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South Wales car hire

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Cheap car hire in South Wales

Economy£16/day
Compact£18/day
Intermediate£20/day
Standard£43/day
SUV£35/day
People carrier£74/day
Full-size SUV£54/day
Mini£16/day
Premium£48/day
Luxury£56/day
Premium SUV£43/day
Compact SUV£21/day
Intermediate SUV£22/day
Compact estate car£29/day
Supplier choice£43/day
Standard estate car£108/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in South Wales

  • Enjoy all the sites that South Wales has to offer and explore this beautiful part of Britain at your own speed. With roads in this part of Wales tending to be pretty good, you’ll find a two-wheeled drive is suitable for most terrain. That being said, due to there being a lot of rural areas with the opportunity to drive off road, you might prefer a 4X4 car, especially for the seasons when you might expect adverse weather conditions. If you just need a car for town drives, such as around Swansea, then a compact car should suffice, as it will help you navigate the streets and easily find parking.
  • When you are driving in South Wales, it’s important that you stick to the laws of the road so that you do not get in trouble with the authorities. Drink-driving is a serious offence, and anyone found over the limit will be prosecuted accordingly. The breath test limit is currently 0.8 mg of alcohol per ml of blood. You must also make sure that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt and that children under 12, or shorter than 135 cm, are in a correctly sized child seat. Mobile phone use is only permitted if you are using a hands-free kit, so that you are not distracted.
  • You can reduce your carbon footprint by opting for a car hire that is more eco friendly. For example, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are reducing your carbon output if you were to choose an electric vehicle to hire. You will find there are plenty of electric charging points across South Wales in towns and cities, but be sure that you are fully charged if you are travelling to a more remote part of the region, as the charging points will be harder to come by.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in South Wales for £28 or less
  • Book your car hire in South Wales at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in South Wales are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy hire cars in South Wales are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Wales

  • Should I hire a car in South Wales?

    You should hire a car in South Wales because it gives you pure flexibility to explore on your own terms and not have your schedule dictated by that of the local bus timetable. For example, if you are staying in Cardiff and you want to pay a visit to Pembroke, then you can usually do so in under 2h in a car. If you decided to take a mode of public transport to the charming town, then it would take over twice the amount of time. You also wouldn’t want to pay a taxi for a return journey, as it would be very inefficient cost wise.

  • What is driving like in South Wales?

    When you are driving in South Wales, you’ll find it is the same as driving in the rest of the UK. You will be used to driving on the left-hand side in a car that has the steering wheel on the right. The speed limits are also the same as throughout the United Kingdom, so you will generally know how fast you can travel in various parts of the region. In urban areas, you can drive as fast as 30 mph, unless it’s very residential, then you will be expected to go no faster than 20 mph. On roads outside of built-up areas, you can drive at 60 mph, whilst on motorways, you can travel as fast as 70 mph.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Wales?

    When you are hiring a car in South Wales, it is advised that you check with each company about their age restrictions, as it is likely to vary. In general, you must be 21 years of age to hire a car in the United Kingdom, with most companies also charging a surcharge to drivers that are under a specific age, such as 25. These drivers will also get a limited selection of vehicles to choose from, as agencies do not allow inexperienced drivers to hire out vehicles with more powerful engines.

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

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

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Wales?

    Economy (Hyundai i20 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Wales.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in South Wales?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£16/day), Europcar (£16/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£22/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Wales?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in South Wales?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in South Wales are Cardiff (55% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in South Wales), Swansea (18%) and Newport (11%).

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

    On average a car hire in South Wales costs £264 per week (£38 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in South Wales costs £1,134 per month (£38 per day).

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in South Wales

    15 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in South Wales

    8 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Wales

    8 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South Wales

    7 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Wales

    5 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Wales

    5 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in South Wales

    4 Locations

  • routescartrk

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals car hire locations in South Wales

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Wales

    3 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in South Wales

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in South Wales

    3 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in South Wales

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£38/day

Good deal

£28/day

When to book a rental car in South Wales

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