Cheapest car hire in Cardiff

  • Mini
    Fiat 500
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 15.47
  • Economy
    Opel Corsa
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 15.72
  • Compact
    Fiat 500L
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 16.90
  • Standard
    Skoda Octavia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 23.76
  • 5 seat minivan
    Ford Focus C-Max
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 26.47

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

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

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.

Useful things 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 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.

Cardiff Millennium Centre

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.

Cardiff Castle

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 Millennium Stadium

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.

Cardiff Bay

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?

Latest Update from Cardiff:

15/05/12 - On the 6th of June one of the best Lady Gaga tribute acts; The Lady Gaga Experience comes to Cardiff's St David's Hall. Billed as the next best thing to the performer herself, tickets can be purchased from the box office - call 02920 878444.

03/06/13 - From the 24th to the 26th of August, join thousands of maritime enthusiasts in Cardiff Harbour for their Festival of the Sea. You can tour the tall ships, watch a new event called 'Extreme Sailing' and enjoy a marine flavoured craft fair.

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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.

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