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Newcastle car rentals from $34/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Newcastle with a pick-up date of 7/28 and drop-off date of 8/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Newcastle

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Suzuki Swift car
Suzuki Swift
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$34/day
Hyundai Kona car
Hyundai Kona
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$40/day
Kia Forte car
Kia Forte
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$35/day
Toyota Corolla car
Toyota Corolla
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
$49/day
Toyota Camry car
Toyota Camry
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
$39/day
Toyota Highlander car
Toyota Highlander
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
$53/day
MG 3 car
MG 3
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$47/day
Hyundai Staria car
Hyundai Staria
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
$113/day
Class Special Car car
Class Special Car
or similar Category
5
5
2/4
$38/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
5
4-5
$39/day
Nissan X-Trail car
Nissan X-Trail
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$41/day
Kia Stonic car
Kia Stonic
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$44/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Newcastle

  • Car rentals in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, offer several advantages to both tourists and locals. Renting a car allows you to explore Newcastle and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You're not dependent on public transportation schedules and can tailor your itinerary to your preferences. Still, the city and its surroundings have many beautiful natural attractions, beaches, and national parks that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. Having a rental car allows you to explore remote areas that might not be covered by buses or trains, like Watagans National Park, Lostock Dam, and Dungog.
  • Newcastle, NSW, is served by Newcastle (Williamtown) Airport (NTL), the region's main airport. The airport has several car rentals in Newcastle located within the terminal, making it convenient for travelers to pick up and drop off rental cars. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty operate their counters in the arrivals area. The pick-up garage is a few steps from the terminal building, and you won’t need a shuttle to get there. Consider reserving your car online in advance to ensure the availability of a specific car and enjoy special rates.
  • Australia follows left-hand traffic, which means you drive Newcastle car rentals on the left side of the road and overtake on the right. If you're not used to this driving arrangement, it's essential to be cautious and attentive when merging and turning. Roundabouts are common in Newcastle, and drivers are expected to yield to vehicles already in the roundabout. Remember to signal when exiting a roundabout. In addition, pedestrian safety is a priority, especially in urban areas. Drivers are expected to yield to pedestrians at designated crosswalks and intersections.
  • Newcastle, NSW, does experience some road congestion, particularly during peak travel times. However, the extent of congestion and the specific roadways affected can vary. Rush hours in Newcastle typically occur during the weekday mornings (around 7 am to 9 am) and afternoons (around 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm) as commuters travel to and from work. These are the times when traffic congestion is more likely due to increased demand on major routes. Major roads that experience congestion include Pacific Highway (M1), Hunter Expressway, Industrial Drive, and King Street and Hunter Street.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Newcastle for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Newcastle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Newcastle are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size rental cars in Newcastle are around 83% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Newcastle

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

    On average a rental car in Newcastle costs $44 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Newcastle found in the last 2 weeks is $27.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Newcastle?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($34/day), Europcar ($38/day) and Alamo ($47/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Budget 50 Clyde St 2292 (2 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Newcastle?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Newcastle. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Newcastle?

    The average gas price in Newcastle is $4.27 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $51 and $68, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Newcastle?

    Full-size (Class Full-size Van or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newcastle.

  • Which car rental companies are at Williamtown airport (NTL)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Williamtown airport is Budget.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Williamtown airport (NTL)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Williamtown airport to off-airport locations is Budget.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Newcastle?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Newcastle?

    A Full Size car rental in Newcastle costs $114 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Newcastle?

    A Premium car rental in Newcastle costs $69 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Newcastle?

    A Mini car rental in Newcastle costs $50 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Newcastle?

    In Newcastle, cars are most frequently rented at Sixt Terminal Building, Williamtown (9 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Newcastle?

    On average a rental car in Newcastle costs $305 per week ($44 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Newcastle?

    On average a rental car in Newcastle costs $1,306 per month ($44 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Newcastle?

    Most car rental providers in Newcastle offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Newcastle, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Newcastle?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 14 car rental agencies in Newcastle.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Newcastle?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Newcastle?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Newcastle so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for car rental in Newcastle, NSW?

