Car Hire 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 a car to hire, or opt for a chauffeur or taxi service? If available to you, car hire is a great option as there is 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 there with visits to places which you cannot access by public transport with as much ease.

There are 5 car hire providers located at Cardiff Airport and you can find their desks both inside the terminal and outside the arrivals hall.


Travel to places not always accessible by public transport

Something new

Try a different car to what you're used to driving


Travel when you want to

Why hire a car?

Quite simply, the flexibility it offers you! No need to wait around and rely on public transport or pay over the odds for a week of taxis; simply jump in your rental car and off you go.

You'll have the freedom to explore your surroundings at will, knowing that you're driving a trusty vehicle from one of the top car hire providers in the business.

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Compare Car Hire

Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?

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.

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Map of Cardiff Car Hire Locations

The various car hire providers can be found on-site at Cardiff Airport. If you are not familiar of the surrounding area, take a look at our map to help you find the location for vehicle hire:

Important information you need before you rent a car

airport surcharge
under 25's info

And of course, a few handy tips!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Familiarise yourself with the car before embarking on long journeys

Compare the Car Hire providers at Cardiff Airport

Avis Cardiff Airport

On Airport
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Friendly staff, no issues, very helpfull
Minimum Age:
23; The Young Driver Surcharge fee of £37.70 per day if you or any additional drivers.
Additional Driver:
£12.99 per day for any additional drivers
Disabled Drivers:
Avis can provide adapted vehicles for customers, make sure to arrange this 48 hours before you fly by contacting the team on 0344 544 6006.

Europcar Cardiff Airport

On Airport
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Great company great selection of vehicles to upgrade into. Amazing service.
Minimum Age:
Minimum age for hire at Europcar Cardiff Airport is 22. However, drivers who are 25 years old and younger will need to pay £35p/day in Young Drivers Surcharge.
Additional Driver:
Add an additional driver for £13 a day.
Disabled Drivers:
Lynx hand controls can be fitted to vehicles for drivers who should need them. Please contact the team on 0371 384 3404 to arrange.

Budget Cardiff Airport

On Airport
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A stress-free experience with a great range of products!
Minimum Age:
23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Surcharge of £37.70 per day (YDS).
Additional Driver:
Additional drivers will have to pay an extra charge of £8.99 p/day.
Disabled Drivers:
Budget offer hand controls for customers who should need them, in order to make their vehicles easier to use. Make sure to call the team on 0344 544 6006 to arrange.

Enterprise Cardiff Airport

On Airport
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Excellent communication throughout booking. Staff were extremely helpful and nice, returning the car was effortless and hassle free.
Minimum Age:
Minimum age for hire is 25.
Additional Driver:
Additional drivers can expect to pay £10.00 p/day.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand controls can be fitted to Enterprise vehicles for no extra charge. You can also nominate a surrogate driver if you cannot drive and take advantage of specially Adapted Vehicle hire. Call 01446 712837 to arrange.