Cardiff car hire

Cardiff car hire

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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
4 Dec — 11 Dec
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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
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Cardiff car hire information

Pick-up locationCardiff
Hire locations27
Airport locations9

Cardiff car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Cardiff
Enterprise
Locations in Cardiff
  • 10
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From $25/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
Most popular
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
  • 9
  • 7
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  • 9
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7.6 Good15 Jun. 2019
The staff was kind and helpfulThe confirmed car wasn’t available
From $33/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cardiff
Hertz
Locations in Cardiff
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8.0 Excellent15 May 2018
Better signage at LGWPickup service was excellent. Car great. Mileage very good.Hertz rep explained that because Hertz is the only rental agency at LGW North, the airport authorities will not allow more rental return signage. Follow the specific instruction given by the Sofitel porters in the layby.
7.6 Good19 Apr. 2017
No where to return the car.The gentleman who I gave the car to was very helpful. He helped order me a taxi after and was very nice.There wasn't anywhere to park the car. They didn't have a parking lot or any designated places for returning cars. It was very frustrating. I didn't like that even though I prepaid for a full tank of gas, I didn't get any money back when I returned it more than half full. Felt a little cheated there.
From $21/dayRated no. 4
Easirent
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Cardiff
Easirent
Locations in Cardiff
  • 8.6
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  • 6.6
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6.4 Good31 Jul. 2017
Cardiff AirportVehicle was as specified - not a substitute - which was important as we would not have coped with a different vehicle or smaller minivan. Most of the large Car Rental chains do not offer the larger minivans (Galaxy, Sharan, Alhambra) and visitors from USA will be surprirzed at how relatively small a UK minivan is as offer by the standard chains.Off Airport locations means calling the hotel or Easirent as no shuttle exists. Large credit card down payments and insurance options a surprise. Deposit for potentially no returning with a full tank a surprise.
Sunnycars
5 locations in Cardiff
Sunnycars
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Cardiff
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
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Avis
2 locations in Cardiff
Avis
Locations in Cardiff
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From $33/day
Budget
2 locations in Cardiff
Budget
Locations in Cardiff
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YourRent
2 locations in Cardiff
YourRent
Locations in Cardiff
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Firefly
1 location in Cardiff
Firefly
Locations in Cardiff
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INTERRENT
1 location in Cardiff
INTERRENT
Locations in Cardiff
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Thrifty
1 location in Cardiff
Thrifty
Locations in Cardiff
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8 travellers who hired a car in Cardiff gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Cardiff

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$31/day

Good deal

$26/day

When to book a car hire in Cardiff

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Cardiff

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Cardiff car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cardiff.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cardiff car rental.

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 $26 or less
  • Book your car hire in Cardiff at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Cardiff are around -12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cardiff