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Newcastle Airport is the 11th busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and an important transport hub for those wanting to visit the north of England and Scotland. The airport is located 5 miles out of Newcastle City Center in a place called Woolsington. HAPPYCAR has a variety of attractive options for a Newcastle Airport hire car, so that whatever you do and wherever you decide to go, you can do it stress-free. HAPPYCAR is a rental car price comparison site, that compares the prices of all the best international and local vehicle providers, saving you the hassle of going through each website yourself. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!

Background Information

Newcastle Airport was opened in 1935 during the Second World War, and the airport did not play a major role due to the fact the main airport at the time was found in Cramlington. After the war it was decided to concentrate on the development of Newcastle Airport. In the 1960's a new runway and air traffic control tower was built. In the decades leading up to now the airport has become increasingly busier and has more and more investment put into it. Now it is an international airport flying to over 70 destinations. The airport's road links make it easy to get to the city and also other parts of the north of England and Scotland.

Within Newcastle Airport there are a wide variety of shops, cafes, and bars in the terminal building, varying from top designer brands to the usual high street shops. Following check-in, you will encounter many duty free shops where you can buy goods such as alcohol, tobacco and aftershave or perfume. There are also two executive lounges, one for British Airways and the other for Servisair.


Having a rental car Newcastle Airport is perfect to explore the places near to the airport, just over 5 miles away is Newcastle Aity itself. A shopping trip down Eldon square is highly recommended, as this is one of the largest indoor shopping complexes in Europe. Not too far of a drive is the city of Sunderland in the county of Durham - found on the banks of the River Wear, this old port city is now a vibrant and buzzing city that is growing in popularity, which makes the place a must-see. Whatever you choose to do with your rental car Newcastle Airport, we are here to make your dreams come true. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!