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Car rental rates in Newcastle

Located around two hours drive from the New South Wales capital of Sydney, Newcastle is a terrific destination to add to your self-drive holiday. Nearby lie beautiful beaches, national parks, and of course, the famous wineries of the Hunter Valley.


Renting a car from Newcastle is easy with VroomVroomVroom. Use our simple to use price comparison tool to compare the latest car rental rates and select a competitive hire car from our range of well-respected providers — it can take as little as two minutes.

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Economy CarSixt

From $59/day

for 26 May - 31 May 2024
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Compact CarBudget

From $60/day

for 25 May - 28 May 2024
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Intermediate CarBudget

From $62/day

for 25 May - 28 May 2024
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Fullsize CarSixt

From $72/day

for 26 May - 31 May 2024
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Compact SUVThrifty

From $76/day

for 24 May - 27 May 2024
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Intermediate SUVBudget

From $76/day

for 26 May - 29 May 2024

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Rental rate prices displayed are AUD and were available in response to a search at 12:01 am on May 23, 2024 by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, for the specified travel dates, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates. Rates include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 23 May, 2024

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Our customers have rated their Newcastle car rental booking experience 4.9/5
(59 reviews)
  • 17 Dec 2023

    Smooth and easy

    willie t.
    Booked: Kia Sportage or similar
    Newcastle Downtown
    Kia Sportage or similar
  • 26 Apr 2024

    You offer a wide selection of vehicles from different car hire companies which makes it easier to compare them. It was easy to make our booking and didn't run into any problems

    graeme a.
    Booked: Kia Sportage or similar
    Brisbane Airport
    Kia Sportage or similar
  • 02 Mar 2024

    Easy to use and price is lower than other rental companies that I have checked for the same period and excess coverage.

    yet kuan n.
    Booked: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or similar
    Perth Airport T1/T2
    Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or similar
  • 19 Apr 2024

    Very easy to make the booking

    luis carlos p.
    Booked: Vehicle determined upon pick-up (Compact or Larger) or similar
    Cairns Domestic Airport
    Vehicle determined upon pick-up (Compact or Larger) or similar
  • 10 Apr 2024

    Easy to use

    michael b.
    Booked: Kia Carnival or similar
    Cairns Airport
    Kia Carnival or similar
  • 15 Apr 2024

    easy

    ashley s.
    Booked: MG MG3 or similar
    Cairns Domestic Airport
    MG MG3 or similar
  • 01 Apr 2024

    Happy

    john f.
    Booked: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD or similar
    Maroochydore Airport
    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4WD or similar
  • 29 Apr 2024

    Easy to use and informative

    stephen t.
    Booked: Toyota RAV4 or similar
    Melbourne Airport
    Toyota RAV4 or similar
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Quick facts on hiring a car in Newcastle

🚗 Vehicle typesCar, Passenger Van and SUV.
🔑 No. of depotsFive car rental depots in Newcastle.
✅ Rental brandsAvis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Car models commonly available in Newcastle

Popular rental car models in Newcastle last month

  • % of Bookings
    Price range last month
  • 1

    18%

    $125
    $209
    Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5Intermediate SUV

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty

  • 2

    18%

    $87
    $124
    Mazda CX-9

    Mazda CX-9Fullsize SUV

    7

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • 3

    12%

    $152
    $289
    Toyota Kluger

    Toyota KlugerFullsize SUV

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget, Sixt

  • 4

    12%

    $357
    $386
    Kia Carnival

    Kia CarnivalFullsize Passenger Van

    8

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Rent with

    Hertz

  • 5

    12%

    $65
    $209
    Kia Cerato

    Kia CeratoIntermediate Car

    5

    5

    2 small

    Rent with

    Budget

Audi vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Audi Q5

    Audi Q5

    5

    4

    3 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz

Hyundai vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Hyundai i30

    Hyundai i30

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Hyundai Kona

    Hyundai Kona

    5

    5

    1 small

    Providers

    Budget

Kia vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Kia Carnival

    Kia Carnival

    8

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz, Avis, Budget

    Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

  • Kia Sportage

    Kia Sportage

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Avis

Mazda vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Mazda CX-30

    Mazda CX-30

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Mazda CX-9

    Mazda CX-9

    7

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Mazda CX5

    Mazda CX5

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

Nissan vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Nissan X-Trail

    Nissan X-Trail

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Budget

Suzuki vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Suzuki Swift

    Suzuki Swift

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Budget

Toyota vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Toyota C-HR

    Toyota C-HR

    5

    5

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis

    Toyota Camry

    Toyota Camry

    5

    4

    2 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt

  • Toyota Camry Hybrid

    Toyota Camry HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz, Avis, Sixt

    Toyota Corolla

    Toyota Corolla

    5

    4

    3 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget, Hertz

  • Toyota Corolla Hatch

    Toyota Corolla Hatch

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Avis, Sixt

    Toyota Corolla Hybrid

    Toyota Corolla HybridHybrid

    5

    4

    1 large, 1 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Corrolla  Hybrid

    Toyota Corrolla HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

    Toyota Cross Hybrid

    Toyota Cross HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Kluger

    Toyota Kluger

    7

    5

    4 large, 6 small

    Providers

    Sixt, Avis, Budget

    Toyota Kluger Hybrid

    Toyota Kluger HybridHybrid

    7

    4

    3 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

  • Toyota Prado

    Toyota Prado

    7

    5

    4 small

    Providers

    Avis, Budget

    Toyota RAV4

    Toyota RAV4

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    Toyota RAV4 HybridHybrid

