• Car Leasing Newcastle

    FVL has been leasing cars to Newcastle since 1998. Offering every make and model of car, van, or pick-up truck available, you know that you will be able to secure the vehicle you want to lease. We compare prices across our hand-picked panel of ten lenders to guarantee you the best value car leasing package.

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Driving tips for Newcastle

Newcastle is the largest city in North East England. Its history dates back to Roman times when a settlement was established near Hadrian's Wall. The settlement was later renamed after a new castle was constructed by Robert Curthose, the oldest son of William the Conqueror, in 1080.

The city's economy today has become varied and includes significant contributions from science, finance, retail, education, and tourism. The nightlife scene is lively, especially around the Bigg Market, China Town, and Collingwood Street, which offer many bars, clubs, and pubs.

The A1 (Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass) is one of the primary roads in this area. It runs north to Edinburgh, south to the UK motorway network, and ultimately to London.

The A19 road is a significant route in the North East that runs parallel to the A1 road, connecting Sunderland and Middlesbrough to York and Doncaster. It serves as an essential commuter road.

A brand new three-level circular junction can now be found at Silverlink on the A19, running underneath the A1058 Coast Road and roundabout, ensuring smooth traffic flow. The latest addition also features new junction bridges, slip roads, and two footbridges spanning the A1058 to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

The A69 heads west to Carlisle; the A696, which becomes the A68, heads past Newcastle Airport and up through central Northumberland and Scottish Borders. The A69 road also runs alongside the B6318, which is the access to Hadrian's Wall.

There are two other main roads in the area. The first A167, called the "Great North Road, " goes south towards Gateshead, historic Chester-Le-Street, Durham, and Darlington. The second road, A1058, is known as the "Coast Road", and it runs from the fashionable Jesmond to the east coast, between Tynemouth and Cullercoats Bay.

Once in Newcastle, a busy city centre awaits, and its one-way system can be particularly tough on some of the city's busiest roads, from rush-hour traffic to bus lane no-go areas.

Newcastle is famous for its iconic bridges, and the Tyne Bridge is a true gem. While enjoying the breathtaking views, it's important to consider any height or weight restrictions. The A167 provides two lanes in each direction for crossing over the Tyne Bridge. However, traffic can be quite congested, especially when heading south.

Car leasing deals in Newcastle

For many people in Newcastle, leasing a car is a more attractive option than buying one outright. Are you looking to find your next lease car and live in Newcastle?


  • Car leasing lets you choose from the whole market, and offers you fixed monthly rentals making it ideal for budgeting.
  • Our unique special offers give you cheaper car lease deals to choose from, helping you save money each month.
  • You don’t have to worry about the car losing value over time. Simply lease your car and hand it back at the end of the term.
  • Our lease cars are brand new, so you will receive the full warranty, road tax for the term and breakdown recovery.
  • Delivery is included to anywhere in the UK mainland.
  • We shop the market place so don’t have to. Using our panel of the ten of the best leasing companies.


  • Being a lease, you won’t own the car; once the lease term is up, you’ll have to return the car.
  • It pays to be accurate with your mileage allowance. There are mileage charges should you go over your contracted miles.
  • Because our car lease special offers are constantly changing, you may miss out on the best offer for you if you wait too long.
  • There can be a termination fee should you want to exit your contract early.
  • If the price of road tax increases, you will have to pay the difference.
  • If you return the vehicle damaged, you will have to pay for the repairs.

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Newcastle's low emission zone

In May 2022, Newcastle Council introduced a low-emission zone. But this is for an introductory period of two years, and it will be enforced from June 2024. To see if your vehicle can go into the LEZ check the Scottish Government website out here. The good news for drivers is that the Newcastle low emission zone is a token gesture and covers only a little of the city centre. You can see an interactive map of the clean air zone here.

Charging an eve in Newcastle

Newcastle has a mix of on-street and carpark chargers; most major supermarkets, Morrisons, Tesco, Greggs and Lidl, have EV facilities. Check out ZAPMAP to get the latest list.

Most EV chargers are located at the Metro Centre, a large out-of-town retail restaurant complex.

With over 10,000 car park spaces, it currently has a mix of 100 fast (AC) and rapid (DC) EV chargers.

Most of the chargers available are fast chargers that offer the most affordable charging rate and are ideal for shoppers who need to charge their devices for a reasonable amount of time.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points powered by Mer

You will find their electric vehicle charging points in the following Metro Centre locations:

  • Yellow Multi-storey Car Park (4 x 7.4kW Chargers) NE11 9YG

  • Green Car Park, Mall Entrance adjacent to M&S (2 x 22kW Chargers)

  • Green Car Park Entrance (45 x 22kW Chargers) - what3words /// vision.quarrel.sport

Electric Vehicle Charging Points powered by Zest

  • Green Car Park (2 x 50kW Chargers)

  • Yellow Car Park (40 x 22kW Chargers) what3words /// traps.region.daisy

Electric Vehicle Charging Points powered by EB Charging:

  • MetrOasis, Opposite Toby Carvery (2 x 50 kW + 2 x 22kW Chargers) NE11 9ZG

Public transport for Newcastle

Newcastle on Tyne is well-connected by various transport links. Here are some of the main transportation options to reach Newcastle:

Newcastle International Airport (NCL)Located around 6 miles northwest of the city centre, Newcastle Airport offers domestic and international flights, connecting the city to numerous destinations around the UK and abroad. It is North East England's primary and busiest airport and Northern England's second busiest, handling 5.2 million passengers annually.

