Car hire in Newcastle
Hiring a car in Newcastle
Known world-wide for its football team, bridges spanning the Tyne and incredibly friendly population of Geordies, Newcastle is a great city to visit. The historic centre has retained much of the charm of the classical architecture and layout designed and developed between 1824 and 1841 by Richard Grainger. Consequently, this area of shops, arcades, markets, bars, restaurants and a theatre is now known as Grainger Town.
Having a hire car makes exploring Newcastle and the city across the river, Gateshead, all the easier. The city’s airport lies just a ten-minute drive away along the A167 and A696. Once in the centre of Newcastle, there is plenty of parking within walking distance of the major attractions.
What you need to know
Cars can be hired from Newcastle Airport (NCL), the Central Train Station or other convenient city centre locations. There are more than ten car hire companies operating out of the airport, meaning there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing your holiday vehicle. To make sure you get the best deal for you, pop your details into our website and see all the options.
All cars hired through Holiday Autos come with free cancellation should your plans change at the last minute. You can also enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge that there is 24/7 assistance at your disposal if you need it.
Where to pick up your car
Collecting your hire car at Newcastle Airport could not be easier, as the majority of the companies have desks inside the terminal building. As the airport is relatively small, these are not difficult to find. Those firms without a desk inside offer a free shuttle bus to the pick-up location, meaning all your needs are taken care of.
If a city centre location would be simplerfor you, then it is worth booking a car for collection from Central Station. Avis and enterprise both offer such options, with the pick-up point being a short walk from the transport hub. As Newcastle is located on the East Coast Mainline, those travelling from London, Leeds or Scotland may want to choose this option.