Car Rental Newcastle Upon Tyne

Starting from
30 $ per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 09/06/2018 - 09/13/2018 at Newcastle
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Hertz in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle is a vibrant, cultural city with an incredible nightlife scene and famously avid soccer fans. This proud northern city is also the gateway to Northumberland, with some of Britain’s finest coastal scenery only a few miles away.

Located in the north-east of England on the banks of the River Tyne, the city is an entertaining place to visit, whether you’re here for business or leisure. We have several pick-up locations in the city, including one at Newcastle Airport, so you can grab your vehicle at wherever is most convenient for you.

When renting a car in Newcastle, there are no hidden extras and you can pay online or on collection. You can change or cancel your reservation up to two days before collection completely free of charge.

Pickup Locations Newcastle

  • Newcastle Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-2230, Sa-Su 0800-2230

    Address: Terminal Building,
    Woolsington

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3051*

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

  • Washington

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed.

    Address: Industrial Road,
    Hertburn Ind Est, Washington,
    Tyne and Wear

    Phone: +44 (0) 191 432 6760

  • Forth Banks

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0830-1730, Sa 0900-1300, Su closed.

    Address: 2 Forth Banks

    Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3052**

    **Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone companys access charge

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Driving in and around Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle

Renting a car in Newcastle is an excellent way to get around the city and neighboring area. Visit the massive mall at the Metro Centre or see how Scotland and England were once divided with a day trip to Hadrian’s Wall.

In the UK, the main road types are motorways (the equivalent of highways), two-lane A-roads, and smaller, single-lane B-roads.

Newcastle Airport is just off the A696, so you don’t need to worry about traffic jams if you arrive by plane. The A696 southbound leads you into the city center in just 15 minutes, while heading northbound takes you to Northumberland National Park.

Parking in the city is a breeze with 10,000 spaces available in the center alone. There are eight multi-story parking lots and 48 regular parking lots available. Free parking is available in the evenings. If you’re staying in a hotel, check in advance to see if they have exclusive parking spaces for guests.

If you’re a first-time visitor to England, you should know they drive on the left-hand side and pass on the right. Speed limits on freeways are restricted to 70mph. On some smaller roads, the speed limit drops further, going as low as 30mph in the center of cities and towns, so pay close attention to road signs.

One other key difference is that there are no free right turns on red lights at junctions in the UK – you have to wait for a green light.

There are numerous superb destinations within an hour’s drive of Newcastle including Berwick upon Tweed, Durham and Sunderland, so you’re ideally situated for day trips.

A quick guide to Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle

Sitting on the banks of the River Tyne, Newcastle has a rich industrial heritage and a thriving contemporary art scene. The city’s industrial Quayside district today attracts thousands of students and revelers for its trendy eateries and nightlife.

Enjoy the views of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge – an incredible feat of British engineering that opens and closes like an eye – or head to the legendary St James’ Park stadium to see Newcastle’s beloved soccer team in action.

Arts upon Tyne

One of the main attractions of the quayside district is the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. This former flour mill is now one of the most prominent art centers in the north, with world-class exhibitions taking place throughout the year.

The Sage Gateshead sits next door. This is a major music venue with huge artists performing there to rapturous crowds. Just outside the city lies Antony Gormley’s massive Angel of the North sculpture – an iconic part of the British landscape. 

Going underground

Newcastle’s Victoria Tunnel was initially built to transport coal during the Industrial Revolution. Today, the tunnel is open to visitors wanting to explore beneath the city and learn about its history. The spooky underground tour includes visual effects to help create an immersive historical experience. Spaces are limited, so it’s advised to get tickets in advance.

Toon army

Newcastle is mad about soccer, with locals religiously following their team who play in black and white stripes. Newcastle United play at St James’ Park, which is a 50,000-capacity ground located next to Leazes Park and within walking distance of the city center.

There are matches taking place regularly between August and May and stadium tours running throughout the year. It’s one of the best sporting atmospheres to be found anywhere in the world.

Day trips from Newcastle

Located in the north-east of England, Newcastle is an ideal city as a driving base. Whether you fancy going to the Northumberland Coast to spot puffins, see the majestic Durham Cathedral or visit Hadrian’s Wall, there are options aplenty.

Famous for its beautiful cathedral, medieval castle and historic university, Durham is a picturesque destination for a day trip. It takes just over half an hour to drive to Durham from downtown Newcastle, depending on traffic. The cathedral is free to visit while Durham Castle charges an entrance fee. Of course, you can simply wander its winding, cobbled streets and imagine you’re in Hogwarts.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a romantic seaside town that attracts artists for its incredible sunsets and light. It takes just over an hour to get there along the A1, traveling north. Berwick is the halfway point if you’re traveling from Newcastle to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, which takes about three hours by car.

Whether you’re passionate about art or love watching soccer, Newcastle is a fantastic, vibrant place to be. Make the most of your trip with Hertz car rental.