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New Castle car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in New Castle

  • Renting a car in New Castle is a great way to explore the city in Delaware and nearby destinations. You don’t have to deal with the hassle or congestion that comes with using public transport. New Castle car rentals also help you get to various destinations inaccessible by public transport. You can drive to the quaint town of Chesapeake City, around 45 miles away, and enjoy scenic waterfront views, charming shops, and restaurants or discover the picturesque Brandywine Valley, renowned for its stunning landscapes, gardens, and historic estates, approximately 20 miles from the city.
  • If you’re flying to New Castle, DE, you’ll land at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), around 27 miles from the city. Different agencies provide on-site car rental services at the airport, including Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Budget, National, and Hertz. The car rental desks are in the main Terminal building, close to the Baggage Claim Area. Rental car shuttles will pick you up from Zone 2 on Arrivals Road.
  • Driving in Newcastle, DE, can be a relatively easy experience. It’s a small city with a well-developed road network. The business district is usually busy during certain times of the day, so always drive cautiously around this zone. Since New Castle is located on the Delaware River, you’ll encounter a lot of trucks and other commercial vehicles on the roads. The city also hosts several universities, so there are often college students walking or driving around. Slow down as you approach highly-populated areas like residential areas, school zones, and business districts.
  • New Castle, DE, is a popular cultural and business center, so there are times when traffic can get congested, especially during rush hour. Rush hour in the city usually starts from 6:30 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm. Traffic is busiest on major roads like the I-95, US-13, and DE-141. Avoid driving during rush hour or plan your trip early to avoid congestion.
  • Book your rental car in New Castle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in New Castle are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in New Castle

  • How much is the price of fuel in New Castle?

    The average price of fuel in New Castle is ₹ 313 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 3,753 and ₹ 5,004, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in New Castle?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New Castle.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Philadelphia airport is Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Philadelphia airport (PHL)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Philadelphia airport to off-airport locations is Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

  • How can I find car hires near me in New Castle?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in New Castle?

    A Mini car hire in New Castle costs ₹ 6,036 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in New Castle?

    A Standard car hire in New Castle costs ₹ 8,049 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in New Castle?

    An Economy car hire in New Castle costs ₹ 7,491 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in New Castle, DE?

    New Castle has a good road network accessible by any vehicle. The type of car you choose from car rentals in New Castle depends on your needs. If you’re exploring the city by yourself and have less luggage, consider an economy rental. For group travels, you can opt for a minivan rental or a standard car. Consider an SUV rental if you’ll be visiting different parts of the city or nearby destinations with rugged terrains. Car rentals in New Castle have a selection of vehicles that match your driving needs.

  • What is the speed limit in New Castle, DE?

    You should be aware of local speed limits if you opt for car rentals in New Castle. Unless otherwise posted, the general speed limit in New Castle, DE, is 20 mph in school zones, 25 mph in residential areas, 50 mph on a two-lane open road, 55 mph on roads with four lanes or more, and 65 mph on interstate roads or major highways. Law enforcement officers use speed guns or conduct regular highway patrols. Drive within the posted speed limits on different roads and stay aware of your surroundings.

  • Where are the best places to park in New Castle, DE?

    New Castle, DE, has several parking options. The New Castle City Hall Parking Garage, in the heart of downtown New Castle, is one of the best options close to different attractions, including the Amstel House, the New Castle Court House, and the Read House and Gardens. The Battery Park Parking Lot next to Battery Park is another ideal parking spot with stunning views of the Delaware River. These spots cost $1 per hour for the first two hours and $3 for each additional hour. Other options include Christiana Mall Parking Garage and DuPont Parking Garage. 

New Castle car rental reviews and directory

Payless

8.4

Very Good

10 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.4

Value for money

8.7

One location in New Castle

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Locations in New Castle

105 North Dupont Highway

+1 302 328 1128

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Payless was alot cheaper than any car I searched at the time. The people gave good customer service and the car was clean. Thats all you can ask for.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Everything was good except the car I rented had body damage. Not use to driving a car with damage

8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The car and pick up process was excellent. Trying to contact customer service when I had a question was a nightmare. I played serial phone prompts for one hour.

