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Car hire in Newcastle: Deals to save you up to 20% in April 2021

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:

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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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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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Third day free on Australia car rentals

Available on 3+ days rentals, including a Saturday night from 22 April - 21 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. 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.


What companies offer car hire from Newcastle Airport?


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

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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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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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AvisAvis

Third day free on Australia car rentals

Available on 3+ days rentals, including a Saturday night from 22 April - 21 June 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on 2+ days rentals until 11 December 2021 when you book 21 days in advance. Destinations include Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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

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Available on rentals from 20 April 2021 - 31 March 2022 when you use the code. T&Cs apply.

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Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 across Australia when you book 128 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Available on rentals until 31 March 2021 across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns, Broome and more. Minimum of 180 days advance booking. T&Cs apply.

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Earn Qantas points on car hires across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off prestige car rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Auckland and more. Minimum of 5 days rental required. 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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Australia car hires from $14.99/day

Available on select dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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Pet-friendly campervan hires from $35/day

Available on select rental dates. Destinations include Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Byron Bay and more. Sample rate is for a 2-seater campervan in Woolloongabba. T&Cs apply.

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Australia rentals from $58/day

Available on select rental dates. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle and more. Sample rate is for a Flexi Delish in Baldivis, WA. 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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