Scottish Highlands car hire

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Cheap car hire in Scottish Highlands

EconomyR1 160/day
CompactR1 244/day
IntermediateR1 307/day
Full-size SUVR2 997/day
MiniR1 042/day
PremiumR2 737/day
LuxuryR3 092/day
Compact SUVR1 269/day
Intermediate SUVR1 438/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Scottish Highlands

  • Drink-driving is taken very seriously in Scotland, so you should avoid drinking any alcohol prior to getting behind the wheel. If the police have reason to think you might have been drinking, you will be pulled over and breathalysed. You will be prosecuted if you’re found to have more blood alcohol content than 0.05% in your system. The repercussions include being banned, fined, and even imprisoned.
  • It’s important to follow the child safety laws if you have kids in the car. For instance, children that are under the age of 12, or smaller than 135 cm in height, must be in a suitable child seat. Kids older than 12 or taller than this must wear a seat belt at all times. If you need a child seat, you can request one from your car hire agency, which normally costs extra.
  • You can drive your car across the border to England or Wales, but you should ask permission from your agency before you do so. If you want to take your hire car on a ferry to Northern Ireland, you must ensure this is permitted in your rental agreement. Failure to follow the rules regarding crossing borders will result in your insurance becoming void.
  • Car hire companies in the Scottish Highlands allow you to pay with most major credit and debit cards, providing they are in the name of the main driver. You cannot pay with other pre-paid cards or with cash. Most car hire companies will also require a deposit, or a hold on your account, to ensure you can cover the cost of any excess fees in the event of an accident.
  • Book your car hire in Scottish Highlands at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Scottish Highlands are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Scottish Highlands

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Scottish Highlands?

    On average a car hire in Scottish Highlands costs R1 785 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Scottish Highlands?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Scottish Highlands.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Scottish Highlands?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (R1 042/day), keddy by Europcar (R1 244/day) and Sixt (R1 433/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Scottish Highlands?

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

  • Should I hire a car in the Scottish Highlands?

    It’s a great idea to get a hire car in the Scottish Highlands, as you’ll be able to adventure on your own terms, rather than abiding by the timetables of public transport. It also allows you to reach more remote and hidden places, which isn’t always possible using public transport, such as a bus. The Scottish Highlands has a rugged and stunning landscape, which encompasses the northwest of Scotland. From mountains to coastline, this part of the country is a stunning area you won’t want to miss. From Cairngorms National Park to Loch Ness, there are an array of great locations for you to tick off your list.

  • What is driving like in the Scottish Highlands?

    It’s great fun driving in the Scottish Highlands, with it being one of the best ways for you to soak up the stunning scenery. As the countryside can get very rural, you can expect some of the roads to become more precarious. It’s recommended that you drive with care to avoid potholes and roaming cattle. The driving style in the countryside is very calm and considerate, with it not being much different in the urban areas. Although people in towns and cities will be in a bit more of a rush. Motorways aside, many of the roads in the Scottish Highlands are narrow, so you must take care when driving, especially if you’re approaching a turn. Signposting can be a bit hit-and-miss in this region too, so it’s a good idea to have sat-nav with you.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in the Scottish Highlands?

    You will need to be a minimum age of 21 to hire a car in the Scottish Highlands, although some agencies require you to be at least 25. Drivers who are younger than 25 will also have to pay a young person’s surcharge with most agencies. It is also likely that there will be age restrictions on certain vehicle types, such as luxury or large vehicles. Remember to bring a valid ID and your driving licence with you to hire a vehicle.

Car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

Car hire directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    4 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    3 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    2 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    2 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    1 Location

  • arnoldclark

    Arnold Clark car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    1 Location

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    1 Location

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    1 Location

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Scottish Highlands

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in Scottish Highlands

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