Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 9 seater with us.
Essential cover will be available as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner 9 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle hire booking in Cardiff, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. To view the detailed information see the T&Cs on the extras page
We only list 9 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off with a full tank. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for fuel, we recommend to always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.
If you're trying to find a 9 seater hire with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your rental (often to zero).
Sharing the driving on your trip? keep an eye out for special discounts on the website for 9 seater rentals including free extra drivers. These deals can save you money compared with paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.
If you're travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, our website compares a huge range of low cost 9 seaters for rental in Cardiff, from brands you can trust including National and many more, we're certain to have an affordable 9 seater rental that meets your requirements .
All of the 9 seaters on our website include a price match guarantee and free cancellation. You're able to change your plans and cancel with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.
If you'd like to fly into the UK, the closest international airport to Cardiff is Bristol airport, which is 27 miles away from Cardiff. Bristol Airport, in the South West of the UK, was awarded best airport in Europe in 2018. We include 19 providers of car hire at Bristol International Airport, all located in the car hire centre, which is a short mini bus journey from the terminal building. If you're departing the country via Bristol International Airport, you can fly to a wide range of the UKs favourite holiday destinations . On arrival at your destination we offer a range of affordable car hire options for collection at destinations including Milan Airport, Rome or Sicily in Italy, along with a range of other airports throughout Europe.
There's also the option of arriving into Birmingham airport which is around 100 miles away from Cardiff. Located in the Midlands of England, Birmingham International Airport is the midland's main international airport, servicing approximately 11 million passengers a year. Birmingham International offers frequent flights to city break destinations with car rental available to collect on arrival, including Alicante Airport in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham Airport also offers transatlantic flights meaning you can book your car hire in New York before setting off on your next adventure. If you're arriving into Birmingham , many of the hire car companies at Birmingham International Airport are within the terminal. Look out for the 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 one of the busiest in Europe, acting as British Airway's primary hub airport. This means that you can fly to a broad range of destinations , these include the UK's favourite city break destinations, including Faro in the Algarve, with low cost rental car available to book in advance before head off on your road trip. If you're flying further afield you can reserve your cheap hire car at discounted rates at Los Angeles Airport, Miami, New York, Orlando and a wide range of other cities. If planning to arrive into the UK via London Heathrow Airport, always check your car hire confirmation email for instructions on where to find the car rental pick up location. London Heathrow is a very large airport so the car rental area might be located in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a free mini bus ride from the terminal. From Heathrow there are a wide range of domestic flights, these can be an alternative to using the train. You're able to jump on a short flight direct from Heathrow Airport to Manchester, Glasgow Airport, or fly into Edinburgh and pick up your rental car when you land.
Another possible option is East Midlands airport approximately 130 miles away from Cardiff. East Midlands Airport has regular flights to and from most UKs favourite holiday destinations, all of which have hire cars available to collect on arrival, including Palermo Airport, Milan and Rome in Italy. The car hire collection area at East Midlands International Airport is inside the terminal building. Follow the signs when you've passed passport control.
As always ensuring the safety of our customers continues to be our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Throughout the current crisis, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, our team deal with all refunds within 24 hours of receiving the customer cancellation request - with the funds usually clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than 7 business days.
All of our car rental providers are carrying out advanced cleaning processes, following the applicable local regulations, during the current COVID pandemic. Here's an outline of some of the extra steps being taken.
Between each rental, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation procedure, involving rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.
Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in
New processes are now in place with Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at collection locations. Employees are now wearing protective equipment such as masks and gloves. All cars are being thoroughly sanitised between every rental.
Europcar have implemented extra car deep disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are also disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the pick up and drop off areas, with all work areas cleaned between each customer interaction.
We accept Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a 9 seater on our website.
One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card at the collection desk, 9 seater hire companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.
We accept a large range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
We've made it really simple on the website to filter which 9 seater rental partners do accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which 9 seater hire partners will accept your preferred card type on collection.
For a slower pace of life why not visit one of the stunning, old 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 up some truly jaw-dropping scenery.
The amazing country of Wales! From its rolling valleys, stunning coastlines and bustling modern towns like Filton and Cwmbran - it truly does have something for everyone. And as well as all that it's got some of the best driving roads in Britain so you can really enjoy driving in the countryside in your rental vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental.
Wales is serviced by Cardiff Airport. If you're flying into Wales, hiring a car at Cardiff Airport is a brilliant way to discover Wales. It's possible to pick up your car rental either inside the terminal building or a short shuttle bus ride away, then drive over to Cardiff which is approximately 0.4 miles away from Cardiff Airport.
Take a trip along the Millenium Bridge, walk among the the bustling streets of Cardiff or simply get away from it all and visit some of the incredible towns like Monmouth, Bridgend or Yeovil. Each is sure to be filled with interesting mining stories, charming shops and people who are delighted to welcome friendly faces!
Premium cover is the highest option for 9 seater hire insurance we provide.
Choosing Premium Cover is optional, you can also opt to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle hire desk, It is usually cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 9 seater hire booking.
So that you can understand all of the options relating to which 9 seater rental insurance product is right for you for your rental in Cardiff, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.
A lot of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a 9 seater because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.
Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any 9 seater rental companies. We're careful to only work with 9 seater rental brands you can trust.
9 seater rental companies we list on the website include big vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't include these on our website.
So, the reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and thought we could do a better job.
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.