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Fiat 500
from 50 $/day
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Fiat 500
from 60 $/day
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Fiat 500
from 50 $/day
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Fiat 500
from 60 $/day
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FiatTipo
from 64 $/day
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FiatTipo
from 74 $/day
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FiatTipo
from 64 $/day
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  • Without excess
FiatTipo
from 74 $/day
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Intermediate
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Skoda Octavia
from 76 $/day
Minivan
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Ford Focus Estate or similar
from 116 $/day
7 seater
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Volkswagen Sharan or similar
from 269 $/day
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Nissan Qashqai or similar
from 108 $/day
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Explore Cardiff with a rental car

Driving around Cardiff and its surroundings will become pure pleasure with Driveboo, because we allow you to compare different car rental offers and book your rental car online. Cardiff enjoys a scenic location on the estuary of the River Severn. Apart from being both the capital and the largest city of Wales, Cardiff is also an important cultural and economic center and major port.

The capital of Wales is a great gateway for the exploration of the southern part of the country. It is a vibrant city offering a plethora of outdoor activities and a number of award-winning golf courses. What’s more, culture vultures will love the many festivals and events that take place in Cardiff. Welsh weather is temperate. The summer is rarely hot, and temperatures drop very low in the vicinity of mountain ranges. There is little variation when it comes to temperature, and the country is characterised by a considerable amount of rainfall each year.

What is the best place to rent a car in Cardiff?

Cardiff offers a wide variety of car hire companies that can be found all over the city. If you arrive in the city by plane, you will find a wide selection of vehicle providers at the airport. The closest airport to Cardiff’s city center is Cardiff Airport (CWL). It is situated just 11.8 miles away. Renting a car at the airport will allow you to start your holiday right after touchdown. Get a detailed overview of all the top offers and vehicles!

The ideal insurance for my rental car in Cardiff

There are multiple insurance options when it comes to car rental in Wales. However, third party insurance is mandatory. Usually, car rental companies offer a wide variety of insurance possibilities. You can purchase a fully comprehensive insurance without excess covering types of risk such as vandalism, injury, vehicle damage, theft, etc. You should read the terms and conditions of each agreement carefully in order to make an informed decision about the insurance that you choose.

Traffic regulations in Wales

  • In Wales, you will have to follow left-hand traffic
  • The minimum age for driving a car in Wales is 17 years
  • In order to rent a car you need to be 23 years old. If you are under 25 years of age, you will have to pay an additional premium to compensate for your lack of experience.
  • All passengers of the vehicle must be wearing seatbelts
  • In case of emergency, you should call 999
  • Driving and talking on your mobile phone is forbidden in Wales, but you can use hands-free devices for talking on the phone.
  • Motorway signs are blue with white writing

What are the speed limits for cars in Wales?

Type of road Maximum speed in mph Maximum speed in km/h
Motorways and dual-carriageways 70 mph 112 km/h
Built-up areas 30 mph 48 km/h
Outside built-up areas 60 mph 96 km/h

Exploring the surroundings of Cardiff

After paying a visit to all the most important attractions in the city, you should head out to explore the rest of the country. All of the attractions will be within easy reach, thanks to your rental car.

  • Snowdonia
    Snowdonia is one of the most picturesque areas of Wales. The mountain range is made up of fourteen towering peaks overlooking lakes, hiking trails, and valleys. It is an ideal choice for those who long for some activity during their holidays, as Snowdonia is considered one of the most popular hiking destinations in the UK.
  • Brecon Beacons National Park
    Considered a hiker’s paradise, Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the most scenic places in Wales. The area is home to herds of wild ponies and numerous bird species. Hikers who decide to visit the park will find a number of interesting waterfalls and caves within its limits.
  • Conwy
    Conwy is considered a real treasure trove of attractions. It boasts stunning architecture and a number of lively shopping streets. It is situated on the River Conwy, where you will also find a short suspension bridge. The city walls are also worth visiting. Other notable highlights include: Aberconwy House, Plas Mawr, and Great Britain’s Smallest House.
Destination Distance by car in miles Distance by car in kilometres Time
Snowdonia 143 miles 230 km 3 h 23 min
Brecon Beacons National Park 34.7 miles 56 km 52 min
Conwy 192 miles 309 km 4 h

The most important Cardiff highlights include:

Cardiff Castle is located just outside of the city center, the castle is a must-see for history buffs. It is a fine example of a Roman fort with an artificial moat. Cardiff Bay is bustling with locals and tourists on a daily basis. It covers almost 2,700 acres and is home to multiple offices, hotels, restaurants, pubs, and entertainment venues. National Museum of Cardiff is located in Civic Centre and offers a wide selection of exhibitions on such topics as archaeology, geology, anthropology, and natural history. Llandaff Cathedral – One of the country’s finest structures of this type. The oldest part of the cathedral was erected in the 13th century. The extension was added in the 15th century, while the Italian Temple was constructed in 1734. If you have more time during your holidays, a trip to London is also recommended.

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  • Rental cars available from the age of 18
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