Newcastle Airport Car Rental

Starting from
30 $ per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 07/02/2018 - 07/09/2018 at Newcastle Airport
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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment feesWhen the booking is cancelled within two days of being made.
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Newcastle Airport

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Opening hours

Mo-Fr 0730-2230
Sa-Su 0800-2230
Address
Terminal Building, NE13 8BZ,
Woolsington


Telephone: +44 (0) 843 309 3051*

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Hertz in Newcastle Airport

Set on the north bank of the River Tyne, Newcastle is a thrillingly vibrant city that that boasts magnificent Victorian architecture and a range of cultural and sporting attractions. Its location in the north-east of England provides a gateway to spectacular stretches of coastland and rolling countryside.

Newcastle Airport is an easy 15-minute drive north-west of the city center and renting a car is a great way to explore this part of the UK.

At Newcastle Airport, you'll find our collection point near the main terminal. To save even more time, you can reserve your vehicle in advance and collect it upon arrival.

We've got a great car collection available and will aim to get you on your way as quickly and conveniently as possible. There are no hidden extras to pay and our best price guarantee means that if you find the same Hertz car rental cheaper, we’ll refund the difference.

Driving in and around Newcastle

Newcastle

After you've landed at Newcastle Airport and picked up your rental car, head six miles south-east along the A696 and A167 to arrive in the center of Newcastle.

UK roads are broken up into motorways (the equivalent of highways), two lane A-roads, and then smaller single lane B-roads.

Newcastle is divided by the A167(M) that runs through its heart, leading south towards the Tyne Bridge. This impressive bridge was opened in 1928 and has become a true icon for the city. A through-arch bridge, it links Newcastle on the north banks of the Tyne with the town of Gateshead to the south.

Beyond Gateshead you'll find the A1(M), a major arterial route that leads south and connects the area with much of the rest of the country. You can follow it all the way south past Leeds.

As you'd expect from a busy city, some roads in the center can become congested, especially during busy times such as rush hour or when there’s a soccer game. Plan your route ahead to avoid busy times and you’ll be able to navigate the city and its surroundings with ease.

If you take the A1508, otherwise known as the Coast Road, to the east it leads you to the North Sea coast. You'll find a rugged and beautiful stretch of coastland stretching all the way up to the Northumberland area, suitable for hiking in cool weather and sunbathing when it gets warmer.

Unlike the rest of mainland Europe, motorists in the UK drive on the left-hand side of the road and overtake to the right. Speed limits in built-up areas are normally 30mph unless marked otherwise.

On two-lane highways (known as dual carriageways) and motorways, this rises to 70mph – but can vary. Seatbelts must be worn at all times and using a mobile/cell phone while driving is illegal. 

A quick guide to Newcastle and beyond

Newcastle

Newcastle has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most exciting, friendly and vibrant cities in the UK, while it also offers plenty in the way of history and culture.

It’s also within striking distance of some magnificent Northumberland coast – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Car rental from Newcastle Airport allows you to make the most of the city as well as exploring its more remote surrounding areas.

Quay of life

The first port of call for many visitors is the striking quayside area, where the River Tyne flows through a lively urban district made up of Newcastle on the north bank and Gateshead on the south side.

The undoubted centerpiece is the magnificent Tyne Bridge, while a series of further structures connect the two sides, including the Millennium Bridge – a relatively recent addition. The north side offers a selection of fashionable restaurants and is a great spot to watch the world go by on a sunny day.

The south bank is dominated by the BALTIC – formerly an industrial grain warehouse and now a highly-respected modern art gallery. It also contains a cinema and rooftop restaurant that provides spectacular views over the River Tyne and beyond, especially dramatic when the city is illuminated at night.

Cultural class

Unsurprisingly for a place with such rich history, Newcastle contains plenty of museums and events to keep visitors entertained. The Great North Museum can be found just to the south of the city’s university. It contains an eclectic collection of exhibits, ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to Samurai warriors - and even dinosaur remains.

For something more futuristic, visit the Life Science Centre. Part of an institute devoted to genetic studies, its museum offers plenty of fun interactive exhibits that will entertain children and adults alike. Close by, the Discovery Museum gives visitors the chance to explore the area’s industrial heritage, providing a beguiling history of Newcastle from its shipbuilding past right up to the present.

For those who prefer sporting culture, Newcastle is home to one of the UK’s most famous soccer teams – Newcastle United. The stadium – St James’ Park – is located in the city center and has an unrivaled atmosphere on match day, with the Geordie fans known for their passion.

Under and out

Another echo of Newcastle’s industrial past can be found by taking a tour of the 2.5-mile Victoria Tunnel that passes under the city’s streets. Originally built in the 1800s to transport coal, it was later used as an air raid shelter during World War II.

Visitors can take a tour underground, with guides leading you through a particularly well-preserved section. Getting tickets in advance is essential, as only 12 people can go into the tunnel at any one time, and sensible footwear is also highly recommended. Tours depart from the Ouseburn Trust center on Lime Street, while you’ll emerge above ground at Ouse Street, a short distance from the quayside.

If two hours underground has left you craving the great outdoors, take a drive out to sea. The north-east of England boasts a spectacular stretch of North Sea coastline, with car rental being the ideal way to explore beaches at the likes of Alnmouth, Seaham and Bamburgh.

For the perfect end to your British vacation, you can’t do better than traditional fish and chips next to the beach.

Car rental from Newcastle Airport allows you to see the best of this proud city and surrounding region – all at your own pace.