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Swansea Car Hire
 
 

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Choosing a Sixt car hire in Swansea gives you the freedom to explore this historic city as well as the beautiful countryside on its doorstep. Swansea is located on the Gower Peninsula, an area also known for its sandy beaches and castles. With many national and international businesses located in the city, our rental office is also convenient if you are visiting the area for meetings.

 
  • Swansea
    Beaufort Road, Plasmarl
    SA6 8HR Swansea

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.09:00 - 12:00
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  • Swansea Plasmarl

    Sixt Car Rental
    Beaufort Road, Plasmarl
    SA6 8HR Swansea

    Mo. - Fr.08:30 - 17:30
    Sa.09:00 - 12:00

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, 4x4s, Vans & Trucks

Sixt car hire Swansea

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tip | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Destinations | Rental FAQs

Our car rental in Swansea branch page gives you all the details you need about our opening hours and rental fleet while the map shows where we can be found in the city. Please note that this branch does not open on Sundays. An online price comparison shows how affordable it is to hire a car from us in Swansea and our reservation system is straightforward and simple. All you need to do is download the Sixt app for iOS or Android devices or you can use our booking hotline. We guarantee your chosen category of car hire in Swansea but cannot do so for specific models. It does not matter whether you need your rental vehicle for one hour, a weekend break or longer you will always receive the same warm welcome from our branch staff.

Swansea millenium bridge at sunset

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Our Swansea fleet of rental cars has something for every budget and party size. Vehicles range from saloons and estates to comfortable minibuses. A smaller rental vehicle is perfect for driving around this historic city or explore the Gower Peninsular in a rugged 4x4. Our Swansea fleet also contains a selection of vans that are just the right size if you are transporting business or exhibition materials or moving home. We also have a choice of premium self-drive wedding cars that add the finishing touch to your special day. Our car rental in Swansea fleet is supplied by trusted names like BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche and includes models adapted for different mobility needs. We also offer a choice of affordable extras that range from Sat Navs to child seats. Look out for our student discounts for drivers under 25 as well as great offers on additional drivers, extra insurance and unlimited mileage packages.

Looking out to sea on the Gower Peninsula

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Our car hire in Swansea office is in Beaufort Road, just 10 minutes by taxi or half an hour by bus from Swansea Train Station.

Like any major city in the United Kingdom, Swansea has rush hour congestion, one-way systems and bus lanes but with a Sat Nav from our range of extras, navigating the city is easy. Apart from the M4 which skirts Swansea and gives fast links to Cardiff, Newport and into England, most Welsh roads dictate a slower pace of travel. Main roads continue along the coastline but navigating gentle country roads is part of the charm of exploring the region around Swansea.

Swansea car parks are split into city centre, suburban, beach and promenade parking with surface car parks, metered street zones and multistoreys available across the city. The two Park and Ride sites at Landore and Fabian Way are a useful option at peak holiday times.

Your car hire gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the different districts of the city taking in the bustling centre, the Maritime Quarter and the resort area of Mumbles. The lively Maritime Quarter combines three marinas with theatres, galleries, museums, shops and restaurants and is worth a visit both day and evening. Mumbles is a short drive West of the city. Although now a resort area, reminders of its fishing past can be found on Village Street with its pretty fishermen's houses. Mumbles Pier is simple in design but delivers excellent views of Oystermouth Castle and Swansea Bay. History and art lovers will find plenty of museums and galleries to browse in Swansea, ranging from the National Waterfront and Swansea Bus Museums to the work of local artists at the Glyn Vivian Art Gallery.

Swansea marina with boats

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Dylan Thomas - One of Swansea's Most Famous Residents

The poet and author Dylan Thomas is one of Swansea's most famous sons and wherever he lived and travelled he always maintained a special affection for the town. Dylan Thomas enthusiasts, as well as those new to his work, will find plenty to interest and inspire them in Swansea The Dylan Thomas Centre is located in the Maritime Quarter and takes you through his life and works with its interactive exhibits. The Swansea Museum contains plenty of memorabilia from his life along with a reconstruction of a Thirties bar room like those frequented by Dylan Thomas. The quiet Edwardian semi, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, is where he spent his childhood and is now also a museum. Here his tiny box bedroom has been recreated and it was in this room that Thomas wrote more than half of his published poetry before the age of 20.

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The fairytale Gothic revival Castell Coch, built in the 19th-century, seems to grow out of its woodland setting. Take a tour of its opulent interiors before finding and opening little fairy doors hidden in the castle's gardens.

Distances to Castell Coch

  • From our Swansea branch: 40 miles, about 45 minutes
  • From Swansea Train Station: 39 miles, about 50 minutes

The Dan-yr-Ogof cave system at Abercrave is one of Europe's most extensive and a great day out. Take in its underground lakes, rivers and spectacular waterfalls while admiring stalagmites and stalactites dating back millions of years. The site also includes a Dinosaur Park with over 200 life-size models.

Distances to Dan-yr-Ogof

  • From our Swansea branch: 18.5 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Swansea Train Station: 21 miles, 40 minutes

You are never far from a beach in Swansea but one that must be on your list is Rhossili Bay, it is considered to be one of the most stunning in the world. Backed by a prehistoric landscape of rolling hills and strange rock faces, the beach itself is a long sandy stretch ideal for family fun as well as watersports.

Distances to Rhossili Bay

  • From our Swansea branch: 17.5 miles, about 40 minutes
  • From Swansea Train Station: 19 miles, about 45 minutes

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The large city of Swansea reached its industrial height in the 18th-century with copper and coal mining and metalworking. Today it is home to the Driving Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), one of the area's largest employers. The Admiral Group, HSBC, Virgin Atlantic and Amazon UK are also important to the town's economy. The Gower Conference Centre at the University of Wales is a purpose-built convention, exhibition and events venue close to the city centre.

Distances to the Gower Conference Centre

  • From our Swansea branch: 5 miles, about 18 minutes
  • From Swansea Train Station: 2.5 miles, about 15 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question below or require more details, please visit our car hire FAQs.

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