Hello and welcome to Sixt in Wales! We have everything you need to get your holiday off to the perfect start, with modern cars, a helpful customer service team and very reasonable rates. When you rent a car in Wales for a family trip or group outing, we have luxury packages and cheap deals to suit everyone. Use the menu below to pick out your destination, then start to organise your trip today.
From Landudno in the north, to Haverfordwest by the coast, and Cardiff in the south, wherever you are in Wales a Sixt office is conveniently close. In each branch you can hire a range of premium vehicles from renowned brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi. It's easy to book online in a few minutes and if something changes, cancellations are usually free.
If a child car seat or a booster seat would be handy, just let us know. We can also include additional driver cover with your package, add tyre and glass protection, or provide a Sat Nav, all as part of the online booking process.
For our car hire in Wales, you must present a full driving licence that has been valid for at least a year. With a UK licence, drivers will need to present a current DVLA licence check code, or a printed endorsement record from the DVLA. EU driving licences are accepted, but ones which feature an alphabet other than Roman, like Cyrillic, Arabic, or Japanese, must have an accompanying International Driving Permit.
To rent a car in Wales, drivers should have held their licence for a minimum of one year and be at least 21 years old. There are also age related restrictions for certain groups of vehicles, you can check these whilst making a booking.
If you have an accident during your car hire, contact the police straight away on 999, for non-emergency incidents call 101. You should also call Sixt on +44-8444993399, we can offer support and help you fill in a report form. This is included with the vehicle's other paperwork.
A country of contrasts, Wales offers its visitors dramatic mountain ranges, remote stretches of coast, quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities, like Cardiff and Bangor.
If you organise car rental in Bangor, a fifteen-minute drive along the A5 will bring you right into the heart of Snowdonia National Park. From here you can begin intrepidly, by trying out one of the six paths which lead up the mountain. Then reward yourself with refreshing cream tea at Hafod Eryri, the summit visitor's centre. For a less demanding day, drive to the Italianate village of Portmeirion at Gwynedd, or take a step back in time, at the Ffestiniog Railway, established in 1832.
The Welsh coast is never the same for long, with vast sandy dunes, giving way to imposing castles and bustling seaside resorts. From Swansea, it's just a seventeen-minute drive along the A 4067 to the start of the Gower Peninsular at Mumbles. From here you can travel westwards into the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can stop to admire the clifftop views, swim in remote bays and view the same hills that inspired Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas.
The Welsh capital, Cardiff, along with Bangor in the north, are excellent places to visit at any time of year. Also, St Davids is a real hidden gem. Set in the idyllic Pembrokeshire countryside, it makes a great road trip destination.
On the scenic Severn Estuary, Cardiff is a blend of the old and the new Wales. Innovative buildings like the Principality Stadium, sit alongside the historic Cardiff Castle and Pierhead, where you can learn more about the city's past. In Cardiff Bay you can enjoy a boat trip and try out water sports, or just take a moment to treat yourself in the plush Castle Quarter shopping centre.
Set in the north of Wales, on the Menai Strait waterway, Bangor is a thriving university town with numerous tourist attractions. There's the pier, the swimming pool, and an impressive shopping scene, along with the ancient Penrhyn Castle and the ever popular, Pontio, a centre for performing arts.
The smallest city in the UK, St Davids in west Wales is a vibrant place with a bohemian atmosphere. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt coastline, it attracts artists, surfers, and travellers, who contribute to the city's busy community life.
As part of the UK, Wales has a temperate climate with warm summers and relatively mild winters. Regular rain showers have nurtured the country's lush green landscape, but these are less frequent during the summer months, between June and September. If you venture higher into a mountain range you will experience lower temperatures at any time of year, and below larger mountains like Snowdon, rain can be more common. From February until May tourist attractions are quieter, but if you visit in the summer, you can enjoy more warm lazy days on the beautiful Welsh coastline.
Wales is known for farming some of the most succulent lamb in the world. You can also try out delicious cheeses like Caerphilly, or mouthwatering Welsh Cakes, which are made with fruit, and traditional recipes featuring the famous Welsh leek. Wales is also known for producing beer, and the valleys are dotted with both breweries and vineyards, where you can stop off to test out local specialities.
Wales is a paradise for children, the national parks have many accessible routes through fairy tale landscapes with small pools, streams, and waterfalls to explore. Major attractions like the Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves of Wales let them see underground into giant caverns and learn more about the dinosaur bones found there, but there are also miles of stunning beaches if they just want to splash around and build sand castles. From coasts, to mountains, and ancient buildings, you can take it all in together, when you book car hire in Wales.