car hire in Sri Lanka

Tips for driving your rental car in Sri Lanka

If you're travelling to Sri Lanka, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Sri Lanka is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Colombo counts 118,556 inhabitants. In Colombo lives 0,5% of the entire country's population, which counts over 21,680,000 inhabitants. In Sri Lanka the language spoken most widespread is sinhala but people also speak tamil. The time zone in Sri Lanka is GMT+05:30 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Sri Lanka is D / G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Sri Lanka is +94, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Sri Lanka

With a fuel cost in Sri Lanka averaging at 0,96 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Sri Lanka shares its land borders with , which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 70,894, which ranks Sri Lanka as the 43rd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Sri Lanka there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the United States Dollar (LKR). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 70-100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Sri Lanka, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka boasts eight UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Sacred City of Anuradhapura and the cultural site of Ancient City of Polonnaruwa. GoCarHire.co.uk compares the best car hire suppliers worldwide and brings the cheapest prices to you.