Newcastle Upon Tyne is considered a college town because it is home to numerous colleges and universities, as well as tons of students. In this town you can visit local attractions like Victoria Tunnel and St. James’ Park, but having a rental car will let you make the short drive to see several historical landmarks, including Bamburgh Castle and York Minster.
Newcastle Airport serves the cities and towns of Northern England. Providing both domestic and international flights, it offers an array of services for passengers, including shops, restaurants, and car rentals. Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise all have offices at this airport. With the rental car desks in close proximity of the domestic arrival hall, it is simple to rent a car when flying into here.
The city of Newcastle Upon Tyne has a number of mini-roundabouts. Driving through these junctions can be a little confusing and complicated because some are narrow and others are limited to public transportation only. Therefore you’ll need to pay close attention to signage. Don’t forget to drive on the left side of the road.
If you drive around Newcastle Upon Tyne during rush hour, you’ll likely be delayed. This is especially true if you are driving on Coast Road, High Street, Neville Road, or through the Tyne Tunnel. Morning rush hour begins at around 7 a.m. but usually slows down by around 9:30 a.m. In the evening, commuters typically return home between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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FAQs about renting a car in Newcastle upon Tyne
Some car rental companies in Newcastle upon Tyne which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar and Hertz
On average a hire car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 24 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION (C$ 55/day), Europcar (C$ 79/day) and Alamo (C$ 121/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at GREEN MOTION Newcastle Airport Unit 6 Browns Park, Brunswick Industrial Estate NE13 7GD (8 kilometers from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Newcastle upon Tyne. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Newcastle upon Tyne is C$ 8.51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 102 and C$ 136, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A Compact car rental in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 32 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 40 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 34 per day, on average.
In Newcastle upon Tyne, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Terminal Building (1 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 171 per week (C$ 24 per day).
On average a rental car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs C$ 731 per month (C$ 24 per day).
Unless you are driving in the winter months, you can choose to rent any car that you are comfortable with. Some of the more popular cars in this region are the Ford, Volkswagen, and MINI Cooper. In the winter, you might fare better with a FWD or AWD vehicle. Most cars available for rent will also have a manual transmission. If you want to rent an automatic, you’ll want to reserve your rental vehicle as soon as possible.
National speed limits are set in the United Kingdom. When traveling on highways from one city to another, you can drive at speeds of 70 mph (or 112 km). On major roads around the city, the maximum speed limit is 60 mph (or 95 km). Note that there are speed cameras all around the city, so be careful to stay within the speed limit.
In the UK gasoline is often referred to as petrol. The cost of petrol in Newcastle Upon Tyne is $5.41 USD or 4.72 Euros per gallon. If you need to use premium or diesel fuel you’ll pay slightly more. In comparison to the United States, the cost of gasoline in the UK is about double.
You’ll find many parking options during your stay in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The city itself owns and operates several parking lots and garages. There are also a number of parking spots around St. James’ Park and on Claremont Road and Grey Street. For added convenience, you can pay metered parking via your mobile phone or credit card.