Cardiff Car Hire

Cardiff Car Hire

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Cardiff car hire information

Pick-up location Cardiff
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 28
Airport locations 10
Popular agencies Easirent, keddy by Europcar, GREEN MOTION , Alamo, Firefly

Cheap Car Hire in Cardiff

Economy £10/day
Compact £10/day
Intermediate £13/day
Standard £16/day
Full-size £37/day
4x4 £13/day
People carrier £88/day
Mini £8/day
Premium £29/day
Van £35/day
Luxury £41/day
Convertible £146/day
Box truck £12/day
Commercial £35/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Cardiff greenmotion
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Cardiff easirent
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Cardiff keddy
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags People carrier car in Cardiff hertz
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Cardiff easirent
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Cardiff keddy
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Cardiff europcar
4 Adults, 2 Bags Box truck car in Cardiff greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Cardiff easirent
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Cardiff car hire reviews and directory

From £33/day
Rated no. 1
Enterprise
enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,800 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Enterprise
Locations in Cardiff
45 Penarth Road
+44 292 038 9222
Enterprise House
+44 292 048 1513
Ipswich Road
+44 292 047 2800
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Enterprise reviews in Cardiff

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picked up the car
drop the car
From £34/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
7.4 Good (3,830 reviews)
2 locations in Cardiff
Hertz
Locations in Cardiff
Bessemer Road
+44 292 022 4548
Cardiff Airport
+44 144 671 1722
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Hertz reviews in Cardiff

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rented a car
friendly staff
great experience
From £17/day
Rated no. 3
Europcar
europcar
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
8 - 9 Newport Road
+44 371 384 3486
8&9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate
+44 371 384 3486
Car Hire Centre
+44 371 384 3404
From £11/day
Rated no. 4
Easirent
easirent
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Cardiff
Easirent
Locations in Cardiff
Holiday Inn Express
+44 144 650 0810
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Easirent reviews in Cardiff

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credit card
airport shuttle
mandatory insurance
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in Cardiff
Sunnycars
Locations in Cardiff
Airport
Bessemer Road
Morrisons Supermarket
Newport Road
Port Road, Holiday Inn Express
From £14/day
keddy by Europcar
keddy
4 locations in Cardiff
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
8-9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Newport Road
+44 371 384 3486
Cardiff Central Station
+44 371 384 3485
Instore Morrisions Super market
Short Stay Car Park Cardiff International Airport
08713843404
From £16/day
Avis
avis
2 locations in Cardiff
Avis
Locations in Cardiff
14-22 Tudor Street
+44 344 544 6047
The Vale of Glamorgan
+44 344 544 6006
From £18/day
Budget
budget
2 locations in Cardiff
Budget
Locations in Cardiff
14-22 Tudor Street
+44 344 544 8478
Cardiff International Airport
+44 344 544 6006
YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Cardiff
YourRent
Locations in Cardiff
Cardiff International Airport
Cardiff Rail Station Office
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Cardiff
AutoEurope
Locations in Cardiff
Europcar
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Cardiff
Firefly
Locations in Cardiff
Bessemer Road
+44 292 022 4548
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Cardiff
INTERRENT
Locations in Cardiff
10 Dominion Way Industrial Estate
+44 371 384 3486
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Cardiff
Thrifty
Locations in Cardiff
Unit 8 Hadfield Rd
+44 292 022 7808

Car hire locations in Cardiff

Good to know

Most popular agency Easirent
Most popular car type Economy
Average price £22/day
Good deal £15/day

When to book a hire car in Cardiff

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for hiring a car in Cardiff

  • The expansive countryside and beautiful views are some of the main attractions that Cardiff and Wales offer to visitors. Undeniably, driving offers one of the best ways to enjoy both of those attractions. It is highly recommended that visitors to Cardiff rent a car with this in mind so that they, too, can take the chance to explore the Welsh landscape for themselves.
  • For travelers landing at Cardiff Airport, the airport’s hire car counters are located both in the main terminal’s Arrivals Hall and just outside in the main parking lot.
  • Drivers should note that in Cardiff, and in Wales in general, signaling to other drivers via waves and nods is expected on the road. This is partly because of the small town vibe and culture, but there is also just a local emphasis on being polite. So, when you encounter another car on a narrow road, expect that you may have to stop to let them pass -- and both parties are expected to wave and acknowledge each other.
  • Cardiff has a moderate amount of rush hour traffic during the work week, with the morning rush hour typically running from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. As for the afternoon and evening rush hour period, it usually lasts starts up at around 4:00 p.m. and slows down at around 6:00 p.m. Two of the roads that are hit hardest by congestion during rush hour are St Mary Street and the A4161. Drivers are advised to skirt around both, if possible, during peak traffic hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Cardiff for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cardiff at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Cardiff are around 23% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Cardiff are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cardiff

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cardiff?

On average a hire car in Cardiff costs £38 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Cardiff?

Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Cardiff.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Cardiff?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at GREEN MOTION (£8/day), Easirent (£16/day) and keddy by Europcar (£30/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Cardiff?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Cardiff are Enterprise (8.5, 12800 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2240 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3830 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Cardiff-Wales Arpt Airport (CWL)?

Car hire companies onsite at Cardiff-Wales Arpt Airport include Easirent, Europcar, Avis, keddy by Europcar, Budget and Hertz.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Cardiff-Wales Arpt Airport (CWL)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cardiff-Wales Arpt Airport to off-airport locations include Easirent, Europcar, Avis, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Cardiff?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION The Old Forge, Bridgewater Road BS40 9UR (22 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Cardiff?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cardiff?

It is recommended that visitors renting vehicles in Cardiff stick to smaller vehicles such as compacts and sedans. This is because many of the city’s streets can be somewhat narrow and on the smaller side. As such, larger cars may struggle to navigate them comfortably, particularly when it comes to finding streetside parking spots large enough for them.

What's the speed limit in Cardiff?

Unless posted signage say otherwise, speed limits in built-up areas go up to 30 mph in Cardiff. Roads outside of built-up areas often have fairly moderate speed limits, but they do occasionally go up to 60 mph on larger roads. Dual carriageways and motorways, on the other hand, feature speed limits that top out at 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Cardiff?

The average price of petrol in Cardiff is around £1.22 ($1.55) per liter, which is roughly £4.62 ($5.85) per gallon.

Where are the best places to park in Cardiff?

If you are looking for parking in the central downtown areas of Cardiff, parking garages are likely your best bet. While there are streetside spots available, they often fill up quickly in the morning, particularly in the most popular areas. In residential areas, though, streetside parking is much more available and is often the most popular option. As for the cost of parking garages, parking rates typically start as low as £2.00 ($2.53) per hour.