Premium insurance is the highest level of 12 seater hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also decide to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, Sometimes it's cheaper to book this in advance on our website when you make your 12 seater hire booking.
You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your 12 seater rental, so that you understand the total cost of everything before you pay.
There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our personal frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.
We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our 12 seater hire price match promise means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Our website compares millions of 12 seater hire prices at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to obtain the best offers and make booking them on the website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as possible
During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety remains our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire booked on our site. Throughout April and May, we've reduced our cancellation and refund lead time, we process all refunds inside of 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - with the refund usually clearing back to the customer's account in less than a week.
All of our car hire partners have implemented extra cleaning precautions, in line with local regulations, during the ongoing COVID pandemic. The following is an summary of the extra steps being taken.
Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation procedure, including rigorous cleaning of the keys, door handles and steering wheel.
Europcar are carrying out additional vehicle deep cleaning measures. Keys are disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection desks, with all desks cleaned between each customer collection.
New processes are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and hand sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are also now wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between each rental.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a 12 seater with us.
Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner 12 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
Essential Cover comes with fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.
For a slower pace of life why not visit one of the many beautiful, old fashioned railway stations that Wales has to offer like Bala Lake, Llanberis Lake, or even Snowdon mountain. Each one is guaranteed to take you on an interesting adventure and offer some truly jaw-dropping views.
Take a trip along the Millenium Bridge, hit the bustling avenues of Cardiff or get away from it all and visit the incredible rural towns like Monmouth, Pontypridd or Hereford. Each is sure to be filled with interesting history, charming shops and people who are delighted to welcome friendly faces!
Wales is supported by Cardiff Airport. If you're flying into South Wales, hiring a car at Cardiff Airport is a brilliant way to discover Wales. You can pick up your hire car either inside the airport building or a short shuttle bus ride away, then drive over to Cardiff which is roughly 0.4 miles away from Cardiff Airport.
The great country of Wales! From its beautiful valleys, incredible coastlines and bustling modern towns like Bristol and Stroud - it has something for everyone. And as well as all that it has some of the best driving roads in the UK so you can really enjoy driving in the countryside in your hire vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental.
We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 12 seater with us.
It's really easy on the website to view which 12 seater hire partners will accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the 12 seater rental partners can accept your card type when you pick up the vehicle.
Lots of the 12 seater rental companies we compare prices for in Cardiff accept a debit card when you collect the 12 seater; some of these do have different T&Cs associated to them. Be sure that you review the terms if you'd like to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the vehicle.
Still confused? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
Would you like to hire a 12 seater without a credit card? We include all the options allowing you to collect your 12 seater hire with a a debit card instead. Use the filter section on our search results page to find them.
If you're trying to find a 12 seater rental with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your rental (sometimes to zero).
All of the 12 seaters on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. You can change your plans and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.
If you intend to jump on a flight into the UK, the closest airport to Cardiff is Bristol airport, located 27 miles away (as the crow flies) from central Cardiff. Bristol Airport, in the South West of the UK, won best airport in Europe in 2018. There are 19 providers of car rental at Bristol Airport, all of which are located in the car rental centre, which is just a short mini bus ride from the terminal . If you plan to depart the country from Bristol International Airport, you can fly to a range of popular sunshine destinations . On arrival at your destination we offer a range of cheap car rental options that you can pick up at destinations including Malaga Airport or Alicante in Spain, Milan, Rome or Sicily in Italy, along with a wide range of other locations throughout Europe.
You also have the choice of flying into Birmingham airport located around 100 miles from Cardiff. Serving passengers in the Midlands of the UK, Birmingham Airport is the regions main airport, servicing approximately 11 million passengers a year. Birmingham International offers regular departures to city break destinations with car rental available on arrival, including Malaga Airport and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham International also has transatlantic routes so you can book your car hire in New York before you jet off on your next adventure. If you're flying into Birmingham Airport, many of the rental car providers at Birmingham Airport are within the terminal building. Look out for the car hire signs once you clear the customs area with your luggage.
24 miles further away than Birmingham airport is London Heathrow airport. Heathrow Airport is the UK's busiest airport and also one of the busiest airports in the world, acting as British Airway's main hub airport. This means that it's easy to fly to a broad range of locations globally, these include the UK's favourite sunshine destinations, such as Faro and Lisbon Airport in Portugal, with low cost car rental available to book in advance before you begin your road trip. If you're jetting off further afield you can also prebook your affordable hire car in advance at low cost rates at Orlando Sanford Airport, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a wide range of alternative cities. If you're arriving into England via Heathrow Airport, check your car hire confirmation email for details of where to find the car rental desk. London Heathrow is a very big airport so the car hire zone might be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a free shuttle bus journey away from the airport terminal. The Airport offers a wide range of UK domestic flightsthat can be a useful alternative to using public transport. You're able to fly directly from Heathrow Airport to Manchester or fly into Glasgow Airport and collect your rental car when you land.
Another possible airport alternative is East Midlands airport which is located 130 miles from central Cardiff. East Midlands Airport, with frequent flights to and from most of the popular holiday destinations and major cities, all of which have car hire available to pre book and collect at the airport, including Rome, Milan and Sicily in Italy. The car hire desks at East Midlands Airport is located inside the terminal building. Look out for the car rental signs once you've passed the luggage collection area.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.