Car Rental Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

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Colombo Bandaranaike Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Hyundai E-On or similar
Hyundai E-On
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
SIXT
$30.57 / per day
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SR Rent A Car
$39.82 / per day
Compact
Nissan Sunny N16 or similar
Nissan Sunny N16
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SR Rent A Car
$42.22 / per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SR Rent A Car
$43.43 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Toyota KDH or similar
Toyota KDH
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SR Rent A Car
$88.08 / per day
Minivan
Hyundai H1 or similar
Hyundai H1
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
SIXT
$92.31 / per day
Premium
BMW 5 series or similar
BMW 5 series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SR Rent A Car
$146.00 / per day
Economy
Hyundai Grand I10 or similar
Hyundai Grand I10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
SIXT
$35.67 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Sinhala
Currency
LKR
Country code
94
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$44.14 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 km/h
43 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.06%
Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Colombo Airport is also known as Bandaranaike International Airport and Katunayake Airport.

Top international routes

  • Chennai
  • Male
  • Dubai
  • Doha
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Singapore

Main airlines

SriLankan Airlines, Cinnamon Air, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, IndiGo, and Korean Air

Terminals

Terminal 1 serves international flights while Terminal 3 serves domestic flights. The terminals are close to each other and you can walk between them, but you’ll have to go through security and customs. Terminal 2 is currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2019.

Location

Colombo Airport is about 32 km (20 mi) north of the city of Colombo. Katunayake Highway/E03 and Motorway A1 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

Top car rental companies

SIXT and Europcar

Car rental desks

Some desks are inside the airport terminal, while other rental companies offer free shuttle service to their nearby facilities. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find different kinds of shops, including duty-free outlets in both the arrivals and departures zones, as well bars, cafeterias, and restaurants serving both international and Sri Lankan cuisine. There are ATMs, currency exchanges, a first aid center, a pharmacy, showers, an on-site hotel, child care rooms, a foot massage salon, a spa, outlets for charging mobile devices, and a post office. Luggage storage is on the outer porch in the departures area. The airport’s facilities are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility; assistance can also be requested, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Lanka Fuel station at 699/b Katunayaka can be reached in about eight minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Colombo Airport and on the way to the city.

Airport info

Rating
6.4
  • Getting to the airport 6.7
  • Departure and check-in 6.7
  • Terminal facilities 5.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.5
  • Lounge 5.2

Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)

  • IATA: CMB
  • ICAO: VCBI
  • Airport name: Colombo Bandaranaike Airport (CMB)
  • Airport type: Public / Military / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 8 m / 26 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 9,805,045
  • Distance from City: 19.9 miles / 32 km N of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

Top 2 Locations near Colombo Bandaranaike Airport

When are car rental prices cheapest at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport
$29.18
January
$68.09
February
$34.79
March
$38.53
April
$63.97
May
June
$36.76
July
$47.98
August
$41.35
September
$43.70
October
$40.81
November
$40.81
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport is January when prices for an Economy class start from $29.18. You can see that this is 34% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 57% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $68.09 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in November the average rental period is 15 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 11 days.
Average Rental Length at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport
12
January
12
February
11
March
12
April
12
May
12
June
12
July
11
August
14
September
13
October
15
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Colombo Bandaranaike Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in May.
Colombo Bandaranaike Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
133%
January
106%
February
89%
March
79%
April
46%
May
91%
June
112%
July
118%
August
94%
September
104%
October
113%
November
116%
December

Top 3 Suppliers for Colombo Bandaranaike Airport in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+94-112870870
Canada Frienship Road
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+94113626888
COLOMBO BANDARANAYAKE INTL AIRPORT
SR Rent A Car
SR Rent A Car
Very good 7
+94 777 780 729
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