Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Newcastle car hire

Make the most of Newcastle car hire and explore this fantastic region. Drive just south of the River Tyne and you’ll see Antony Gormley’s now iconic sculpture, the ‘Angel of the North’. Take in beautiful coastal scenery and explore National Parks.

Visit the shores of Whitley Bay on your Newcastle city break. Drive along the scenic coast for fabulous ocean views. At low tide, you can walk out to the 100-year-old
St Mary’s Lighthouse. The magnificent Scottish capital of Edinburgh is worth the day’s journey from Newcastle. Easily accessible are the spectacular Northumberland and North Yorkshire Moors National Parks.

See Newcastle and beyond by car

Scottish flag flying in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and Northumberland

Visit East Lothian by car and take in the region's award-winning beaches and idyllic towns and villages, set against 40 miles of relaxing coastline. Head north from Edinburgh across the Forth Bridge to St Andrews, the home of golf, and indulge in a few rounds in luxurious surroundings. Follow the beautiful Northumberland coastal path to the attractive Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. On family breaks visit majestic Alnwick Castle, which starred as Hogwarts school in the first two Harry Potter movies.

The Lake District

Lake District

Hire a car in Newcastle and combine a city break with a couple of days in England's largest National Park. The spectacular Lake District has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most stunning holiday destinations in Britain. With its jaw-dropping scenery and charming towns, it begs to be explored by car or on foot. Sample the famous mint cake in Kendal and be sure to stop at the delightful tourist town of Bowness-on-Windermere, which has an enchanting lakeside setting.

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow

Southern Scotland

Newcastle car rental allows you to be north of the border in less than two hours. With its magnificent castle and thriving cultural scene, Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh is a must-visit. Vibrant, cutting-edge Glasgow offers a different but equally fantastic break experience. Explore the wonderful Ayrshire countryside and stop at Ayr, a picturesque town that affords glorious panoramic views of the peaks of Arran and Mull of Kintyre. Take in stunning coastal vistas while golfing in Turnberry.

Durham Cathedral at dusk

The North East

Use your Newcastle car hire to visit historic Durham. The city’s dramatic skyline dominated by iconic 12th-century cathedral is a striking sight to behold. Wander its meandering lanes and discover stylish boutiques and an eclectic variety of restaurants. Durham’s majestic castle is another must-visit. Or why not drive to Sunderland, which offers an enticing blend of city excitement, stunning coast and glorious countryside? Stroll along beautiful beaches, take in a show or browse the boutiques at The Bridges Shopping Centre.

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