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Car rental companies in Newquay

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  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3307)
  • Avis

    8.5 (4952)
  • Hertz

    8.3 (5768)
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  • Budget

    8.2 (8534)
  • Europcar

    8 (6754)
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  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (2821)
  • Thrifty

    7.7 (4531)

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Newquay Guide

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Newquay has long been known in the UK as the surf capital of the country. It is located in southwest England in County Cornwall, a region within a peninsula with the Celtic Sea to the north and west and the English Channel to the south. This is a premier resort destination in England and much of the economy here is based on tourism. Many attractions can be reached on foot, but having your own car means you drive to the many beaches here and visit the stunning surrounding countryside.

Who to Book With
When you get the time before you head to Newquay, compare a few rental car prices online to determine availability during the high season and catch great deals. Several car rental firms are found in Newquay, including international firms like Avis, Alamo, National, Europcar and Hertz. The offices of these car rental companies can be found around town, mainly in the airport and in the downtown area.

Best Time to Go
Newquay enjoys a mild maritime climate, and temperatures remain pleasant even in the height of summer or winter. It can get very hot in the summer with temperatures climbing up to 31°C, prompting the thousands of tourists that descend to enjoy the beaches of the city.

Need to Know Essentials
During the retrieval of the rental vehicle, the following must be submitted:

- The credit card of the person who made the booking
- Rental booking confirmation
- A national licence (or an International Driving Permit)
- ID to prove age

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There are a number of major and secondary roads that connect Newquay to the cities and towns of Southwest England. The main access road from Newport Cornwall Airport in the north is the A3059, while the main road leading to the southern English coast is the A3058. Car parks are available in the many guesthouses, lodges and hotels in the area. It’s best to check with your chosen accommodation if it can provide a parking spot.

Those looking for more information on driving in the UK can see this guide.


Getting around by public transport is not a problem in this prominent seaside destination. Local buses, as well as intercity buses, are run by a number of companies, and the train station at Newquay is connected to the national railway via Par, with direct and frequent services in the summer. Taxi companies also have many locations in the city centre.

Newquay is part of the national network of trains, with services here run by Southwest Trains. The branch line from the station in Par terminates at Newquay Railway Station. In the summer, there are intercity services from London as well as CrossCountry services running from Par direct to Newquay. Local trains provide services on Sundays.

Many cab companies are located right within downtown area. 123 Taxis provide taxi and minibus services in Newquay and across greater Cornwall. A2B Newquay Travel has a range of vehicles in its fleet, including those suitable for big groups. Other companies with locations in the city centre include Carminow Cabs, Fleet Cabs and 10-11 Taxis.

The main bus operator is the National Express Group, which provides coaches to many parts of England. Locally in Newquay, buses are operated by Western Greyhound, FirstGroup and Summercourt Travel. The hub for buses in Newquay is the station at Manor Road.


The beaches are the main attractions in this region, and the area in and around Newquay is home to no less than nine. The most popular ones are those close to the centre such as Fistral Beach. A good daytrip from Newquay is Land’s End, the most southerly point of Britain. This a great coastal drive finished at a signpost that proclaims you have reached the “end of England”.

Recommended Drives

Fistral Beach - This is the most prominent and most popular beach in Newquay. It is a short drive west from the city centre and bound by two landmarks—Towan Head, a headland to the north, and the Pentire Point East in the south. The beach is quite sandy and offers great breaks for surfing.

Crantock Beach - This is located farther south of the city centre along the scenic coastline. Because it is farther from the action, it is relatively quiet, and the beach is equally stunning, if not more so, than those in Newquay centre.

Land's End - This is the area at the very tip of England’s southwest. A headland is located here with a signpost that proclaims that this is the “end of the England”. A visitor centre can be found in Land’s End, while the road to the north leads to John o'Groats in the Scottish Highlands.

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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

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?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

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).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Thrifty