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Car hires in Cardiff, Wales

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Cardiff

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Cardiff?

The cheapest car hire in Cardiff are generally found through DRIVALIA . When booking with DRIVALIA , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £8/day. The average price to hire a car in Cardiff is £19/day.

What car do most people hire in Cardiff?

Fiat 500 hires and Vauxhall Corsa hires in Cardiff are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Fiat 500 hire prices in Cardiff can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average £32/day and can be as low as £8/day. Vauxhall Corsa hire prices can also vary, but tend to average £36/day, with the cheapest deals as low as £12/day.

Best deals found for Cardiff, Wales car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Cardiff, Wales
Economy£18/day
Compact£19/day
Intermediate£25/day
Mini£15/day
Compact SUV£19/day
Intermediate SUV£24/day
Supplier choice£41/day
Standard SUV£55/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Cardiff car hire

How to get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to the rental car centre

When you land at Cardiff Airport, you can get to the car hire branches easily. Once you have gone through border control and bag collection at CWL Airport you should make your way to the Arrivals Hall, where you will a range of Cardiff car hire companies, such as Alamo and Enterprise. Some car hire agencies, such as Keddy, require you to take a free shuttle bus to their branch. They will provide you with the location of the shuttle pick-up upon booking. Alternatively, if you want to get a Cardiff car hire in the city centre you can take a shuttle bus to Rhoose Cardiff International Train Station, where there are trains to Cardiff Central Train Station. This journey takes under an hour and is relatively cheap. From Cardiff Central, you can quickly walk to popular car hire companies, such as Enterprise on Penarth Road.

What documentation do I need to rent a car in Cardiff, England?

When you get a Cardiff car hire you need to ensure you have the correct documents before you arrive. Seeing as the requirements may vary between agencies, it’s worthwhile checking with your chosen car hire company beforehand. In general, you need to be 21 years of age to get a hire car in Cardiff and have had your licence for at least one year. Younger drivers can expect to have a smaller choice of cars, with vehicle restrictions applying to certain age groups. It’s also common for drivers below a certain age to pay a surcharge. To hire a car you’ll need a valid driving licence, a photo ID and proof of address (if a resident of the UK). Most major debit and credit cards are accepted as forms of payment; however, these must be in the main driver's name.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Cardiff?

Cardiff road rules are the same as the rest of the United Kingdom, so you need to make sure you’re up to date with the current laws of the lanes. You must drive on the left-hand side of the road and everyone in the car needs to have a seat belt on at all times. You must ensure children under 12, or smaller than 135 cm, are in a suitable child seat. Children between 12 and 14 that are smaller than 135 cm must also be in a booster seat. As with the rest of the United Kingdom, drink-driving is taken very seriously. If you are found to have a blood alcohol content of higher than 0.05% you will be prosecuted by local police. It's also important to stay within the speed limits. These are 70 mph on motorways, 60 mph on rural roads and between 20-30 mph in urban areas.

Can I drive to other regions or countries with a rental car from Cardiff?

Car hire companies in Cardiff normally allow you to travel to other cities and countries, especially within the UK. If you are planning on crossing a border to another country outside of the UK you will need written rental permission, as well as all the documentation, in order to cross the borders. If you are unsure of where you can drive your car hire, it’s always advised you speak with the company before you go anywhere. This is because your insurance policy might be impacted if you go somewhere you’re not supposed to. Some car hire agencies also have restrictions on how far you can travel. This is another thing to enquire about before making a deposit.


Cardiff, Wales car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Cardiff that's right for you

Small cars

£19 - £45

All Car Types

£33 - £82

The average price of a small car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £33. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £19 per day. A small car rental is typically 42% less expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cardiff small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £72. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £51 per day. A medium car rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cardiff medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £100. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £70 per day. A large car rental is typically 43% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £53. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £30 per day. A SUV rental is typically 7% less expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cardiff SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £136. The cheapest time to hire a van in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 29% lower than the rest of the year at just £97 per day. A van rental is typically 58% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £122. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £85 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 53% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a convertible hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is £71. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in June. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A convertible rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a car hire in Cardiff can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£15/day

