Find the best prices for rental cars online. Comparing prices online can be very profitable, many minor companies can otherwise only be booked on site. Comparison of rental cars and car hires from several businesses in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
We compare these companies in this city or in; Western, Casons Travels Pvt on 55b Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Sixt Delivery Service on Delivery Collection Service කොළඹ, Casons on 181 Gothami Gardens Gothami Road, Sixt Shangri La. Rental cars are available at Colombo’s travel centre, train stations (Colombo Fort, Ragama, Mount Lavinia Ralway Station, Secretariat, Slave Island, Maradana Railway Station and Slave Island (Kompanna Vidiya)) and airports like Beira Lake Seaplane Base 1 km (1 mi), Diyawanna Oya Seaplane Base 8 km (5 mi), Kelani-Peliyagoda Seaplane Base 9 km (6 mi) and Ratmalana International Airport 13 km (8 mi), CMB and ferry terminals and ports (Colombo Harbour, Fishery Harbour). A car rental service where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you pick up the car. Easy and safe online booking of rental cars. Search for a city, airport etc. and choose a pick up place.
Information about Colombo
Colombo (කොළඹ, ෙකාළඹ, Columbo) is a city in the municipality, Colombo District, Western region, Sri Lanka. The city is the capital of the country. 1th largest city/town when it comes to inhabitants in the region and the 1th largest district/town in Sri Lanka. About 648,000 (2018) people live in the city. Smaller communities, villages and suburbs nearby are Gampaha, Horana South, Minuwangoda, Horawala Junction, Pettah, Kompannaveediya, Fort, Kachcheri and Janadhipathy Medura. Are you planning to stay for a long period and spend your vacation here? Then there are many things to do and experience. Located about 9 m (30 ft) above sea level. Other larger cities/communities nearby are Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (c. 219,800 pop), Moratuwa (c. 185,000 pop), Negombo (c. 137,200 pop), Pita Kotte (c. 118,200 pop), Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (c. 115,800 pop) and Katunayaka (c. 84,600 pop). Bus stations and bus stops in the city are Kalmunai Private Bus, Meethotamulla, Central Bus Station, 154, Jaffna Batticaloa Private Bus, Kelaniya Bus Depot, Wellampityia Bus station. We also give tips on which companies offer rental cars in Colombo District.
Sights, Attractions and Activities
Recommendations and tips on activities, experiences, museums, attractions, events, places and destinations in Colombo you can visit during your stay in the city can be found here. If you want to visit a museum you can choose between Railway Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Archeological Museum of Kotte, National Puppet Museum, National Planetarium, National Museum of Colombo (Sri Lanka National Museum), Dutch Colonial Museum and W A Silva Museum, which are within a walking distance from the town center. Royal Ceramics Store, Colombo City Center, Capital Mall, Majestic City Shopping Mall, Jana Jaya City, Abans, Marino Mall and Unity Plaza are malls in the city if you want to do some shopping. Markets such as Peliyagoda Central Fish Market are located nearby. Want to watch a game or sports, maybe go to a concert? Close to the city are C Cyril Mathew Stadium, Main Playground, Sugathadasa Indoor stadium, R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, P Saravanamuththu Stadium, Gymnasium of University of Colombo, Playground and Sugathadasa Stadium. Maybe see a local game of football?
Music, plays and shows in the town center? We recommend Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. Located within walking distance. Do you need a car for a golf trip? Golf courses close to the community are Royal Colombo Golf Club 5 km (3 mi). Temple Trees are magnificent and interesting buildings, villas and palaces close to the center of Colombo. In the town center there are new as well as old interesting castles to look at, such as Molpe Maligawa. Mumtaz Mahal, if you are interested in the areas exciting history and archaeology. See archeological sites and historical sites.
Independence Square are notable large open spaces and squares which are located in the central parts of town.
Parks, Viewpoints and Gardens
Fascinating parks and gardens in the central parts of the city are Gordon Gardens, Butterfly Garden and Pony. Colombo Lotus Tower, Neville home 254 5 B, Railway station and Neville Home 254 5 B are observation points located in the city, from where you can get a complete overview of the city. Fascinating and fine plantings, green areas and parks that are located in the city are Galle Face Green, Gallery Island, Hyde Park and Beira Lake Linear Park.
Water Parks, Zoo, Theme Parks and Animal Parks
Children park, Al Mubarak Kids Park, Park, Water World Lanka, Sathutu Uyana, Excel World are theme parks, water parks or amusement parks located near Colombo. Looking for activities and experiences with the kids? National Zoological Gardens Dehiwela are aquariums, zoos, animal parks, tropicarium, tropical house and terrarium near Colombo. Looking at exotic animals?
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Frequently asked questions about renting a car & car rental in Colombo
Which car rental companies are near or in Colombo?
There are over 4 car rental companies in Colombo. Car rental companies such as Casons Travels Pvt on 55b Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Casons on 181 Gothami Gardens Gothami Road, Sixt Delivery Service on Delivery Collection Service කොළඹ, Sixt Shangri La, etc.
Do I need a credit card for car rental in Colombo?
You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up in Colombo, since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
How can I find car rentals near me in Colombo?
Do a search for Colombo. Then take a look at our map of car rental companies to find the best rental cars near you in Colombo.
What types of car can I rent in Colombo?
The range of cars varies during the season but you can usually rent car types such as small-medium truck-lorry, luxury elite, suv, 7 seater minivan, large truck-lorry, exotic cars, jeep, estate, fullsize elite, compact elite, mini cars, intermediate, special cars, hybrid cars, intermediate elite, minibus, 9 seater minivan, convertible, electric cars, compact cars, premium cars, medium suv, economy cars, cargo van, luxury cars, moped, 5 seater minivan, small suv, standard cars, mini elite, fullsize cars, minivan, economy elite in Colombo.
How much do you charge for excess?
The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft in Colombo. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location like airports such as Trincomalee Harbour Seaplane Base, SLAF Anuradhapura Airport, Polgolla Reservoir Sea Plane Base, Tissa Tank Seaplane Base, Batticaloa Airport, Bandaranayake Colombo Airport, Ratmalana Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa Airport, instead of Colombo. Autoprio.com will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.
Which additional charges could apply in Colombo?
Please note that each car rental agent has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency in Colombo.
Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75 in Colombo?
Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation in Colombo.
Where can I purchase car rental insurance?
Autoprio.com recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk in Colombo. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.
Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk in Colombo?
The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Colombo. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher from Autoprio.com.
Car rental companies in Colombo, Sri Lanka
We compare these companies in Colombo or in the region, SR Rent A Car, RCSL, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Kings Rent A Car, Hawk, Sixt, Budget and Casons. You can usually find the largest selection at airports such as Bandaranayake Colombo Airport, Ratmalana Airport, Bentota River Sea Plane Base and Beira Lake Sea Plane Base. The large companies usually have offices adjacent to the airport.