Cardiff car rentals

Cardiff car rentals

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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
29 May — 5 Jun
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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
Sun 29/5
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Sun 5/6
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Cardiff car rental information

Pick-up locationCardiff
Rental locations29
Airport locations9

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Cardiff car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Enterprise
Locations in Cardiff
  • 9
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent7 Feb 2022
Couldn't fault the service from Enterprise. Very quick turnaround on collection and delivery
Rated no. 2
Budget
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Cardiff
Budget
Locations in Cardiff
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
Rated no. 3
Europcar
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 9
Recent reviews
7.6 Good15 Jun 2019
The staff was kind and helpfulThe confirmed car wasn’t available
From $146/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cardiff
Hertz
Locations in Cardiff
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
Recent reviews
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 $26/dayRated no. 5
Easirent
Cheapest deal
7.2 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Cardiff
Easirent
Locations in Cardiff
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 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.
keddy by Europcar
5 locations in Cardiff
keddy by Europcar
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Sunnycars
5 locations in Cardiff
Sunnycars
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From $29/day
Avis
Most popular
2 locations in Cardiff
Avis
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YourRent
2 locations in Cardiff
YourRent
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Firefly
1 location in Cardiff
Firefly
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FLIZZR
1 location in Cardiff
FLIZZR
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INTERRENT
1 location in Cardiff
INTERRENT
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Thrifty
1 location in Cardiff
Thrifty
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12 travellers who rented a car in Cardiff gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.6

Car hire locations in or near Cardiff

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$90/day

Good deal

$67/day

When to book a rental car in Cardiff

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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 rental cars in Cardiff for $67 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cardiff at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Cardiff are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

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