The hotel is booked and you're ready to get away for a much-needed break. 

But is it better to take public transport or hire a car for your weekend getaway?

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of hiring a car vs using public transport systems.

Advantages of hiring a car 

  • Renting a car proviodes the freedom to travel wherever you want - no strict timetable or last minute buses and trains to catch. 
  • Using a hire car will give you more freedom with your choice of accommodation. A rental car will mean you aren’t stranded if you’re staying at a villa in a quieter area.
  • Rental cars are a more practical and often cheaper choice if you're trevelling with children.
  • Renting a car will be a far cheaper option if you're going to be using a lot of taxis to travel around - partilcualy if you're staying in a more remote area.

Advantages of using public transport

  • If you're staying in the middle of a busy city, such as London, then using public transport may make sense in order to avoid congestion fees and costly parking charges.

  • If you plan on drinking alcohol from morning till night, then we'd definitley suggest making use of public transport as oppsed to driving a hire car!

  • Public transport can sometimes be a cheaper option if you're only making a short, cheap journey on a train and don't require the use of transport during your stay. 

Before you go...

If you've decided to hire a car for yoiur next trip away, we'd love to help you find the right vehicle at the right cost.

Whether you're travelling to South Wales and would like to hire a car upon arrival, or you're leaving these shores to explore further afield, we're here to help.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch today.