Car Hire in Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport Car HireBrimming with culture, history and gastronomical delights, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and beyond offers a wealth of sightseeing opportunities easily explored from the comfort of your hire car.
Arrive at Newcastle Airport, pick up your rental and start your journey through England’s northeast.
Picking up your hire car at Avis Newcastle Airport
As you walk out of domestic arrivals you will see the Avisdesk directly in front of you.
As you come out of the arrivals area turn left and walk straight down the terminal. You will see the car hire desks on the right hand side.
|Monday||07:30 - 22:30|
|Tuesday||07:30 - 22:30|
|Wednesday||07:30 - 22:30|
|Thursday||07:30 - 22:30|
|Friday||07:30 - 22:30|
|Saturday||08:30 - 18:30|
|Sunday||08:30 - 22:30|
Alternative car hire locations in Newcastle
Plan your journey from Newcastle AirportNewcastle Airport is just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. This riverside city provides the perfect base to explore both its vibrant self and its sister town Gateshead, settled on the south bank of the River Tyne (easily accessed via a choice of bridges).
This diverse destination offers a lively mix of nightlife, award-winning cuisine and heritage. Grainger Town, the historic heart of Newcastle, is an ideal place to start. Not only does it boast stunning examples of buildings designed by famous architect Richard Grainger; it’s also home to Grey’s Monument – a well-known landmark erected in 1838 to commemorate the Reform Act of 1832. The Theatre Royal is also in the area, alongside a generous sprinkling of cafes, bars, shops and galleries.
If you want to find out more about the city, a visit to the Discovery Museum is a must. With interactive displays and activities, it’s a fun way to learn about the history of Newcastle and Tyneside. The Life Science Centre, featuring the only 4D motion ride in the northeast of England, plus a huge planetarium, is also a fun option for a family day out.
A trip to Newcastle Castle is another must. As well as offering outstanding views, this fascinating historic site allows you to navigate ancient passageways and chambers, as well as explore the medieval dungeons where prisoners were once held.
Discover Newcastle and the northeast of England with your Avis hire car and the open road ahead.
Road trips from Newcastle airportThe northeast of England boasts a host of award-winning attractions and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as more castles than any other region in the country. Add to this the stunning scenery, pretty beaches, excellent golf courses and diverse cities, like Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham, it’s little wonder so many visitors flock here each year.
Take the A69 from Newcastle Airport and in under an hour you’ll reach Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort – the most complete of its kind in Britain. Aside from discovering the history behind these famous archaeological remains, the area offers excellent walking and cycling trails.
Durham is less than a 40-minute drive from Newcastle Airport via the A1 and A1 (M). Steeped in history, the city’s castle and cathedral were awarded World Heritage Site status in 1986. Durham itself is well worth exploring with its enchanting cobbled streets, chic boutiques and cosy pubs. Nearby Durham Dales and the North Pennines (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are around a 90-minute drive from the city and perfect for an afternoon of rest and relaxation.
Drive for just an hour from the airport (via the A1058) and you’ll reach Tynemouth Longsands. Backed by cliffs, this striking golden sand beach has been awarded a Blue Flag. Keen ramblers will delight in the choice of nearby beaches along this coast. Stretch your legs with a long walk and if you’re feeling adventurous, splash about with watersports.
There’s much to discover in the northeast of England. All you have to do is drive.
Road rules in United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.