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Car hires in Newcastle, New South Wales

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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
13 Apr — 20 Apr
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Car hire insight and trends in Newcastle

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Newcastle

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Newcastle?

The cheapest car hire in Newcastle are generally found through Firefly. When booking with Firefly, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $29/day. The average price to hire a car in Newcastle is $38/day.

What car hire company in Newcastle has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in Newcastle, with 3 locations.

What car do most people hire in Newcastle?

Most momondo users will hire the Kia Sportage in Newcastle, though hiring the Toyota Hilux is a popular second choice according to our data. If you’re interested in hiring the Kia Sportage, prices are $78 per day on average. Some users have found Kia Sportage hire deals in Newcastle for as low as $49 per day. Toyota Hilux hire in Newcastle is $72 per day on average, with some of the cheapest deals at $51 per day.

Best deals found for Newcastle, New South Wales car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Newcastle, New South Wales
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Newcastle car hire

How can I get from Newcastle Airport (NTL) to the hire car centre?

There are two bus companies running services seven days a week between Newcastle Airport (NTL) and destinations around Newcastle. Hunter Valley Buses operates a public service between the airport and Maitland, Raymond Terrace and Stockton, while Port Stephens Coaches offers a private service to the Newcastle Interchange and the Nelson Bay area. Both services accept the Opal public transport card as well as payment by credit card. Neither service accepts cash payments, however. You can, of course, also arrange to pick up your hire vehicle on arrival at the airport. The car hire desks are located just outside the exit from the arrivals hall. If you wish to pick your car up at the airport on arrival, it is a good idea to arrange this beforehand, as demand for car hire on arrival is very high and vehicles may not always be readily available.

What documentation do I need to hire a car in Newcastle?

The first requirement for hiring a car in NSW is a valid driver’s licence (and bear in mind that all NSW driver’s licences must be digital). The minimum legal age for car hire in most of Australia is 21 but this depends on the type of vehicle. Some larger vehicles, such as SUVs, may require you to be older. If you are visiting from overseas, you will also need your passport. Foreign driving licences are generally acceptable as long as all of the information is displayed in English. If it isn’t, you should either get an International Driving Permit or a professionally translated copy of your licence; you must keep these documents on you at all times. Australian residents will also need a second piece of identification, such as a Medicare card, a passport or any similar document showing their identity. A credit card is also a requirement for hiring a car in Newcastle.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Newcastle?

Overseas visitors should not forget that cars in Australia drive on the left. New South Wales has a number of unique laws that motorists should be familiar with before contemplating driving in Newcastle. Regulations are strictly enforced and fines and penalties are imposed without prejudice, so be careful to study the rules before you hire a car. Something to be aware of is that seatbelts are mandatory for all passengers at all times. Moreover, children under 145 cm in height must have a booster seat; most hire companies can make these available for a small surcharge. Parking in the city of Newcastle is strictly controlled, and there are strict time limits on free parking in the city centre. Speed cameras are installed around the city and on several of the roads to and from the city, and traffic violations are automatically recorded and assigned penalties. Pay attention to signage, as speed limits can vary, ranging from 40 to 60 km/h in metropolitan and suburban areas. Speed limits are clearly posted and enforced.

Can I drive to other states, regions or countries with a hire car from Newcastle?

It is often fine to drive your hire vehicle from Newcastle to other states, such as Queensland and Victoria, but special restrictions often apply if you want to drive to the Northern Territory, Western Australia or Tasmania, so you should definitely discuss your plans with your Newcastle car hire agency before driving interstate. Many car hire agencies will be able to offer you one-way hires, which permit you to pick up your car in Newcastle and return it to a location in another state.


Newcastle, New South Wales car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Newcastle that's right for you

Small cars

$65 - $221

All Car Types

$87 - $153

The average price of a small car hire in Newcastle, Australia is $92. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Newcastle, Australia is in March. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $65 per day. A small car rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Newcastle small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Newcastle, Australia is $84. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Newcastle, Australia is in January. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $69 per day. A medium car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Newcastle medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Newcastle, Australia is $140. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Newcastle, Australia is in March. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just $99 per day. A large car rental is typically 25% more expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Newcastle large car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Newcastle, Australia is $108. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Newcastle, Australia is in March. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $83 per day. A SUV rental is typically 1% more expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Newcastle SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Newcastle, Australia is $163. The cheapest time to hire a van in Newcastle, Australia is in March. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $128 per day. A van rental is typically 35% more expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Newcastle, Australia is $117. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Newcastle, Australia is in October. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $77 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Newcastle. The average price of a vehicle hire in Newcastle can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$45/day

10 Apr - 17 Apr
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

10 Apr - 17 Apr
Toyota Corolla

Newcastle car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Newcastle, New South Wales

