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Car Hire from Newcastle Airport

Car Hire at Newcastle Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

Whether you want to dance until dawn in Newcastle, walk romantic windswept beaches in Northumberland or explore the lively Scottish capital, you can find the best car hire at Newcastle Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Newcastle Airport

There are five car hire companies with desks at Newcastle Airport: Europecar, Hertz, Avis, Budget and Interrent. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Newcastle Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The Skyway Filling Station is located on the premises of Newcastle Airport so it is easy and convenient to fill up your hire car before returning it to the car rental depot.

Driving around Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The airport is in the heart of the North East and is extremely accessible. The A1 is a principal road that links the airport to Edinburgh in the north, Leeds in the south and the city centre of Newcastle.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Newcastle Airport.


The capital of Scotland is a historic and architecturally beautiful city where modern shopping and dining sits alongside castles, cobbled streets and ancient monuments. Fabulous cafes and arthouse cinemas, local beaches and farmers markets make this petit city picture perfect.

Edinburgh is just 2 hours and 20 minutes from Newcastle Airport. Head west on the A696 from the airport, merge onto the A1 and follow signs to Edinburgh.


Northumberland is a charming city; home of Hadrian’s Wall. Its coastline is a landscape of stunning, windswept beaches, holy islands and castles and charming little towns with tearooms and local markets.

It takes just 40 minutes to reach Northumberland from Newcastle Airport. Get on to the A696 from the airport and follow signs to Northumberland. Get onto the B6342 and take this all the way to Northumberland city centre.


Gritty and elegant Newcastle boasts riverside views, Victorian architecture, cutting edge galleries, and truly exceptional restaurants and cafes. Its thumping nightlife, friendly locals and fabulous shopping are legendary.

Newcastle city centre is just 15 to 20 minutes away from Newcastle Airport. Simply head west out of the airport and straight across the roundabout. Follow the A696 to Newcastle upon Tyne ad take the B1318 exit. Follow signs to the city centre. On-street parking is available in Newcastle and is charged between 60p and £1.50* per hour depending on the area. These charges apply between 8am and 6.30pm, every day in the City Centre and 8am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday outside the City Centre. Some areas have maximum two hour limit. Park and Ride facilities offer a cheaper alternative with no time limit on parking. Some hotels in Newcastle have car parking but usually this can cost extra.

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