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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Newport

  • There are plenty of advantages to choosing car hire in Newport as your way of getting around this bustling city near the Severn River estuary. For a start, there are many outlying attractions that you’d have to get a taxi or book a tour in order to see. With your own car you can simply drive to them whenever you feel like it. Among these sights are the Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, requiring a short drive out from the city, the West Usk Lighthouse built in 1821 on the Severn estuary itself and Celtic Manor Resort, which has a world-class golf course that has hosted the Ryder Cup.
  • The closest airport to fly to and pick up your Newport car hire is Bristol Airport, some 19 miles away. Here you’ll discover a very modern Car Rental Centre with prominent signs in the arrivals hall to point the way there. Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and more have their offices there. The airport runs a free shuttle bus from the terminal building to this centre, which is right next to the Silver Zone Car Park. You then take the M4 and cross the River Usk to get to Newport.
  • Newport, despite being something of a coastal resort, is one of the busiest commercial centres in Wales. The traffic can become really congested, and if you’re not used to city traffic, be prepared for that aspect. This is also a student town, as the University of South Wales is located in the city, so there are plenty of pedestrians and students riding bicycles that you should watch out for.
  • You should try and avoid the city centre during the rush hours in Newport, as the city has a bit of a reputation for high density of traffic. These can last from 07:00 to 09:00, with most of the gridlock happening at around 08:00. The evening rush hour can start as early as 15:30, particularly on Fridays, and usually lasts until around 18:00, peaking between 17:00 and 18:00. The A470 comes to a virtual standstill at these times: you can find yourself moving at an average speed of only 7mph on this road. There is also always a bottleneck at Brynglas Tunnel that affects the M4 where it connects to Newport.
  • Book your car hire in Newport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Newport are around 84% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Newport

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

    When you’re looking for the right car hire in Newport, and you’re staying in or intending to spend a lot of time in the city centre, then the traffic dictates that you choose the most easily manoeuvrable. A city car will be your stalwart here, particularly if you’re travelling alone or as a couple. Otherwise hire a compact style of saloon or, at most, a smaller MPV. If you'd prefer to visit the tourist attractions outside the city centre, then book a hotel further out and hire something more spacious, like a saloon or a larger SUV.

  • What’s the speed limit in Newport?

    You will need to pay quite close attention to the various speed limit zones in Newport, as the maximum allowed speed is restricted to 20mph in certain areas, rather than the standard 30mph that you’ll find in the other urban and suburban areas of the city. The 20mph limit covers large areas of the city, including those that Wharf Road and Usk Road run through. Speed limit enforcement is a combination of cameras and sensors that flash your current speed as you pass them.

  • Where are the best places to park in Newport?

    You can find free parking in Newport in the Newport City Council-run car parks, such as those in Coldbath Road, Caerleon, Malpas and on Hollybush Avenue. Others in the city centre will cost a few pounds per hour, like Friars Walk Car Park and Kingsway Car Park.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Newport?

    The average price of fuel in Newport is R126,34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 516 and R2 021, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Newport?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newport.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Newport costs R214 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Newport costs R372 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Newport?

    A Mini car hire in Newport costs R396 per day, on average.

Newport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

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10.0

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10.0

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8.0

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Unit 9, Estuary Court

+44 371 384 5972

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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Very nice car. Probably shouldn’t have had a station wagon for driving around Cornwall. But the car was comfortable and the extra room was great. Pick up and drop off were very timely. Which is good when hurrying to catch a flight.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

4,0

Mediocre

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Unit 9 Estuary Court, Estuary Road

+44 371 384 5972

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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Unit 9, Estuary Court, Estuary Road, Queensway Meadows

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Thrifty

2,0

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Unit 2 Estbury Court

+44 1633 740194

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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FLIZZR

7,4

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3 Broad St

+44 844 499 3399

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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410 Chepstow Road

+44 1633 275666

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Ipswich Road

+44 29 2047 2800

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Llanfrechfa Way

+44 1633 874568

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2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
They didn’t give me a car. Didn’t notify me until last minute

1 out of 1

Free2Move

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Spytty Road

+44 1633 273414

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 18:00
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Sunnycars

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Estuary Road

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2 travellers who hired a car in Newport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

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