How to Rent a Car in Sri Lanka: The Step-by-Step Process

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Last update: June 21, 2021

Thinking about renting a car in Sri Lanka? Take a look at everything you need to know about the car hire process, so you can feel at ease with your rental experience at SR Rent A Car Sri Lanka.

Rent a car process in Sri Lanka

  1. You must have a valid driver’s license.
  2. You must submit a copy of your valid passport.
  3. Verify your age.
  4. Select the vehicle of your choice.
  5. Submit valid payment method.
  6. Inspect your vehicle when pickup.
  7. Return your vehicle on time

You must have a valid driver’s license.

If you think you can rent a car in Sri Lanka if you have a valid international driver’s license, you are wrong. According to Sri Lankan law, people who have valid Sri Lankan driver’s licenses can drive a vehicle in Sri Lanka. If you are a Sri Lankan citizen or hold dual citizenship with a Sri Lankan driver’s license you are good to go. If you are not a Sri Lankan citizen, you must have 2 documents with you to drive around Sri Lanka by yourself.

  1. International Driving License
  2. Sri Lanka Driving License (issued by Automobile Association of Ceylon)

Read our article on “Driver’s License Requirement To Rent A Car In Sri Lanka” to learn more about license requirements.

You must submit a copy of your valid passport.

You must have your valid passport with you every time drive in Sri Lanka. Mainly because it is a legitimate document that can prove your identity where ever you go in Sri Lanka.

Verify your age

If you are planning to drive a vehicle in Sri Lanka, you need to wait until you are 18 years or above. But, to rent a vehicle in Sri Lanka you must be at least 21 years old. We advise people who are above the age of 75 not to drive even though he/she has an international drivers license. If you insist, you can drive a vehicle we recommend you take extra precautions when you drive in Sri Lanka.

Select the vehicle of your choice

SR Rent A Car has a wide variety of vehicles you can choose from. Keep your budget and driving style in mind before selecting the right vehicle for you.

Submit valid payment method

Credit cards are the only accepted payment forms by us. We ask you to leave a deposit for security purposes. Deposit value may vary based on the vehicle you choose to rent.

Inspect your vehicle when pickup

We highly recommend you inspect the vehicle you have been given. After the inspection, you have to submit a signed document to verify that you have been given a properly functional vehicle in excellent condition. Based on this document, we’ll inspect your vehicle when you return it.

Return your vehicle on time

We are a 24/7 open car rental company. Therefore you’ll have no problem with open hours when returning the vehicle. We’ll give you some flexible hours when returning. But if the return day exceeds, you’ll be charged for the extra day(s).

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