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Car hire in Newcastle: Deals to save you up to 20% in November 2020

Hire a car from Newcastle Airport or the CBD for under $41 a day.

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Newcastle is surrounded by some of Australia's best wine country and beautiful coastal havens and sweeps of beaches.

Getting there is easy with a rental car, and with our guide, you can navigate them all easily and on the cheap with deals on car hire that you can nab right now.

Compare prices for car hire in Newcastle:

Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 50% off Spaceship rentals in Australia

Available on select rental dates from 26 November 2020 - 31 December 2022. Minimum of 14 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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EuropcarEuropcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on select dates until 15 December 2020. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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EuropcarEuropcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available for pick-ups on Sunday, Mondays, and Tuesday until 15 December 2020. Destinations include Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply

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Compare hire cars and prices in Newcastle

To help you budget accordingly, we've outlined approximate costs per day for various types of vehicles hired from Newcastle Airport.

We came up with these costs by searching our rental cars engine for a seven-day hire, booked a month in advance for a driver aged 30+. We then broke your options down into four types of vehicles: small, medium, large and SUV. Prices were retrieved on 28 October 2018.

Small, economy car

  • Car: Toyota Yaris
  • Seats: 4
  • Luggage: 1 large bag and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Europcar
  • Cost: $283.36 for 7 days or $40.48 per day

Medium car

  • Car: Toyota Corolla
  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 1 large bag and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Thrifty
  • Cost: $319.33 for seven days or $45.62 per day

Large car

  • Car: Kia Cerato
  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 2 large bags and 1 small bag
  • Rental company: Europcar
  • Cost: $300.06 for seven days or $42.87 per day

Estate car

  • Car: Mitsubishi ASX
  • Seats: 5
  • Luggage: 3 large bags
  • Rental company: Europcar
  • Cost: $296.49 for seven days or $42.36 per day

Prices mentioned above were retrieved on 28 October and change constantly. Get the latest prices for your car hire today.


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Other car hire pick-up locations in Newcastle

On top of Newcastle Airport, other popular pick-up locations in the city include:

  • Hamilton East
  • Hamilton North

2 popular driving routes in and around Newcastle

Hunter Valley

  • How long is the drive? 57km, one way.
  • How long do I need? 1-2 days.
  • Must-sees along the way: Yengo National Park, Wollombi Village, wineries.

The Hunter Valley is the big draw card for the region with its blissful vineyard escapes, quality wines and local produce. Being only an hour out of Newcastle, you could even reduce this to a half-day trip if you're short on time. If not, spend the weekend because you'll want to unwind here.


Pacific Coast drive (Newcastle-Brisbane leg)

  • How long is the drive? 1,000km.
  • How long do I need? A week.
  • Must-sees along the way: Byron Bay, Port Stephens, Coffs Harbour.

The Pacific Coast drive connects Sydney to Brisbane and the road trip it offers is one of the most popular in the country.

If you're starting in Newcastle you skip the Sydney and Central Coast highlights but can still take in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast. And, thanks to its popularity with backpackers, you can do this journey pretty cheaply, staying at some quality but low-cost hostels like Arts Factory Lodge in Byron Bay along the way.


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Car hire deals in Newcastle

Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 50% off Spaceship rentals in Australia

Available on select rental dates from 26 November 2020 - 31 December 2022. Minimum of 14 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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EuropcarEuropcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on select dates until 15 December 2020. Rental must be for 2 days or more and booked 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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EuropcarEuropcar

Up to 20% off base rate

Available for pick-ups on Sunday, Mondays, and Tuesday until 15 December 2020. Destinations include Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply

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Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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EuropcarEuropcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates for select car hire in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 15% off Apollo Motorhomes rentals

Available on 5+ day rentals until 21 December 2020 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 15% off Cheapa Campa rentals

Available on 5+ day rentals until 21 December 2020 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 20% off Australia Jucy campervan hires

Available on select rental dates from 1 February - 31 March 2021 in all locations. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 35% off Autosleepers Australia rentals

Available on select rental dates from 26 November 2020 - 31 December 2021 in all locations. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 30% off Australia-wide car hires with Spaceships

Available on select rental dates from 26 November 2020 - 31 December 2022 in all locations. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 25% off Travellers Auto Barn rentals

Available on rentals from 1 February - 30 September 2021 across Australia. Minimum of 7 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Get USD$5 off Avis and Budget Car Rentals

Available on select rental dates across Australia. Minimum spend of $50 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Get 1 day free on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you book a minimum of 5 consecutive days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Free upgrade on Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you use the code. T&Cs apply.

