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Newquay car hires from £16/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Newquay with a pick-up date of 27/6 and drop-off date of 17/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Newquay

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Economy£16/day
Compact£18/day
Intermediate£40/day
Full-size SUV£67/day
Mini£16/day
Premium£77/day
Luxury£105/day
Compact SUV£22/day
Intermediate SUV£29/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Newquay

  • An important tip to keep in mind when you book cheap car hire in Newquay is to be aware of the potential for narrow roads. Newquay is a popular destination but the narrow lanes, particularly in rural areas, can sometimes put people off Newquay car hire. Staying alert and picking a smaller car that is easy to manoeuvre in smaller spaces are good ways to reduce any concerns, as it's important to be cautious when driving to avoid damaging the hire car or other vehicles
  • While Newquay has some well-maintained roads, the same can't always be said for rural areas. Some roads in these areas can be quite narrow and winding, so it's important to take extra care when driving. This is especially true if you're not used to driving on the left-hand side of the road. Some rural areas to be cautious of when driving in Newquay include the winding country lanes around St. Agnes and the narrow roads around the villages of Crantock and Cubert.
  • If you're planning on exploring the countryside or coastal areas around Newquay, some great options include Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach. If you're looking to head inland, consider visiting the picturesque village of St. Agnes or the stunning Trevaunance Cove. With these tips in mind, you'll be well-prepared for your Newquay car hire experience. Going places means you'll need petrol. When you book cheap car hire in Newquay, it's important to check the fuel policy. Some companies will provide you with a full tank of fuel and expect you to return the car with a full tank, while others will charge you for the fuel you use.
  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Newquay for £36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Newquay at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Newquay are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact hire cars in Newquay are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

Newquay car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired 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 car hire 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.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Newquay?

    On average a car hire in Newquay costs £46 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Newquay?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£16/day), keddy by Europcar (£16/day) and Alamo (£29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Newquay Airport TR8 4RQ (4 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Newquay?

    The average price of fuel in Newquay is £5.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £88, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Newquay?

    Compact (Class Compact Wagon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newquay.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Cornwall Newquay airport (NQY)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Cornwall Newquay airport include Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Alamo, keddy by Europcar and National.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Cornwall Newquay airport (NQY)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cornwall Newquay airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Newquay?

    A Compact car hire in Newquay costs £42 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Newquay costs £69 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Newquay?

    A Standard car hire in Newquay costs £56 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Newquay?

    In Newquay, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Newquay Airport (4 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Newquay cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Newquay costs £324 per week (£46 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Newquay cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Newquay costs £1,390 per month (£46 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Newquay?

    Most car hire providers in Newquay offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Newquay, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • Can I drive to other places from Newquay?

    Yes, Newquay is a great starting point for exploring Cornwall and the surrounding areas when driving in your Newquay car hire. You can take day trips to popular destinations like St. Ives, Falmouth, and the Eden Project. Just be sure to plan your route in advance and check the driving conditions, especially if you're planning to drive on coastal roads or in mountainous areas.

  • What type of vehicle is best for driving in Newquay?

    The type of vehicle you choose largely depends on your planned itinerary. If you're sticking to city driving and shorter trips, an economy or compact car will suffice. However, if you plan on exploring the rugged coastal terrain, a four-wheel drive might be more appropriate. It's always better to be prepared and rent a vehicle that can handle the terrain you plan on exploring.

Newquay car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

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

May 2024

KAYAK
Great check in & return at Eurocar

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

Most popular

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
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2.0 Poor

Sept 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

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10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Newquay

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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
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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Avis

7.5

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

One location in Newquay

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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

7.1

One location in Newquay

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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
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Carloggas Cl

+44 843 309 3053

Monday09:30 - 11:30
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Friday09:30 - 11:30
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Sunday12:30 - 18:00

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National

8.8

Very Good

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Newquay airport

+44 1452 934721

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

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2 locations in Newquay

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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

1637860390

Monday09:00 - 16:00
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Thursday08:30 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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Sunday07:30 - 09:30

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Alamo

8.2

Very Good

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Newquay airport

03713843415

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

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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Unit 6A Longrock Ind Estate, Penzance

+44 371 384 5975

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
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Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in Newquay

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Newquay Airport - St. Mawgan

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11 travellers who hired a car in Newquay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Newquay

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£46/day

Good deal

£36/day

When to book a car hire in Newquay

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Car hire insurance in Newquay

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Newquay car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Newquay.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Newquay car hire.