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Cardiff Mini Guide

Visitors who arrive by air will fly into Cardiff International Airport which has flights to and from Great Britain, Europe, Spain and America. Flybe and Thomson Airways are some of the low cost carriers to operate from Cardiff. It is possible to take the train into Cardiff Central and pick up your Rhino hire car from there too.

Arriving in Cardiff, the Capital of Wales the signs are written in Welsh as well as English. Cardiff which is located in the south of Wales on the Bristol Channel shoreline is easily accessible via the M4 from London, Reading and Bristol.   The quickest way to get to Cardiff from London and the south east of England is to take the M4 across the Severn Bridge, a scenic journey taking around three hours.

Cheapest car hire in Cardiff

Mini

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.16 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 218.16 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.80 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 222.60 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Citroen C3 Aircross

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.28 EUR/day
Citroen C3 Aircross

7 Days rental at 233.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.28 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 233.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 234.18 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.02 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 245.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Seat Arona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.02 EUR/day
Seat Arona

7 Days rental at 245.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.91 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 251.39 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.23 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 267.65 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

*daily rates in Cardiff based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Cardiff car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Cardiff including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR.

Useful to know about Cardiff

  • Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan and the capital of Wales.
  • Remember that if you are looking to hire a car in Cardiff we also offer vehicles at Cardiff International Airport.
  • Cardiff is home to the Welsh Assembly.
  • As well as rugby, there is cricket at the SWALEC stadium and the Cardiff City football club also plays games here.
  • In 2009 Cardiff was awarded the European City of Sport title.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Cardiff

Best car rental companies in Cardiff

8.8
No.1: BUDGET,
based on 1984 reviews
90
90
80
90
80
28 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 780 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
16 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.4: EUROPCAR,
based on 3728 reviews
80
80
70
70
80
14 min (average wait time)

Cardiff car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    BUDGET EMEA Corporate
  • € 218.12
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.16
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 14
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 60
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Cardiff

ItemPercent
January€ 41
February€ 45
March€ 56
April€ 40
May€ 47
June€ 49
July€ 36
August€ 47
September€ 38
October€ 39
November€ 41
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 61
March€ 60
April€ 49
May€ 60
June€ 59
July€ 50
August€ 50
September€ 43
October€ 51
November€ 52
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 108
February€ 114
March€ 118
April€ 72
May€ 99
June€ 134
July€ 100
August€ 132
September€ 98
October€ 94
November€ 120
December€ 151
ItemPercent
January€ 53
February€ 57
March€ 70
April€ 53
May€ 61
June€ 67
July€ 53
August€ 63
September€ 49
October€ 53
November€ 57
December€ 89
ItemPercent
January€ 149
February€ 148
March€ 150
April€ 168
May€ 188
June€ 147
July€ 155
August€ 165
September€ 147
October€ 147
November€ 147
December€ 347
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 38
March€ 46
April€ 32
May€ 39
June€ 40
July€ 30
August€ 35
September€ 27
October€ 31
November€ 33
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 98
March€ 106
April€ 64
May€ 92
June€ 118
July€ 80
August€ 68
September€ 65
October€ 69
November€ 96
December€ 111
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 75
March€ 90
April€ 57
May€ 76
June€ 93
July€ 59
August€ 67
September€ 44
October€ 52
November€ 68
December€ 75

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Cardiff

How much does car hire in Cardiff cost?

Car hire in Cardiff costs as little as €31.20 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €64.20 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €283.10 per day from ENTERPRISE for a Volvo XC60.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cardiff?

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cardiff, including BUDGET, EUROPCAR, ENTERPRISE, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cardiff?

None of the car hire companies in Cardiff are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Cardiff?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, BUDGET EMEA Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cardiff with a score of 8.8/10

with Enterprise Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.0/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Cardiff?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cardiff is €233.01 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cardiff?

The cheapest car hire company in Cardiff is BUDGET, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Hyundai i10 available from as little as €218.12 per week.

How much is fuel in Cardiff?

You can expect to pay €1.958/ltr of petrol and €2.123/ltr of diesel in Cardiff. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Cardiff?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Cardiff with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Cardiff?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Premium and Standard class rental cars in Cardiff.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Cardiff?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Cardiff, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Cardiff is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Cardiff?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cardiff at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €218.12 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €218.12 from BUDGET in Cardiff or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Cardiff?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cardiff is €218.40 per week with an average price of €449.40 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cardiff

Most popular car hire companies in Cardiff

  • Dollar (tel: 44 2920 227808)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 4403713843486)
  • Avis (tel: 03445446047)
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843486)
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843486)
  • Europcar vans and trucks (tel: 44 02920 496256)
  • Budget (tel: 03445448478)
  • Enterprise (tel: 02920-389222)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Cardiff

  • Dollar (UNIT 8 HADFIELD ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 8TW)
  • Keddy by europcar (8&9 DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE NEWPORT ROAD, Newport Road, CARDIFF, CF24 1RF, Glamorgan)
  • Avis (14-22 Tudor Street, Cardiff, CF11 6AF)
  • Europcar (8 - 9 NEWPORT ROAD DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CARDIFF, CF24 1RF)
  • Europcar (8&9 DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE NEWPORT ROAD, NEWPORT ROAD, CARDIFF, CF24 1RF)
  • Europcar vans and trucks (8- 9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 1RF)

Car hire company ratings in Cardiff

  • BUDGET EMEA: Rated 8.8/10 from 8 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.0/10 from 190 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.9/10 from 284 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.9/10 from 850 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.3/10 from 132 reviews
  • Dollar (UK): Rated 7.0/10 from 695 reviews

Other car hire locations in Wales

We specialise in car rentals throughout Wales fo find you the best price and that's a promise...

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Feb€ 18
Mar€ 22
Apr€ 15
May€ 26
Jun€ 22
Jul€ 26
Aug€ 27
Sep€ 25
Oct€ 27
Nov€ 22
Dec€ 41
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Jan€ 19
Feb€ 19
Mar€ 18
Apr€ 21
May€ 17
Jun€ 26
Jul€ 20
Aug€ 30
Sep€ 19
Oct€ 19
Nov€ 29
Dec€ 19
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€19
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Jan€ 17
Feb€ 15
Mar€ 17
Apr€ 16
May€ 14
Jun€ 13
Jul€ 24
Aug€ 22
Sep€ 20
Oct€ 21
Nov€ 24
Dec€ 30
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€20
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 22
Feb€ 21
Mar€ 22
Apr€ 14
May€ 24
Jun€ 19
Jul€ 12
Aug€ 18
Sep€ 22
Oct€ 22
Nov€ 21
Dec€ 24