There is no better way to see everything Colombo has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Avis rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own ride allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Sri Lanka more enjoyable with an Avis car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With everything to do and see in and around the Colombo region, you'll be wanting to take in more than just the block your hotel is on while on your trip. Whether you have to have dinner at the bistro that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own vehicle to see and do as much as possible while on your vacation. Wherever you drive to in Colombo, if you wish to get the most from your trip, having your auto is key.
We work with the finest companies in the business. Avis was the first car rental company to be located in an airport and they have over 70 years of providing rental cars to visitors from all over. With over 5,000 locations internationally and a diverse fleet of vehicles, Avis is sure to provide you a great experience from start to finish.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Colombo Avis rental car at a great rate?
We try to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your car. However, getting ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my vehicle in Colombo?
Be sure to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Colombo's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Colombo require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Avis's policies to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Avis rental car should I get for my trip to Colombo?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Colombo. Economy or compact cars are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Colombo vacation can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Sri Lanka?
In Sri Lanka you do need to have insurance before you rent. Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Colombo. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Avis require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Avis requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. Avis will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Avis?
We recommend a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring your car back to Avis. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Colombo?
Colombo definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Avis offer one-way rentals in Colombo?
Avis typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at another Avis. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Colombo, having access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Sri Lanka, you can drive when you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or wait for the bus.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Avis Colombo rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Colombo, Sri Lanka.