Isle of Skye car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Isle of Skye

  • Having a car when touring the Isle of Skye allows you to visit specific areas of interest, customise your itinerary, and even spend as much time as you prefer in a location. Most of the Isle of Skye attractions are accessible by public transport; however, using a car grants more accessibility to those attractions. You can conveniently and quickly visit several attractions, including the Fairy Pools, Quiraing, Neist Point Lighthouse, Old Man of Storr, Dunvegan Castle, and Dun Beag Broch. Hiring a car from the car hires in the Isle of Skye also ensures privacy in travelling across the city.
  • When flying to the Isle of Skye, you can hire a car at Stornoway Airport (SYY), the closest, and Inverness Airport (INV). When flying into INV, the car hire counters are located in the Arrivals areas of the terminal building, past the baggage claim area. You can easily spot the counters once you get off your flight. The on-site car hires in Isle of Skye at INV include Europcar. The on-site Isle of Skye car hires in SYY include Europcar and Sixt. The car hire counters at SYY are inside the terminal, building past baggage claim. You must have valid documents to complete the paperwork to hire a car from any of the car hires in Isle of Skye airports. The cars are parked outside the terminal building for pick-up in both airports.
  • Most of the Isle of Skye roads are narrow and winding with sharp turns; therefore, be cautious when driving on these roads and maintain a lower speed limit. The city also has several single-track roads, so ensure you are familiar with driving on them. Isle of Skye experiences varied weather conditions, including rain, fog, and strong winds. Ensure you adjust your driving when visiting the area during extreme weather conditions, as driving on the roads may be challenging. During fog, use your headlights for visibility and hire a vehicle with clear visibility.
  • When visiting the Isle of Skye, the tourist seasons run from June to August, which are the summer months. Be prepared to encounter increased traffic, especially near major attractions, including the Fairy Pools, Quiraing, and Old Man of Storr areas. Ensure you adjust your itinerary and plan for possible delays. Since the city experienced extreme weather conditions, certain roads may be closed during heavy rainfall and severe storms. Ensure you stay updated with the local news for any warnings on road closures.

FAQs about hiring a car in Isle of Skye

  • How much is the price of fuel in Isle of Skye?

    The average price of fuel in Isle of Skye is R129,71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 556 and R2 075, depending on the car size.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Isle of Skye?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving on the Isle of Skye?

    Consider hiring a compact or mid-size car from the car hires in Isle of Skye for easy manoeuvring on the narrow and winding roads in the city. The compact and mid-size cars have good handling and responsive steering, ensuring a smooth driving experience on the island’s narrow, winding streets. The island also has single-track roads, which are easily navigable by a small car, as you can fit into passing spaces. Using a compact or mid-size vehicle offers a fuel-efficient option as you incur less fuel expenses in long drives.

  • What’s the speed limit in the Isle of Skye?

    The default speed limit in the Isle of Skye includes 50 km/h (30 mph) in built-up areas like urban areas and residential areas, 100 km/h (60 mph) on single-carriageway roads, and 110 km/h (70 mph) on dual-carriageways. Ensure you check for speed limit signs when driving, as they may change. The island has speed cameras in specific locations; therefore, ensure you operate within the set limits to avoid possible fines.

  • Where are the best places to park in the Isle of Skye?

    The Isle of Skye has both metered and free car parks. For free parking options, you can consider street parking, residential areas, park-and-ride facilities, and remote areas. The towns of Portree, Broadford, and Dunvegan offer metered parking spaces. The cost of parking in the Isle of Skye ranges between £0.50 to £2 per hour and £2 to £10 daily rate. You can also consider the Park and Ride facilities outside major tourist areas and towns, where you can park for free and use public transport to reach your desired destination.

Isle of Skye car rental reviews and directory

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Stornoway Airport, Stornoway

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Thistle Hotel- Millburn Road

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Easirent

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Stornoway Airport

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Europcar

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Stornoway Airport

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Stornoway Airport

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5 Harbour Rd

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Hertz

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Site 13b-c

+44 843 309 3037

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Sixt

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North Road

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Sunnycars

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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est

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