Car hire at Inverness Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Inverness Airport

  • Finding car hire at Inverness Airport is remarkably simple; once you’ve come through the Arrivals Terminal you can find the various rental company desks located in the terminal building, while the car collection areas are only just across the road. Some car hire companies are located away from the airport, and as there are only a few companies at the airport itself, we recommend booking your vehicle online prior to your departure to avoid any potential delays caused by waiting in line. Booking through KAYAK will allow you to identify the deals with collection of vehicles at the terminal or if a shuttle is required.
  • Inverness Airport car hire is the perfect way to explore the Scottish Highlands. Like its airport, Inverness city is very small and thus easy to get around on foot and by bicycle. However, though the city is historic and the capital of the Highlands region, the surrounding areas are the real sights to be seen. Renting a car to get around and experience the natural beauty of this area is a better option to take when comparing it to public transport, especially as bus services in these areas are infrequent and difficult to rely on.
  • Once you’ve been able to collect your vehicle, the journey into Inverness city centre isn’t very complicated. The B9309 road leads onto the A96 into the city, and is only around nine miles away, and takes about 15min to drive. So, if you’re staying in the city, the short drive away from the airport is a bonus. From the airport, via the A96, A9 and A82, you can also reach Loch Ness, one of the most famous lakes in the world. It’s only about a 35min drive away, so you could even start your sightseeing tour immediately after your arrival. The stunning Cairngorms National Park is also only a 45min drive south on the A96 and A9 from the airport.
  • If you want to arrange car hire at Inverness Airport, make sure you are aware of the car hire company’s office hours. This is important for collection and drop-off purposes, as each company has a different policy when it comes to the time you collect and return your vehicle. If you need to collect or return the car outside of normal office hours, we recommend notifying the car hire company in advance to avoid any unexpected additional charges.
  • Book your car hire at Inverness Airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Inverness Airport

  • What documents do I need to provide to hire a car at Inverness Airport?

    To complete your rental agreement, you will need to provide photo identification such as your passport, a credit or debit card for payment purposes and a valid driving licence. It’s important to note that some car hire companies do not accept debit cards, so be mindful to check your chosen company’s policy prior to finalising your booking.

  • Which car hire companies are the easiest to use at Inverness Airport?

    For car hire at Inverness Airport, we recommend arranging your vehicle with Alamo or Enterprise, who both have the best customer satisfaction ratings, particularly for the friendly service by staff. Also, though both companies have a short shuttle service from the airport terminal to the car collection point, this pickup is very swift, stress free and arranged in time for your arrival.

  • What vehicle options do I have when hiring a car at Inverness Airport?

    When hiring a car at Inverness Airport, you have an array of choices that will meet your needs. If you’re travelling by yourself or with one other person, there are compact and mini options available to make driving in the city that little more comfortable. SUVs are also available for those wanting more space for extra gear and need that little bit of help when it comes to tackling those highland roads.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Inverness Airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Inverness Airport to off-airport locations include Arnold Clark, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, National, and Thrifty.

Inverness Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9,8

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.5

One location in Inverness Airport

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Terminal Building

+44 344 544 6017

Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:30 - 17:15
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9,2 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup was easy and convenient.

Cons:

My flight cancelled 10 hours prior to dept. I had to drop the car off at a new airport. I had one hell of a time figuring out how to get a hold of Avis to do this as the internet option told me I had to call someone. It took 30+ minutes to get a note in my res. Not even sure it was done right.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very clean and friendly service.

Cons:

No problem booking when my car broke down.

2,0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car is in poor condition , kept stalling ( even not in eco mode )

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Great. Had vehicle for six weeks; no issues Easy in and out. Courteous and knowledgeable staff

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Car collection counter is right within the terminal and car collection is right outside the terminal. That made both collection and drop off very convenient.

