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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Inverness Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1609)
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  • Alamo

    8.7 (7466)
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  • Avis

    8.5 (4905)
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  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3293)
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  • Europcar

    8.5 (6694)
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  • Budget

    8.3 (8485)
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  • Hertz

    8.1 (5737)
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  • Sixt

    7.9 (2575)
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  • National Car Rental

    7.8 (360)
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  • Flizzr

    7.8 (249)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3619)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.5 (2796)
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Car rental location Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport Guide

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Inverness Airport is the main air gateway for those wanting to explore Scotland’s northern regions. The airport is located roughly eight miles northeast of the city centre of Inverness. Currently, Flybe has the largest number of flights in and out of Inverness Airport, primarily providing scheduled and seasonal connections to the UK and Europe. Transportation options from the airport to Inverness include bus, rail and self-driving, with car hire the preferred means of touring the area.

Who to Book With
Travellers will find Avis and Europcar car hire desks right inside the terminal building. Car hire desks are not open 24 hours, so if your flight is scheduled to arrive late at night or outside working hours, prior arrangements need to be made with the car hire company.

Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:

- Valid driver’s licence (both parts for UK licence holders)
- International Driver’s Licence for those from outside the EU
- Credit card used to make the booking
- ID, passport or utility bill to confirm identification
- Booking reference

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The same driving rules apply in Scotland as in the rest of the UK. Generally, self-driving is easy and safe. Speed limits should be followed as signposted; however, when there are no signs, follow the national speed limits: motorways and dual carriageways 70mph, built-up areas 30mph and outside built-up areas 60mph. Children under the age of 12 must use a child seat. All passengers must wear seatbelts at all times. There are no toll roads in Scotland. Visitors should plan ahead when driving to rural areas as the distances between petrol stations can be great.

See our guide to the UK for more information on driving here.


Self-driving in Scotland is popular and easy, and one of the preferred transportation options from Inverness Airport. Otherwise, visitors can use buses and taxis to get to the city centre – the car journey takes about 15 to 30 minutes. There is no train station at the airport, but Inverness Railway Station is a 15-minute drive away.

There is no train station at the airport but travellers can easily get to Inverness Railway Station by self-driving or taxi, only15-minutes away. From Inverness Railway Station, travellers can access most major Scottish cities, such as Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, via ScotRail services. A train ticket from Inverness to Edinburgh costs around £60. It is also possible to use the train station at Nairn, roughly a 30-minute drive from the airport.

Airport taxis are available right outside the terminal building. Taxi services at the airport are offered by City Taxis Inverness and Tartan Taxis. Taxis are metered and fares increase between 22:00 and 07:00. Regular taxi fares start at £2.50.

Taxi prices:
Inverness Airport to Inverness city centre is about £15
Inverness Airport to Aberdeen is about £125
Inverness Airport to Edinburgh is about £190
Inverness Airport to Wick is about £125

Bus services from Inverness Airport to Inverness Bus Station are on offer from JET Bus Service. Buses run about every 30 minutes until 23:00, Monday through Saturday, and until 20:00 on Sunday. The bus fare to Inverness Bus Station costs about £3. JET Bus Service also provides connection from the airport to Elgin, Forres and Nairn.


The single terminal, single level Inverness Airport is not open 24 hours. Instead, the airport operates from 05:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Friday. On Saturday it closes at 17:30 and on Sunday it is open from 10:00 to 22:00. The airport handles just over 500,000 passengers a year, with many travellers arriving on seasonal flights from elsewhere in the UK or Sweden. The most popular routes are to London-Gatwick and London-Luton. European connections are currently available to Norway and Switzerland.

Inverness Airport offers both short- and long-term parking. It is possible to book parking in advance online. The first 20 minutes are free of charge and then charges apply by the hour, with a daily maximum of £10 in the short-term car park. Long-term parking is charged as follows: £10 for the first 72 hours and £6 for the following 72 hours.

Passengers can access wireless internet in the public areas of the terminal and there are also pay-to-use internet terminals. Vouchers for internet use can be purchased from the Information Desk or the Highland Lounge.

Information Services
An information desk is available in the concourse area of the terminal building.

Useful Numbers
Service Centre: +44 1667 464000

Assistance is provided for passengers with reduced mobility; however, it must be booked in advance either through the airline or directly through Dalcross Handling (+44 1667 464120) at the airport. The airport and its facilities are wheelchair accessible and the short-term car park offers plenty of disabled persons’ parking spaces.

Restaurants and Bars
Visitors can choose from three eateries at the airport: D’Lish Landside Restaurant & Bar (sandwiches and hot meals), Airside Café & Bar (small snacks) and Segafredo Café (small snacks). Travellers should note that some of the eateries are not open late.

VIP Lounges
Highland Lounge

Money and ATMs
Financial facilities are limited to ATMs within the terminal building.

Shopping is limited at Inverness Airport so visitors should not rely on getting last-minute souvenirs here. There is a WHSmith newsagent which sells souvenirs and local smoked salmon in addition to reading material. The other shop is the Jail Dornoch, which sells children’s and adult outdoor and casual clothing.

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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • National Car Rental
  • Flizzr
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Keddy By Europcar
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