Sun, sea, sand… Newcastle is a fantastic holiday spot
Our sole focus is delivering the best car rental deal from Newcastle Airport, New South Wales. It’s a tourism region on the rise, which means Newcastle Airport handles more than one million passengers each year. Located two hours north of the big smoke of Sydney, it’s the perfect place to land and pick-up your car rental quickly. It underwent a major development in 2005 and there are plans for a hotel complex to deal with the increasing passenger demand, but for now, it’s happily located on the east coast of Australia, with gorgeous beaches, National Parks, lakes and walks galore just a short drive away.
Car rental – we take away all the stress
With so many places to see in Newcastle, and the gorgeous Australian eastern coastline on your doorstep, vehicle hire is the last thing you want to worry about. Our constantly active and live rates allow you to book well in advance – the earlier the better – and jump behind the wheel as soon as you check out and collect your luggage.
The beauty of our site is we incorporate ALL of the top brands into our easy-to-use search engine. We have no desire to push you one way or the other – just select the best deal for you. After inputting travel details, click the yellow search button and your Newcastle vehicle hire options are right in front of you. There’s likely to be quite a few pages to choose from, so filter your selection with regards to size, fleet, class – or maybe you just want the cheapest deal, which is the first one you will see.
Bag yourself a bargain
Our site prides itself on always delivering you the best deals. On our home page, you will see ‘Today’s top special offers’. These cover all the different hire companies, including Double Upgrades, free rental days and Double Frequent Flyer points. Bookmark our site in your favourites, so you don’t miss out.
The following companies have rental desks within the airport terminal, near arrivals:
When you’ve locked in all of your details, it’s time to make your pick. Now although the prices may seem similar, with only a few dollars between them, use our handy summary to make your decision easier. Next to the green ticks, you will see the special additions to your deal, such as theft protection, collision damage waiver and free cancellation and amendments – which apply to most vehicles. We also focus on specifications, such as vehicle age, air-conditioning and availability. And if you want an SUV or a 4WD, just use the Filter by Class tool on the left-hand side of the home page. This also provides filters for fleet, transmission, number of travellers and availability.
But perhaps the biggest bonus is our fantastic customer service team. With extensive experience in the car rental business, they are always ready to answer your queries. Operating 24 hours a day on weekdays and 12 hours a day on weekends, you are in very safe hands. Also look out for our low-price guarantee. If you find a better deal online, for the exact same vehicle and itinerary, we will beat the price by a dollar and offer a 25% discount off DriveEasy Excess Cover.
Be safe on the roads of Newcastle
Handy tips for every driver:
● The roads are generally of a high quality, but do watch out for people slowing down to take in the gorgeous coastal scenery. They can be irritating.
● Many Sydney residents travel north to escape the big city – do not be surprised if you are caught in heavy traffic during the summer months.
● Plan your route. This is probably the most important piece of advice, as it’s easy to get lost in a new town.
● Aussies drive on the left-hand side of the road, just like NZ and the UK.
● There are mass regions of absolutely nothing in Australia. Don’t gamble on fuel and keep plenty of water at hand, to deal with the sometimes uncomfortably hot temperatures.
● You require a valid driver’s licence – whether that’s an Australian one, an English one (valid for three months) or an international driving permit.
Time to hit the road
With our extensive support team behind you, at least you know the best in the business have taken care of your rental vehicle. And we know you can never predict what’s going to happen, so call our service team with any queries. But hopefully you won’t have any and your memories of Newcastle and Australia will last a lifetime!
Sunny Newcastle is the younger, more laid-back sibling to Sydney, a northern neighbour with a lot to offer any visitor. From the wonderful wine of the Hunter Valley to the golden surf beaches lining the city coast, it’s a fantastic place to hit the road and discover the Land Down Under.
Here’s where you’ll find everything you need to know about Newcastle Airport’s car rental brands, so you can pick up the perfect vehicle for your travel plans.
On Airport Rental Brands
Avis Car Rental has a counter in the terminal at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318, and a city depot at 33 Maitland Road. From either, you can rent a car in their extensive modern fleet. It includes vehicles of all sizes, from tiny economy cars to SUVs, station wagons, vans and even luxury cars like Chryslers for those special road trips.
Budget Car Rental have a location at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318 and also offer rentals close to the CBD at 107 Tudor Street. They offer late-model vehicles which run the gamut from economy to full size.
Europcar’s modern and comfortable fleet of cars can be rented from their location at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318 or their city depot at 5 Throsby Street. You can pick up a little Nissan Micra (or similar), or bring the whole clan along and book something like a Mitsubishi ASX or Toyota Commuter van.
Hertz Car Rental has a convenient location at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318 and another one not far from the CBD at 213-217 Maitland Road. Their range of modern vehicles includes economy, compact, standard and full size cars, SUVs, minivans and even some high-performance gems in their Adrenaline Collection.
Australian company Redspot Car Rentals offers rentals in Newcastle from their counter in the terminal at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318. Their young and reliable fleet includes economy and compact hatchbacks, sedans of various sizes, and some bigger vehicles great for large groups.
Thrifty Car Rental can be found at Newcastle Airport, 1 Williamtown Drive, Williamtown, NSW 2318 and also in the Newcastle suburb of Charlestown at 272 Pacific Highway. They have a late-model fleet with plenty of options for automatic and manual transmissions in plenty of sizes from tiny metro cars to premium SUVs .
Auto Europe Car Rental will be one of the brands you see above, and you can often get some great savings when you book through this company. Keep a look out for their deals.
Firefly Car Rental is serviced at the Hertz desk in Newcastle Airport, so that’s where you’ll go to pick up your car. They offer the same great cars but often at even better prices!
Keddy by Europcar operates from the Europcar desk at Newcastle Airport, and draws on the Europcar fleet. You can often find a good bargain with Keddy - especially at certain times of the year.