Are you looking for affordable, reliable car and van hire in Cardiff?


Whether you need a car while visiting the capital city, or you're in need of a replacement vehicle for your daily commute, we have the perfect vehicle for every occasion. 

We offer a range of hire packages, including fast turnaround one-day hires, as well as longer term rentals, so whether you need a vehicle for a few hours, a week, or several months - we've got you covered.

If you're looking to hire a car or van in Cardiff and the surrounding districts, then Vale Car & Van Rental can suppy the right vehicle for you - today!

Our cars and vans are reliable, low-mileage and maintained to the highest of standards.

Whether you're searching for a short one day hire, or would like a flexible longer-term hire, we can provide the perfect vehicle hire solution in Cardiff.

Choose from a wide range of competitively priced manual and automatic vehicles.

To enquire about hiring your car or van in Cardiff today, call us now on: 02922 806041


Our Address:

Vale Car and Van Rental
39E, Vale Business Park,
CF71 7PF


  2. How To Find Us From Cardiff City Centre:

  3. Here are driving instructions to help you reach Vale Car and Van Hire in Cowbridge from Cardiff City Centre:

  4. Start from Cardiff City Centre. Depending on your location within the city center, head towards Westgate Street.

  5. From Westgate Street, continue onto Castle Street/A4161, heading west.

  6. Follow Castle Street/A4161 for about 0.3 miles until you reach the roundabout.

  7. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Cowbridge Road East/A48.

  8. Continue straight on Cowbridge Road East/A48 for approximately 9 miles, passing through several roundabouts and traffic lights.

  9. After about 9 miles, you will reach a roundabout called Five Mile Lane Roundabout. Take the first exit onto Five Mile Lane/A4226.

  10. Follow Five Mile Lane/A4226 for approximately 4 miles until you reach the next roundabout.

  11. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Llantwit Major Road/A48.

  12. Continue on Llantwit Major Road/A48 for about 2.5 miles, passing through the village of St Athan.

  13. After approximately 2.5 miles, you will reach a roundabout called Vineyard Roundabout. Take the second exit onto Cowbridge Bypass/A48.

  14. Follow Cowbridge Bypass/A48 for approximately 1 mile until you reach another roundabout.

  15. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Cowbridge High Street/A48.

  16. Continue on Cowbridge High Street/A48 for about 0.3 miles, passing through the town center.

  17. Vale Car and Van Hire will be on your right-hand side on Cowbridge High Street, just after the White Lion Pub.

When visiting Cardiff and hiring a car, there are several places you might consider exploring. Here are some popular destinations in and around Cardiff:

  1. Cardiff Bay: This waterfront area offers a range of attractions, including the Wales Millennium Centre, Mermaid Quay with its shops and restaurants, and the impressive Cardiff Bay Barrage. You can enjoy walks along the waterfront or even take a boat tour.

  2. Cardiff Castle: Located in the heart of the city, Cardiff Castle is a historic site with a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Explore the stunning castle interiors, climb the keep for panoramic views, and stroll through beautiful gardens.

  3. St. Fagans National Museum of History: This open-air museum showcases the history and culture of Wales. It features over 40 historical buildings from different periods, including farms, houses, and even a medieval castle. It's a great place to immerse yourself in Welsh heritage.

  4. Brecon Beacons National Park: Just a short drive from Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons National Park offers breathtaking natural beauty, including mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. It's perfect for hiking, cycling, and exploring the great outdoors.

  5. Caerphilly Castle: Situated north of Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle is one of the largest castles in Wales. It's famous for its impressive defensive features and picturesque surroundings. You can explore the castle's towers, ramparts, and even its leaning tower.

  6. Cardiff City Centre: Take advantage of your hired car to explore the city center, where you'll find shopping districts like Queen Street and St. David's Shopping Centre. Don't miss landmarks like the National Museum Cardiff, the Principality Stadium, and the vibrant Cardiff Market.

These are just a few suggestions, and Cardiff and its surrounding areas have much more to offer depending on your interests.

At the time of writing this in July 2023, Cardiff does not currently have any congestion charges that you need to be made aware of when hiring a car, van or camper van. 

At the time of writing this in July 2023, there aren't presently any (CLZ) Clean Air Zones or Euro emissions standard in place. 

However it is worth checking with the local authority or the Cardiff City Council website for the latest information.

There are currently no Red Zones in Cardiff at the time of writing this in July 2023.