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.
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.
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.
On average a car hire in South-Wales costs $104 per day.
Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South-Wales.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar ($30/day), Avis ($62/day) and Budget ($66/day).
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On average a car hire in South-Wales costs $588 per week ($84 per day).
On average a car hire in South-Wales costs $2,522 per month ($84 per day).