Minibus Rental in Cardiff

Popular vehicle types in Cardiff

Minibus rental insurance options:

Minibus rental in Cardiff is insured fully but with an insurance excess . You'll be offered the option to purchase a policy to cover the excess when you make your booking. If you fail to insure the excess the amount blocked on your card is at risk if the car is returned damaged or is stolen.

Day Trip Destinations Close to Cardiff

National Museum of Cardiff

Explore Wales' national museum in the heart of Cardiff. Packed with fascinating archaeological artefacts, art and incredible natural history all housed in a grand building, the National Museum of Cardiff is just a 9 mile drive from Cardiff so its really easy to get there.

Caerphilly Castle

A moated 13th-century castle is an imposing sight! Once inside you can enjoy exploring its rich history complete with stories of battles, affairs and political backstabbing. Caerphilly Castle is also famous for having a tower that was bombed by Cromwell! Getting to the castle couldn't be easier as its only a 13 mile drive away from Cardiff in your rental car.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

The 12-acre conservation garden is one of the main tourist attractions in Bristol and is only a short 31 mile drive from Cardiff. Head to Bristol Zoo Gardens, visit Gorilla Island or go and see the lions, seals and reptiles that live in these beautiful gardens. Feel like overnight stay? Why not stay at The Lodge that is situated in the middle of the gardens. Spend a night amongst some of nature's incredible animals.

Crealy Theme Park And Resort Exeter

Just a short 48 mile drive from Cardiff, Crealy Theme Park & Resort is the ultimate family day out. Why? Because there is so much to see and do, from themed rides, cafes providing delicious food and a pool for budding swimmers. There is even space for tents if you fancy extending your stay longer!

Hiring a car throughout the COVID pandemic

As always ensuring the safety of our customers continues to be our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Throughout the current crisis, we've reduced our amount of time it takes to process refunds, we now process all refunds within 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - the funds usually clearing to the customer's account in less than 7 business days.

Improved hire car cleaning and sterilisation procedures at Cardiff United Kingdom

Our car rental partners are implementing additional cleaning precautions, following the applicable local regulations, during the current COVID pandemic. The following is an outline of the further measures being carried out.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the keys, door handles and steering wheel.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Including the deep cleaning every vehicle between every hire .

Europcar are carrying out extra car deep disinfecting measures. Car keys are disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection desks, with all work areas cleaned between each customer interaction.

New protocols are now in place with Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are also now wearing protective equipment such as gloves and masks. Greenmotion are also fully sanitising each vehicle between every rental.

We will continue to update this information as it becomes available.

Rental car brands you can trust in Cardiff United Kingdom

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
CAR RNTL DROP OFF CARDIFF APT
BARRY
CF62 3BD

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
CAR RENTAL DROP OFF
CARDIFF AIRPORT
BARRY
CF62 3BD

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

CARDIFF WEST

Address
ENTERPRISE HOUSE
HADFIELD COURT/HADFIELD ROAD
CARDIFF
CF11 8AQ

Opening hours

CARDIFF CITY CENTRE

Address
45 PENARTH ROAD
CARDIFF
CF10 5DJ

Opening hours

CARDIFF EAST, IPSWICH ROAD

Address
IPSWICH ROAD
ROATH
CARDIFF
CF23 9AQ

Opening hours

BRIDGEND

Address
DAVID STREET
BRIDGEND INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
BRIDGEND
CF31 3SA

Opening hours

PONTYPRIDD

Address
CARDIFF ROAD
HAWTHORN
PONTYPRIDD
CF37 5AG

Opening hours

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
CAR RNTL DROP OFF CARDIFF APT
BARRY
CF62 3BD

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
CAR HIRE CENTRE
CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CARDIFF
CF62 3BD

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

CARDIFF PRESTIGE

Address
8 - 9 NEWPORT ROAD
DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
CARDIFF
CF24 1RF