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4th day free + free upgrade on Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. Minimum 4 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNowDriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.

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15% off prestige hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021 on participating locations excluding Tasmania. Minimum rental period of one consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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15% off 3+ day weekend car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021 on participating locations excluding Tasmania. Minimum rental period of 3 consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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10% off 3+ day car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more. Minimum rental period of 3 consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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Get 1 day free on 5-day car hires in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until 28 February 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more. Must include a Saturday night keep. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off car rental rates

Available for travel from 1 January - 31 December 2021 on all participating Australia locations. Minimum rental period of one consecutive days applies. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 15% off Australia Mighty Campers rental

Available on rentals from 10 January - 20 December 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off Calypso Campervan rentals

Available from 15 January - 30 August 2021 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Up to USD$30 off car rentals worldwide + Free Covid-19 protection

Available on select rental dates. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, USA and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to USD$110 car hire coupons

Available on select rental dates. Minimum spend of $USD$150+ applies. Destination includes Australia, New Zealand, USA and more.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

5% off Britz campervan rentals

Save on pick-ups across Australia until 22 December. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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EuropcarEuropcar

Up to 20% Australia van and truck rentals

Available on pick ups between Sunday - Thursday until 31 January 2021. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome RepublicMotorhome Republic

Up to 5% off early bird motorhome rentals in Australia

Available for travel on select dates until March 2021 with Hippie Camper, Cruisin Motorhomes Australia, Cheapa Campa and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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15% off daily rental with code in Australia

Available for travel until 31 December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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30% off early payment rental with code in Australia

Available for travel until 14 December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off daily motorhome rental with code in Australia

Available for pick up between 8 October - 13 December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne and more.

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Budget Car RentalBudget Car Rental

Rent for 7 days, Pay for 5

Available on rentals until 1 March 2021 across Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Hobart, Newcastle and more. T&Cs and blackout dates apply.

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HertzHertz

Up to 20% off Australia car hires

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 when you book a minimum of 7 consecutive days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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HertzHertz

Up to 33% off + Free upgrade on weekend rentals

Available on rentals until 31 December 2020 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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AvisAvis

Up to 15% off Australia rentals

Available until 20 December 2020 on prepay bookings. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Get 3rd day free on Australia rentals

Available on rentals until 18 December 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Western Australia car hire

Available on select 2020 and 2021 dates in Fremantle, Midland and Malaga. Minimum of 7 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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Western Australia car hire from $20

Available on rentals until 16 January 2021 across Fremantle, Midland and Malaga. Minimum 7 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Free car rental for members

Join the Emerald Club and earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Inclusive of free rental days and other benefits. Destinations include Australia, Canada, United States and more. T&Cs apply.

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Car hire from $24 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $24 per day. T&Cs apply.

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Driving tips for Newcastle

  • You cannot turn left at a red light. Exceptions to this rule will be clearly marked by road signs at the intersection.
  • Drive on the left. Newcastle is no exception: drive on the left throughout Australia.
  • The default speed limit in urban areas is 50km/h. On all other roads, it's 100km/h.
  • School zone speed limits only apply at certain times on school days. The road signs will tell you during which hours you must obey the lower speed limit.

Newcastle car hire FAQs

  • I am on my P-plates. Can I rent a car? More major car hire companies won't hire to anyone who doesn't have their full licence. If in doubt, check with the company before you book your vehicle.
  • Do I need insurance? Basic insurance is often included in your hire, but it often comes with a high excess. You can reduce this for a fee either through your car hire company or with an external insurer. Before you commit to one or another it's good to shop around and compare to ensure you're getting the right cover for you at the best price.

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