Tyne and Wear, covering 208 square miles, is a county in the northeast of England. It comprises five Metropolitan Boroughs, namely North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle. The county has just over a million residents and is a relatively new county, coming into being in 1974 when the Local Government Act of 1972 was implemented. The county is home to two very important rivers, the Tyne and the Wear, as well as the major road networks of the A1M, which connects the county to the south and to Scotland. Famous for culture, shopping and sport, not to mention the renowned North East spirit, the area will delight and entertain you during your time there. A car rental in Tyne and Wear will help you to maximise your stay in the county, providing you with vehicle rental options at a number of locations nearby. You’ll find these conveniently dotted around the county in Birtley, Sunderland, Gateshead (Team Valley), and Shire Moor (just north of South Shields). Furthermore, there are three locations in Newcastle, as well as the Tyne and Wear Van Centre in West Boldon. There's also an outlet at Newcastle International Airport.
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when renting a vehicle are a valid drivers license, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when renting here.
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your rental. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car rental insurance page for further details.
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may rent full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for renting a vehicle here.
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car rental driving license requirements here.
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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