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Car Hire in Cardiff

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Popular car groups in Cardiff

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Vauxhall Corsa - 4Seats

    Vauxhall Corsa

    4 1 1
  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Hyundai i30 - 5Seats

    Hyundai i30

    5 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Mondeo - 5Seats

    Ford Mondeo

    5 2 1
  • Skoda Octavia - 5Seats

    Skoda Octavia

    5 2 1
  • Volkswagen Passat - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Passat

    5 2 1
  • Vauxhall Mokka - 5Seats

    Vauxhall Mokka

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Vauxhall Zafira - 5/7Seats

    Vauxhall Zafira

    5/7 2/4
  • Ford Galaxy - 7Seats

    Ford Galaxy

    7 4
  • Citroen C4 Grande Picasso - 5/7Seats

    Citroen C4 Grande Picasso

    5/7 2/4
  • Volkswagen Sharan - 7Seats

    Volkswagen Sharan

    7 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Volkswagen Passat Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Passat Estate

    5 3
  • Vauxhall Astra Estate - 5Seats

    Vauxhall Astra Estate

    5 3
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    5 3
  • Ford Focus Estate - 5Seats

    Ford Focus Estate

    5 3

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    5 2 1
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    5 2 1
  • Audi A4 - 5Seats

    Audi A4

    5 2 1
  • BMW 5-series - 5Seats

    BMW 5-series

    5 2 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Volkswagen Tiguan - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Tiguan

    5 3
  • Honda CR-V - 5Seats

    Honda CR-V

    5 3
  • BMW X3 - 5Seats

    BMW X3

    5 3
  • Jeep Renegade - 5Seats

    Jeep Renegade

    5 3

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio - 4Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio

    4 2
  • Volkswagen Golf Cabrio - 4Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Cabrio

    4 2
  • BMW 2 Series Cabrio - 4Seats

    BMW 2 Series Cabrio

    4 2

Top 3 locations in Cardiff

Cardiff Downtown

GB UK

Cardiff Airport

GB UK

Newport Downtown

GB UK

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

8.57813/10

Firefly car hire

8.44625/10

Alamo car hire

8.4/10

Budget car hire

8.35631/10

Hertz car hire

8.35603/10

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.

Car Hire in Cardiff

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