Newquay Airport Car Hire

Newquay Airport Car Hire

It is a good idea to hire a car at Newquay Airport as this will cut down on transfer costs to your holiday destination and also give you the freedom and flexibility to explore this beautiful part of the UK.

Booking your rent a car in advance often secures the best deal and also ensures that you get the make and model you require with any extras such as child seats, GPS, etc.

You can get a free online car hire quote for your Newquay Car Hire here

Car Hire at Newquay Airport

The length of Cornwall from the Devon border to Land’s End is approximately 75 miles.

It varies dramatically in width. From coast to the coast Bude to Torpoint is approximately 40 miles; Newquay to St Austell is 15 miles; Godrevy Point to Lizard Point is 21 miles and Hayle to Marazion is 4 miles.

Road travel in Cornwall is usually uncomplicated and can often be a great pleasure if you choose one of the more scenic routes. Once you get away from the main roads things change dramatically in Cornwall and and narrow country lanes edged with hedgerows are full of colour in spring and summer. Coastal roads can offer some magnificent scenery you come across and the back lanes can be equally picturesque.

It is very difficult to predict traffic conditions in Cornwall during the height of the summer holiday season so tune into one of the local radio stations which give regular traffic reports.

When you are driving your hire car the road map will indicate three main roads which are important for travelling in Cornwall:

  • A39 enters Cornwall from North Devon and Bude and offers access to Camelford, Wadebridge, Indian Queens, Truro and ends in Falmouth.
  • A38 enters Cornwall at Saltash and passes through Liskeard and ends at the A30 at Bodmin.
  • A30 is Cornwall’s main road which carries the bulk of dual carriageway and enters Cornwall at Launceston and ends at Land’s End.

Below are some of the popular destinations which you can reach from Newquay, showing which roads you should take and how many miles you have to drive.

Bodmin (A392 -> A30) 21 miles
Bude (A3059 -> A39) 42 miles
Indian Queens (A392) 8 miles
Launceston (A392 -> A30) 45 miles
Liskeard (A392 -> A30 -> A38) 34 miles
Penzance (A3075 -> A30) 35 miles
Redruth (A3075 -> A30) 15 miles
St Agnes (A3075 -> B3277) 14 miles
St Austell (A3058) 19 miles
Truro (A3075 -> A390) 17 miles
Wadebridge (A3059 -> A39) 15 miles

Car Hire Companies at Newquay Airport

There are two major car hire companies situated at the airport.  Their offices are just outside the main terminal building and are clearly signposted.

They are Europcar at Newquay Airport and Hertz at Newquay Airport