Opening hours

CARDIFF ROATH

Address
8&9 DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
NEWPORT ROAD
CARDIFF
CF24 1RF

Opening hours

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
CAR HIRE CENTRE
CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CARDIFF
CF62 3BD

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

CARDIFF PRESTIGE

Address
8 - 9 NEWPORT ROAD
DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
CARDIFF
CF24 1RF

Opening hours

CARDIFF ROATH

Address
8&9 DOMINION WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
NEWPORT ROAD
CARDIFF
CF24 1RF

Opening hours

CARDIFF AIRPORT

Address
CARDIFF AIRPORT
CARDIFF
CF62 3BD

Opening hours

CARDIFF CITY

Address
BESSEMER ROAD
CARDIFF
CF11 8BA

Opening hours

Cardiff Airport

Address
Holiday Inn
Port Road
Rhoose
Cardiff
CF62 3BT

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours
Monday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Tuesday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Wednesday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Thursday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Friday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Saturday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00
Sunday: 06:00:00 to 22:00:00

CARDIFF

Address
Unit 8
Hadfield Road
Cardiff
CF11 8AQ

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

CARDIFF, WALES, UK

Address
UNIT 8 HADFIELD RD
CARDIFF
CF11 8TW

Opening hours

WESTON SUPER MARE, UK

Address
BECKS BUSINESS PARK, WARNE RD
WESTON SUPER MARE

Opening hours

Hire car terminology explained

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire cars at Cardiff on the site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the hire car. Ensure that you fill the car up and return it full and there will be no additional fees for fuel.

You will see full to empty policies on some other sites that seem to be offering cheaper deals. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin costs associated with full to empty fuel policies make it more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Car hire at Cardiff is covered for theft liability ,this is included in the price displayed (usually with an excess which is clearly displayed on the site).

It insures the amount due if the rental car is stolen. It is subject to an excess amount, which means you'll have to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £1,000 to £2,500, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

If you choose to insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you'll be refunded for any of of the excess you have to pay (See essential cover). With Premium Cover your excess is often reduced.

Stress Free Essential insurance options

Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a Minibus in Cardiff with us.

Essential cover will appear as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some geographical/partner Minibus rental combinations the cover isn't always offered.

Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle hire booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.

Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and more.

Our essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. To view the detailed information see the terms and conditions on the extras page

Why we're different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

Brands we list on the website include the larger vehicle hire providers like Europcar and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we don't include these on the website.

Our website collects and compares millions of Minibus hire deals at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to find you the best deals and ensure that booking them on our website as quick, easy and Stress Free as it can be

We do not work with just any Minibus hire companies. We're cautious to only work with brands you can trust.

Stress Free Car Rental provide customers with all of the best Minibus rental prices with no hidden fees.

The reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got frustrated with seeing customers being hit with unexpected charges and thought we could provide a more transparent service.

Pricing on our website includes additional fees that other price comparison websites often don't include - this makes sure that your experience is as transparent as possible.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

See our Cardiff nearby locations in a list

All about Wales

For a slower pace why not visit one of the many stunning, old railway stations that Wales has to offer like Bala Lake, Llanberis Lake, or even Snowdon mountain. Each one is sure to take you on an interesting adventure and offer up some truly stunning views.

The great country of Wales! From its rolling valleys, stunning coastlines and brilliant modern towns like Dorchester and Bridgend - it truly does have something for everyone. And on top of all that it has some of the best driving roads in Britain so you can really enjoy driving in the countryside in your good value hire vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental.

Be sure to visit the Millenium Bridge, hit the bustling streets of Cardiff or simply get away from the hustle and bustle and visit some of the stunning rural towns like Stroud, Pontypridd or Filton. Each is sure to be filled with interesting stories, charming shops and people who are delighted to welcome new faces!

The south of Wales is supported by Cardiff Airport. If you're flying into Wales, hiring a car at Cardiff Airport is an excellent way to discover Wales. It's possible to collect your hire car either inside the terminal building or a short shuttle bus ride away, then head over to Cardiff which is roughly 0.4 miles away from Cardiff Airport.

