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Car hires in Cardiff, Wales

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
5 Mar — 12 Mar
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Cardiff

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Cardiff

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Cardiff?

The cheapest car hire in Cardiff are generally found through Europcar. When booking with Europcar, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $23/day. The average price to hire a car in Cardiff is $35/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 $68/day and can be as low as $24/day. Vauxhall Corsa hire prices can also vary, but tend to average $110/day, with the cheapest deals as low as $28/day.

Best deals found for Cardiff, Wales car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Cardiff, Wales
Economy$30/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$43/day
People mover$311/day
Mini$28/day
Premium$135/day
Compact SUV$35/day
Intermediate SUV$53/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Cardiff car hire

How do I get from Cardiff Airport (CWL) to the car hire centre?

Cardiff Airport (CWL) has a car hire centre on site, aptly named the Car Rental Village. It sits a short distance from the terminal building and can be accessed by walking straight ahead from the exit doors of the passenger terminal. Companies like Budget, Sunnycars, Avis, Hertz and Europcar have counters here. There are also numerous hire car companies in the Cardiff city centre. You can use a taxi, bus or train service from the airport to central Cardiff. The taxis are relatively fast, taking roughly 30 minutes to get to downtown Cardiff. The bus stop and taxi ranks are a few minutes from the terminal. On the other hand, buses by Adventure Travel are slightly cheaper but take roughly an hour more to cover the same distance. Thus, trains are an ideal option, as they are affordable and faster than buses. However, you must first take the Adventure Travel Bus 304 to Barry Train Station. From there, proceed to Platform 1, where you can board a Transport For Wales train to Cardiff Central.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Cardiff, Wales?

If you live in the UK, you must present an unexpired, UK-issued driver's licence when hiring a car in Cardiff. Also, locals must provide a valid DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) code or endorsement record. The code is readily available on the DVLA website and has a validity of 21 days. Thus, you may request it before hiring a vehicle to avoid delays during pick-up. On the other hand, foreigners must show a valid passport and a driver's licence. If a non-European Union nation issued your licence, presenting an IDP (International Driving Permit) is mandatory. Some companies, such as Enterprise, require drivers holding a tourist visa to show a return ticket and share details of their accommodation. A credit card is also a necessity to access Cardiff car hire services. Regarding drivers' age, car hire firms have different rules. Most require drivers to be at least 25 years old, but others, such as Avis, have a minimum age of 18. Regardless of age, drivers must have possessed their licences for the past year.

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

While driving a hire car in Cardiff, maintain a speed of 20 mph (around 32 km/h), unless otherwise signed. The limit is in force in most Welsh cities, especially in residential areas. However, some roads, such as the A48, allow a higher speed limit of 30mph (around 48 km/h). Of course, you will find signposts indicating the permitted increase in speed. In Cardiff, dozens of speed cameras ensure drivers honour the traffic rules. Beware of cameras along roads like the A48, Merthyr Road and Heol Trelai. Drivers must also not be behind the wheel if their alcohol level exceeds 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Police officers have the right to pull you over and perform a breath or field impairment test at any time. If caught driving while drunk, you may have to pay a fine, face imprisonment or have your licence suspended.

Can I drive to other states, regions or countries with a hire car from Cardiff?

Most Cardiff car hire firms allow drivers to cruise across the border to countries within the United Kingdom. Thus, you can likely drive throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Note that most car hire firms disallow driving outside the UK. Conversely, Avis authorises travelling to the Republic of Ireland but charges a cross-border fee to cover retrieval costs in case the vehicle breaks down. If hiring a car in Cardiff with a company like Enterprise, you can drive to mainland Europe. Before crossing the border, you have to purchase European Travel Coverage. Be sure also to fill out the VE103B form that provides covers for breakdowns in Europe.


Cardiff, Wales car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

$45 - $86

All Car Types

$57 - $148

The average price of a small car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is $73. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in March. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A small car rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is $102. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A medium car rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is $168. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 61% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A large car rental is typically 43% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a vehicle 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 large car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is $95. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just $49 per day. A SUV rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a vehicle 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 hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is $150. The cheapest time to hire a van in Cardiff, the United Kingdom is in December. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just $80 per day. A van rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average rental car in Cardiff. The average price of a vehicle 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 van hire found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$30/day

23 Mar - 30 Mar
Hyundai i30

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

Europcar

Popular Car Types

Compact, SUV, Mini

Cheapest Hire Car

$27

Most Popular Model

Nissan Qashqai
The most popular Cardiff car hire agency found on momondo this month is Europcar. Other top choices for car hire companies are Avis and Budget
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Cardiff in the past 72 hours: Compact, SUV, Mini.
The lowest price for a car hire in Cardiff is $27/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $56/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Cardiff in the past 7 days is the Nissan Qashqai. Our users also prefer the Fiat 500 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:

Principality Stadium14.4 km
Cardiff Cathedral15.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Cardiff Cathedral33.4 km
Principality Stadium33.8 km

Nearby attractions:

Principality Stadium84.3 km
Cardiff Cathedral84.7 km

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

2.0 km from city centre

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Mill Lane, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.4 km from city centre

Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Hotel Indigo Cardiff

Dominions Arcade Queen Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

voco St. David's Cardiff

voco St. David's Cardiff

Havannah Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2.3 km from city centre

The Parkgate Hotel

The Parkgate Hotel

Westgate Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 km from city centre

Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre

Ibis Budget Cardiff Centre

23 Tyndall Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.9 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.3 km from city centre

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

Sleeperz Hotel Cardiff

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

0.5 km from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff

Leonardo Hotel Cardiff

1 Park Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Park Plaza Cardiff

Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey Friars Road, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff

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

0.6 km from city centre

Hilton Cardiff

Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.4 km from city centre

easyHotel Cardiff

easyHotel Cardiff

1-3 Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.9 km from city centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Novotel Cardiff Centre

Schooner Way, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, United Kingdom

1.0 km from city centre

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Mercure Cardiff North Hotel

Circle Way East, Cardiff, United Kingdom

3.9 km from city centre

Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street

Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street

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

0.3 km from city centre

The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel

Castle Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom

0.2 km 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?

$43 is the cost of a weekend car hire in Cardiff for March, with cheap deals starting as low as $37. Users looking for a one-week hire in Cardiff for March saw an average deal of $144 - but quotes as low as $32 were available depending on dates and car options.

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

Every car hire company in Cardiff has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car hire search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car hire companies in Cardiff include Budget, Europcar, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

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

With temperatures averaging 10 °C and precipitation usually 50 mm during March, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Cardiff. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of March and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Cardiff. Hiring a Standard in Cardiff will cost you $76/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Cardiff, Wales?

Cardiff’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Cardiff is 100 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 115 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

What car hire company has the Nissan Qashqai in Cardiff?

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

Those looking for a hire car in Cardiff during the month of February should expect temperatures to be around 7 °C and should expect around 60 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

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

The climate in Wales during February is usually 6 °C with an expected 63.7 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Cardiff on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Cardiff?

Prices for cars in Cardiff are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Cardiff?

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

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Cardiff. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

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

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Cardiff. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

You should book a car hire in Cardiff using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

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

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Cardiff by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

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?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in Cardiff.

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

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Cardiff.

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

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


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