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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
21 Jan — 28 Jan
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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Newcastle car hire information

Pick-up locationNewcastle
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury SUV, Passenger van, People mover, Premium, Standard SUV
Hire locations18
Airport locations9
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Budget, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Newcastle

$32/dayEconomy
$27/dayCompact
$33/dayIntermediate
$23/dayFull-size
$51/dayPeople mover
$44/dayFull-size SUV
$60/dayPremium
$68/dayPassenger van
$33/dayCompact SUV
$37/dayLuxury SUV
$39/dayStandard SUV
$39/dayIntermediate SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Newcastle car hire reviews and directory

From $26/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Newcastle
Alamo
Locations in Newcastle
In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr+61 283 032 274
Monday00:00 - 00:00
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From $35/dayRated no. 2
Budget
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Newcastle
Budget
Locations in Newcastle
50 Clyde St+61 249 045 255
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Terminal Building+61 249 109 203
Monday10:30 - 18:30
Tuesday10:30 - 18:30
Wednesday10:30 - 18:30
Thursday10:30 - 18:30
Friday10:30 - 18:30
Sunday17:30 - 21:00
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9.2 Excellent9 Feb. 2020
Pros: It was compact but still roomy enough, easy to drive and park.Cons: Nothing the car suited us for what we needed it for. Would get a bigger model car if we were doing a lot of driving and there was more than two of us.
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Newcastle
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Newcastle
15 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West+61 249 400 364
20 Denison Street+61 249 895 750
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
5 Throsby Street+61 249 400 364
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From $33/day
Europcar
Most popular
2 locations in Newcastle
Europcar
Locations in Newcastle
20 Denison Street+61 249 895 750
Terminal Building+61 249 650 162
Recent reviews
From $26/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Newcastle
Firefly
Locations in Newcastle
Aeropelican Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
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SaturdayInvalid date - 23:59
Williamstown Dve+61 249 651 360
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Newcastle
Sunnycars
Locations in Newcastle
122 Hannell Street
15 Murray Dwyer Circuit
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From $29/day
Enterprise
1 location in Newcastle
Enterprise
Locations in Newcastle
In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr+61 283 032 274
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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From $55/day
Hertz
1 location in Newcastle
Hertz
Locations in Newcastle
11b/50 Clyde Street+61 249 675 223
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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National
1 location in Newcastle
National
Locations in Newcastle
In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr+61 283 032 274
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Red Spot
1 location in Newcastle
Red Spot
Locations in Newcastle
Newcastle Airport - Terminal 1
Recent reviews
Target Car Rental
1 location in Newcastle
Target Car Rental
Locations in Newcastle
Williamtown Apt Williamtown Nsw(1), NS+61 249 651 896
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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2 travellers who hired a car in Newcastle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.6

Car hire locations in or near Newcastle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$46/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a car hire in Newcastle

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Newcastle

  • Surrounded by soft sand beach stretching from Nelson Bay to Lake Macquarie and dense forestlands, hiring a car in Newcastle will let you break free from the city, off the beaten path. Driving to Blackbutt Nature Reserve from the centre of Newcastle takes just 15min, though the journey by bus or train requires at least 30min with more than 1.5 km of walking. Coastal destinations, including Worimi Regional Park and Tomaree National Park, are best reached by car as direct public transport routes are not available from Newcastle.
  • The offices of Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are directly across from the baggage claim carousels at Newcastle Airport (NCL). Hire cars are located 100 m from the terminal via a protected walkway. Turn left as you exit the building and follow the signs to find your vehicle.
  • Newcastle has several railway level crossings passing through town and extra caution should be taken when approaching the intersections. Avoid driving over the tracks if you see the boom gates lowering and remember not to cross until the sirens have finished. If beach driving is in your plans, consult with local councils to understand which sections of coastline allow 4WDs to enter. Observe conditions and tide levels to ensure there is an adequate amount of firm sand to drive over.
  • Traffic is at its worst in Newcastle for the school rush and as commuters make their way to work, between 07:30–09:30. Conditions are comparatively quiet through the remainder of the day; however, major arterial roads near the University of Newcastle, such as Main Rd and Maitland Rd, experience steady congestion. You should expect delays when using Newcastle Link Rd and Pacific Mwy as people travel to and from Sydney. Strong winds are common in Newcastle and it’s recommended that drivers reduce speed and keep an eye out for falling branches.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Newcastle for $35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Newcastle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Newcastle are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Newcastle

  • Some car hire companies in Newcastle which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Budget

  • On average a car hire in Newcastle costs $46 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget ($29/day), Avis ($36/day) and Europcar ($48/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 50 Clyde St 2292 (4 kilometres from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Newcastle is $1.58 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $19 and $25, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newcastle.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Williamtown airport include Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Firefly and Enterprise.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Williamtown airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Avis, Firefly and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Newcastle costs $51 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Newcastle costs $39 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Newcastle costs $42 per day, on average.

  • In Newcastle, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Terminal Building (15 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Newcastle costs $321 per week ($46 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Newcastle costs $1,376 per month ($46 per day).

  • Intermediate and full-size models will handle the CBD traffic comfortably as well as provide a smooth ride along coastal roads. 4WDs are priced cheaply considering the off-road versatility they provide. It’s best to check the hire conditions to assure driving is allowed on unsurfaced roads, when choosing a 4WD.

  • The standard speed limit throughout the urban area of Newcastle is 50 km/h. Between 08:00–09:30 and 14:30–16:00 on weekdays, a 40 km/h maximum is enforced surrounding schools, indicated by flashing yellow lights and marked pedestrian crossings. Highways and motorways around Newcastle vary from 100–110 km/h.

  • A litre of petrol in Newcastle usually ranges from approximately A$1.45–1.55. Petrol prices tend to increase slightly the closer you get to the CBD, making it wise to fill up if you visit the outer suburbs.

  • No.2 Sportsground Car Park on Smith St has all-day parking available for roughly A$8. Closer to the CBD, Mall Car Park has a approximate A$5 flat rate on Saturdays and is free on Sundays. The first 15min of metered parking across Newcastle is free when using the EasyPark app.