Car hire in Newcastle: Deals to save you up to 20% in September 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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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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Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off car rentals in Australia

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available until 31 December 2021 when you spend a minimum of $50. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Prepayment is required. 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

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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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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Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off car rentals in Australia

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available until 31 December 2021 when you spend a minimum of $50. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart and more. Prepayment is required. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
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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$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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Up to 10% off + free cancellation on Australia rentals

Verified 4 days ago Expires 1 Oct 2021
Available on select rental dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more. Prepayment is required. Must cancel 7 days prior to get a full refund. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 20% off for Entertainment members

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select rentals dates until 2022 across Australia, including Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston. Minimum of 3 days rental required. T&Cs apply.
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Earn Qantas Points on rentals

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Earn 4 Qantas Points per $1 spent on car rentals across Australia. T&Cs apply.
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Third day free on rentals

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on rentals until 31 October 2021 across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
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Expires 28 Feb 2022
Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
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10-day Western Australia campervan escape from $485

Expires 30 Oct 2021
Available on rentals in Perth from 1-30 November 2021 and 1 February - 31 March 2022. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off car hires with code

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on Australia rentals until 30 September 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.
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Australia campervan hires from $299 per week

Expires 20 Dec 2021
Available on JUCY Crib and Champ weekly rentals until 20 December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 10% off 3+ day rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.
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6th day free + free upgrade on rentals

Expires 31 Oct 2021
Available on Australia rentals from 3 October - 5 December 2021 when you book a minimum of 6 days. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more. 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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Free upgrade on car hires

Sign up your email and receive the best car rental offers across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 15% off prestige car rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
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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Up to 15% off 5+ days rentals

Expires 11 Dec 2021
Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. 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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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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