    5

    5

    2 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Thrifty, Hertz

    Toyota Yaris

    Toyota Yaris

    5

    5

    2 small

    Providers

    Sixt

Other vehicles for hire in Newcastle

  • Mystery Car

    Mystery Car

    5

    4

    1 large, 2 small

    Providers

    Hertz

    VW Tiguan

    VW Tiguan

    5

    5

    2 large, 3 small

    Providers

    Sixt

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The price range indicates the AUD per-day rental rates from bookings made using our search engine, excluding any extras, in most cases. While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 23 May, 2024

Newcastle daily rate data

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$76

$101

Fri

24 May

$76

$101

Sat

25 May

$76

$101

Sun

26 May

$76

$166

Mon

27 May

$109

$134

Tue

28 May

$100

$145

Wed

29 May

$107

$132

Price range over the past 12 months for a medium SUV

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$87

$130

Fri

24 May

$80

$125

Sat

25 May

$81

$125

Sun

26 May

$76

$125

Mon

27 May

$93

$145

Tue

28 May

$84

$140

Wed

29 May

$93

$137

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$98

$119

Fri

24 May

$98

$114

Sat

25 May

$98

$114

Sun

26 May

$97

$114

Mon

27 May

$107

$132

Tue

28 May

$97

$127

Wed

29 May

$107

$124

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Fri

24 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sat

25 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sun

26 May

$118

$188

Mon

27 May

$157

$160

Tue

28 May

$127

$173

Wed

29 May

$155

$158

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$65

$96

Fri

24 May

$64

$79

Sat

25 May

$60

$81

Sun

26 May

$59

$85

Mon

27 May

$64

$109

Tue

28 May

$59

$105

Wed

29 May

$64

$102

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$95

$95

Fri

24 May

$76

$95

Sat

25 May

$62

$95

Sun

26 May

$73

$101

Mon

27 May

$83

$125

Tue

28 May

$75

$134

Wed

29 May

$83

$124

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

$99

$108

Fri

24 May

$79

$99

Sat

25 May

$79

$99

Sun

26 May

$72

$178

Mon

27 May

$86

$131

Tue

28 May

$79

$143

Wed

29 May

$86

$130

Next 7 days rates

Per day price range

Today

23 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Fri

24 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sat

25 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Sun

26 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Mon

27 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Tue

28 May

There is limited availability for pick up at this location on some dates in the next seven days. Use our price comparison tool to get current rental rates and availability.

Limited availability

Wed

29 May

$137

$137

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Historical daily rate pricing information is data from actual bookings made using our search engine in the previous 12 months.

Next 7 days rates are obtained from searches in our reservation system for a 3 day rental duration, by an Australian resident aged between 30 and 69 years old, with a pickup and return time of 10:00 am on the indicated pick up date. Rates and vehicle availability may change without notice.

Prices are in AUD and include all mandatory fees for the rental and exclude credit card surcharges and extras.

While we make reasonable efforts to provide accurate and reliable data, the data is provided ‘as is’ and errors or other defects may occur. For more information, click here: Terms and Conditions.

Rates are in AUD and were last updated on 23 May, 2024

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Local expert tips for hiring a car in Newcastle

  • Watch your speed

    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.

  • Peak hour traffic

    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 during morning and evening peak times.

  • Parking

    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.

  • Flexible one-way car rentals

    Planning to get a one-way car rental for an interstate trip? You can book a hire car in Newcastle and return it to another location. Just untick the “Return to the same location” option in our search form and select your preferred return location.

  • Hitting the Hunter?

    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.

  • Save on fuel cost

    Newcastle’s best fuel prices can be found using our free fuel price comparison app.

Car rental depots in Newcastle

Car hire depots in Newcastle are marked on the map below.

Opening hours are provided by the depots and are subject to change.
  • Avis Newcastle Downtown

    50 Clyde St, Hamilton North NSW, 2292

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Budget Newcastle

    50 Clyde St, Hamilton North NSW, 2292

    Today •8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    1.80 • 1 rating

    1

    Service

    1

    Information

    3

    Accessibility

    1

    Vehicle

    3

    Presentation

  • Hertz Newcastle Downtown

    11b/50 Clyde Street, Hamilton North NSW, 2292

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Sixt Charlestown

    272 Pacific Hwy, Charlestown NSW, 2290

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.30 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    4

    Information

    4

    Accessibility

    5

    Vehicle

    4

    Presentation

  • Thrifty Newcastle

    11b/50 Clyde Street, Hamilton North NSW, 2292

    Today •7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    monday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    tuesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    wednesday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    thursday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    friday

    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    saturday

    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    sunday

    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4.40 • 2 ratings

    5

    Service

    5

    Information

    5

    Accessibility

    3

    Vehicle

    5

    Presentation

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Frequently asked questions

On hiring a car in Newcastle, New South Wales

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

    Prices start at AUD $59 per day for an Economy Car, up to AUD $188 per day for a Premium SUV. Get a live rate for your planned dates and desired vehicle in Newcastle.

  • How much does it cost to hire a Minivan or People Mover in Newcastle?

    If you’ve got a crowd, but don’t need something as large as a bus, then a 7-seater or 8-seater Minivan hire might be your best option. A Minivan costs AUD $135 per day. Check for a live rate by entering your desired car hire dates in Newcastle.

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

    The highest-rated rental car in Newcastle is Mazda CX5 or similar, based on ratings by our customers within the last 12 months.

  • What is the highest-rated car hire provider in Newcastle?

    Thrifty is the highest-rated car hire provider in Newcastle, based on ratings by our customers.

  • Is it cheaper to book a weekly car rental in Newcastle?

    The per-day rates of some rental cars may fall if you book for a longer rental period. Prices often change around daily, three-day, five-day and seven-day periods. Also, note that the selection of rental cars available in Newcastle may be more limited if you are looking for a long-term car rental, so it’s best to compare a few different booking durations first.

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