|Car types||Compact, Convertible, Economy, Intermediate, Luxury, Luxury SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Premium, Premium SUV|
|Popular agencies||Europcar, Free2Move|
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.
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.
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 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.