1 out of 2

Alamo

9,2

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

9.2

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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est

+44 1667 461199

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Excellent Service

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

We were picked up at the airport (you have to call them and they will be there within minutes). The collection process was really quick and easy. The staff was excellent and showed us quickly the specifics of the car (which by the way was upgraded). We were offer onsite to reduce the Excess to 0 or to £100, we chose the latter which was ~£50 extra for the 3 days we rented the vehicle. The drop-off process was very easy and quick too! we got another ride to the airport from there. FYI, they took £300 deposit from the credit card which will be refunded after you return your car and they check everything is OK.

Cons:

All was good!

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Alamo was great. No high pressure sales pitch. We were able to quickly pick-up and drop-off the car.

6,0 Okay

Apr 2023

KAYAK
I booked an 8 seater van and was given a Peugeot 5008 instead. Had booked the vehicle via a 3rd party some 3 months before hand. The reason given for the change of vehicle was that they were busy. I did question that when the booking was taken they had the vehicle I wanted so why not now? No real reason was given other than they were busy. To give the staff their due, they did offer me 2 vehicles for the same price if the 5008 was not big enough. I must also say that the staff were pleasant ands tried their best around the situation they had to deal with which was in all likelyhood out of their control. Other than the wrong vehicle and the delay the replacement vehicle caused the vehicle was good and drop off very easy.

1 out of 2

Hertz

8,8

Very Good

23 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.3

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4250 S Airport Rd

+1 407 734 1442

Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
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Friday09:00 - 22:30
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Site 13 B-c

+44 843 309 3037

Monday10:00 - 22:30
Tuesday10:00 - 22:30
Wednesday10:00 - 22:30
Thursday10:00 - 22:30
Friday10:00 - 22:30
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9,2 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value

6,0 Okay

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Extra fees at the time of pick up. Felt really shady

6,0 Okay

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

signage

4,4 Mediocre

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We were over the 2 hour pickup window due to a rail delay. Hertz gave away our car (an automatic that I paid $200 extra for in Scotland). Only car left was a stick shift...fine I’ll drive a stick!! But no reduction of price !!!

8,4 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Car upgrade due to Easter. Staff was very friendly. Car was in excellent condition.

Cons:

Had to wait for about 30 mins at the airport for the pick-up of the car.

8,8 Very Good

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was excellent!

Cons:

I was waiting for a car in car parking by railway station. There was no information while booking what exact place on railway station should I wait a car

1 out of 4

Europcar

7,6

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.8

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Terminal Building

+44 371 384 1121

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were super easy and convenient. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the whole process was smooth, quick and easy.

Cons:

More information about required insurance, etc. in other countries that we weren't aware of would have been helpful.

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Quick and easy pick up and drop off. Car was clean and ready to go.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Absolute scam. Charged nearly double quotes price.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Very fast pick up. Pleasant helpful staff.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
I booked a hire car for New Year but when I got to the desk to pick it up I was told that I'd booked it as an American citizen and that I needed to pay nearly double as a result!!!!! I was basically stranded at the airport with my young family and no car. Would never book through this company again.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The car was great, 48MPG, 6 speed, peppy and comfortable. We put on nearly 900 miles. Pickup was slow, the guy was chatty, very nice, but he had to schmooze with everyone and we were last in the queue. Minor problem, everything else was perfect.

1 out of 3

Budget

7,2

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

4.0

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Terminal Building

+44 344 544 6017

Monday09:00 - 22:30
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Friday09:00 - 22:30
Saturday09:30 - 17:15
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7,2 Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was very efficient.

Cons:

There was a 2 fold difference between the amount on the final receipt and the initial estimate. As there are no petrol stations near Edinburgh airport, I had to hand in the car without filling the tank myself and was charged £100 for the fuel ! Give information about nearest petrol station.

7,2 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The attendants at the rental desk were helpful and friendly.

