Wales Car Hire

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Compare Car Hire in Wales ̶ Rolling in The Valleys

Want to hire a car in Wales? We don’t blame you  ̶  whether you wake up every day and thank the Lord you’re Welsh, have adopted this brilliant part of Britain as your homeland or you’re heading here from elsewhere in the UK for business or pleasure, welcome to no-hassle Welsh car hire.

Whether you want to collect a convertible at Cardiff airport, slip into an SUV in Swansea, bag a bargain on a beamer in Bangor or make use of a minibus in Merthyr Tydfil, you’ll find low-cost deals on marvellous makes and models here.

And booking ahead of time means you’ll maximise your savings and peace of mind. Just drop your dates and details in our swift search engine and choose your cracking Welsh car hire deal in a click  ̶  job done.

This compact but charming corner of the UK punches above its weight in terms of geological and biological diversity and the terrain spans mountains, valleys and cliffs carved into cascading curves by countless centuries of crashing waves. There are castles aplenty (hence its ‘Kingdom of Castles’ nickname) and some are rambling ruins while others are surprisingly well-preserved and presently occupied.

Whether you’re in a small rural village or a bustling city like Cardiff or Swansea, there’s a good chance you’ll fall in love with the culture, customs and people, because the hospitality is as deep, warm and welcoming as the harmonious choral voices that have echoed up and down the valleys for generations.

Wales is the perfect spot for a staycation and Enjoy Travel with easy Wales car hire you can roll around in style, safety and comfort.

What car types are on offer and how can I compare them?

Whether you’re exclusively cruising around Welsh cities or striking out into the countryside (and no matter the size and requirements of your travel group) you can trust us to arrange the ideal car hire package in Wales.

And with multiple partners offering vast fleets and a catalogue of first-class cars of all shapes and sizes, you’ll have no trouble finding something that suits you down to the ground.

For a taste of what’s on offer, here’s a guide to the types of hire cars that are available for your Welsh road trip:

Mini

The clue’s in the name with this class of compact and bijou car  ̶  small but perfectly formed, size and manoeuvrability means this is a great choice for solo travellers or couples who want to park with ease and cruise from city to town and beyond. A Toyota Aygo is a good example of a mini-sized car.

Economy

Fuel-efficient and usually on the small to medium side in terms of size, hiring an economy car in Wales means you’ll get maximum value for money. Hire an economy car like a Vauxhall Corsa and you can cruise to pretty Welsh villages like Llandrillo without blowing your budget at the petrol pump.

Compact

Compact cars pack as much pleasure and performance into their proportions as possible and you’ll find them in a variety of styles. The Peugeot 2008 is a robust and sporty compact car that’s a great choice for a family of four exploring the countryside and coast around Pembroke Castle, for example.

Standard

Many standard car types have that classic saloon shape  ̶  think of a Vauxhall Insignia and you get the gist. With a little more legroom than our preceding categories, a standard car is a good choice for a larger family taking a longer road trip or a businessperson who’s used to driving something fairly robust.

Intermediate & full-sized

An intermediate or full-sized model is ideal if you want a roomy ride with plenty of space in the boot for luggage or sports equipment. The Skoda Octavia Estate falls into this category and you can see why it’s a great choice for a leisurely trip from Cardiff to Carmarthen, with plenty of room for your hiking boots and picnic basket.

Premium

Appreciate the finer things in life or perhaps you simply fancy hitting the road in supreme style for a few days? With a premium car you can spoil yourself and indulge your passion for high-grade motoring  ̶  models like the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class will turn heads wherever you wander in Wales.

SUV

You’ll find SUVs in several sizes, but the shape usually roughly conforms to those time-tested Jeep or Land Rover lines. The elevated driving positions of models like the Volvo XC60 and Nissan Qashqai make them popular with drivers and passengers alike because they offer commanding views of the road and surrounding scenery.

Minibus,7-seater & 9-seater

Minibus vehicle types are the most convenient and economical options for large family groups and a self-drive vacation in one of these expansive cars is set to characterise the new normal. Whether you choose a 7-seater or 9-seater model, this is often the most comfortable and stress-free way of taking everyone in your travel party to beauty spots like Snowdonia together.

Top Tips for Wales Car Hire

If you’ve not driven in Wales for a while, here are a few top tips to keep you on track:

  • When you want to visit a handful of locations and then head home, one-way car hire in Wales can be worth looking into ̶  it means that you’re free to drop your car off at a different location than your pickup point, with no extra charge.
  • Some Welsh rural roads can be isolated so please watch out for hazards like fallen trees, rockfalls and farm and wild animals crossing in front of you. Enjoy the stunning scenery but drive carefully.
  • If you want to grab the best deal possible, book as far in advance as you can. Availability for your ideal model may decrease the nearer you get to your departure date.
  • Requesting a hire car with a GPS system can be a smart move but you can also tune into BBC Wales for the latest traffic news, and you might even hear local heroes like Sir Tom Jones, Catatonia or Super Furry Animals belting out one of their top tunes!

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FAQs about car rental in Wales

Take a look at our Wales FAQs and satisfy that itch for info!

An economy car like a Vauxhall Corsa is currently the most popular car to hire in Wales.
This depends on the size of your family, but A Volkswagen Golf is a reliable and fun choice for a couple with younger kids.
You’re where you should be right here on Enjoytravel.com. This is your one stop shop for online car hire from all the best car hire partners in Wales, so you’ll save time and money sticking with us!
Naturally, if you’re flying into Cardiff, for example, picking up a car in the airport is the best move. But you can also arrange a car pickup point in city and town boundaries and neighbourhoods if that’s more suitable.
You can hire a small car in Wales for around £245 a week.
It’s possible to hire a car for one month in Wales for as little as £1000.
The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is a good choice for exploring the scenic areas in Wales and with 7 seats, it’s ideal for a larger family or group.
A cool compact car like a Ford Focus is the discerning driver’s choice for Welsh city driving.
You have to be 21 to hire a car in Wales and some car hire firms apply a surcharge if you’re under 25.
This is usually fine if the additional driver has a valid license, and an extra daily fee is paid.
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