    The type of car recommended for car rental in Newcastle, NSW, depends on your specific needs, preferences, and travel plans. If you're traveling alone or with a small group, a compact car or a sedan might be suitable for city driving and exploring. For larger groups or families, you might opt for an SUV or a minivan for added space and comfort. However, if you plan to explore remote areas or drive on rough roads, consider renting a vehicle with higher ground clearance, such as an SUV or a crossover.

  • What’s the speed limit in Newcastle, NSW?

    Speed limits in Newcastle, NSW, adhere to the standard speed limits set by the New South Wales road authorities. However, speed limits can vary depending on the type of road and the specific area. For instance, you must exceed 50 km/h (31 mph) on streets within residential and commercial areas, 40 km/h (25 mph) in school zones, 60 km/h (37 mph) on suburban roads or main roads, and 100 km/h (62 mph) on freeways and highways.

  • Where are the best places to park car rentals in Newcastle, NSW?

    Parking options in Newcastle, NSW, vary depending on the area you're visiting and the time of day. In the city center and commercial areas, you'll find both on-street metered parking and off-street parking lots or garages. These areas can get busy, especially during weekdays, so arriving early is advisable to secure a parking spot. Popular lots include Hunter Street Mall, King Street, and Bolton Street. You’ll pay around A$2-5 (about $1.30-3.20) per hour for the service.

Newcastle car rental reviews and directory

East Coast Car Rentals

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

849 Hunter Street, Newcastle West, NSW

+61 1800 474 258

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
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Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

Terminal Building

+61 2 4965 0162

Opening times not available

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Staff very friendly.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

11b/50 Clyde Street

+61 136139

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Rachel, the young woman that checked us in, Amazing!!

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Nothing

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.5

Very good

5 reviews

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr

+61 2 8303 2274

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pay and bond should be all at once.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Will not use again as we got charged currency conversion not aware the company was in Ireland

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Easy to check in and fuss free.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.3

Very good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

50 Clyde St

+61 2 4904 5255

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Terminal Building

+61 2 4910 9203

Monday07:15 - 21:00
Tuesday07:15 - 21:00
Wednesday07:15 - 21:00
Thursday07:15 - 21:00
Friday07:15 - 21:00
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Sunday07:15 - 21:00

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9.2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

It was compact but still roomy enough, easy to drive and park.

Cons:

Nothing the car suited us for what we needed it for. Would get a bigger model car if we were doing a lot of driving and there was more than two of us.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
The car was great But was charged $200 to my card over the invoice slack staff

6.0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff happy to help

Cons:

Lower prices

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.6

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

11b/50 Clyde Street

+61 2 4967 5223

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Affordable and fantastic customer services.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
After booking with call centre all details NOOT passed onto collection site. Staff at collection site pleasant but curt as if i was lying about what was said at call centre.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2022

KAYAK
I didn't like the fact that took $265 for bond $ when it should have $ 200 And worse of all they haven't return it to my account yet.

1 out of 1

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

Aeropelican Airport

Opening times not available

Williamstown Dve

+61 249 651 360

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr

+61 2 8303 2274

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

15 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West

+61 249 400 364

Opening times not available

20 Denison Street

+61 249 895 750

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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Sunday07:30 - 17:00

5 Throsby Street

+61 249 400 364

Opening times not available

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National

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr

+61 2 8303 2274

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Newcastle

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849 Hunter Street

Opening times not available

Unit 1/42 Riverside Drive, Mayfield West

Opening times not available

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Red Spot

No score available yet

One location in Newcastle

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Locations in Newcastle

Newcastle Airport - Terminal 1

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Newcastle

Locations in Newcastle

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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Target Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Newcastle

Locations in Newcastle

Williamtown Apt Williamtown Nsw(1), NS

+61 249 651 896

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

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17 travelers who rented a car in Newcastle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

Car rental locations in or near Newcastle

Good to know

Most popular agency

East Coast Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a rental car in Newcastle

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