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Finding a Reliable Car Hire in Newcastle Airport Is Easy

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VroomVroomVroom can help you find a reliable car rental at Newcastle Airport. We compare deals from major brands such as Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty and Enterprise. Book now to take advantage of great rental car deals!

Newcastle Airport (Williamtown) is the main airport serving the New South Wales region of Australia. It offers direct flights to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne and now to Auckland, New Zealand. Booking a car rental at Newcastle Airport is a great decision since it offers a wide range of facilities for you to enjoy when you land.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Newcastle Airport

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Luxury, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​6
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Location Overview

Newcastle Airport can be found approximately 15km north of the city centre. Servicing both domestic and international flights, Newcastle Airport is a convenient option if you are starting your road trip in the area. Newcastle Airport is a gateway to stunning road trip destinations. With a wine region on its doorstep as well as pristine beaches and the bustling city of Sydney, there is never a shortage of fun things to do in and around Newcastle.

Hertz, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Enterprise car rentals are available at Newcastle Airport. You can find the car rental desks in the arrivals hall. Located in Williamtown, the airport is home to a range of quality on airport car rental suppliers. Parking on offer includes a Short Stay Car Park and a Premium Car Park. There is also a rental car pick up and drop-off area.

Car Rental Overview

Newcastle Airport Address: Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW, 2318

Number of On-Site Suppliers: 6. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty

Car Rental Opening Hours: Car rental is available between 7 am and 10 pm at Newcastle Airport, 7 days a week.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in Newcastle Airport?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Enterprise logoEnterprise Newcastle Airport
Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 pm​.
Hertz logoHertz Newcastle Airport
Monday to Sunday from 7 am to 10 pm​.
Thrifty logoThrifty Newcastle Airport
Monday to Friday from 7 am - 10 pm​​.
Saturday from 7 am to 5 pm​.
Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm.​

Customer Reviews & Feedback for Renting at Newcastle Airport

The best way to get an idea of renting a car is to read about fellow traveller’s real recent experiences. Our team have reached out to some of our customers who recently rented from Newcastle Airport and their experiences are shared below.

Torren (August 2019): Torren picked up a Europcar rental from Newcastle Airport. They said that they were upgraded to a Mercedes. They recommend allowing extra time when picking up the rental car.

Why Hire a Car in Newcastle Airport at VroomVroomVroom?

There are too many things to do in Newcastle and opting for public transport means spending more for less. Did you know that you can even hire a luxury rental car from any of our suppliers at Newcastle Williamtown Airport, and get unlimited kilometres? If you book ahead, you can find irresistibly good deals and promo prices on a car hire in Newcastle Williamtown Airport. Here are some other reasons to book your hire car with VroomVroomVroom:

  • Avail of great rates - We've negotiated with the top car hire companies in Australia so we can provide the best price. Read our price promise​ so you will know how to get the best deal.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of cars - You can easily find the right vehicle for your trip since we compare rental cars ranging from economy to luxury cars.
  • Trusted since 2001 - We aim to provide the best customer service experience that's why people keep coming back to us. Our friendly customer care team are just a call or type away, so don't hesitate to contact us anytime, anywhere. You may also leave us a message on Facebook​ and Twitter​.

Driving Tips in Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is located about 25 minutes from Newcastle City, in Port Stephens. The location is an ideal access to the amazing beaches of Port Stephens, Newcastle and Barrington that is listed in world heritage rainforest.

If you land at Newcastle Williamtown Airport, you are probably planning on visiting Newcastle city. You can get to Newcastle by bus or taxi, or you could choose to reserve a car rental. When you get to Newcastle, there is much to see and do, and a car rental will provide you with the ultimate convenience. Read our guide on driving in Australia for more useful driving tips.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From Newcastle Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at Newcastle Airport?

The car rental counters can be found in the arrivals hall within the airport. Once you land, follow the signs to the arrivals hall for all suppliers.

Where do I return my rental car?

You will return your rental car at the same location you picked up the vehicle. The car rental agent will instruct you where to pick up your rental, which is also where you will return it.

Is there an international airport in Newcastle?

Newcastle is a regional airport which provides connections for international travel. You will travel domestically to major airports such as Sydney and then transfer onto your international flight with the exception of international flights direct to Auckland. This form of travel is also known to be cheaper and cost-effective.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

Make sure the car is in the same condition it was in when you picked it up. If it is noticeably dirty, you may be charged a cleaning fee.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Newcastle Airport?

The closest fuel station is Metro Airport which can be found at 3 Williamtown Drive. It’s open Monday to Saturday from 5:30 am to 11 pm and Sunday from 6 am to 10:30 pm.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from Newcastle Airport?

There are no tolls in Newcastle. Keep in mind that you may have to pay tolls if you plan to go on a road trip to Sydney.

Explore the Attractions near Newcastle - Williamtown Airport

Nobbys Head, also known as Coal Island, dates back to 1770, when it was discovered by the Europeans. You can see the Nobbys Head Lighthouse here, a historic landmark of the city. With your car rental from up here, you will have a great view of Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

The Newcastle Civic Theatre, or simply 'The Civic', is an immense auditorium. Every year, famous musicals, concerts, plays and dance events are being held here, so if you are lucky, you might witness a great show by driving your car rental here.

The Newcastle Art Gallery is the place to learn more about the culture of Australia. Parking your car rental here, you will find a great diversity of art collections, where both historical and contemporary artists have exhibited their amazing work.

Entertainment: Young people will have a wonderful time here, enjoying the wide range of sports, including cricket, horse racing, ice hockey, skating, soccer, rugby, and netball, as well as surfing and kitesurfing. Move your car rental and witness festivals that are also popular, the most famous ones being The Newcastle Regional Show,The Mattara Festival, The Newcastle Jazz Festival and This Is Not Art.

Customer Reviews Newcastle Williamtown Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 503 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Dan F.
    Date: 21 Jul 2019
    Feedback: Once again an excellent easy to use booking service
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Kathleen E.
    Date: 16 May 2019
    Feedback: I usually book with vroomvroom, always easy and any queries the staff are extremely helpfulRegards Kathleen
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Stephen B.
    Date: 27 Apr 2019
    Feedback: Very easy and easy to navigate
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: CHOR H. L.
    Date: 02 Aug 2018
    Feedback: Smooth - like it.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Simon W.
    Date: 30 Jul 2018
    Feedback: Efficient and easy to use
    Rating: 5/5 happy