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Car Hire from Newquay Airport

Car Hire at Newquay Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015 Explore Cornwall the easy way: hire a car at Newquay Airport. Visit charming market towns, breathtaking beaches, and verdant forests all on your own schedule.

Where to hire a car at Newquay Airport

Europcar and Hertz both operate from Newquay Airport. The car hire desks can be found inside the terminal building near arrivals.

Petrol stations near Newquay Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

If you’re coming off the A39 the most convenient place to top up your tank is the Westways Filling Station. You’ll pass it just after taking the turn-off towards Newquay Airport. If you’re coming from Newquay there’s a BP garage just on the outskirts of town as you head towards the airport.

Driving around Newquay Airport

The roads around the airport are fairly minor. It only takes five minutes to reach the A39 which connects Bath to the Cornish coast. The nearest motorway is the M5 which starts just outside Exeter, about 85 minutes drive from Newquay Airport.

Getting to your destination

There are lots of unbelievably beautiful places to visit in Cornwall: here’s a quick guide on getting to some of the most popular places to base yourself.


The Cornish capital of surfing is blessed with white sand beaches and fantastic weather. There’s also a fun nightlife scene with plenty of fun pubs lining the coast.

It takes just over ten minutes to drive to Newquay from the airport. There are lots of council run car parks in Newquay: one short-stay on Fore Street, as well as 15 long-stay car parks. If you’re staying overnight you should look at hotels in Newquay with car parks. It’s easier than finding a place to leave your car overnight, and can also give you some peace of mind.


Famous for its boutique hotels, gastropubs, and Rick Stein restaurants, Padstow is Cornwall at its trendiest.

It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Padstow from Newquay Airport. There are four car parks in Padstow, as well as two car parks which operate during the summer. The summer park and ride is open from 10am-10pm, and it costs £4 to leave your car there all day. There’s also a ‘Park and Walk’ which costs £2 for the day. Hotels with parking are also widely available in Padstow.


The southernmost city in Great Britain, and the only city in Cornwall, Truro is packed with interesting things to see and do.

It takes just under half an hour to drive to Truro from Newquay Airport. There are 12 car parks in the city: some are run by the council and others by private companies like NCP. After 4pm you can park for £1.50 in six of the council run car parks: Edward Street, Garras Wharf, Moorfield, Moresk, Pydar Street, and Viaduct.

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