|Most popular company||BUDGET|
|Price of gas per litre||£1.94|
|Average price per day||£63|
|Cheapest price per day||£29|
Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cardiff is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.
With Cardiff car hire, you will be asked for some mandatory documentation to complete the transaction. Car hire in Cardiff will allow anyone over 21 to hire a vehicle, and, being British, you will need your standard driver's licence. You will also need valid identification, such as a passport, as well as a valid credit card with enough credit for the transaction. Car hire in Cardiff is a great way to get around this scenic part of Wales.
Hired cars in Cardiff will be very easy for British drivers to get used to, as all rules of the road follow the same as England. It is always best to check with the local motor vehicle department whether any rules of the road have changed. You will be on the left of the road, as in England, and, of course, seatbelts for all car occupants are mandatory. Children under 12 will need to be in an appropriate car seat in the back of your car hire in Cardiff. Stick to the speed limit of 30 mph in urban areas, 60 mph on national roads and 70 mph on motorways in your cheap car hire in Cardiff. The blood alcohol limit in Wales is 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
If you plan on remaining in the centre of Cardiff, you will have no problems finding a fuel-saving economy or passenger car to suit your needs. Cardiff’s roads are in great condition, and the signage in the city will be in English. It is only when you veer off the beaten track into the Welsh countryside that you may want to consider a vehicle with more power, such as a 4x4, to climb those glorious green hills. Be aware of animals such as sheep and deer; you may just need some power braking for these roamers. Take note that Wales has some wet and windy weather, which can be daunting to drive in. Adhere to weather warnings, and if you are visiting during winter, consider asking your cheap car hire in Cardiff agent for some snow chains or tyres.
Car hires in Cardiff are always most secure parked somewhere safe. While there is a fair amount of on-street parking available, a car park can be a great way to secure your car, to explore for a while. In the centre, park your hired car in Cardiff at the Castle Mews Car Park. From around £2.10 per hour, it is open until 20.00. North Road Car Park is another great choice, with half-day rates of roughly £5.10 to full-day rates of about £8.80. They are open until midnight. You can also try St David’s Car Park, which starts at roughly £2.00 and goes up to about £25.00 for a full day.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £53/day when booking a car hire in Cardiff. The absolute best deal a user found was for £24/day from Firefly, booked on Jul. 28.
According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Cardiff from the following companies over the past two weeks: keddy by Europcar (£35/day), Europcar (£39/day), and Avis (£67/day).
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (10.0 rating), Enterprise (10.0 rating) and Europcar (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Cardiff.
The average price of petrol in Cardiff is £1.94/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £87 and £126 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.
From Budget you can hire a car in Cardiff from about £278 per week on average.
Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 22% on a hire car in Cardiff. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 90 days prior to your desired date.
The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Cardiff it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.
You can potentially save up to 71% on a month-long rental by booking with Firefly. Firefly is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Cardiff can cost you on average £1,191 a month or £40 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.
£98 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Cardiff, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Cardiff, then opt for a Mini hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of August, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as £71/day.
The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Mini (Ford Ka) in Cardiff, making it the most popular option.