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Car Hire from Newquay Airport

Car Hire at Newquay Cornwall Airport

This information is correct as of July 2015.

Drop by South West England in the United Kingdom via Newquay Cornwall Airport and reach tourist destinations such as the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Fistral Beach, Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Holywell Bay Fun Park, and Trerice, to name a few. Explore the towns of Newquay and Cornwall through the car rental options available within the airport.

Where to hire a car at Newquay Cornwall Airport

The only car rental companies that serve Newquay Cornwall Airport are major car rental brands Europcar and Hertz; each with fully-manned rental stations within the airport. Europcar operates within the airport grounds from Mondays to Sundays at 8:00AM to 10:00PM; while Hertz operates at 7:00AM to 7:30PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 7:00AM to 9:00PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 7:00AM to 8:00PM and 12:00PM to 9:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Outside of the operating hours, pick-up and drop-off can be made upon request.

What to expect when hiring a car from Newquay Cornwall Airport

Newquay Cornwall Airport is located 7.4 kilometres or 4.6 miles northeast of Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall, near Watergate Bay and St Mawgan village. The major roads that surround the airport include the A3059 which then connects to A30 and A39 heading east and west. Getting to Newquay from the airport requires you to take the B3276 route.

Driving around Newquay Cornwall Airport

Newquay’s roads experience generally light traffic that gets heavier towards midday to early afternoon. Among the roads that serve the area of include B3276, Henver Rd or A3058, and Edgcumbe Ave. Cornwall, on the other hand, is served by major roads such as the A38, the A39, and the A30, which link Cornwall with the rest of Great Britain.

When new to driving in England, the traffic goes on the left side of the road with incoming traffic on the right side of the road. As a general ruling, please have your local driver’s licence at hand at all times, in addition to an International Driver’s Permit or IDP, if needed. Also, in Newquay, petrol stations nearby include Westways Filling Station, BP, Queens Garage, Texaco Service Station, Shell, Esso, among others.

Getting to your destination

Some destinations near Newquay Cornwall Airport are Birmingham, Wiltshire, and Bristol, to name a few. Please be advised that when driving to these stops, always have your driving permit or driver’s licence at hand to avoid any delays.

Birmingham
Birmingham offers remarkable attractions such as the Cadbury World, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, National Exhibition Centre, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and more. Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough located within the West Midlands of England.

Birmingham from Newquay Cornwall Airport can be reached in a total of three hours and 57 minutes for 251 miles. Start the trip from the A30, then get on M5 in Devon. Next, follow M5 to reach A38(M) in Birmingham and exit from M6. On A38(M) reach the destination after another 2.1 miles or four minutes.

Wiltshire
Visit Wiltshire for various points of interests such as the Arc Theatre, Ashcombe House, Chisbury Chapel, Corsham Court, and Ludgershall Castle, to name a few.

Start from Newquay Cornwall Airport and reach Wiltshire by driving down Saint Columb Major. Go down A30 and A303 to B3083 in Wiltshire. Get to Wiltshire proper via A360, for a total of three hours and 11 minutes for 175 miles from point of origin.

Bristol
Drop by Bristol and visit Bristol Zoo, Cabot Tower, Blaise Hamlet, Bristol Harbour, and Royal West of England Academy, in addition to many more. Bristol can be found within South West England and is home to an approximate of 440,000 inhabitants.

Driving to Bristol from Newquay Cornwall Airport will take approximately two hours and 45 minutes for 161 miles. Get down Saint Columb Major then A30 and M5 to Redcliff St. Follow Redcliff St then St Thomas St and Counterslip to Passage St and reach the destination.

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