Car Hire at Cardiff Airport

When planning your journey to or from Cardiff Airport, you’ll need to decide which method of transport will be best. Will you organise your own car to hire, or opt for a chauffeur or taxi service? If available to you, car hire is a great option as there are no restriction on baggage, it’s more reliable than public transport and you can split the cost between all passengers.

Having a car means you can drive the 12 miles to Cardiff City Centre, or perhaps venture deeper into Wales to see the scenic beaches of the Mumbles in Swansea or Pembrokeshire. Wales is a beautiful country and hiring a car means you can make the most of your time in there with visits to places which you cannot access by public transport with as much ease.

There are 3 car hire providers located at Cardiff Airport and you can find their desks both inside the terminal and outside the arrivals hall.

Direct Bookings

Provider
Contact
Telephone
Website
europcar luton logo
+ 44 (0) 871 384 1087
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enterprise car hire luton logo
+ 44 (0) 871 384 1140
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hertz luton logo
+ 44 (0) 843 309 3099
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Compare Car Hire

Comparison sites can collect information from all of the car hire providers at Cardiff Airport and show you who is the cheapest in seconds. They are a great way of seeing who provides the best price and they save you both time and money.

Car Hire Centre provides you a quote for the cheapest car hire at Cardiff Airport absolutely free. The site saves their visitors an average of £30 per rental so they are worth checking out to see if you could save some cash.

If you would prefer to call, you can reach the team on +44 (0)844 816 0099 and get a quote over the phone*.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

Map of Cardiff Car Hire Locations

Budget Car Hire, Cardiff
(CF11 6AF)
Sixt, Cardiff
(CF11 8AQ)
Enterprise, Cardiff Airport
(CF62 3BD)
Europcar, Cardiff Airport
(CF62 3BD)
Hertz, Cardiff Airport
(CF62 3BD)

Information for Under 25s

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You can hire a car if you are under the age of 25 but each car hire provider has a different minimum age which they usually have on their website. Young drivers can usually only hire the basic vehicle group which would be small cars. On top of this, young drivers may have to pay a young driver’s surcharge. This charge is added to each day of your rental and the amount varies for providers and countries.

Here are the minimum age requirements to hire the basic vehicle group for each provider at Cardiff Airport:

  • Europcar: Drivers must be over 22
  • Enterprise: Drivers must be over 25
  • Hertz: Drivers must be over 23.

The Young Drivers Surcharge fees are as per below:

  • Europcar: From £13
  • Enterprise: From around £12 per day
  • Hertz: From around £15.75 per day

Other providers may have different age requirements which you can find out about on their website.

Documents Needed

Before collecting your car, you will need to present the provider with your photo ID driving license, proof of identification which is not your driving license (such as your passport) and a valid credit card. A photocopy of any of these documents will not be accepted.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your car hire. Although your car hire policy may include Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Waiver which covers you if the car is damaged or broken into, this does not cover the excess you may need to pay. Car hire providers can charge you up to £2,000 excess, but you can avoid this charge if you purchase car hire excess insurance. This can be bought from specialist car hire excess insurance providers or from the car hire providers directly at the time of booking and it mean you will not have to pay the excess if something out of your control happened to the vehicle during your rental.

Tips

car rental cardiff

We’re sure you’re more than aware of these tips, but it’s always worth making sure they’re fresh in your mind!

  • Pre pay for your hire when you book it as this can be considerably cheaper than paying at the location when you collect your car.
  • Upon collection, check it for any damage and report any that you find to the provider before you leave the forecourt. This way, you can avoid being charged for the damage when you return the vehicle.
  • Check if the car is a Petrol or Diesel to avoid mis-fueling.
  • Check what to do and where to park the car when you return the vehicle.
  • Drive safely and try to avoid damaging or scratching the car.
  • Do not speed, park illegally or run traffic lights – any driving offenses will be your responsibility.
  • Try not to be late returning your vehicle as this may result in being charged for an additional day’s car hire. Some car hire providers offer a 59 minute grace period but you would need to check with the provider their policy on this.
  • Check the fuel policies! Do you need to return the tank Full, Empty or will you be refunded for unused fuel? Is there an admin charge? Always check with the provider.

Following these tips will save yourself both money and hassle. If you’d like to know more about hiring a vehicle abroad, head over to the car hire advice page from Car Hire Centre!

