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Situated on the Bristol Channel, Cardiff is the tenth largest city in the UK, the capital of Wales and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. Historically the city was the largest coal-exporting port in the world, the Glamorganshire Canal opening up the coal-mining valleys to shipping. Captain Scott set off from Cardiff in his ship the “Terra Nova”, on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. More recently the city’s run-down dockland area has been transformed, and Cardiff Bay is now a thriving new waterfront quarter which not only houses the Welsh Assembly building, but also the Welsh Millennium Centre and Arts Centre. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, and is also home to major BBC and media studios and has a thriving cultural scene.

Things to Do in Cardiff

For fans of the BBC series Doctor Who a visit to the Doctor Who Centre, next to the BBC studios, is a must. Children will love to meet the Daleks, and the centre offers an interactive journey through time and space that is packed with special effects. Mermaid Quay is the heart of the waterfront development, and offers a great shopping experience, as well as a range of eateries, and the opportunity to stroll on to the Wales Millenium Centre, just a quarter of a mile from the Quay. The Centre is already world-renowned for the quality of its performing arts, and it also offers the visitor the opportunity to join a backstage tour, view a touring art exhibition, or enjoy a stand up comedy performance. Also close to Mermaid Quay is a large freshwater lake for sailing and watersports.

Top 3 Must See: Cardiff

  • Doctor Who Centre

  • Mermaid Quay

  • National Museum and Art Gallery

The Cardiff Bay Barrage walk takes in the shores of the lake created by the barrage, and for weary walkers the water bus provides an easy trip back to the city. Cardiff’s National Museum and Art Gallery houses an outstanding collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings as well as the work of contemporary Welsh artists. Cardiff Castle, in the heart of the city, provides an opportunity to explore the 2,000 year history of the area, as well as offering a fascinating tour of the war tunnels below the castle, and examples of furnishings of different periods. Four wheel will give you the independence to explore the glories of the surrounding countryside and coastline, so arranging car hire before your visit is a good move

Drive Around Cardiff

Many tourists choose to use Cardiff as a base for touring South Wales, the Brecon Beacons, and the Welsh coastline. The M4 motorway links the south-east of England with Wales, and passes just outside the city of Cardiff to continue on to Swansea and the Welsh valleys. Use GoCarHire.co.uk to plan your itinerary, with the range of pick up points for car hire including Cardiff city centre, the airport, and, of course, nearby cities of Bristol and Swansea.

Which are the best deals in Cardiff?

Mini
Mini
from £29.00/day
Economy
Economy
from £30.00/day
Intermediate
Intermediate
from £35.00/day
Compact
Compact
from £39.00/day
Standard
Standard
from £66.00/day
Compact Elite
Compact Elite
from £90.00/day

Cardiff car rental directory

AVIS
Address
14-22 Tudor Street
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A
Instructions
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BUDGET
Address
14-22 Tudor Street
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A
Instructions
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DOLLAR
Address
UNIT 8 HADFIELD ROAD
Operating Times
Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday 08:30 - 15:59
Sunday 09:00 - 15:59
Instructions
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ENTERPRISE
Address
45 PENARTH ROAD
Operating Times
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Instructions
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EUROPCAR
Address
Cardiff Central Station Rear of Cardiff Central Railway Sta, MEETING POINT: DROP OFF AREA
Operating Times
Monday 00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:01 - 23:59
Thursday 00:01 - 23:59
Friday 00:01 - 23:59
Saturday 00:01 - 23:59
Sunday 00:01 - 23:59
Instructions
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EUROPCAR VANS AND TRUCKS
Address
8- 9 Dominion Way Industrial Estate, Newport Road
Operating Times
Monday N/A
Tuesday N/A
Wednesday N/A
Thursday N/A
Friday N/A
Saturday N/A
Sunday N/A
Instructions
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KEDDY BY EUROPCAR
Address
8&9 DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE NEWPORT ROAD, Newport Road
Operating Times
Monday 00:01 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:01 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:01 - 23:59
Thursday 00:01 - 23:59
Friday 00:01 - 23:59
Saturday 00:01 - 23:59
Sunday 00:01 - 23:59
Instructions
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Review score of the top Cardiff car hire companies

ENTERPRISE

Customer rating

Average waiting time is 18 mins

7.4 /10 Overall value for money
8.0 /10 Cleanliness of the car
8.1 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.8 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.0 /10 Car hire drop-off process

EUROPCAR

Customer rating

Average waiting time is 15 mins

7.1 /10 Overall value for money
8.1 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.8 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.2 /10 Car hire pick-up process
8.1 /10 Car hire drop-off process

BUDGET

Customer rating

Average waiting time is 17 mins

7.1 /10 Overall value for money
7.8 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.6 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.6 /10 Car hire drop-off process

AVIS

Customer rating

Average waiting time is 20 mins

7.0 /10 Overall value for money
7.8 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.5 /10 Service at the rental desk
7.0 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.6 /10 Car hire drop-off process

KEDDY BY EUROPCAR

Customer rating

Average waiting time is 15 mins

6.8 /10 Overall value for money
7.9 /10 Cleanliness of the car
7.3 /10 Service at the rental desk
6.6 /10 Car hire pick-up process
7.7 /10 Car hire drop-off process

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