Car Rental at Inverness Airport

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Inverness Airport, Inverness, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Inverness Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$27.86 / per day
Inverness Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$31.64 / per day
Inverness Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.15 / per day
Inverness Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or similar
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$38.01 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Inverness Airport
Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$60.13 / per day
Inverness Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$63.98 / per day
Inverness Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 series or similar
BMW 3 series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$67.82 / per day
Inverness Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$74.25 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:23 on 2024-06-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$50 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.6 / 10
Average gas price
$1.87 per liter or $7.08 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.79 per liter or $6.79 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.44 per liter or $9.23 per gallon
Inverness Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital and the largest city of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness usually serves as a gateway to that wild and fascinating Scottish region. While many of its most popular attractions are actually located outside the city’s borders, there’s also lots to enjoy in Inverness itself. These are three of the most notable attractions and points of interest to visit in and around it:

  • Architecture. Inverness might only have a population of about 47,000 people, but the city punches way above its weight when it comes to impressive buildings. Some of the most notable examples include the clifftop Inverness Castle, Inverness Cathedral (an important example of Gothic Revival architecture), the modern Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (itself one of the most interesting attractions in the city), and the Abertarff House which, at the respectable of almost 430 years, is the oldest house in Inverness.
  • Inverness Botanical Gardens. The Highlands are famous for their majestic nature, but you don’t need to leave Inverness to be able to enjoy some greenery. Though fairly small, Inverness Botanical Gardens is one of the most interesting places to visit in the city. Free to enter, visitors can enjoy not just the main gardens, but also the Secret Garden a.k.a. GROW Project (which stands for Garden, Recycle, Organic, and Wildlife).
  • Cairngorms National Park. Located just a 40-minute drive from Inverness, but taking up a significant portion of Scotland, the Cairngorms is one of the most impressive protected areas in all of the United Kingdom. The area is known for its many hiking trails of various difficulty, snow-capped peaks, many wildlife species, and, naturally, amazing landscapes.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Bristol
  • Amsterdam
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Belfast

Main airlines

Loganair, easyJet, Flybe, British Airways, KLM

Terminals

The single passenger terminal serves all international and domestic flights.

Location

Inverness Airport is about 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Inverness. Motorways 9309 and A96 along with Millburn Road, Harbour Road, and Longman Road are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $73 per day
  • Large cars - from $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $29 per day
  • Vans - from $153 per day
  • Premium cars - from $74 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $30 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located inside the airport terminal while others are located at the Inverness airport depot, which is next to the terminal and which you can easily reach on foot by following the signs. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Inverness Airport is quite small, but it has a few bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. There are also shops, including a bookstore, a newsstand, and a clothes store, but there’s no duty-free shopping. You’ll also find several ATMs, baby changing facilities, first aid services, a photo booth, and an interfaith prayer room. The airport is equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be requested, but you should contact your airline at least 48 hours before arrival if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

An Oilfast Limited gas station, located at 12B, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Culloden, is right next to the airport and can be reached in about two minutes. But keep in mind that this gas station is only open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on workdays and is closed on weekends. There are many other gas stations in and around Inverness. The closest to the airport is Tesco Petrol at 1A Eastfield Way, which can be reached in about 12 minutes and is open 24/7.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Edinburgh (261 km / 162 mi)
  • Glasgow (280 km / 174 mi)
  • Southampton (951 km / 591 mi)
  • Aberdeen (156 km / 97 mi)
  • London (924 km / 574 mi)
  • Coventry (756 km / 470 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Terminal facilities 5.9
  • Wi-Fi 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.5
  • Lounge 5.5

Inverness Airport (INV)