Newcastle Central Station is the major railway station that connects the city to various destinations across the UK. It is a hub for intercity trains, including services to London, Edinburgh, Manchester, and Birmingham.

The City has an extensive bus network operated by various companies, including Go North East, Stagecoach, and Arriva. The buses cover almost every part of the city suburbs and nearby towns, making it easy to travel around the region. National Express offers routes from Newcastle to Leeds, Manchester, and London.

Newcastle is well-connected by road, with the A1(M) motorway passing close to the city, providing easy access to London in the south and Edinburgh in the north. The A69 connects Newcastle to Carlisle and the west of England.

It is a rapid transit system that serves Newcastle upon Tyne and the surrounding areas of Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Sunderland. It's one of the UK's oldest and most successful metro systems. The two main lines are the Yellow M-Line which runs from St. James' in Newcastle city centre through Gateshead to South Shields. And the Green Line, which Connects Newcastle Airport to the city centre, continues to South Hylton in Sunderland. Numerous stations along the Metro lines serve various landmarks, attractions, and transportation hubs. Some important stations include Newcastle Central Station, Monument, Haymarket, Gateshead, and Sunderland.

The Metro runs with frequent daily service, allowing passengers to travel conveniently between different destinations.

The Metro uses a smart ticketing system called "Pop Pay As You Go," which allows passengers to pay for their journeys with a contactless smartcard. Additionally, there are single and day tickets available for purchase at stations.

The Newcastle ferry port, run by DFDS Seaways, can be found on the North bank of the River Tyne in North Shields, just outside the city centre. It provides easy access to Europe with regular trips to Amsterdam in Holland.

Newcastle has been actively promoting cycling as a means of transportation. The city offers dedicated cycling lanes, bike-sharing schemes with Cycle Hub, and an E-Scooter scheme operated in partnership with Neuron.

Newcastle is a compact city with many pedestrian-friendly areas, especially in the city centre. Walking is a great way to explore and experience the city's vibrant atmosphere.

parking in Newcastle

Parking in Newcastle, UK, can be a mix of on-street and off-street car parks. Here’s some information about parking in Newcastle:

In Newcastle, the council has:

  • 9 multi-storey car parks

  • 52 off-street car parks

  • 2,200 street parking bays

For a map of all the car parks located in the city centre, please click on the provided link. The map includes postcodes, charges, and payment methods.

Other providers include.

  • NCP John Dobson Street, Newcastle, NE1 8HL, ideal for Newcastle City Hall, Northumbria University, Intu Eldon Square Shopping Centre

  • NCP Newcastle Stanhope Street 20 Stanhope Street, NE4 6BH (inside CAZ), good for St James Park and Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

  • NCP Newcastle St John Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5JG (inside CAZ), good for the shopping district

Park and Ride is a good option with adequate parking and transportation by either tram or bus. Over 1,500 park-and-ride spaces are across the Newcastle Metro network. Pay by Phone is the preferred payment method.

Helpful Car Leasing Insights

Below you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions about car leasing. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Get in touch.

  • First Vehicle Leasing has leased vehicles to Newcastle for twenty-five years. Being wholly owned by the Ogilvie Group brings FVL to secure the best deals from your favourite car manufacturers. We shop the market for the best possible leasing package from our panel of ten hand-picked leasing companies to bring you the best deal. Our leasing consultants are on hand to take you through the process.

  • Established in 1998, we’re industry experts with a wealth of experience. As an FVL customer, you benefit from the strength of our partnerships with leading finance companies to bring you low prices and flexible leasing options. This means we can tailor deals to suit your needs. Our deals start from under £200, so you’ll find a vehicle for even the tightest budget.

  • At First Vehicle Leasing, our aim is to provide the best car leasing solutions and unbeatable service for our customers across the UK. To bring you the best deals we use a rating system. Our proprietary ranking system has been developed over 25 years and takes into account features of each model compared to its rivals. The primary categories used are length of lease, mileage limits along with a car's performance, practicality and tech features. We go direct to negotiate highly competitive deals on all our vehicles, so we can offer the very best deals.

  • Car leasing is simply a longer hire of a new car using a credit contract for a set period, usually between 2 and 4 years. They offer low fixed monthly rental payments until the end of the contract, and then you hand the car back.

  • With a standard car lease deal you will find included:

    • Full vehicle manufacturers warranty.
    • Road Tax for the length of the lease.
    • Free UK mainland delivery, right to your door.

    With a standard lease, you are responsible for insurance, charging and (or) fuel costs, damage, servicing, and maintenance.  
    If you wish to include servicing, premium branded tyre replacements, and maintenance, you can opt-in for what is called a Lender Maintained Lease. 

    Your lender-maintained contract hire includes all of the above with a few extra additions.

    Those include: 

    • Servicing  
    • Maintenance  (even things like wipers, bulbs, brakes, exhaust)
    • MOT for leases over three years
    • Breakdown recovery
    • Premium branded tyre replacements (and often puncture repairs too)
  • When you lease a car with FVL, you benefit from a range of special deals and offers. You'll also get one-to-one expert advice on which car to choose, how the process works, and how to get the most out of your vehicle. We have access to every new make and model of car available in the UK, including the latest electric cars.