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Pick-up locationGateshead
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Hire locations7
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gateshead

  • The town of Gateshead lies just across the River Tyne from the city of Newcastle. Car hire in Gateshead gives you immediate flexibility and freedom to explore this region of the country at your leisure, so you never have to suffer the inconvenience of public transportation. For a couple of adventuresome roadtrips, take the A1 south 98 miles to Leeds or travel along the A1 125 miles north to Edinburgh.
  • Newcastle Airport (NCL) is a mere 12 miles from downtown Gateshead, making it the most practical air hub for your flight. It is also the most convenient location to pick up a car hire in Gateshead after you arrive there. Locating the Car Hire Centre at the airport is easy because it is situated just outside the exit of Domestic Arrivals, landside of the main terminal building.
  • Gateshead has a large commercial and retail sector with a population in excess of 100,000 residents. Expect a high volume of vehicular, pedestrian and motorcycle traffic during the morning/evening rush period, as well in the early afternoon hours. Cycling is a popular activity in Gateshead with several dedicated routes around town, so pay particular attention to these lanes, especially at the weekend. The months from June-September will also experience moderate increases in traffic volumes due to tourist activity given the town’s proximity to Newcastle.
  • Expect the area from the Tyne Bridge along A167, and the ring road it creates with the A184, to be a hive of vehicular activity from 07:00-09:00. The A1/A1231 exchange south of the town centre is another key area to avoid during the morning rush outbound as well as during the 16:00-18:30 evening rush hours inbound. The A184/A167 ring road encircles the town’s main retail/commercial zone, which is an active area for vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 13:00-15:00. Bridge traffic (there are at least five) across the Tyne is also vulnerable to delays.
  • Book your car hire in Gateshead at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Gateshead are around 20% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Gateshead

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Gateshead?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gateshead?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gateshead?

    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.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Gateshead?

    The average price of fuel in Gateshead is R128,47 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 542 and R2 055, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gateshead?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gateshead.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Gateshead costs R1 079 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Gateshead costs R1 058 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Gateshead?

    An Intermediate car hire in Gateshead costs R1 832 per day, on average.

Gateshead car rental reviews and directory

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Kent House, Church Street- Gateshead, Tyne And Wear

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Kent House, Church Street

+44 871 384 3460

Monday00:00 - 08:0008:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0000:00 - 08:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:0000:00 - 08:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
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Oakwellgate

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Free2Move

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Durham Road

+44 191 357 0573

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

St James Square

+44 191 477 8595

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

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ADDCAR RENTAL

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Hodgson Toyota Metrocentre

+44 149 476 9810

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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74 Kingsway North

+44 191 482 6400

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 08:00

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Kent House

+44 371 384 3460

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FLIZZR

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Windmill House

+44 844 499 3399

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

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Oakwellgate,gateshead,england

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Sixt

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Askew Road

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
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