Our advice to find the best deal on your Minibus hire

Consider the dates you're booking:

To find the best deals for your rental in Cardiff, it makes sense to book , especially during peak times like school holidays and Christmas. Minibus hire can be in very high demand in the school holidays and the availability of large vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If you change your mind after you've booked , we offer free cancellation, so you can cancel anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

Fuel and mileage policies:

If you're looking around for your rental on other websites, be careful to check the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Many other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you go over your mileage allowance or rent a Minibus with a full to empty fuel policy, you could be hit with some unexpected charges when you return the vehicle. We only offer full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Excess and Security Deposit:

Ensure that you check the amount you'll have to pay as a security deposit on your credit card. For cheaper Minibus rentals, you will be required to leave a much higher security deposit, which will be held on your card when you collect the car. You will see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Child Seats and other extras:

You can see the prices of extras on the extras page. Quite often we have special deals, including additional drivers in the price. Where free extra drivers are available, you can find them listed on the search results page of website.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you intend to take the Minibus across a border into a different country from Cardiff extra fees are normally charged by the car rental provider. Always check the terms and conditions for these before you book as they can be quite expensive. If you can't find them on our website, please get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Hiring a Car at Cardiff's Closest Airport

If you intend to fly into the UK, the nearest 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 rental at Bristol Airport, all located in the car hire centre, which is just a short free mini bus journey from the terminal . If you're flying out of the UK via Bristol International Airport, you have the option to fly to a range of the UKs favourite holiday destinations directly. When you arrive we offer a range of low cost rental car options that you can pick up at destinations including Rome Airport or Sicily in Italy, along with a range of other locations .

There is also the option of flying into Birmingham airport located approximately 100 miles away from Cardiff. Serving passengers in the Midlands of England, Birmingham Airport is the regions main airport, servicing approximately 11 million passengers per annum. Birmingham International provides regular departures to city break destinations with car rental available to pick up when you arrive, including Malaga Airport and Alicante in Spain and Milan, Rome and Sicily in Italy. Birmingham also offers transatlantic flights so you can book your rental car in New York before you jet off on your next overseas adventure. If you're arriving into Birmingham Airport, the majority of the car hire companies at Birmingham International Airport are within the terminal building. Look out for the signs once you clear security with your bags.

24 miles further away than Birmingham airport is London Heathrow airport. London Heathrow Airport is England's busiest airport and also one of the busiest in Europe, acting as British Airway's hub airport. This means that it's easy to fly to a wide range of cities globally, these include popular sunshine destinations, such as Barcelona Airport in Spain, with cheap rental car available to collect on arrival before head off on your journey. If you're jetting off to the USA you can prebook your affordable rental car at discounted rates at New York Airport, Los Angeles and a huge range of other cities. If you're arriving into England via Heathrow Airport, always check your car hire confirmation email for instructions on how to find the car rental pick up location. Heathrow is a very big airport so the car rental collection area might be in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a free mini bus journey away from the terminal. Heathrow has a a wide range of domestic flightsthat are an alternative to getting public transport. You can jump on a short flight direct from Heathrow Airport to Manchester or fly into Glasgow Airport and pick up your hire car on arrival.

Another possible alternative is East Midlands airport which is approximately 130 miles away from Cardiff. East Midlands Airport, with regular flights to all of the popular European city break destinations, all of these locations have hire cars available to pre book and collect at the airport, including Alicante Airport and Malaga in Spain. The car rental area at East Midlands Airport is located inside the terminal. Look out for the signs when you're passed passport control.

Whether you are travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, we compare a huge variety of affordable vehicles for hire in Cardiff, from brands you can trust including Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz and many more, we're certain to have an affordable Minibusrental that meets your requirements perfectly.

