Cheap Car Hire in Cardiff

Need a fast, reliable and cheap car rental service in Cardiff? Rent with Budget, we provide quality hire cars and a friendly service at a great value price. Our rental locations include Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Airport.

Travelling to Wales on business? As well as a huge range of cars, we offer van hire for when you need more space

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Rent a car in Cardiff


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Rent a car and explore Cardiff with Budget

Car hire in Cardiff

Cardiff is Wales’ capital city and a major business centre. It is also the home of most national sporting and cultural institutions, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.

The city of Cardiff and its surrounding area offer a wide selection of attractions and having your own hire car makes getting between them easy. 

In the city, the first stop should be the Principality Stadium (formerly the Millennium Stadium), which hosts a wide variety of sporting events and musical performances. There is also the Millennium Centre, an arts performances centre offering opera, ballet and theatre.

If you’re interested in history Cardiff Castle is fascinating. Originally a Roman fort, it has evolved over 2000 years to include a Norman keep and the much later Victorian mansion. Today the castle hosts several events throughout the year including musical performances and sporting occasions.

Learn more about Cardiff and Welsh history in the city’s many museums, National MuseumSt Fagans National Museum of History and Techniquest, a hands-on science discovery centre. Mining was the major industry in Wales for many years, which will interest those who’d like to know more about the industry and its impact on the South Wales Valley.

Beyond Cardiff in your hire car

Pick up a cheap hire car in Cardiff and head in to the majestic Welsh countryside. With stunning valleys and imposing hills, it really is a feast for the eyes. For nature lovers, heading to the Brecon Beacons should be included in your itinerary. Or there is the Gower Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it covers an area of 73 square miles and has 37 square miles of coastline. Rhossili’s three miles of golden sands and its iconic Worm’s Head rock formation is particularly worth a visit.

Dan yr Ogof caves is a 17km long cave system, featuring underground lakes, rivers and two waterfalls. It is at Abercraf, about 90 minutes’ drive from Cardiff

If you're planning a few day trips from Cardiff, a hire car is the best way to visit attractions outside of the city. Worried about getting lost? Why not add GPS to your car hire booking – just select it online or add to an existing reservation by speaking to one of our agents.

Why book with Budget?

Worry-free rentals

  • Special measures and deepcleaning sanitisation protocols protect our customers and provide a safe and flexible travel experience.

Fully-flexible car hire

  • No need to worry if your plans change. With our flexible car hire you can amend or cancel your booking for free and receive a full refund.

Fast-track online check-in service

  • Save time with Budget contactless checkin service. Your vehicle will be ready and waiting for you so you can be on your way quickly and safely.

Hassle-free long-term rentals

  • Rent a car for as long as you need with our flexible and lowcost long-term car rentals.


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