Gateshead car hire

Gateshead car hire

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Gateshead, ENG, United Kingdom
24 Oct — 31 Oct
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Gateshead, ENG, United Kingdom
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Gateshead car hire information

Pick-up locationGateshead
Car typesCompact, Convertible, Economy, Intermediate, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Premium, Premium SUV
Hire locations5
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Free2Move

Cheap car hire in Gateshead

Economy£34/day
Compact£40/day
Intermediate£61/day
Mini£30/day
Premium£122/day
Passenger van£78/day
Luxury£143/day
Convertible£147/day
Premium SUV£153/day
Luxury SUV£201/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Gateshead car hire reviews and directory

Sunnycars
Best rated
2 locations in Gateshead
Sunnycars
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Gateshead
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
From £18/day
Enterprise
1 location in Gateshead
Enterprise
Locations in Gateshead
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From £14/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Gateshead
Europcar
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
From £17/day
Firefly
1 location in Gateshead
Firefly
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
Free2Move
1 location in Gateshead
Free2Move
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
From £15/day
Hertz
1 location in Gateshead
Hertz
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Gateshead
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
From £18/day
Sixt
1 location in Gateshead
Sixt
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Gateshead
Thrifty
Locations in Gateshead
Recent reviews

Car hire locations in or near Gateshead

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£14/day

Good deal

£10/day

When to book a car hire in Gateshead

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Gateshead

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Gateshead car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Gateshead.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Gateshead car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Gateshead

  • The town of Gateshead lies just across the River Tyne from the city of Newcastle. Car hire in Gateshead gives you immediate flexibility and freedom to explore this region of the country at your leisure, so you never have to suffer the inconvenience of public transportation. For a couple of adventuresome roadtrips, take the A1 south 98 miles to Leeds or travel along the A1 125 miles north to Edinburgh.
  • Newcastle Airport (NCL) is a mere 12 miles from downtown Gateshead, making it the most practical air hub for your flight. It is also the most convenient location to pick up a car hire in Gateshead after you arrive there. Locating the Car Hire Centre at the airport is easy because it is situated just outside the exit of Domestic Arrivals, landside of the main terminal building.
  • Gateshead has a large commercial and retail sector with a population in excess of 100,000 residents. Expect a high volume of vehicular, pedestrian and motorcycle traffic during the morning/evening rush period, as well in the early afternoon hours. Cycling is a popular activity in Gateshead with several dedicated routes around town, so pay particular attention to these lanes, especially at the weekend. The months from June-September will also experience moderate increases in traffic volumes due to tourist activity given the town’s proximity to Newcastle.
  • Expect the area from the Tyne Bridge along A167, and the ring road it creates with the A184, to be a hive of vehicular activity from 07:00-09:00. The A1/A1231 exchange south of the town centre is another key area to avoid during the morning rush outbound as well as during the 16:00-18:30 evening rush hours inbound. The A184/A167 ring road encircles the town’s main retail/commercial zone, which is an active area for vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 13:00-15:00. Bridge traffic (there are at least five) across the Tyne is also vulnerable to delays.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Gateshead for £10 or less
  • Book your car hire in Gateshead at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hires in Gateshead are around -19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Gateshead

  • Some car hire companies in Gateshead which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Gateshead costs £14 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Free2Move (£25/day) and Europcar (£93/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Free2Move Durham Road NE8 4AP (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Gateshead is £5.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gateshead.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Newcastle airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, Budget and National.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Newcastle airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, keddy by Europcar, Sixt and Budget.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Compact car hire in Gateshead costs £22 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Gateshead costs £13 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Gateshead costs £28 per day, on average.

  • In Gateshead, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Newcastle Airport Unit 6 Browns Park, Brunswick Industrial Estate (7 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Gateshead costs £99 per week (£14 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Gateshead costs £423 per month (£14 per day).

  • When it comes to driving around the town and the county of Tyne and Wear, your best choice of Gateshead car hire should depend on the number of passengers and your budget. Small economy cars and compacts are cheaper and more fuel efficient while large vehicles like 4x4s and saloons are a bit more expensive but offer more storage capacity and seating for parties of four or more.

  • The legal speed limit across Gateshead is 30mph, but there are districts where a strict 20mph zone is enforced. Cars driving through urban areas are allowed to travel at 40mph, while in rural areas that limit increases to 50mph. On dual carriageways, the legal limit is 60mph, and vehicles driving on the A1(M) and A194(M) can accelerate to speeds up to 70mph along certain sections. Anticipate traffic cameras and CCTV at all major junctions, road interchanges as well as in populated and retail districts.

  • The average price for a litre of petrol in Gateshead is about £1.18, while the average price for a litre of diesel is about £1.24. Around the town, you can find about 15 locations where you can refuel your Gateshead hire car. BP, Jet and Shell account for about half of these fuel stations, while Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons combined have about five petrol outlets within the town precincts.

  • Gateshead Council administers a number of on-street parking, short term and long term car parks around town. On-street parking is on a pay and display basis, where the maximum limit is 3h and charges vary from £0.90-£1.20 depending on location. Short term surface car parks have a max limit of 3h and rates range from around £1 per hour to around £2.60 for 2h, while rates at long term surface car parks vary from £0.40 to £2.50 depending on location. Hours of operation also vary with some car parks open 24h a day. Cash and PaybyPhone payments are accepted.