Swansea car hires from £20/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Swansea with a pick-up date of 22/4 and drop-off date of 29/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Swansea

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Economy£21/day
Compact£23/day
Intermediate£23/day
People carrier£57/day
Full-size SUV£54/day
Mini£20/day
Compact SUV£24/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Swansea

  • When collecting your cheap car hire in Swansea, you may want to visit some of the nearby areas of interest. You can get to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, in about an hour and visit the National Museum or Cardiff Castle. If you would like to avoid the city, then you could head to the Gower Area of Natural Beauty, and explore the beaches or moors, or go rock-climbing or abseiling. It is only 28mins away from Swansea, making it the perfect escape to the countryside.
  • There are plenty of extra accessories that you can add to your Swansea car hire, including a sat-nav to help you get around the city. You can add an extra driver to your package to share the driving responsibilities, and if you are travelling with children, you can ask for a child seat to be prepared for the vehicle. You can also get a cushioned booster seat, should you require it, and there are plenty of extra insurance offers if you plan on going out into the countryside.
  • When using a cheap car hire in Swansea, you will need to be at least 20 years old and there may be a surcharge applied to the deal if the driver is younger than 25 years old. You must show a driving licence that has been valid for at least 12 months, and you will most likely need to pay with a credit card unless you have arranged with the car hire company to pay with a debit card in advance. If you are younger than 25 years old, you may have restricted access to some of the luxury or 4x4 vehicles due to your age.
  • The second largest city in Wales after Cardiff, Swansea occupies a spot along the west coast of Wales and overlooks the Bristol Channel. A car hire in Swansea allows you the mobility to freely explore the westernmost reaches of the landscape, where Pembrokeshire Coast National Park can be found 65 miles away via the A40. If that doesn’t quench your thirst, pick up the A487 north and discover the town of Aberystwyth a further 72 miles up the coastline.
  • Cardiff Airport (CWL) is some 30 miles from the city and if you need a car hire in Swansea, this is a good place to pick one up before heading to your accommodations. The Car Hire Centre at Cardiff Airport is located opposite the Short Stay Car Park about 10min from the main terminal building. There is an on-demand shuttle bus that makes the rounds, which you can catch at the bus stop near the train link shuttle just outside the terminal exit.
  • If you’re looking to escape the typical rush hour traffic, the A4087 coastal road is a great place to start. This major artery flows past the Swindon Marina and the Swindon Docks making it a lightning rod for tie-ups in the morning and evening. The A4118 and the B4489 are also major conduits flowing through the city centre, along which congestion is likely to occur. Anticipate a regular stream of foot traffic in addition to both types of cycle when driving around the downtown area.
  • Residents of coastal cities with active docks and marinas tend to have an early start to the day. That said, if there’s any gridlock along Swansea streets it’s more likely to exist during 07:00-08:00 when people are making their way to work or school. The Mount Pleasant district with its tight concentration of roads is also one to keep away from during the morning, as well as the evening rush period, which is generally busiest between 19:00-20:00.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Swansea for £29 or less
  • Book your car hire in Swansea at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Swansea are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Swansea

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Swansea?

    If you’re travelling alone, a compact or small economy car is best to get around the city and points further afield, while families and groups of friends may prefer the comfort and size of an intermediate SUV or people carrier to get around.

  • What’s the speed limit in Swansea?

    There is a 20mph speed limit along Swansea High Street and other districts within thriving commercial and institutional areas, but outside these precincts, the national speed limit of 30mph should be applied. On primary roads like the A4067 and A483, speeds of between 40mph and 50mph are allowed and if you make it out to the M4 the limit increases to 70mph. CCTV and traffic cameras are always in use along busy highways and at junctions, so drive with care and observe the stated limits whenever possible.

  • Where are the best places to park in Swansea?

    Swansea Council operates several parking schemes including on-street parking, city centre car parks inclusive of multi-storey facilities and recreational parking, to name a few. On-street parking is subject to limits on time (maximum 2h) and operates on a pay-and-display basis, where the rate is £0.50 per 30min interval. The tariffs at city centre parking garages vary according to location but typically range between £1.20 and £1.50 per hour, which is similar to those for recreational parking spots. Parking is free on Sundays and bank holidays on most public streets not subject to restrictions and is usually free Monday-Saturday between the hours of 21:00 and 08:00.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Swansea?

