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Car rental at Cardiff Wales Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for renting a car at Cardiff Airport

  • Booking and collecting your car hire at Cardiff Wales Airport (CWL) means taking your holiday into your own hands and giving yourself the flexibility to explore this large city the way you want to. Wales does have a good public transport system, but why let the public transport schedule dictate where you are going and when? Head to places like Waterfall Country in The Vale of Neath for romantic landscapes or Tintern Abbey, which is only about an hour's drive out of the city centre.
  • There are several globally recognised and loved car hire companies offering car hire at Cardiff Wales Airport. These companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise and many many more. Some are located directly at the airport, in the arrival terminals in both the international and domestic terminals. Others can be found just outside the airport grounds. Car hire companies located off site will offer a meet-and-greet or shuttle service from the exit of the airport terminal.
  • Peak times at Cardiff Airport are usually between 16:00 and 21:00 on most days. For flying during these times, it's recommended that you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your flight – that's how busy it can get. When foot traffic is that high, so is traffic on the road to and from the airport. Driving your car hire from the airport or back can sometimes result in getting stuck in traffic on roads leading to the airport and into the hire car parks.
  • When returning your car hire at Cardiff Wales Airport, you'll be taking it to Parking 2, on the ground floor right outside the terminal building. Once you enter the airport car park, follow the road signs directing you to the correct car park. When you reach it, look out for coloured bays branded with different car hire company logos. If you are returning your car during working hours, you'll be met by a company representative; if not, you'll have to leave the keys in a dedicated key-drop box.
  • Book your rental car at Cardiff Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Cardiff Airport

  • What documents do I need for car hire at Cardiff Wales Airport?

    When collecting your Cardiff Airport car hire, firstly, a valid driver's licence is needed; you must have held it for longer than 1 year. If you are visiting from out of the country and your driver's licence is printed in a langue that doesn't use Roman lettering, it will need to be accompanied by an international driver's permit. You'll need a valid ID card or a passport, plus a credit or debit card. The minimum age for car hire is 21 years, but drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 are considered young drivers and may be charged an extra fee.

  • Which car types are available at Cardiff Airport for hire?

    No matter what your driving requirements and preferences are, you'll find the right vehicle for you. All the car hire companies at the airport offer small, medium, large, SUV, van and luxury car options. A popular choice for car hire in the area is a medium-sized car, like a Volkswagen Passat; these are available in manual or automatic, can seat five passengers and has a large enough boot to hold everyone's bags for your Cardiff road trip.

  • What are some important road rules for driving a car hire at Cardiff Airport and in the city?

    You'll find there are plenty of roundabouts in Cardiff. Drivers coming from your right have a right of way in a roundabout. When entering a larger road from a smaller road, the driver on the main road has right of way. Driving whilst operating a mobile phone is illegal, and all occupants of the vehicle must be wearing seat belts at all times.  

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cardiff Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cardiff Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Easirent, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, and National.

Cardiff Wales Airport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

7.6

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

10.0

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Car Hire Centre

+44 371 384 3404

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7.6 Good

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was kind and helpful

Cons:

The confirmed car wasn’t available

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Car Rental Drop Off

+44 1446 712837

Monday08:00 - 19:30
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Cardiff Airport

+44 1446 712837

Monday08:00 - 19:30
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Budget

9.7

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Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

8.8

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9.7

Value for money

9.4

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Cardiff Internation Airport

+44 344 544 6006

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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Hertz

7.2

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Cardiff Airport

+44 1446 711722

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keddy by Europcar

4.0

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Short Stay Car Park Cardiff International Airport

08713843404

Monday08:00 - 19:30
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National

9.1

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1446 712837

Monday08:00 - 19:30
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Firefly

7.9

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Cardiff Airport

+44 144 671 1722

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DRIVALIA

7.5

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Port Road

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Sixt

7.4

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Cardiff Ap, Nex (Inbound), Cardiff Wales Airport

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

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Car Hire Centre,cardiff International Airport

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FLIZZR

7.4

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Cardiff Airport Cardiff-wales Arpt CWL

+44 844 499 3399

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Alamo

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1446 712837

Monday08:00 - 19:30
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Avis

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Cardiff International Airport

+44 344 544 6006

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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Easirent

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Holiday Inn Express

+44 144 650 0810

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6.4 Okay

Jul 2017

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Pros:

Vehicle was as specified - not a substitute - which was important as we would not have coped with a different vehicle or smaller minivan. Most of the large Car Rental chains do not offer the larger minivans (Galaxy, Sharan, Alhambra) and visitors from USA will be surprirzed at how relatively small a UK minivan is as offer by the standard chains.

Cons:

Off Airport locations means calling the hotel or Easirent as no shuttle exists. Large credit card down payments and insurance options a surprise. Deposit for potentially no returning with a full tank a surprise.

Shouqi

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Car Hire Centre

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Airport

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YourRent

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Cardiff International Airport

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3 travelers who rented a car in Cardiff Wales Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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