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Newhaven Guide


Lying at the mouth of the River Ouse on the coast of the English Channel is the popular East Sussex port town of Newhaven. Many come here to take advantage of ferry services to France, but it is also a nice place to explore in its own right. The easiest way to do this is by prebooking car hire.

Explore Newhaven

The town's main landmark is the Newhaven Fort, but there is also some great natural beauty to be viewed here. The Newhaven Cliffs (pictured above), for example, have been named a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the vast amounts of fossils that have been preserved in the chalk. There are also many rare plants here of biological interest. Book cheap car hire with us and take a tour along this fantastic coast offering amazing views, and all at your own pace.

Newhaven is close to the sea and there are many water sports to be enjoyed here. The Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club offers water skiing and scuba diving, as well as sailing lessons. There is also an archery club and a bowls centre situated near the marina. Those who like to walk can take the Vanguard Way from Newhaven to East Croydon in south London.

For those using car rental as their form of transport during their trip to Newhaven, the cross-country A26 trunk road, which runs through the town, can take you to Maidstone. Eastbourne and Brighton are also accessible from the A259 road, where you can enjoy fish and chips the way they were meant to be.

Car hire in Newhaven also allows for easy access to England's historic capital city of London. Here you will find many famous museums and attractions, such as the London Eye, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London Bridge and the London Dungeons.


The nearest airport to Newhaven is London's Gatwick Airport, approximately 34km's North along the A275.

There is a small ferry port in Newhaven with ferries servicing Dieppe in France. Portsmouth and Dover offer more trips to other destinations along France and Spains coastlines.

Trains pass through Newhaven. Railway stations here include Bishopstone, Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven Town, Southease, Berwick, Newhaven Harbour and Glynde Railway Stations.

For sightseeing car hire is considered the best option as it provides tourists with a sense of freedom, and there's no need to worry about trains or bus times. Book now for the best deals and a fantastic choice of cars from over forty leading supplier, such as Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Practical information

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).