Airport Surcharge

If you are hiring from an airport location, you may notice on your car hire policy has an Airport Surcharge added to it. This charge is added because car hire providers are charged by the airport to use their location and sp the providers pass this charge onto their customers. This charge should only be small but you can speak to your car hire provider if you would like more information.

One Way Hire

One Way Hire is a hire where you collect your car hire from one of the provider’s locations and drop it off at one of their different locations and most car hire providers offer this service. Europcar provide a special one way hire service for airports which they call Airport Connect which either allows you to pick up from the airport and drop off at a local branch, or vise versa. Airport Connect starts from only £49.


Cardiff Airport Car Hire Providers

At Cardiff Airport there are 5 car hire providers to choose from. To help you select which provider would offer the best service for you we have collated all of the information about each provider. This information includes the cost of an additional driver, disabled driver options, additional extras and much more. Scroll down to find out about the providers.

Provider Extras

You’ll be pleased to know that each provider at Cardiff Airport offers the below optional extras.

    • Child Seats
    • Satellite Navigation
    • Hire via Phone App
    • Disabled Driver Hand Controls

 

For detailed information on each provider, including branch opening times and how to add extra provisions for disabled drivers, please see below:

europcar luton

  • Distance from airport : 0 miles
  • Location: Onward Travel Centre
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Europcar offer brand new vehicles 24 hours a day at luton Airport.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 
 

Opening Hours

The Europcar desk is open 24 hours, but please note the times below at which your rental will be subject to an additional charge:

  • Mon-Fri: 22:00-08:00
  • Sat: 13:30 – 09:00
  • Sun: 13:00-21.30
  • Airport Connect

    Europcar provide their customers with a one way car rental service to or from the airport called Airport Connect with prices starting from £49. Visit their website to make the most of this exclusive deal.

    Minimum age of hire

    You must be over 22 to hire a car with Europcar at Cardiff Airport. The young driver’s surcharge is £13 per rental day.

    Cost of additional driver

    If you’d like to add additional drivers to your booking, the price for Europcar starts from £12 per rental day.

    One Way

    You can also choose to do one way hire, so you can pick up your rental car at a different destination to where you will drop it off.

    Services for disabled drivers

    Europcar will do their best to add any features to your vehicle to make it more comfortable and easier for you. To find out what extras they can add or to request extras please call 0870 384 1087 or email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com. Make sure to contact them 48 hours before your booking is due to start to give them enough time to fit the controls.

     

enterprise luton

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  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
  • Location on map

You can expect top quality vehicles at low prices with Enterprise Rent-A-Car! Need the vehicle one way? No problem, you can book one way hire to or from the airport.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Enterprise opening Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 08:00-22:00
  • Sat: 9:00-13:30
  • Sun: 15:00-22:00

Minimum age of hire

Enterprise inforce age restrictions on their car hires for all vehicle groups. The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise is 25 years old, and may be higher for some car groups.

Cost of additional driver

There is a £10 daily charge for an additional driver.

One way

You can hire your car from one uk location and drop it off at another – perfect for airport transfers! Visit their website for more information.

Drivers with disabilities

Enterprise provide specialised options for their customers with disabilities including adding Hand controls to their vehicles if needed and will require 2 days notice to fit the controls.

 

hertz luton

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  • Location:Onward Travel Centre
  • Location on map

Hertz provide convenient and low cost car hire from Cardiff Airport to get you on your way and enjoying Wales as quick as possible.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

The opening hours for Hertz at Cardiff Airport are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 08:00-22:00
  • Saturday: 09:00-13:30
  • Sunday: 16:00-22:30
  • You can hire car out of hours by calling 020 7026 0077 and making your reservation over the phone.

    Minimum age of hire

    You can hire a car with Hertz from Cardiff Airport if you are over the age of 23 but all drivers aged under 25 will need to pay the young driver’s surcharge which is around £15.75 per day.

    Cost of additional driver

    If you need to add drivers to your booking then the charge starts at £12 per day for each additional driver.

    Services for Disabled drivers

    Extra features can be added to your Hertz booking at no additional charge. All Hertz require is 24 hours notice prior to the start of the rental to ensure they have time to fit them. To request assistance features or find out more you will need to call Hertz on 020 7026 0077.

 

 

This page was last updated on the 1st August 2016. Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up to date, do contact us if you are aware of any errors.