About Cardiff Airport (CWL)
Address: Car Hire Centre Cardiff International Airport, Cardiff, Cf62 3bd
After it was purchased by the Welsh government in 2013, Cardiff Airport has undergone a massive transformation over the past few years, including upgrades in most areas.
The travel hub in the country, Cardiff Airport is found towards the south of the city limits, around 24 kilometres from the city centre itself. Getting into the city is simple once you have landed and can be done through public transport or by making use of the huge range of car rental companies and the vehicles on offer. Airport car rental is simple and convenient, and within a few minutes, you will be on your way to your destination, whether it’s a hotel, business appointment or the start of a drive tour around Wales.
While there is plenty to do in the capital of Wales, through car hire, you can see so much more. Numerous day trips outside of are a massive tourist draw. Some of the best include the Brecon Beacons national park, a true taste of the Welsh valleys and Celtic culture. Rent a car and travel through the incredible beauty on offer here, from rolling hills to mountainous regions and lush farmland. Stop in at one of the local villages and enjoy a rustic meal, or meander through the countryside at your own pace. The beauty of this part of Wales is unsurpassed.
Or visit the quaint town of Caerphilly and its ancient castle. The second oldest castle in the United Kingdom, Caerphilly Castle has many stories to tell. And did you know, it even has a leaning tower? Interestingly, it leans even further than its famous counterpart in Pisa, Italy.
Choosing your car
Cardiff Airport car rentals can be secured on the day of your arrival or simply book online, it’s far easier. We do recommend booking as early as possible though and by booking online, you have a massive choice, so you can be assured of the best deals.
Cardiff Airport car rental companies include the biggest in Europe such as Budget, Thrifty, Europcar plus a host of others. That means you are sure to find a deal to suit your pocket with ease. No matter what your vehicle requirements, from a family sedan, luxury car, people carrier, minivan or SUV, whatever you need can be booked in a matter of seconds, leaving you with the peace of mind knowing that once you step off the plane, your vehicle awaits.
Tips and advice for renting a car at Cardiff Airport
While driving in Wales, note the various speed limits. While in town, you may only drive up to 30 mph. In rural areas, travel no faster than 60 mph while on the highways, your top speed can only be up to 70 mph.
You need to be 21 years or older to rent a vehicle in Wales. Drivers, however, can be as young as 17 years old.
In an emergency contact 999 to request assistance.
You will need your driver’s license as well as an international driving permit to be able to drive in Wales. Your car rental company will ask you for copies.
Larger cities like Cardiff offer park and ride facilities as free parking in the city itself can be difficult to find. Parking garages are available, however, but will cost an hourly fee.
Speed limits on many roads are enforced by speed cameras. Stick to the correct speed!