Cons:

The car I thought I had reserved was not available, and the only car available that would fit our luggage was in another category at more than twice the price.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

None

Cons:

Service was poor and filled with sneaky additional charges with little explanation. After paying for full insurance and having a defective front tire to start, they refused to reemburse for the replacement we had to fix during our trip out of pocket. Completely Irrational explanations as to why, $390.00 USD for a 4 day rental is an absurd scam. From the original quoted price of $89 +$150 for full insurance total. Upgrades were given and put on bill and told at desk no additional cost (nav, car upgrade) based on inventory availability after booking in advance, then charged to the final bill. Steer clear of Avis/Budget.

5,6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Cost you quoted me was no where what i was charged in Inverness at pickup, plus outrageous costs for additional drivers AND big difference n what you quoted me for insurance and what they charged me.

8,8 Very Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and the staff were friendly for the most part.

4,4 Mediocre

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and functional

Cons:

The pick up process was slow and confusing. We got a flat tire and there was no spare, no patch kit, and Budget was extremely unhelpful throughout the entire process. Ended up having to pay for a tow truck, and a new tire out of my pocket and then upon returning the vehicle, there was no one that was willing to talk to me about the whole experience and just told me to call the customer service line, which is even worse to deal with, and it was just a terrible rental experience all around. The issue with the tire is still unresolved, and I am spending hours trying to get reimbursed, but to no avail. Worst rental experience I have ever had.

1 out of 3

Sixt

7,2

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

6.8

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Unit 2, Dalcross Ind. Estate

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday09:00 - 22:30
Thursday09:00 - 22:30
Friday09:00 - 22:30
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8,0 Very Good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Excellent experience. The only problem was changing my pickup and dropoff Times, because I prepaid through KAYAK. I suspect at a larger airport, with more cars this would have been easier. The staff tried hard to make my change possible.

2,0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Besides being expensive, we told them what time we were dropping the car back off and they never mentioned they’d be closed so we had no shuttle to the airport and we had to walk with all of our baggage from Sixt to the airport on dark unlit streets in a foreign country. Very dissatisfied. They also did not have the car they repeatedly told us they’d have. We reserved a small SUV and they offered us a sedan or a slightly larger SUV. Of course there was an up charge for the suv so we got stuck in a sedan for the trip.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Great car, Horrible prolonged check-in

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Sixt rental in Inverness airport looked after us very well. The shuttle picked us up at the terminal building, the driver was extremely friendly as were the office staff. The car was good looking, clean and pleasure to drive. They offered me an automatic transmission which I appreciated. Drop-off was straightforward with a key dropbox in the terminal building. Returning the car with a full tank of fuel was tricky as the nearest gas station was some distance away.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
My billing !! I needed it asap Took eight days !!!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Was charged 150 pounds without information

1 out of 2

keddy by Europcar

8,8

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

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Inverness Airport Terminal Building

08713841121

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Arnold Clark

9,6

Wonderful

1 review

2 locations in Inverness Airport

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46 Harbour Road

+44 146 372 3720

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Inverness airport

+44 1463 723720

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2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Avoid this company

Cons:

Time wasters

1 out of 1

National

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est

+44 1667 461199

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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INTERRENT

9,2

Wonderful

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Terminal Building

+44 166 746 0079

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Dollar

7,5

Good

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33 Harbour Road

+ 44 632 24466

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Easirent

6,2

Okay

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Inverness Dalcross Airport

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Thrifty

2,0

Poor

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Inverness Ap

+44 1463 224466

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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Firefly

7,9

Good

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Dalcross Industrial Estate

+44 843 309 3037

Monday09:00 - 22:30
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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Terminal Building, Dalcross,inverness

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FLIZZR

8,2

Very Good

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Unit 2, Dalcross Industrial Estate

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Hire Automotive Group

4,7

Mediocre

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Inverness Airport INV

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est

+44 1667 708888

Monday08:00 - 23:00
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Fox

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Europcar Inverness Airport

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Shouqi

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Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Dalcross Industrial Estate,Site 13 B-C

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71 travellers who hired a car in Inverness Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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