GBP (£)
    • Customer ratings 8.8 / 10
  • Quick and easy service

Car hire Cardiff

Save time and money. We compare the offers of car rental companies in Cardiff on your behalf.

Enter city or airport code
- days
Why book with us?
  • Free cancellation Up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time
  • Best price guarantee Have you found a better price? Let us know and we will make you a better offer.
  • Already 500,000+ bookings More than half a million people preceded you 24000+ pick-up locations Locations around the world
  • 24000+ pick-up locations Locations around the world
Global Sale is now on!
Take advantage of discounts up to 15% from various rental companies - Valid until June 26, 2024
We compare all well-known suppliers

Car hire Cardiff Cardiff is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Cardiff

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Cardiff

Car rental offers in Cardiff

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cardiff.

Car type
Station wagon
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Cardiff

Below are the car rental companies in Cardiff with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Budget

    8.8 (9837)
    From £ 36 / day
  • Alamo

    8.6 (8937)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Enterprise

    8.5 (2013)
    From £ 34 / day
  • Avis

    8.3 (6134)
    From £ 37 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (414)
    From £ 35 / day
  • Europcar

    8.2 (8356)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    6.9 (3578)
    From £ 19 / day
  • Easirent

    6.5 (530)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4494)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    7.4 (7042)
    No rates available
  • Sixt

    8.5 (3482)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.3 (3875)
    No rates available
  • Drivalia

    7.3 (593)
    No rates available
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
    No rates available

Recent reviews

Our customers rate us a 8.8/10 out of 1349

When is the best time to book a rental car in Cardiff?

Car rental companies in and around Cardiff

Looking for a hire car in United Kingdom? Take a look at our Car rental United Kingdom directory.


Available locations in Cardiff:

14-22 Tudor St
Bessemer Rd

Location information for Cardiff

Cardiff may technically be Europe's youngest capital, but the city's history dates back several centuries. This former industrial city now boasts more green space per resident than any other United Kingdom city. The largest of Cardiff's many parks, Bute Park, stands in the city centre as one of Cardiff's major landmarks. When people use car rental in Cardiff they can access Cardiff Bay's beautiful waterfront, spectacular Victorian shopping arcades and no fewer than five historic castles.



Cardiff International Airport, Wales' only airport, is situated in the Vale of Glamorgan less than 20kms southwest of the city. Cardiff also contains 22 rail stations within its city limits and an equally comprehensive bus network that allow visitors to travel as far as the city of Newport. However, car hire in Cardiff remains the only real way to explore the city in complete freedom.

Car Hire Cardiff

People should check online to compare car hire deals at Cardiff International Airport, Cardiff Central railway station and numerous other locations across the Welsh capital before arriving. Although Cardiff has an easily walkable city centre, much of its surrounding Welsh countryside can only be reached by car. The M4 is the main motorway connecting Wales with England across the Severn Bridge.


It takes about three hours to drive between Cardiff and central London, but drivers planning to arrive across the Severn Bridge should remember the bridge requires a cash toll to cross. The M4 connects Cardiff with the Severn Bridge and the western Wales city of Swansea. Many UK motorists prefer to drive as far as one of Cardiff's many rail stations, then take the train into Cardiff's downtown. However, driving in the heart of Cardiff is fairly easy except during rush hours.

Things To See and Do

Cardiff visitors can cruise along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast 16kms southwest of the city, where drivers will encounter countless towering cliffs over the Bristol channel along this breathtaking road between Ogmore-by-Sea and Llantwit Major. The relaxing country park at Comeston Lakes is another popular Cardiff day trip getaway.

Best Time To Visit

Summer and late spring are Cardiff's busiest tourism seasons, not only because of the warm weather but also because the Cardiff Festival takes place during these pleasant months. Each year about 500,000 people enjoy the Cardiff Festival's live sporting, music, and cultural events between late May and early September. Winter is Cardiff's coldest and rainiest season, not the best time for outdoor excursions.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • National Car Rental
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Easirent
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Drivalia
  • Your Rent