Pros: Great service, very accommodating. Easirent was the best experience I've had renting a car. Their overall reviews seem lackluster, so I don't know if it was the location I was at (Newcastle) or if they've stepped their game up. I would definitely use Easirent again, and would definitely recommend them.Cons: My old qualm is that automatic costs a lot more than manual. I can drive manual, but my buddy couldn't. I was designated driver, which is a bit tiring when you're driving long distances.
Pros: The lady at Newcastle was extremely helpful and very friendly. Although the Lexus was smaller than I expected, the vehicle itself was comfortable, extremely clean and made my journey very pleasant. The drop off was very straight forward, although there wasn't any staff when I dropped the vehicle off in Aberdeen, and left the keys at the drop off letter box. Overall, I'd recommend Enterprise for hiring a vehicle in the future.Cons: The vehicle category I had rented was the full size SUV, which states a Volvo XC60 or similar. The Lexus is much smaller than an XC60 and not a full size SUV. I think the vehicle categories should be described much more clearer.
10.0 Excellent25 Dec 2016
Great servicePros: Staff were excellent!Cons: Nothing
8.0 Excellent23 Nov 2016
Eager to pleasePros: Ease of access to trainsCons: Difficulty to find a parking spot on dropping off the car
Not what I expected - very unprofessional.Pros: The car was OK and met my expectationsCons: I agreed a hire cost with Kayak from the USA. When I picked-up the car I was told I had to pay an extra £21. When I argued that I had a contract they somewhat reluctantly said that an adjustment would be made when I returned the car. But when I returned the car the office was closed because of flooding problem according to the notice on the door! When I called the number I was told to just put the keys through the letterbox! Now I am very uncomfortable that the contract has been concluded in an appropriate and professional manner.
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2018
Perfect car pick up and drop off, and for all my needs.Pros: the Fiat 500 - so sweet for buzzing about visiting family
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 hire 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 hires. Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise all have offices at this airport. With the hire 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.
25% of our users found a car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne for £12 or less
Book your car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy car hires in Newcastle upon Tyne are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Newcastle upon Tyne
Some car hire 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, Alamo and Hertz
On average a hire car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £17 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (£19/day), Budget (£39/day) and Enterprise (£50/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Newcastle Airport Unit 6 Browns Park, Brunswick Industrial Estate NE13 7GD (5 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Newcastle upon Tyne is £4.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £57 and £76, depending on the car size.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A Economy car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £11 per day, on average.
A Premium car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £12 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £20 per day, on average.
In Newcastle upon Tyne, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Newcastle Airport Unit 6 Browns Park, Brunswick Industrial Estate (5 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £120 per week (£17 per day).
On average a car hire in Newcastle upon Tyne costs £515 per month (£17 per day).
What type of car is recommended for driving in Newcastle Upon Tyne?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 hire 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 petrol 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 petrol 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.