Cardiff car rentals

Cardiff car rentals

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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
Dec 8 — Dec 15
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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
Thu 12/8
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Thu 12/15
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Cardiff car rental information

Pick-up locationCardiff
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard
Rental locations31
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Cardiff

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Cardiff car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Excellent

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

Locations in Cardiff

14-22 Tudor Street

+44 344 544 8478

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Cardiff Internation Airport

+44 344 544 6006

Monday10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday10:00 - 18:30
Thursday10:00 - 18:30
Friday10:00 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Everything was great , but i did not like the headrest position on the peugeot 308, I am 5ft 10 and it bent my neck forward, any changes in height or seat positioning made no difference. My wife at 5 ft 4 had no problem as she did not touch the headrest. So next time rental it will be another make.

10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
Service was very friendly, location was easy to find and the car was as described. Could have been a little quicker off the mark when we came to drop it back, but they were professional throughout.

1 out of 1

Europcar

8.5

Excellent

4 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.6

Locations in Cardiff

8 - 9 Newport Road

+44 371 384 3486

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8&9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate

+44 371 384 3486

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Car Hire Centre

+44 371 384 3404

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Reviews

7.6 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was kind and helpful

Cons:

The confirmed car wasn’t available

8.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
I was expecting a smaller car as the new Vauxhall Corsa is a bigger size but the car was great to drive.

1 out of 1

Hertz

8.0

Excellent

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

Locations in Cardiff

Bessemer Road

+44 29 2022 4548

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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Cardiff Airport

+44 1446 711722

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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8.0 Excellent

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup service was excellent. Car great. Mileage very good.

Cons:

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 Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The gentleman who I gave the car to was very helpful. He helped order me a taxi after and was very nice.

Cons:

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.

1 out of 1

Enterprise

6.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

Locations in Cardiff

45 Penarth Road

+44 29 2038 9222

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 15:00
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Enterprise House

+44 292 038 9222

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:30
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Ipswich Road

+44 29 2047 2800

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Unit 2, Freemans Parc, Penarth Road

+44 29 2038 9222

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2.0 Mediocre

Aug 2022

KAYAK
They didn’t give me a car. Didn’t notify me until last minute

10.0 Excellent

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Couldn't fault the service from Enterprise. Very quick turnaround on collection and delivery

1 out of 1

Easirent

5.2

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

Holiday Inn Express

+44 144 650 0810

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6.4 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Vehicle 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.

Cons:

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.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

5 locations in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

265-273 Penarth Rd

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8-9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Newport Road

+44 371 384 3486

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:30
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Cardiff Central Station

+44 371 384 3485

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Instore Morrisions Super market

+44 371 384 3485

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Short Stay Car Park Cardiff International Airport

08713843404

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday16:00 - 22:30
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Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

5 locations in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

Airport

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Bessemer Road

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Morrisons Supermarket

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Newport Road

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Port Road, Holiday Inn Express

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Avis

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

Locations in Cardiff

14-22 Tudor Street

+44 344 544 6047

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Cardiff International Airport

+44 344 544 6006

Monday10:00 - 18:30
Tuesday10:00 - 18:30
Wednesday10:00 - 18:30
Thursday10:00 - 18:30
Friday10:00 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00
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YourRent

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

2 locations in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

Cardiff International Airport

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Cardiff Rail Station Office

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Firefly

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

Bessemer Road

+44 292 022 4548

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 18:30
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FLIZZR

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cardiff

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13-15 Hadfield Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cardiff

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Locations in Cardiff

Nash House

+44 29 2038 7221

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
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INTERRENT

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cardiff

Locations in Cardiff

10 Dominion Way Industrial Estate

+44 371 384 3486

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Thrifty

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Cardiff

Locations in Cardiff

Unit 8 Hadfield Rd

+44 29 2022 7808

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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17 travelers who rented a car in Cardiff gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Cardiff

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Top tips for renting 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 rental 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 $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cardiff at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Cardiff are around 34% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Cardiff are around -10% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cardiff