8 Mar - 4 Apr
Hyundai i10
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£18/day

8 Mar - 4 Apr
Vauxhall Corsa
Renault Captur
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£19/day

21 Mar - 28 Mar
Renault Captur

Cardiff car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Cardiff, Wales

Budget

9.7
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

8.8

Overall

9.7

Pick-up/drop-off

9.7

Value

9.4

Europcar

8.5
Very Good
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.6

Sixt

1 location

Hertz

7.2
Good
2 reviews2 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4.6
Mediocre
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.6

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

4.6

INTERRENT

1 location

keddy by Europcar

5 locations

Sunnycars

3 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Cardiff

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Cardiff

Most Popular Agency

Budget

Popular Car Types

Mini, Compact, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

£11

Most Popular Model

BMW X5
The most popular Cardiff car hire agency found on momondo this month is Budget. Other top choices for car hire companies are DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Cardiff in the past 72 hours: Mini, Compact, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Cardiff is £11/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £29/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Cardiff in the past 7 days is the BMW X5. Our users also prefer the Ford Focus as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Cardiff

Nearby attractions:

St Fagans National History Museum6.9 mi
Cardiff International Pool7.9 mi
Cardiff City Stadium7.9 mi
Llandaff Cathedral8.7 mi
Cardiff Metropolitan University8.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Wales Millennium Centre19.9 mi
Cardiff International Pool20.4 mi
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel And Spa20.5 mi
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena20.6 mi
Cardiff Cathedral20.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cardiff International Pool50.4 mi
Wales Millennium Centre51.6 mi
Cardiff City Stadium51.9 mi
St Fagans National History Museum52.3 mi
Principality Stadium52.4 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Cardiff

Below are the most popular hotels in Cardiff
Future Inn Cardiff Bay

Future Inn Cardiff Bay

1 Hemingway Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom

1.2 mi from city centre

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Mill Lane, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Dominions Arcade Queen Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

voco St. David's Cardiff

voco St. David's Cardiff

Havannah Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

1.4 mi from city centre

The Parkgate Hotel

The Parkgate Hotel

Westgate Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.1 mi from city centre

Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre

Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre

23 Tyndall Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.6 mi from city centre

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Station Approach, Saunders Rd, Cardiff Cf10 1rh, Uk, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Park Plaza Cardiff

Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey Friars Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff

1 Park Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, . 0 ., Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 mi from city centre

easyHotel Cardiff

easyHotel Cardiff

1-3 Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.6 mi from city centre

Hilton Cardiff

Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.6 mi from city centre

Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street

Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street

The Friary, Off Queen Street,36, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

The Royal Hotel Cardiff

88 St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 mi from city centre

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Circle Way East, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2.4 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Cardiff - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Cardiff so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Cardiff, Wales in March?

To hire a car for a weekend in Cardiff in March, the average price was £60 with cheaper deals starting around £14. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £9 to £34.

Is there a fee to cancel my Cardiff, Wales car hire?

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Cardiff car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car hire company in Cardiff offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

What is the best type of car to hire in Cardiff during March?

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Cardiff in March. On average, Cardiff receives 50 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 10 °C during the month of March. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in Cardiff will cost you £87/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Cardiff, Wales?

If you are hiring a vehicle in Cardiff, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 30 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Cardiff will generally have a speed limit of 60 mph. If you are travelling on a motorway in Cardiff, then the speed limit is 70 mph.

What car hire company has the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Cardiff?

What is the weather like in Cardiff, United Kingdom in February?

Typically, the weather in Cardiff through the month of February is 7 °C and the expected precipitation is 60 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Cardiff similar to the rest of Wales?

Travellers looking to leave from Cardiff on a road trip around Wales or the surrounding areas during the month of February should expect temperatures around 5 °C and about 61 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Cardiff?

Prices for cars in Cardiff refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Cardiff?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Cardiff?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Cardiff. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Cardiff?

To rent a car in Cardiff, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Cardiff?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Cardiff makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Cardiff?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Cardiff, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Cardiff with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Cardiff which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Cardiff on momondo?

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Cardiff.

Can I find a car hire in Cardiff which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Cardiff.

Can I search for car hire in Cardiff with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Cardiff on momondo.


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