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Car hire Newcastle Airport

Due to travel restrictions and the impact of COVID-19, we have temporarily changed our trading hours at Newcastle Airport.

Monday to Friday: 07:00am - 05:00pm
Saturday: 07:00am - 04:30pm
Sunday: 07:00am - 05:00pm

Newcastle (Williamtown) Airport, NSW
Terminal Building
Williamtown NSW 2318
Desk located in Arrivals Hall at Newcastle (Williamtown) Airport. 35 minutes' drive to/from Newcastle City.  

Car hire at Newcastle Airport from Thrifty

  • Convenient airport terminal desk
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local staff
  • Range of cars and commercial vehicles available

Are you flying into Newcastle Airport, Williamtown for a corporate trip or heading to Newcastle City and surround for an epic exploration of the area? Whatever your reason for visiting the thriving area of Newcastle, our team at Thrifty Newcastle Airport is here to help get you on your way.

Our fleet includes passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, tippers, vans, utes, 4WDs and buses.

Passenger vehicles for hire

Small & Medium

Small and medium - ECMR - Toyota Yaris

Thrifty’s small and medium cars are perfect for those looking for a fuel-efficient and easy to drive car for getting around town. A popular favourite is the Toyota Corolla. 

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Mitsubishi ASX

Would you like a more comfortable drive with extra leg and boot space? Try an SUV for roomy interiors and plenty of seating. These are perfect for family trips.

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Large & luxury

Large and luxury - LDAR - Holden Caprice V8

If you're in need of more power or boot space, we have a selection of larger, sportier sedans available. Take your driving experience to the next level! 

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Commercial vehicles and optional extras available

If you’re in need of a ute, truck or van, we also have a great range of commercial vehicles available to rent. View our range of commercial vehicles >

We can also assist with optional extras such as baby and child seats, GPS units and moving accessories. Mine-spec vehicles can also be provided. 

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Things to see and do with a rental car in Newcastle

Around 2 hours drive north of Sydney, you'll discover all the delights of the harbour side city of Newcastle. When you get to Newcastle there is much to see and do and a hire car will provide you with the ultimate convenience. While you're in the area here are some of our top tips:

Enjoy a day at the beach: Located right next to the water, Newcastle has a great range of beaches to visit. Bar Beach on Memorial Drive is one of the most popular where swimmers, surfers and even Hang Gliders come to enjoy the breathtaking views of the white stretching sand and sparkling blue waters. Of course, just like any other beach in Australia make sure you slip slop slap and stay within the flags when swimming.

Get to know the history of Newcastle: Following the Convict and Industry Walking Tour that starts from the Convict Lumber yard on the corner of Watt and Scott Streets, is a great way to see the remnants of the early convict settlement through industrial monuments that still stand today. The tour ends at the Newcastle Museum, home to some standout exhibitions that showcase the convict heritage of Newcastle. Other historic places to visit include Maitland Gaol, Newcastle at War Walking Tour and the Newcastle Ghost Tour.

Drive to the nearby Hunter Region: If you have a few extra days up your sleeve then the  1.5 hours' drive to the Hunter Valley from Newcastle is definitely a must-do, which will take you through some beautiful countryside and vineyard territory. Once you've arrived in the Hunter Region, stop by one of the many wineries, breweries and champagne houses that call the area home. Of course, if you plan to be testing one too many beverages, then join one of the daily wine tours and leave the driving to the following day.

Stuck in the airport? Newcastle Airport is the main airport servicing the Newcastle and Hunter region, located in the central coast of New South Wales, Australia. Whether you're flying into Newcastle Airport or are simply waiting to kill time until your next flight, there's plenty to keep you entertained in the vicinity.

Insomnia Coffee is the place to be. From Arabica bean brewed coffees to tasty focaccias it's sure to fulfil your jetsetting appetite. There's also the News Travels newsagency outlet, which is the ideal place to pick up a good book or magazine for your travels.

If you have any questions about flight information, just stop by the Newcastle Airport Information desk or if you are after a hire car for your exploration of Newcastle come speak to one of our friendly Thrifty staff members.


For more ideas of what to do in NSW and Australia with your car rental, read up on the latest from the Thrifty travel blog!

We also have many more locations around NSW for your convenience. View more NSW car rental locations.

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