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Car Hire in Cardiff

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Why rent a car in Cardiff with Rentalcars.com?

Whether you are looking for a luxury car for a wedding, a small car for city driving or a spacious people carrier to tour Wales in, Rentalcars.com has all your car hire needs covered. Our team deal with rental companies directly, so they can offer you exclusive rates and cheap prices at all times. Some of the suppliers we negotiate with in Cardiff include Budget, Avis and Europcar. We aim to make car hire simple and hassle-free, so we do the hard work by comparing prices and telling you exactly what is included in your rental upfront.

Top Tips

  • Rush hour in Cardiff is generally from 8:00am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 6:00pm. However, if you are leaving the city for an early day trip, you will find that most of the traffic is going the other way and you may not be affected.
  • Parking in the city centre is expensive. Leaving your car on the edge of town can be a far cheaper alternative.
  • When approaching a roundabout, always give priority to traffic approaching from the right, unless otherwise indicated.

Which companies offer best value in Cardiff?

We pride ourselves on being impartial, that’s why we show ratings and reviews submitted by previous customers next to each listing. Their feedback will help you see how each supplier compares in terms of customer satisfaction and value for money, assisting your decision when you are thinking about which company to rent with. We also recommend booking a car with a full-to-full fuel policy, as you will avoid hidden fuel costs providing you drop off the car with a full tank.

Enterprise car hire

8.95/10

Alamo car hire

8.71515/10

Hertz car hire

8.63607/10

Avis car hire

8.61383/10

Budget car hire

8.613/10

Day trips from Cardiff

Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Just over two hours from Cardiff by car, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is well worth making the effort to visit. With 186 miles of breathtaking landscapes and seascapes punctuated by golden, sandy beaches, this is the very best of British coastal scenery. Dramatic limestone cliffs and stunning rock formations which have been shaped by the sea over hundreds of thousands of years provide a haven for the region’s wildlife and coastal flowers.

Bath: With splendid Georgian architecture, Roman baths and outstanding museums and art galleries, the historic city of Bath is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. The UNESCO World Heritage Site can be reached in around one hour and 15 minutes when driving from Cardiff. Bath has something for everyone: from great boutique shopping to fabulous nightlife, together with excellent restaurants, bars and cafés. A trip to this magnificent city really cannot be missed.

Oakwood Theme Park: With over 30 rides and attractions, Oakwood Theme Park is one of Wales’ premier tourist attractions. Over 400,000 thrill-seekers visit the park each year to experience some of the UK’s most exhilarating rides. For the adrenaline-junkies there is Megafobia, Speed, Drenched, Vertigo and Bounce. There are also plenty of attractions to keep the youngsters entertained, including crazy golf, pedalos, a small wooden rollercoaster and Brer Rabbit’s Burrow. This award-winning theme park can be reached in just under two hours from Cardiff.

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