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Car and truck hire Charlestown

Newcastle / Charlestown, Newcastle, NSW
272 Pacific Highway
Charlestown NSW 2290
You’ll find the Thrifty Charleston office on the Pacific Highway, between the Apollo Hotel Charleston and the Newcastle Heights Motel. There are U-turn bays in both directions, but you’ll likely only need one if you’re heading south to get to Thrifty. There’s a bus stop right on the front doorstep, and you can take any public bus that’s headed for Charleston. The closest train station is Cardiff, which is a 10-minute drive away by taxi. 

Car hire in Charlestown from Thrifty

  • Year-round great prices
  • Helpful local staff
  • Wide variety of rental vehicles

Passenger vehicles available in Charlestown

Small to medium rentals

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

If all you’re after is something to get you from A to B, a smaller vehicle such as a Mitsubishi Mirage or a Toyota Yaris could be just the ticket. Meanwhile, medium vehicles are ideal if you’ve got a bit of luggage with you or you simply need the extra leg room, so consider booking something like a Toyota Camry or Mitsubishi Lancer.



Mitsubishi ASX

SUVS are a lot more versatile, so if you need one for your trip, pick up a Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Kluger or Mitsubishi Pajero from Thrifty in Bankstown. With the latest in technology and safety features, you’re guaranteed a smooth, comfortable ride.


Luxury vehicles

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

Thrifty strives to offer a range of vehicles, so if you want something a little more upscale, talk to the team about options. With comfortable interiors and all the latest technology, renting a luxury sedan or sportier vehicle could be the perfect way to treat yourself to a more enjoyable ride.


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Things to see and do with a car rental in Charlestown

There’s so much to do in and around Newcastle that you’ll be spoiled for choice, so don’t forget to add a little extra time to your rental so you can experience some of the city and surrounds.

Charleston Square offers its own cinema and shopping mall, which is perfect if you’re in the mood for some bargain hunting. Meanwhile, other Newcastle hotspots include the museum and the numerous bars and restaurants. And of course you can’t come to the area without checking out the gorgeous beaches – Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach are popular spots with locals and visitors alike. You can also head out to the ANZAC Memorial Walk, a spectacular 450 metres of walkway along the coastline.

Newcastle is also a great place to start a road trip, as you can point your wheels in any direction and end up somewhere amazing. To the south, the Central Coast glitters with nightlife and stunning beaches. Inland, the Yengo National Park offers epic scenery, as well as endless walking tracks to see it all.

Nearby, there’s also the lush Hunter Valley region and some of the best vineyards in the country. Head north with your Charleston car rental and you’ll find yourselves enjoying the bays, beaches and landscapes on the way to Port Macquarie.

You’ll never be short of things to do when you have a car rental to get you around, so check the Thrifty travel blog for more awesome ideas and advice. 

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