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Newquay car rental information

Pick-up locationNewquay
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Rental locations13
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Newquay

  • Although Newquay has several transport options, renting one of the cheap rental cars in Newquay can allow you to get around the city more easily. To rent a car from any of the Newquay car rentals, you must be at least 21 years old. However, drivers in Newquay and throughout England must be at least 18 years old in order to possess a license and operate a vehicle. Most rental car companies in Newquay charge an underage fee to anyone under the age of 20 who wants to rent a car from one of the facilities in the city.
  • If you are traveling with children in a rented automobile in Newquay, be sure to follow the city's strict child seat laws. Children younger than two years old must always ride in a rear-facing seat with a harness, according these requirements. Transporting children between the ages of 2 and 8 years requires the use of a booster seat, child car seat, or another certified restraint device at all times. You may easily get these safety accessories from any of the cheap rental cars rentals in Newquay. However, you will need to pay a different daily charge for each of these specific services.
  • It's convenient to rent an electric car in Newquay. The city has more than 10 electric vehicle (EV) charging points. Both Level 2 and Level 3 charging are available at these nearby Level 2 and Level 3 EV charging stations. Because you can recharge your rental electric car at any station that is close by, you won't have to worry about driving it anywhere in the city. Ask your preferred rental car company for directions if you are unsure of where V charging stations are located.
  • Car hire in Newquay lets you explore this bustling coastal town and all its surrounding areas with ease. Pack up for a day at Fistral Beach, where you can try your hand at surfing, or head to the Blue Reef Aquarium for a day out with the family. Alternatively, you can venture further afield and discover the stunning Cornwall coast, quaint villages and national parks nearby. The sights of Carnewas at Bedruthen Steps are only a 20-25min drive away and the villages of Porth and Saint Newlyn East are only 10-15min by car.
  • Newquay is only a 15min drive from the local airport (Cornwall Airport Newquay), where car hire firms such as Hertz and Europcar are on hand to get you on the road in no time. They’re located in the main terminal building and desks are open Monday to Friday between 8:00–16:00 and 8:00–13:00 on Saturday. Take the right-hand door as you come out of arrivals and you’ll see them 30 yards or so in front of you. A meet and greet service can usually be arranged when booking if your flight lands outside of these hours.
  • The roads in the centre of Newquay can be especially narrow and may require extra care and attention when driving on them. The country and coastal roads surrounding the town are long and winding with slow-moving farm vehicles regularly driving along them. It’s advisable to watch your speed and be careful when overtaking here. There are also many steep hills that can be treacherous in wet or icy weather, so you will have to adjust accordingly in such conditions.
  • In the summer, tourists can clog up the roads in and around Newquay, so it may be better to travel at quieter times like early in the morning to avoid delays. This goes particularly for the A392, the A3075 and Trevemper Road heading into Newquay. When it is hot outside, roads tend to be less busy as the majority of people are at the beach. During rainy periods, traffic may increase as people look for other things to do. Like anywhere, you may experience some rush hour traffic in Newquay, which tends to peak between 8:00 and 9:00 and 17:00 and 18:00.
  • Book your rental car in Newquay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Newquay car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Newquay 
TracieMar. 2024
Driving in Newquay was great, lots of parking.
LorrieJul. 2023
Definitely get the insurance if you are to be driving in Devon or Cornwall as there are many very small lanes

FAQs about renting a car in Newquay

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Newquay?

    A compact economy vehicle is an ideal hire car in Newquay for one or two people making their way to and from the beach. A larger saloon or 4x4 is better suited when there are more people in your party or you’re travelling with surfboards. In the summer months, you may want to pick out a stylish convertible and travel the coastal roads in style.

  • What’s the speed limit in Newquay?

    In the centre of town, you can expect speed limits of 20-30mph. On surrounding roads like the A392 and A3075, the limit is 60mph, although, you should watch out for average speed checks and restrictions due to road works etc. Always remember to adjust your speed in wet weather conditions and during busy periods.

  • Where are the best places to park in Newquay?

    There are plenty of car parks in the centre of Newquay. The Manor, Mountwise and St. Georges Road are all great locations for around £3.10 for up to 2h, and they’re a short walk from the beach. On-street parking is difficult to find in the height of the tourist season, but in winter you should have no problem. Just be mindful of taking up a designated resident’s spot.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Newquay?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Newquay. 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 Newquay?

    The average gas price in Newquay is C$ 9.68 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 116 and C$ 155, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Newquay?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Newquay.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Newquay?

    An Economy car rental in Newquay costs C$ 87 per day, on average.

  • Should I expect to pay some congestion fees when driving in Newquay?

    Yes. Congestion charge zones in the city are some of the areas you should be aware of when driving your rental car in Newquay. The signposts along the roads heading to the congestion charge zones display the red circular "C", which indicates that you are entering congestion charge zone.

  • What must you have when renting a car in Newquay?

    A valid driver’s license is the first mandatory document you must be in possession for you to pick up any of the cheap rental cars in Newquay, England, UK. The license should not only be valid at the time of renting the car but also during the entire rental period. For non-UK citizens, passport or visa, depending on their country of origin, is one of the documents required.

Newquay car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Newquay

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8a Quintrell Road

+44 371 384 5973

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Newquay Airport

+44 371 384 3415

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
The car was perfect and the person who gave us the car was very helpful and very courteous and friendly

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Newquay

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Treloggan Industrial Estate

+44 1841 531701

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
They cancelled my reservation the morning of, and I had to scramble to make other plans while traveling.

1 out of 1

Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

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10.0

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Newquay Intl Airport

+44 843 309 3053

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

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Avis

7.4

One location in Newquay

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Saint Mawgan

+44 344 544 6109

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.4

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Newquay Airport

+44 344 544 8930

Monday18:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:30 - 09:30
Friday18:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:30 - 11:30
Sunday20:00 - 22:00

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Hertz

6.9

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Newquay Intl Airport

+44 843 309 3053

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

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Carloggas Cl

+44 843 309 3053

Monday09:30 - 11:30
Tuesday09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday09:30 - 11:30
Thursday09:30 - 11:30
Friday09:30 - 11:30
Saturday09:30 - 11:30
Sunday12:30 - 18:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

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8A Quintrell Road

+44 371 384 5973

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

Newquay Airport

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Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 09:30

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

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One location in Newquay

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Newquay Cornwall Airport

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Newquay

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Unit 6a Longrock Ind Estate, Penzance

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Sunnycars

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Carloggas

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10 travellers who rented a car in Newquay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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Economy

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