Need an additional driver? keep an eye out for special bundles on the website for Minibus rentals with free extra drivers included. These can save you a small fortune compared with paying for extra drivers when you pick up the vehicle.

The vehicles in Cardiff on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. This means you can change your plans and cancel with a full refund up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

Would you like to hire a Minibus in Cardiff with no credit card? We compare all the options enabling you to pick up your Minibus hire with a a debit card instead. Use the filter section on the search results page to find these options.

Our website only compares vehicles that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will collect the vehicle in Cardiff with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small deposit for fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you return it with a full tank. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might see 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 looking for Minibus rental in Cardiff with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (often to zero).

Still confused? Get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

Our Premium cover

Premium cover is the highest option for Minibus hire cover we provide.

Selecting Premium Insurance is optional, you can also opt to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle rental counter, it's often cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your Minibus hire booking.

We want you to be able to understand all of the options relating to which Minibus rental insurance product is best for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to buy a Premium cover product.

You're able to buy Premium Cover bundled with your vehicle rental, so that you understand the cost of everything before starting your trip.

Many of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a Minibus because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle hire insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

Collecting your Minibus rental in Cardiff with no credit card .

You can use a American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a Minibus with us.

We accept a huge range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

It's worth bearing in mind that often Minibus rental brands that will allow debit card on collection are not as cheap as those that accept credit card only.

Would you like us to take payment using something other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're open to ideas about how we can enhance the service we offer and make paying for your vehicle rental a Stress Free experience.

If you choose Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, this usually means that you will need a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will more often than not be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the rental company at the collection desk, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Very often, Minibus rentals that include our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card on collection without any additional charges. You're able to compare if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the vehicle rental excess and insurance options on the extras page of the website booking process.

It's useful to understand the alternative payment options for your Minibus rental, as often payments for add ons (like GPS and extra drivers) might have to be paid in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the collection desk.

Many of the Minibus hire companies we include accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; often these do have different T&Cs associated with them. Be sure that you understand the terms and conditions if you intend to pick up the Minibus using a debit card.

We've made it incredibly easy on the website to filter which X rental companies do accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the Minibus hire companies will accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.

It's important to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, Minibus hire companies sometimes hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a significant amount of money and if you choose to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after you've returned the vehicle.

Renting a Car in Cardiff with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to collect your car hire in Cardiff and take it over the border into a different country, be sure to review the terms and conditions. Most car rental providers require that you let them know when you collect the car; and usually charge extra fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, it's possible that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information please get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Hiring a Car in Cardiff with Free Cancellation

All of the car rentals we list on our website in Cardiff include a free cancellation policy. This means that you're able to cancel the booking with a refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you've purchased the Essential Cover product to insure your car rental excess, you can cancel this and receive a full refund up until the booking start time.

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel the rental, this means that the refund will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

How to Hire a Car in Cardiff with Unlimited Mileage

We offer both limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals in Cardiff can often be less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage allowance will always be clearly visibile. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay a per mile additional fee if you exceed the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily mileage allowance). You don't have to stay within the daily limit on every day, as long as the total miles used throughout the rental does not go over the number of days X the daily allowance.

When you decide to book a limited mileage rental, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. You can find these in our T&Cs.

How to Rent a Car in Cardiff without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The rental car will already be insured for accidents and theft included in the hire price you'll see the website. This type of cover is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

All of our rental cars in Cardiff include CDW in the price displayed, there's often an insurance excess, this excess is held on your credit card when you collect the car. The insurance excess is the total amount you would be liable to pay if the car is stolen, written off or severely damaged. The the excess on hire cars can be very expensive. It's often between £1,000 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the hire car, the insurance excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount isn't taken from your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the vehicle. You don't normally have to pay currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments. As long as the rental car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the excess amount will be fully refunded to your card with nothing further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess amount will be taken from your account and refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up insurance at the collection desk.

If you'd like to hire a car in Cardiff with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover rental options.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

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.

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