  • IATA: INV
  • ICAO: EGPE
  • Name: Inverness Airport (INV)
  • Distance from city: 8.1 miles / 13 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Inverness Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Inverness Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Inverness Airport
$29.29
January
$39.65
February
$52.87
March
$53.71
April
$74.51
May
$95.03
June
$76.62
July
$94.15
August
$68.09
September
$59.55
October
$48.97
November
$48.91
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Inverness Airport is January — when rental costs average $29.29 per day. This is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $95.03 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Inverness Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in May the average rental period is 8 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Inverness Airport
5
January
6
February
5
March
7
April
8
May
6
June
6
July
7
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Inverness Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Inverness Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Inverness Airport in June, while they are least likely to rent in in February.
Monthly searches at Inverness Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
35%
January
31%
February
74%
March
78%
April
128%
May
172%
June
162%
July
138%
August
128%
September
133%
October
66%
November
55%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Keddy, Arnold Clark, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $28 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Arnold Clark Peugeot 3008 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Arnold Clark Mercedes Benz Vito 5 3 Vans
Alamo Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Kingdom
Fiat 500
April 2, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Vauxhall Corsa
October 20, 2023
I drove to Isle of Skye in the pouring rain (locals and the news kept saying each day was the equivalent amount of rain of 2 weeks) and having the car made me life so much easier. I was only there for a weekend so drove around the island all day, and it was great.
South Africa
Audi Q5
July 13, 2023
Beautiful Scotland, unbelievable scenery. Better road condition than that of England.
United States of America (USA)
Vauxhall Astra
May 20, 2023
Scotland was beautiful
United Kingdom
Nissan Tiida
October 20, 2020
Inverness is gorgeous and it's easy to rent a car there. Be careful on the roads.
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Crossland
October 8, 2020
The Highlands are an amazing location, and having a car allows you to visit at your own pace. We didn't have any troubles finding petrol stations, and driving there was a great experience (although be prepared for the weather: it rained heavily during our stay!) Drive calmly: in narrow roads there are plenty of passing places where you can allow cars to overtake you, and other drivers are usually patient so you shouldn't feel any pressure from them.
United Kingdom
Fiat Tipo
August 28, 2020
Loch Affric and Loch Ness beautiful
United Kingdom
Range Rover
February 18, 2020
Best value for the 4x4 car chosen and slick shuttle, collection and return - overall a very efficient service - could not fault it or the representatives at all - well done
Netherlands
Renault Kadjar
September 1, 2019
Inverness itself is quite uninteresting, but the area - Northern Scotland - is fabulous. Hence, Inverness with its airport is the ideal location to hire a car for exploring the terrific highlands (and also areas like Dornoch, Cromarty, Orkney, etc. etc.).
Netherlands
Vauxhall Corsa
August 1, 2019
friendly people and good service
France
Ford Fiesta
July 31, 2019
The problem for Europeans driving in Scotland is not which side to stay on, but the width of certain roads (we were only in the Highlands) which was often a bit scary when encountering oncoming cars. Otherwise, we found the Scots to be courteous, patient drivers. Distances were a bit deceptive as they are in miles, not kilometers, and driving times on the various websites are based on the official speed limits, which were probably true for the Scots who knew the roads, but not for the tourists who made up most of the traffic.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
May 8, 2019
We spent one night in Inverness and then drove 3 hours north to visit family. Car provided was clean and reliable and pick up service from the airport was smooth and efficient
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
August 23, 2018
Inverness not interesting; I went to Inverness only for flight from Luton, before trip to Orkney and Shetland; rented car for drive from Inverness to Thurso and took car by ferry from Thurso to Orkney, used car in Orkney, left it in Orkney while flew to Shetland. Returned flight to Orkney, picked up car to return by ferry to mainland (Inverness).
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Arnold Clark
9.5 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
28
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$49.86
Lowest daily price
$27.86
Total cars available
203

Top 12 suppliers at Inverness Airport in 2024

Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.5 / 121 reviews
+441463723720
Harbour Road, Inverness IV1 1UF
$46 - $264
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-15:00
Keddy
Very good 8.9 / 56 reviews
+4403713841121
TERMINAL BUILDING
$28 - $34
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:30-18:00
Sun:09:30-22:30
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 17 reviews
+4401667708888
Car Rental Centre, Inverness Airport, Dalcross
$33 - $118
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Very good 8.5 / 12 reviews
+4403445446017
Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness, IV1 7JB, United Kingdom
$39 - $153
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:30
Tue:09:00-22:30
Wed:09:00-22:30
Thu:09:00-22:30
Fri:09:00-22:30
Sat:09:30-21:15
Sun:09:30-22:30
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 25 reviews
+4401667708888
Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est,
$34 - $116
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Very good 8.3 / 14 reviews
+4403713841121
Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB
$35 - $75
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:30-18:00
Sun:09:30-22:30
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 18 reviews
+442070188246
Unit 2, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness IV2 7XB
$43 - $133
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
National
National
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
01667708888
Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 11 reviews
+4408433093037
Site 13 B-C, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB
$33 - $51
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+4408433093037
Site 13 B-C, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7JB
$30 - $35
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
+4403445446017
Inverness Airport, Dalcross, Inverness, IV1 7JB, United Kingdom
$39 - $166
Working hours
Mon:09:00-22:30
Tue:09:00-22:30
Wed:09:00-22:30
Thu:09:00-22:30
Fri:09:00-22:30
Sat:09:30-21:15
Sun:09:30-22:30
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2 / 2 reviews
+443713841121
Terminal, Inverness IV2 7JB
$60 - $94
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:30
Tue:08:00-21:30
Wed:08:00-21:30
Thu:08:00-21:30
Fri:08:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-21:30
Sun:10:30-21:30
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