1.9 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
I did not end up renting from Payless rental because the lack of car selection. I reserved a SUV class & when I got their to pick it up it was a crossover. That was the only car available. That did not fit us for our needs so we decided to go with a different rental company. Rental car companies should be more transparent, this will save time & money because the renter's know exactly what they are getting. The customer service at Payless wasn't great either & also played a part in the decision not to use them.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK

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1 out of 2

Avis

8.0

Very Good

24 reviews

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.1

Value for money

7.7

2 locations in New Castle

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105 N Dupont Hwy

+1 302 328 3025

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

151 N Dupont Hwy

+1 302 322 2092

Monday21:30 - 22:3007:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:3020:00 - 21:00
Friday07:30 - 18:3021:30 - 22:30
Saturday17:00 - 18:0009:00 - 12:00
Sunday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Small airport but great service.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. Also the Kia K5 we received was an exceptionally comfortable car. Mileage was remarkable on the highways - 38 mpg.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup and drop off. And low price

Cons:

The front doors on the Camry are long. It was a stretch to close door when seated

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

In my view the truck was excellent and my family like it very much.Gilberto lazcano

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was fast, efficient and very friendly. No waiting. Car was clean, ran great, very good value. Close to major highways. Gas stations nearby so fill-up was a breeze.

8.0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
Very easy pick up and drop off from this location, never a line or a hassle!

1 out of 4

Budget

7.4

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

6.8

2 locations in New Castle

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105 N Dupont Hwy

+1 302 328 4776

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

151 N Dupont Hwy

+1 302 322 2026

Monday07:30 - 18:3021:30 - 22:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday20:00 - 21:0007:30 - 18:30
Friday21:30 - 22:3007:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:0017:00 - 18:00
Sunday16:30 - 20:3009:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Dec 2023

KAYAK
3 days after I returned the vehicle, I get a text message saying I did not return the vehicle. Trying to resolve their mistake extremely aggravating and I’m not sure if it is resolved

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Return was not great. Poor signage and bad software for reporting a lost item

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes staff was great. Drop off OK, although when the fourth floor drop off is closed and you have t o go around the airport again to get to the third floor drop off, they should put a sign advising you of this BEFORE you go up to the 4th floor! Otherwise, a piece of cake.

Cons:

Post a sign at FLL advising NOT to go to the 4th floor when that location is closed, necessitating another loop around the airport.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Awesome vehicle. It was weird when starting because you did not hear the car start. pushed the start button several times but it was already started based on the lighted dial P R N D. Also sounded like the engine knocked out when idling but was still on.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Reasonable rate, nice clean car and the airport location very assessable.

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was ready immediately!

Cons:

The inside windshield was filthy!

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in New Castle

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190 S Dupont Highway

+1 302 323 0850

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Excellent 👍 recommend everybody enterpriand car rent

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Car was not available

1 out of 1

Hertz

5.3

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.6

3 locations in New Castle

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120 Old Churchman Rd

+1 302 428 0637

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

1400 N Dupont Hwy

+1 302 322 4812

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

168 N Dupont Highway

+1 302 200 4084

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Pick up location was closed. Only a sign on the door. Had to drive across town to find other location. Luckily we went a couple days before to check on rental and onsure we were all set, otherwise we would have been late. A notice should have been sent to us thru reservation that the location we chose was now closed.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Made two reservations thru Kayak to Hertz and both times they stranded me with no vehicle. I can only give them a "F" on their customer service since I never got to drive their cars. Most likely the bumped me because I was Kayak and they had opportunities to get a higher rate from someone else....

2.0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

No car available when I showed up to pick the car.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

They overcharged me and the workers literally had no idea what they're doing ( the Hertz location was inside PepBoys) I was even sent to the car to do the odometer reading and gas level!! Never ever rent from Hertz

6.0 Okay

Jun 2023

KAYAK
My experience was ok. They didn’t have a full size car that I wanted so I got “upgraded” to a small suv, but that is not really an upgrade if the full economy is higher than what I wanted to have. It was only me and my wife. Also the vehicle was really dirty on the outside, the steering wheel was sticky and there was trash and food debris between the driver side seat and center console.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2023

KAYAK
This place no longer exist! Please remove so others won’t have to experience going to pick up a car and the place has been closed down!

1 out of 3

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

5.0

Fair

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One location in New Castle

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Newcastle Airport

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Easirent

4.6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in New Castle

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New Castle Airport

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64 travellers who rented a car in New Castle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.8

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