South Wales car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in South-Wales

  • Enjoy all the sites that South Wales has to offer and explore this beautiful part of Britain at your own speed. With roads in this part of Wales tending to be pretty good, you’ll find a two-wheeled drive is suitable for most terrain. That being said, due to there being a lot of rural areas with the opportunity to drive off road, you might prefer a 4X4 car, especially for the seasons when you might expect adverse weather conditions. If you just need a car for town drives, such as around Swansea, then a compact car should suffice, as it will help you navigate the streets and easily find parking.
  • When you are driving in South Wales, it’s important that you stick to the laws of the road so that you do not get in trouble with the authorities. Drink-driving is a serious offence, and anyone found over the limit will be prosecuted accordingly. The breath test limit is currently 0.8 mg of alcohol per ml of blood. You must also make sure that everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt and that children under 12, or shorter than 135 cm, are in a correctly sized child seat. Mobile phone use is only permitted if you are using a hands-free kit, so that you are not distracted.
  • You can reduce your carbon footprint by opting for a car hire that is more eco friendly. For example, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are reducing your carbon output if you were to choose an electric vehicle to hire. You will find there are plenty of electric charging points across South Wales in towns and cities, but be sure that you are fully charged if you are travelling to a more remote part of the region, as the charging points will be harder to come by.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in South Wales for R828 or less
  • Book your car hire in South Wales at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in South Wales are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Wales

  • Should I hire a car in South-Wales?

    You should hire a car in South Wales because it gives you pure flexibility to explore on your own terms and not have your schedule dictated by that of the local bus timetable. For example, if you are staying in Cardiff and you want to pay a visit to Pembroke, then you can usually do so in under 2h in a car. If you decided to take a mode of public transport to the charming town, then it would take over twice the amount of time. You also wouldn’t want to pay a taxi for a return journey, as it would be very inefficient cost wise.

  • What is driving like in South-Wales?

    When you are driving in South Wales, you’ll find it is the same as driving in the rest of the UK. You will be used to driving on the left-hand side in a car that has the steering wheel on the right. The speed limits are also the same as throughout the United Kingdom, so you will generally know how fast you can travel in various parts of the region. In urban areas, you can drive as fast as 30 mph, unless it’s very residential, then you will be expected to go no faster than 20 mph. On roads outside of built-up areas, you can drive at 60 mph, whilst on motorways, you can travel as fast as 70 mph.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South-Wales?

    When you are hiring a car in South Wales, it is advised that you check with each company about their age restrictions, as it is likely to vary. In general, you must be 21 years of age to hire a car in the United Kingdom, with most companies also charging a surcharge to drivers that are under a specific age, such as 25. These drivers will also get a limited selection of vehicles to choose from, as agencies do not allow inexperienced drivers to hire out vehicles with more powerful engines.

  • What is the most popular car hire in South-Wales?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South-Wales.

  • How can I find car hires near me in South-Wales?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in South-Wales?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in South-Wales are Newport (75% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in South-Wales), Swansea (13%) and Cardiff (13%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in South-Wales?

    On average a car hire in South-Wales costs R6 180 per week (R883 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in South-Wales?

    On average a car hire in South-Wales costs R26 486 per month (R883 per day).

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in South-Wales

    8 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South-Wales

    7 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South-Wales

    6 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in South-Wales

    5 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South-Wales

    5 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South-Wales

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South-Wales

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in South-Wales

    3 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in South-Wales

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South-Wales

    2 Locations

  • interrent

    INTERRENT car hire locations in South-Wales

    2 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in South-Wales

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

R883/day

Good deal

R828/day

When to book a rental car in South-Wales

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