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Find an Affordable Car Hire in Newcastle

Nobbys lighthouse, famous landmark in Newcastle, Australia

Renting a car from Newcastle is easy with VroomVroomVroom. Use our easy price comparison tool to compare the latest car rates from major suppliers.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Newcastle

Vehicle Classes​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Number of Depots​​4
SuppliersAvis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz​

Newcastle Airport Collection

We work with six car hire suppliers at Newcastle Airport for a selection of great rates and a convenient collection and drop-off arrangement. Pick up your car from Newcastle Airport and start your adventure now.

Top Hire Car Tips in Newcastle

Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, Newcastle is a harbour city situated at the mouth of the Hunter River. Here are our top tips for driving in Newcastle:

  1. Due to the condensed nature of Newcastle’s layout, getting from place to place is relatively easy, and busy traffic won’t be a worry except for during morning and evening peak times.
  2. For a smooth, quick drive out to the Hunter Valley and surrounding towns, head out via Wallsend and follow Newcastle Link Road onto the recently constructed Hunter Expressway.
  3. The speed limit in most areas of Newcastle generally sits between 60km/h and 70km/h, though be aware of the many 40km/h school zones across the city. Always drive to the signposted speed limit and conditions of the road.
  4. Be sure to check the parking signs for time limits along popular strips like Darby Street, Beaumont Street, and Newcastle Foreshore to avoid parking tickets.
  5. Newcastle’s best fuel prices can be found using our free fuel price comparison app.

What Our Customers Say

Debbie (August 2019): Debbie booked their car rental with Avis. They rated the condition of the car a 10/10 and did not experience any issues with the pick-up and return process at the Newcastle depot.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Newcastle Car Hire

How much does it cost to hire a car in Newcastle?

In April 2019, our customers paid between AUD$28 and AUD$126 per day for a hire car. Prices vary depending on vehicle type, time of year, and booking duration. For current rates in Newcastle, use our price comparison tool.

What is the highest-rated rental car in Newcastle?

The highest-rated rental car in Newcastle is Hyundai Accent or similar​ based on recent ratings​ by our customers.

What is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Newcastle?

Budget​ is the highest-rated car hire supplier in Newcastle based on recent ratings by our customers.

Our Guide To Visiting Newcastle

Perched between a busy harbour and expansive beaches, Newcastle is a rapidly growing city with an eclectic mix of cafe and surf culture. Here are some of our favourite experiences in and around Newcastle:

Attractions | Accommodation



Attractions

Newcastle Museum

Address: 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle 2300

Located in the historic Honeysuckle Railway workshops near the old docks, Newcastle Museum is a kid-friendly museum with interactive exhibits related to the area's natural and industrial history.

Sand Dune Adventures Tours

Address: 2163 Nelson Bay Road, Williamtown 2318

Get your quad bike fix with Sand Dune Adventures Tours. You’ll traverse the largest shifting sand dunes in the southern hemisphere, guided by local professionals on a thrilling hour-long tour.

Civic Theatre

Address: 375 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

Located behind Newcastle Town Hall, Civic Theatre offers something for everyone. With traditional and contemporary plays, stand-up comedy, and musical performances, you’re sure to find something of interest.

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Accommodation

Junction Hotel

Address: 204 Corlette Street, The Junction 2291

This award-winning hotel is only a 30-minute drive from Newcastle Airport. Junction Hotel features a restaurant bar, along with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TVs, and outstanding customer service.

Clarendon Hotel

Address: 347 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

Set in the CBD, this pub-style hotel is a short walk to the foreshore, ideally situated for most visitors. The hotel features a restaurant and art-deco style bar, providing a contemporary and relaxed atmosphere.​

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Customer Reviews for Newcastle Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 271 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Melissa W.
    Date: 07 Aug 2020
    Feedback: All good
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Tusiane I. F.
    Date: 16 Jan 2020
    Feedback: Good deals.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: David C.
    Date: 16 Jun 2019
    Feedback: Very easy with no problems.
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Ben G.
    Date: 22 Jan 2019
    Feedback: Quick and no fuss!
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Yasir A.
    Date: 04 Jan 2019
    Feedback: great !
    Rating: 5/5 happy