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Cardiff, WLS, United Kingdom
28 Jun — 5 Jul
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Cardiff car rental Information

Pick-up locationCardiff
Rental locations27
Airport locations9

Cardiff car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Cardiff
Enterprise
Locations in Cardiff
45 Penarth Road+44 29 2038 9222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Enterprise House+44 292 038 9222
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Ipswich Road+44 29 2047 2800
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 10
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
From C$ 15/dayRated #2
Europcar
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cardiff
Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
8 - 9 Newport Road+44 371 384 3486
8&9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate+44 371 384 3486
Car Hire Centre+44 371 384 3404
  • 9
  • 7
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  • 9
Recent reviews
From C$ 19/dayRated #3
Hertz
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Cardiff
Hertz
Locations in Cardiff
Bessemer Road+44 29 2022 4548
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Cardiff Airport+44 1446 711722
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
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Recent reviews
From C$ 16/dayRated #4
Easirent
7.2 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Cardiff
Easirent
Locations in Cardiff
Holiday Inn Express+44 144 650 0810
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
5 locations in Cardiff
Sunnycars
Locations in Cardiff
Airport
Bessemer Road
Morrisons Supermarket
Newport Road
Port Road, Holiday Inn Express
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Cardiff
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cardiff
8-9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Newport Road+44 371 384 3486
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Cardiff Central Station+44 371 384 3485
Instore Morrisions Super market
Short Stay Car Park Cardiff International Airport08713843404
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday16:00 - 22:30
Recent reviews
Avis
2 locations in Cardiff
Avis
Locations in Cardiff
14-22 Tudor Street+44 344 544 6047
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
The Vale of Glamorgan+44 344 544 6006
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Budget
2 locations in Cardiff
Budget
Locations in Cardiff
14-22 Tudor Street+44 344 544 8478
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Cardiff International Airport+44 344 544 6006
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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YourRent
2 locations in Cardiff
YourRent
Locations in Cardiff
Cardiff International Airport
Cardiff Rail Station Office
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Cardiff
Firefly
Locations in Cardiff
Bessemer Road+44 292 022 4548
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
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INTERRENT
1 location in Cardiff
INTERRENT
Locations in Cardiff
10 Dominion Way Industrial Estate+44 371 384 3486
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Cardiff
Thrifty
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
Recent reviews
8 travellers who rented a car in Cardiff gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car rental locations in or near Cardiff

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 19/day

Good deal

C$ 16/day

When to book a rental car in Cardiff

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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 C$ 16 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cardiff at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cardiff are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cardiff

  • Some car rental companies in Cardiff which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Cardiff costs C$ 19 per day.

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Cardiff. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Cardiff is C$ 8.67 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 104 and C$ 139, depending on the car size.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Cardiff Wales airport include Europcar, Easirent and Hertz.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cardiff Wales airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Easirent and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Mini car rental in Cardiff costs C$ 26 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Cardiff costs C$ 26 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Cardiff costs C$ 37 per day, on average.

  • In Cardiff, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar 8&9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate (3 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Cardiff costs C$ 136 per week (C$ 19 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cardiff costs C$ 584 per month (C$ 19 per day).

  • It is recommended that visitors renting vehicles in Cardiff stick to smaller vehicles such as compacts and sedans. This is because many of the city’s streets can be somewhat narrow and on the smaller side. As such, larger cars may struggle to navigate them comfortably, particularly when it comes to finding streetside parking spots large enough for them.

  • Unless posted signage say otherwise, speed limits in built-up areas go up to 30 mph in Cardiff. Roads outside of built-up areas often have fairly moderate speed limits, but they do occasionally go up to 60 mph on larger roads. Dual carriageways and motorways, on the other hand, feature speed limits that top out at 70 mph.

  • The average price of gas in Cardiff is around £1.22 ($1.55) per liter, which is roughly £4.62 ($5.85) per gallon.

  • If you are looking for parking in the central downtown areas of Cardiff, parking garages are likely your best bet. While there are streetside spots available, they often fill up quickly in the morning, particularly in the most popular areas. In residential areas, though, streetside parking is much more available and is often the most popular option. As for the cost of parking garages, parking rates typically start as low as £2.00 ($2.53) per hour.