Sanitised car hire in Cardiff

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies in Cardiff, Wales offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Cardiff have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS

Cheapest car hire in Cardiff


Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.83 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 187.87 EUR from 24/01/2022

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Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.38 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 191.68 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.24 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 197.69 EUR from 24/01/2022

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  Manual |

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.66 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 200.65 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Citroen C3 Aircross

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.66 EUR/day
Citroen C3 Aircross

7 Days rental at 200.65 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 201.69 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.05 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 203.39 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.07 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 203.51 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 30.16 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 211.14 EUR from 24/01/2022

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  Manual |

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

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.

Cardiff car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Cardiff

based on 1886 reviews
28 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 945 reviews
14 min (average wait time)
based on 726 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Cardiff


Unit 8 Hadfield Road, Cardiff, Cf11 8tw


8 - 9 Newport Road Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Cardiff, Cf24 1rf


Car Hire Centre Cardiff International Airport, Cardiff, Cf62 3bd


Unit 9, Estuary Court Estuary Road, Queensway Meadows, Estuary Road Queensway Meadows, Newport, Np19 4sx


Becks Business Park, Warne Rd, Winterstoke Trading Estate, Weston Super Mare, Bs23 3tp


David Street, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, Cf31 3sa, Wls

Cardiff car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    BUDGET EMEA Corporate
  • € 187.81
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 26.83
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 17
    Most Popular Type:
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 67
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Cardiff

January€ 41
February€ 36
March€ 37
April€ 31
May€ 35
June€ 36
July€ 36
August€ 47
September€ 38
October€ 39
November€ 41
December€ 76
January€ 57
February€ 41
March€ 42
April€ 36
May€ 42
June€ 41
July€ 50
August€ 50
September€ 43
October€ 51
November€ 52
December€ 97
January€ 108
February€ 77
March€ 75
April€ 72
May€ 80
June€ 80
July€ 100
August€ 132
September€ 98
October€ 94
November€ 120
December€ 151
January€ 53
February€ 47
March€ 47
April€ 43
May€ 45
June€ 42
July€ 53
August€ 63
September€ 49
October€ 53
November€ 57
December€ 89
January€ 149
February€ 148
March€ 151
April€ 120
May€ 150
June€ 147
July€ 155
August€ 165
September€ 147
October€ 147
November€ 147
December€ 347
January€ 34
February€ 26
March€ 28
April€ 22
May€ 25
June€ 26
July€ 30
August€ 35
September€ 27
October€ 31
November€ 33
December€ 43
January€ 83
February€ 63
March€ 62
April€ 55
May€ 63
June€ 45
July€ 80
August€ 68
September€ 65
October€ 69
November€ 96
December€ 111
January€ 69
February€ 43
March€ 44
April€ 42
May€ 45
June€ 38
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 €26.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €39.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €243.20 per day from ENTERPRISE for a Ford Tourneo.

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 AVIS, BUDGET, 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 Avis Europe Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.9/10


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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cardiff is €200.65 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 €187.81 per week.

How much is fuel in Cardiff?

You can expect to pay €1.27/ltr of petrol and €1.32/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, KEDDY BY 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, Luxury, Luxury 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 €1019.92 per week from EUROPCAR for a Mercedes C Class Convertible.

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 €187.81 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €187.81 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 €187.60 per week with an average price of €279.30 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

  • 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 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 7.9/10 from 158 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.9/10 from 233 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.8/10 from 610 reviews
  • Keddy by Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.2/10 from 134 reviews
  • Dollar (UK): Rated 7.0/10 from 695 reviews

Cardiff Mini Guide

Many people make the mistake of thinking that Cardiff will be similar to the rest of Britain, but the capital city of Wales is unique.

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 signs are written in Welsh which could be an obstacle to drivers unfamiliar with the country, so it would be wise to have a good map with you. Cardiff, which is located in the south of Wales on the Bristol Channel shoreline, has recently benefited from an extensive makeover that transformed this industrial town from when coal was shipped around the world. Walking along the main waterfront of Cardiff you will see impressive buildings, art installations and a promenade which are all very pleasing on the eye. The Wales Millennium Centre and the House of the National Assembly give this area a feeling of gravitas.

