This large bustling city is in the heart of the Welsh county of Monmouthshire and with your Sixt car rental in Newport you can make the most of the town and the beautiful countryside that surrounds it. With its turbulent history and important part in the development of workers' rights, Newport is fascinating to historians while outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to entertain them at the city's sporting facilities or in the nearby Cwmcarn Forest. Our car hire in Newport branch is located in the heart of the city, perfect for collecting your rental vehicle whether you are in Monmouthshire for business or leisure.
Our Newport South homepage gives you all the information you need about our branch opening hours and fleet while the grey right-hand tab on the menu bar takes you to a useful map showing the exact location of our office. Please note that there is no 24-hour return facility at this branch and we are not open on Saturday afternoons or Sundays. Our car hire rates are always affordable and competitive. Check this out with an online price comparison before making your reservation. Booking your car rental in Newport is straightforward with either our telephone hotline or downloadable iOS and Android apps. We are able to guarantee your chosen category of car hire in Newport but cannot make the same promise for specific models. We do, however, promise a warm welcome from our Newport staff whether you are visiting for a weekend break or longer.
Whatever your budget or group size our fleet has premium vehicles to suit both. Compact saloons and roomy estate cars fit any budget or why not enjoy driving along the banks of the River Usk in a sports car or convertible? Rugged 4x4s are just right for getting out into the Welsh countryside while minibuses can accommodate larger groups of friends or business colleagues. Our fleet also contains vans, useful for transporting exhibition materials and luxury self-drive wedding cars which add the perfect finishing touch to your special day. All of our fleet vehicles are provided by well-known names such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar and we are also able to offer rental cars adapted for different mobility needs. Ensure you have a stress-free business or leisure trip by adding optional extras to your contract when you hire a car. Find your way around Newport with a Sat Nav while a selection of baby and booster seats keep your children safe. Look out for the regular discounts we offer on additional drivers, unlimited mileage and insurance top-ups. We are able to insure younger drivers under 25.
Our car hire in Newport branch is on Frederick Street which is just a short stroll from both Newport Station and the city centre. Once you have your rental vehicle the M4 motorway is within easy reach.
Driving in and around Newport is fairly straightforward but like all busy towns, the roads can become congested in peak rush hours or during the Summer school holidays. The town has good road links to the rest of Wales and the West of England via the M4 motorway and the Severn Bridge.
Newport has a good selection of reasonably priced multistorey and surface parking and a limited number of free spaces.
The history of Newport goes back over 2,000 years since it was put on the map when Romans from nearby Caerleon decided to build a new settlement. A thriving port then grew up on the banks of the River Usk. Drive around the town and along a stretch of the river to get your bearings before heading to the pedestrianised streets of Newport centre. Westgate Street and the indoor Victorian market give you a glimpse of the town's shopping heritage or head to one of the pretty parks for a stroll and a picnic. Take a tour of one of the oldest buildings in the town, the 6th-century St Woolos Cathedral while the ruins of 14th-century Newport Castle look particularly atmospheric at sunset. Newport is renowned for its part in the Chartist movement, the beginning of modern democracy. Several Chartists lost their lives in an uprising in Westgate Square in 1839. These events are celebrated in the Chartist Statues and Murals which can be seen in the town. The Newport Museum and Art Gallery has an eclectic mix of exhibitions that ranges from Roman archaeological finds to contemporary paintings and natural history.
The Newport Transporter Bridge opened in 1906 and is one of only six transporter bridges in the world that can still function. It was built to allow pedestrians to cross the River Usk without causing a delay to shipping. This aerial ferry is an amazing piece of engineering that was awarded the Europa Nostra Heritage Award. Powered by motors a gondola was pulled from one side of the river to the other by a hauling cable. Today you can climb the 270 steps to access the high-level walkway.
Just a short drive from Newport is Caerleon, the most important Roman military site in Britain. Today the Roman Legionary Museum located in the Fortress Baths brings Roman Caerleon back to life.
Go underground at the Big Pit Mining Museum at Blaenavon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site looks back at the grim lives of miners. A virtual miner takes you down into the pit and guides you around the colliery building and pithead baths.
Escape into the Brecon Beacons National Park and risk getting wet at the Ystradfellte waterfalls. Simply admire the scenery or don a wetsuit and leap off or slide down the waterfall. With an experienced guide of course.
Because of its location close to the M4 Newport has become a hub for business parks. Airbus Defence and Space, the Office for National Statistics, GoCompare, Admiral Insurance, the Red Cross and one of the UK's main passport offices are all located here. Steelworking was once of major importance in the town while the world's largest industrial scrap metal shredder and largest car crusher are both in Newport. The Newport Centre is a versatile sports centre and conference venue. It hosts concerts, conferences and major exhibitions.
Once a centre for the production of cotton which was exported across the globe the economy of Blackburn is now more focused on retail and small businesses. Major employers are Thwaites Brewery, BAE Systems and Blackburn College. Kings Court Business Centre in the heart of the town has flexible rooms that can cater for small scale conferences, exhibitions, meetings and private functions.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.
We have a wide range of insurance options, including Third Party Liability, Loss Damage Waiver, Glass and Windscreen cover, and Roadside Protection. Please check our country-specific rental information for further details on the limits and amount deductible for each type of cover.