Gateshead car hire made easy with SIXT

Our SIXT team will be happy to welcome you to Gateshead and will assist you in planning your trip to the city, giving you some ideas about car hire in Gateshead and what is best for your travel requirements. We have a high-quality fleet of vehicles that are, on average, three months old, and this will give you security in your journeys, both long and short. To nip around town, a compact, economy vehicle will be the most suitable choice, while for longer trips into the country, a premium SUV or MPV will be more comfortable. You’ll find SIXT’s collection and drop-off points conveniently located around Gateshead, including one on the road to Newcastle.   


SIXT services in Gateshead

SIXT in Gateshead has flexible offers on short and long-term hires. Pick up a vehicle with weekly hire or one-day hire options and if you want to stay a bit longer in the region you can always keep your Gateshead car hire for a longer period. Vehicle categories include saloons and 4x4s and you can also add to your journey with bookable extras including additional drivers, a child seat and a navigation system. The knowledgeable SIXT agents are on hand to give you the information you need for your trip.  

SIXT services in Gateshead

Good to know when visiting Gateshead

Flexible Hiring Options

Cancellation is free any time up to the day of booking when you choose to ‘pay later’ as we understand journeys can deviate. 

Added Extras

We can provide extra protection packages and added miles, as well as sat nav systems for getting around, extra drivers, and child seats. 

One-Way Car Hire

It is often possible to drop the car in a separate branch at the end of the booking period, simply select a different location during booking to check.  

What to do in Gateshead

As soon as you have collected your Gateshead car hire take a trip into the city where you can see the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the first tilting bridge in the world and the Sage Gateshead – a concert venue of curved glass. Hire a car in Gateshead and take a trip outside the city – the National Trust historic estate of Gibside in the Derwent Valley, just 20 minutes' drive from Gateshead. Alternatively, drive down to Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – also a 20-minute drive.  

Summer 2022 in Gateshead

Summer days in Gateshead can be long and sunny although it can also rain during the summer. Take advantage of sunny days and your car and head out to the beach, where you can be on the sand at South Shields in just under half an hour. Closer to Gateshead you can explore Saltwell Park with its 55 acres of gardens and woodland and stop for a bite to eat in the café afterwards.  TEXT


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 248 Ratings

Ovi C.

I have been using this rental car&vans for couples times, never had any problems, sometimes they have better prices than other companies, if u book online with 1-2 weeks before!

Kath T.

Reasonable price for van hire, but website doesn't explain any possible additional charges, totally voluntary but felt obliged to accept. Helpful staff in moment of need.


Superb. I cannot fault the service at Sixt Gateshead. Needed a car urgently for a family staycation. After booking less than 12 hours before pick up due to a family car breaking down, the service was superb.


Booked a Peugeot 3008 but the one they had was allocated already due to the short time frame I had booked it in. So they upgraded me to an automatic Audi Q2 which was a tad smaller inside but still done the job perfectly and for no extra cost which was amazing.


The car was clean, tidy, and brand new. The service from the staff on site was superb. All of them. Could not have been any better! The location is easy to get to off the A1 as well.


The prices are brilliant compared to other rental companies as well. In fact no others came close to their price for the car requested.


I was also able to drop it off at Newcastle Airport closer to home which was just as straightforward.


They didn't let us down. Highly recommended and will absolutely use them again. Five stars!


Fantastic van hire experience, staff very friendly and willing to help you out with your specific needs and situation. And any questions or issues were dealt with and sorted. Will use again!

Karl L.

Looked after start to finish many thanks

Gillian B.

First time van rental and I’m so pleased I chose Sixt. Great prices, easy to book online and collection was very straight forward. All the information you need is provided at the time of booking - confirmation/required documentation and directions are all provided via email. On collection - the vehicle was clean and in great condition and great to drive. Handover at the end of the rental period was again straight forward. The staff were pleasant and professional throughout and very friendly. Would highly recommend!!!!

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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