    On average a car hire in Swansea costs £41 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Swansea?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£20/day), Europcar (£23/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 46-50 Lower Oxford Street SA13HT (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Swansea?

    The average price of fuel in Swansea is £5.65 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £68 and £90, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Swansea?

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

  • How can I find car hires near me in Swansea?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Swansea?

    An Economy car hire in Swansea costs £41 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Swansea?

    A Compact car hire in Swansea costs £40 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Swansea?

    A Mini car hire in Swansea costs £55 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Swansea?

    In Swansea, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar 46-50 Lower Oxford Street (1 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Swansea cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Swansea costs £289 per week (£41 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Swansea cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Swansea costs £1,239 per month (£41 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Swansea?

    Most car hire providers in Swansea offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Swansea, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • When driving with children, what are the legal requirements for child seats?

    Children must travel in a child seat until the age of 12 or if they are smaller than 135 cm tall. The child’s seat must be rear facing until they are 15 months old, when you can turn it to face the front. You can ask the hire company to provide you with a child seat and you should check that it complies with EU law and has an E or R129 label on it.

  • What are the driving laws in Swansea?

    The alcohol limit in Swansea is the same as in England, at 80 mg. The speed limit is usually 30 mph in urban areas, 60 mph on rural roads, and 70 mph on motorways. You must not use your phone while driving unless it is via a hands-free device. All passengers in the car must wear their seat belts.

Swansea car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Swansea

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46-50 Lower Oxford Street

+44 371 384 5985

Opening times not available

Unit 5 Castell Close

+44 371 384 5985

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful and friendly staff, Susan was especially helpful with my plans. Glad that they are in Swansea will be using them on my next trip home.

Cons:

Having to pay extra if I wanted to drop the car off when closed on Saturday afternoon or Sunday.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The staff were brilliant when I realised that I had booked the car for the wrong day. They still managed to accommodate me and get a car ready quickly!

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in Swansea

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Dyfatty Street

+44 1792 480484

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Sway Road

+44 1792 398751

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
They didn’t have the car that had been ordered and no alternatives. Was a last minute booking but didn’t help as it was showing online to book.

8.0 Very Good

Sept 2023

KAYAK
Website easy, Staff very amenable. The car I was given, a Vauxhall, was the worst car I have ever driven.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.7

Wonderful

1 review

2 locations in Swansea

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Ncp Car Cark, Orchard Street

+44 344 544 7931

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Ncp Car Cark

+44 344 544 7931

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived to find they had NO CARS. They just said, "Sorry, due to the bank holiday there are no cars and there's nothing we can do. We tried to contact you yesterday, but couldn't call you due to American phone number." So, I got an email reminder from Budget about the reservation, but that wasn't used to tell us of a problem. Also, if they had known for over 24 hours, why didn't they get a car from Cardiff or somewhere? It's not that far away. And why had they lent out so many cars they couldn't cover reservations? When we arrived at the office, they hadn't even bothered to call other agencies for us, so when they did there were no cars at those agencies either. They made essential no effort to fix the problem that was entirely their fault. I have never encountered anything like this in years of renting cars and am blown away by the fact that they didn't have a car for us. Why bother to reserve one? In the end, our local friends had to borrow a car from some of their friends so we could get out to western Wales and our pre-paid, non-refundable cottage. It was an inconvenience all around, and if we didn't have local contacts our holiday would have been sunk.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Swansea

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46-50 Lower Oxford Street

+44 371 384 5985

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Sunday

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INTERRENT

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Swansea

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46-50 Lower Oxford Street

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Thrifty

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Swansea

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Neath Road

+44 1432 804805

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Swansea

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Neath Road

+44 1792 310111

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

Swansea Road

Monday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00

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Avis

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One location in Swansea

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NCP Car Park

+44 344 544 6104

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Swansea

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46-50 Lower Oxford Street

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6 travellers who hired a car in Swansea gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.2

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£41/day

Good deal

£29/day

When to book a car hire in Swansea

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Car hire insurance in Swansea

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Swansea car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Swansea.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Swansea car hire.