Car hire is the easiest way to see this beautiful area, especially as it allows you to get into the hills and countryside. The quickest way to get to Cardiff from London and the south east of England is to take the M4 across the Severn Bridge and this is a scenic journey taking around three hours. You will have to pay to enter Wales however, and the bridge toll is currently £6.20 for cars to be paid in cash only.

One sight worth seeing is the 2,000 year old Cardiff Castle which was built in Roman times and has a moat and tower. Also you are unlikely to go anywhere in Cardiff without seeing a rugby match being watched as the locals are mad about the game. If you can get a ticket to the Millennium Stadium to watch the national team play you are sure to have an unforgettable experience.

If you go to Cardiff with your children you may wish to entertain them by taking them to see the Doctor Who Museum in the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay, which has all sorts of props and displays from the series. A fun event for the whole family is the Big Weekend at the end of July in which all sorts of rides and attractions come to the centre of the city.

Cardiff is situated in the county of Glamorgan and is the capital of Wales. Cardiff International Airport is situated in Rhoose approximately 20km from the city centre. Taxis and car rental is readily available at the airport. Cardiff Airport has a rail link to Cardiff Central Station and a bus also operates between these two points. The airport can be reached by car from junction 33 of the M4 motorway.

Cardiff has many famous buildings which are well worth a visit including Cardiff Castle, The Millennium Stadium, Pierhead Building, the National Assembly for Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre. Many concerts, often featuring world renowned artists, are performed in the city at the St David’s Hall, the Cardiff International Arena and occasionally the Millennium Stadium. The Millennium Stadium is also the venue for international football and rugby matches. The city centre has excellent shopping facilities.

Cardiff Bay has undergone a recent expansion and is now one of Europe’s foremost waterfront developments and, together with the Cardiff barrage, is well worth a visit. There are boat trips, excellent restaurants and indoor and outdoor entertainment. Cardiff also has many urban green parkland areas. For hikers or cyclists the Taff Trail starts in Cardiff Bay and follows the River Taff through the Welsh valleys and the Brecon National Park and finishes in the market town of Brecon. Cycle hire is available. The complete walk is about 88km but shorter sections can be undertaken. Alternatively a car ride to the Brecon National Park is an enjoyable day out.

Car hire Cardiff Airport is a fantastic way to see this much improved airport into which much investment has been poured into over the last ten years. Why not book early for the best selection?

Hiring a car in Cardiff was very popular in 2012 with the city chosen as a city of sport and hosted a number of football matches during the London 2012 Olympics. These events took place at the Millennium Stadium which is the home of international rugby in Wales, a sport which the Welsh take very seriously.

The city centre has been given a big makeover in recent times. As the largest city in Wales, Cardiff is also the main commercial destination in Wales so a lot of business travellers tend to hire a car when visiting the city. Cardiff Bay is a popular area for visitors as it has many cafes, bars and restaurants with pleasant views overlooking the bay.
  • 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, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

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Customer questions about Cardiff car hire

hello i'm looking at booking a car for 6 days picking up at 13.00 in Cardiff central and dropping off at around 7.00am at Cardiff international airport. Are u able to do an after hours drop off at the airport?

Hi, this should not be a problem at all, if you put your desited pick up and return times into our booking form it will display all available cars. Being an airport facility, a 7am return time should cause no issues.

I was wondering if you have any Range Rover Sports available as hire cars in Cardiff?

Hello, I am afraid we don't have any availability for Range Rover's in Cardiff, we car arrange a Mercedes E Class or BMW 3 in our premium range, but the RRS I am afraid.

Other car hire locations in Wales

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Feb€ 18
Mar€ 22
Apr€ 15
May€ 26
Jun€ 22
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Aug€ 27
Sep€ 25
Oct€ 27
Nov€ 22
Dec€ 41
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Mar€ 18
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Jun€ 26
Jul€ 20
Aug€ 30
Sep€ 19
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Dec€ 19
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Jul€ 24
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