Firefly

2 locations

East Coast Car Rentals

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

6.0

Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.6

Thrifty

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Alamo

8.5
Very Good
3 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

7.5

Budget

8.3
Very Good
3 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

7.5

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location

Hertz

5.0
Fair
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

5.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Quick facts about car hire in Newcastle

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Newcastle

Most Popular Agency

East Coast Car Rentals

Popular Car Types

SUV, Economy, Compact

Cheapest Hire Car

$44

Most Popular Model

Class Special Sedan
The most popular Newcastle car hire agency found on momondo this month is East Coast Car Rentals. Other top choices for car hire companies are Budget and Sixt
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Newcastle in the past 72 hours: SUV, Economy, Compact.
The lowest price for a car hire in Newcastle is $44/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $72/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Newcastle in the past 7 days is the Class Special Sedan. Our users also prefer the Hyundai Accent Hatch as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Newcastle

Nearby attractions:

Merewether Beach122.6 km
Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre125.0 km
Newcastle Civic Theatre125.3 km
Foreshore Park126.1 km
Nobbys Head Beach127.2 km

Nearby attractions:

Stockton Beach13.1 km
Nobbys Head Beach14.1 km
Foreshore Park15.1 km
Newcastle Civic Theatre15.8 km
Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre16.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Stockton Beach132.1 km
Nobbys Head Beach132.8 km
Foreshore Park133.9 km
Newcastle Civic Theatre134.8 km
Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre135.2 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Newcastle

Below are the most popular hotels in Newcastle
NOAH'S on the beach

NOAH'S on the beach

29 Zaara Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1.1 km from city centre

Mercure Newcastle

Mercure Newcastle

12 Steel Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel

290 Pacific Highway, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

7.8 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

514 King Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1.6 km from city centre

Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle

Wharf Road & Merewether Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.4 km from city centre

Crystalbrook Kingsley

Crystalbrook Kingsley

282 King Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.3 km from city centre

ibis Newcastle

ibis Newcastle

700 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

QT Newcastle

QT Newcastle

185 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.2 km from city centre

Shortland Budget Accommodation

Shortland Budget Accommodation

269 Sandgate Road, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

8.7 km from city centre

Hotel Jesmond

Hotel Jesmond

182 Newcastle Road, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

8.4 km from city centre

Novotel Newcastle Beach

Novotel Newcastle Beach

5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.8 km from city centre

Merewether Motel

Merewether Motel

231 Glebe Road, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

2.8 km from city centre

The Gateway Inn, Newcastle

The Gateway Inn, Newcastle

26 William Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

5.0 km from city centre

Alloggio Newcastle Beach

Alloggio Newcastle Beach

21 Parnell Place, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

1.2 km from city centre

The Lucky Hotel

The Lucky Hotel

237 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.1 km from city centre

Jesmond Executive Villas

Jesmond Executive Villas

189 Newcastle Road, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

8.3 km from city centre

Aspire Mayfield

Aspire Mayfield

11 Hanbury Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

5.0 km from city centre

Alloggio Studios on King

Alloggio Studios on King

202 King Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

0.0 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Newcastle - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Newcastle so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Newcastle, Australia in May?

For a weekend in May, the best deals in Newcastle start from around $49 up to around $79. Deals are a little different for a week-long hire - starting at around $40, with an average price of $59.

Is there a fee to cancel my Newcastle, Australia car hire?

The majority of car hire agencies in Newcastle offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, and Thrifty have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the best type of car to hire in Newcastle during May?

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting Newcastle during the month of May. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In May, Newcastle experiences temperatures averaging 13 °C and 110 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in Newcastle will cost you $73/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Newcastle, Australia?

The speed limit in Newcastle is 50 km/h, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Newcastle also has a suburban speed limit of 110 km/h which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in Newcastle, be aware that the speed limit is generally 110 km/h.

What car hire company has the Hyundai Kona in Newcastle?

What is the weather like in Newcastle, Australia in April?

During the month of April the average temperature in Newcastle is 18 °C and the expected precipitation is 110 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Newcastle.

Is the weather in Newcastle similar to the rest of New South Wales?

Travellers looking to leave from Newcastle on a road trip around New South Wales or the surrounding areas during the month of April should expect temperatures around 17 °C and about 95 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Newcastle?

Prices for cars in Newcastle are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Newcastle?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Newcastle?

Among different countries, including Newcastle, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the hire company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Newcastle?

When hiring a car in Newcastle, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are hiring abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual hire company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Newcastle?

You should book a car hire in Newcastle using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Newcastle?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Newcastle, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Newcastle with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Newcastle which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Newcastle on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Newcastle.

Can I find a car hire in Newcastle which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Newcastle.

Can I search for car hire in Newcastle with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Newcastle on momondo.


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