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Cardiff has plenty to keep you busy, but hiring a car allows you to explore the natural beauty beyond the city, including the Brecon Beacons and rugged Pembrokeshire coast. You'll find loads of cheap hire options both at the airport and in the centre of the city.
Hiring a car from Cardiff Airport (CWL) means you can easily reach your hotel, explore the city and discover more of South Wales. Rental firms operating out of the airport include Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Hertz and Avis, and the drive to the city takes just 30 minutes.
The airport lies around 19.3km (12 miles) south-west of central Cardiff, and the drive is relatively easy. From the airport, take the A4226 and A4050, then join the A48 for north Cardiff or the A4232 for the waterfront, depending on the location of your hotel. Head east from the airport and you'll quickly come to the seaside resort of Barry, just 5km (3 miles) away.
Car rental companies that have desks at Cardiff Airport include:
You’ll find these companies’ booking offices in the arrivals area of the main terminal building.
If you're spending some time in the city before heading out to explore, it could be easier to pick your car up in Cardiff city centre. Several companies operate from Grangetown – near to Cardiff City Stadium – and in the area surrounding the main railway station.
A fair fuel policy (also known as full-to-full or same-to-same) means you’ll only pay for the fuel you use. All car rental deals compared on TravelSupermarket come with a fair fuel policy, so you can book your hire car safe in the knowledge there will be no nasty surprises at drop-off. More information on TravelSupermarket’s commitment to fair fuel policies can be found here.
All rental deals compared on TravelSupermarket include mandatory fees (for example, one-way and young driver surcharges) in your rental quote at the time of booking, meaning you’ll know the full price of your car hire upfront.
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