New Castle travel guide

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You're Going to Love New Castle

With a population of 5.285, New Castle is a must-see destination in Delaware, United States.

Where to Eat in New Castle

If you’re looking for affordable options, Jessop's Tavern (114 Delaware St) and Hooters - New Castle (192 S Dupont Hwy) are great picks.

When to visit New Castle

New Castle in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
New Castle in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to New Castle in July, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -4 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 104 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in New Castle, with an average rainfall of 70 mm.

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How to Get to New Castle


When flying to New Castle, you’ll arrive at Greater Wilmington (ILG), which is located 4 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to New Castle from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 18h 30m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to New Castle. The train journey from New Castle to Princeton Junction takes 0h 40m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $17 for a 0h 55m trip.


Another option to get to New Castle is to pick up a car hire from New York, which is about 181 km from New Castle. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Sixt, among others, in New York.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to New Castle, including Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound and OurBus. From New York, the bus ride to New Castle takes 145 km and will cost you around $46. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $54 for a journey of 193 km.

Airports near New Castle

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Where to stay in New Castle

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington New Castle and Red Roof Inn & Suites Wilmington - New Castle.

Where to stay in popular areas of New Castle

Hiring a car in New Castle

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in New Castle (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in New Castle, while also 54% cheaper than other types, on average.