Routes from Bandaranaike International Airport:

  1. Katunayake Expressway (E03): The most direct route to Colombo. This is a tolled expressway that connects the airport to the city. The drive usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions.
  2. Negombo Road (A3): This is an alternate route to Colombo, which is not an expressway and passes through towns. It's longer in terms of time compared to the expressway.

Tolls: The Katunayake Expressway (E03) is a tolled route. The amount varies based on vehicle type, but for a typical car, you can expect to pay around 300 LKR (Sri Lankan Rupees) . Prices may change, so it's a good idea to have some local currency on hand or check current rates.

Emergency Number: In Sri Lanka, the general emergency number is 119. This connects you to the police. For ambulance services, you can dial 110.

When driving in Sri Lanka, always stay on the left side of the road, as they follow the British driving system. Moreover, the traffic conditions in and around Colombo can be congested, especially during peak hours, so it's crucial to remain patient and cautious. 


Current Rental Rates at Colombo Airport

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

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.68 EUR/day
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

7 Days rental at 669.78 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

  • 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.

 

Colombo Airport - Popular Destinations

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Colombo Airport car hire information

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  • € 276.92
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    Most Popular Type:
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    Most popular model:
    Nissan Sunny
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Average prices per day for car hire at Colombo Airport

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January€ 69
February€ 70
March€ 65
April€ 54
May€ 56
June€ 57
July€ 63
August€ 62
September€ 52
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November€ 63
December€ 79
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April€ 41
May€ 40
June€ 41
July€ 44
August€ 46
September€ 35
October€ 37
November€ 45
December€ 71
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February€ 133
March€ 133
April€ 114
May€ 122
June€ 114
July€ 127
August€ 121
September€ 121
October€ 116
November€ 124
December€ 138
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January€ 109
February€ 100
March€ 99
April€ 77
May€ 81
June€ 81
July€ 93
August€ 91
September€ 82
October€ 75
November€ 89
December€ 107
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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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February€ 52
March€ 47
April€ 43
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 45
August€ 45
September€ 42
October€ 39
November€ 45
December€ 65
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January€ 159
February€ 151
March€ 166
April€ 119
May€ 124
June€ 124
July€ 127
August€ 137
September€ 127
October€ 122
November€ 126
December€ 162
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January€ 175
February€ 172
March€ 155
April€ 148
May€ 161
June€ 149
July€ 150
August€ 151
September€ 160
October€ 141
November€ 151
December€ 173

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