Newquay car hire

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Newquay car hire information

Pick-up locationNewquay
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Hire locations12
Airport locations9

Cheap car hire in Newquay

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Newquay

  • 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.
  • Book your car hire in Newquay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Newquay are around -45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car 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 is the price of fuel in Newquay?

    The average price of fuel in Newquay is R130,74 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 569 and R2 092, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Newquay?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Newquay.

  • 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 an Intermediate car hire cost in Newquay?

    An Intermediate car hire in Newquay costs R2 272 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Newquay costs R2 149 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Newquay costs R627 per day, on average.

Newquay car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

5 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

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

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

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
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They cancelled my reservation the morning of, and I had to scramble to make other plans while traveling.

1 out of 1

Budget

7,5

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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Avis

7,4

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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Hertz

7,0

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
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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Carloggas Cl

+44 843 309 3053

Monday09:30 - 11:30
Tuesday09:30 - 11:30
Wednesday09:30 - 11:30
Thursday09:30 - 11:30
Friday09:30 - 11:30
Saturday09:30 - 11:30
Sunday12:30 - 18:00

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keddy by Europcar

8,0

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

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Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 22:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday07:30 - 09:30

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Easirent

4,8

Mediocre

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Newquay Cornwall Airport

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Dollar

4,7

Mediocre

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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
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Newquay

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Carloggas

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10 travellers who hired a car in Newquay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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