If you want to see everything Colombo has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Budget. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Sri Lanka more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
With all there is to do and see in and around Colombo, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the area surrounding your hotel while on your visit. Whether you have to have dinner at that new bistro across town or check out some of the local favorites, you'll want your own vehicle to explore as much as you can while on your vacation. Wherever you drive to in Colombo, if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having your automobile is a must.
CarRentals.com works with the best rental car dealers. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the cheapest rate. Open for business in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always works to provide the best prices for its customers.
CarRentals.com strives to get you the best rates, no matter when you book. However, getting ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
You will need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Colombo is 21. Take time to review Budget's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular.
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Colombo. Economy or compact vehicles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Colombo getaway can choose a higher-end category like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
In Sri Lanka you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Budget requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Colombo certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different Budget. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
With so much to do and see in Colombo, having the keys to your own ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Sri Lanka, you can go when you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Colombo rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Colombo, Sri Lanka.