Selection of Car Rental Offers in Sri Lanka

Collecting your Sri Lanka Car hire using a debit card and other ways to pay.

Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

It's worth bearing in mind that quite often car hire brands that will allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies frequently hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold is often a large amount of money and if you decide to pay with debit card this can be debited from your account and not returned until a couple of weeks following completion of your rental contract.

If you've chosen Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You will more often than not be given the option to pay for a top up policy by the rental partner on collection, which then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

We've made it really easy on our website to filter which car rental partners can accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire brands will accept your card type on collection.

We accept a huge range of currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Many of the Sri Lanka car rental brands we work with accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the rental; but often these do have different T&Cs related with them. Ensure that you check the T&Cs if you intend to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Have any questions about Sri Lanka?

What's the best fuel policy for car hire in Sri Lanka?

All of our rentals in Sri Lanka include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Can I cancel my booking in Sri Lanka if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire in Sri Lanka?

We work diligently to make sure that our prices on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Sri Lanka

What should I take with me when I collect the car in Sri Lanka?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Why should you book with Stress Free Car Rental?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car rental procedure as simple as we can.

Save money on your car rental in Sri Lanka by booking your car well in advance. Take time to review the various different offers.

Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!

As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental details included. This email includes directions to the car rental collection desk and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

Want to pay with a debit card? Require an extra driver? No problem. You'll find all the options on our website including great deals for extras such as additional drivers and GPS. We also offer options to pay with a debit card wherever possible. You can use the filters on the website to easily and quickly find them

When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are paying beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

Collecting at an airport but not sure of your flight number? No Problem - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Adding your flight number will help the car hire company to wait for you if your flight is late. Always check the terms and conditions to understand what to do if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Things to remember before collecting your car rental

You will have been provided with car hire location collection instructions with your confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the vehicle rental collection location before you leave

Ensure you check the fuel type for the car and inspect which side of the vehicle the petrol cap is on

Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the car rental provider before driving away

Always check alloy wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you're in a hurry to begin your trip

Whether you have purchased Premium excess cover on the website or you've your own policy, we recommend to take some time to check the vehicle for damage. We also recommend taking photos with your phone of each panel of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that isn't highlighted in your rental contract you should report this to the vehicle rental company

Taking some time to photograph and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the vehicle rental company when returning the car

All of the rentals displayed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you double check that the tank is full before you set off. If it isn't you should inform the rental company immediately

Car hire in Sri Lanka made simple are based in Manchester UK and we are on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared to other car rental fuel policies.

Additional drivers are available to book in advance on the website on step two of our booking process. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.

Car hire availability can change greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important factor to recognise that affects car hire prices. Factor this in when planning your rental in advance.

You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including rentals with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and reduced insurance excess options.

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for car hire insurance we offer.

Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, it's often less expensive to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you know the exact price of everything before completing your booking.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to rent a car including a Premium cover product.

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No need to worry if your plans change

We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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