Inverness car hire

Inverness car hire

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Inverness, SCT, United Kingdom
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Inverness, SCT, United Kingdom
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Inverness car hire information

Pick-up locationInverness
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard, Supplier choice
Hire locations26
Airport locations17
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Sixt, Europcar, Avis, Budget

Cheap car hire in Inverness

Economy£33/day
Compact£36/day
Intermediate£45/day
Standard£51/day
Mini£31/day
Premium£66/day
Luxury£94/day
Supplier choice£46/day
Intermediate SUV£49/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Inverness car hire reviews and directory

From £22/dayRated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Inverness
Alamo
Locations in Inverness
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent10 Jun 2018
Easy pick-up and drop-offWe 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.All was good!
From £25/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
Most popular
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Sixt
Locations in Inverness
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
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From £33/dayRated no. 3
Enterprise
8.9 Excellent (9 reviews)
2 locations in Inverness
Enterprise
Locations in Inverness
  • 9.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay20 Aug 2019
I reserved a certain kind of car online and they did not have it, so the only alternative was a car which was another 250.00. No explanation...they just said "here" if you want it.
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2018
Great experienceStaff was great! The 7 person minivan was clean and performed as expected. On my return they dropped me off st the train station. Great service! Thanks
10.0 Excellent18 Nov 2017
Superb customer service from start to finish
9.6 Excellent27 May 2017
Excellent car hireCar In excellent condition. Low mileage, excellent mpg and added unexpected benefit of Android Auto which was very useful. Friendly staff.Slight mix up on pick up but didn't matter and sorted out. I prefer full to full fuel rather than trying to guess how much to get back to original reading.
9.6 Excellent31 Aug 2016
Great HospitalityWarm welcome, upgrade of the vehicle to a higher one, being kind to drop us tomtrain station when we returned the car. Neil was very kind and client oriented person.Fuel was not full.
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From £23/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
7.5 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Inverness
Hertz
Locations in Inverness
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 7.6
  • 6.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent26 Apr 2019
Good value
6.0 Good13 Sep 2018
Extra fees at the time of pick up. Felt really shady
6.0 Good31 Aug 2018
signage
4.4 Okay8 Aug 2018
Don’t be late or you’ll be sorry!!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 Excellent8 Apr 2018
Overall very good experienceCar upgrade due to Easter. Staff was very friendly. Car was in excellent condition.Had to wait for about 30 mins at the airport for the pick-up of the car.
8.8 Excellent7 Apr 2018
The car was excellent!The car was excellent!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
5.2 Okay10 Aug 2017
Very rude and unfriendlyQuick
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul 2017
I got screwedLater pick up than expected so car I reserved was let go and I was charged double for a different car. They blamed Kayak. Either Kayak or Hertz should pay me a refund
9.2 Excellent5 Jun 2017
The car was in great condition, and easy to drive. Friendly staff and good price.I had requested a small car, and made my reservation weeks in advance, but none was available so I had to go for the next size up. Not a huge deal, but I would have preferred a smaller car. I also got bad advice on the gas deal.
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From £24/dayRated no. 5
Europcar
7.1 Good (7 reviews)
3 locations in Inverness
Europcar
Locations in Inverness
  • 9.1
  • 8.2
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2021
The desk agents were all super nice and helpful!
1.9 Horrible2 Sep 2021
Europcar made us purchase CDW insurance at the desk even though this was provided through our credit card. This almost doubled the cost of our rental but there was nothing we could do about it because we had pre paid the rental cost. Bait and switch and an almost $1000 extra expense.
10.0 Excellent7 May 2019
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.More information about required insurance, etc. in other countries that we weren't aware of would have been helpful.
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2019
The staff was really lovely! Can't say enough good things!It's VERY hard to see where to drop the car off- luckily, the staff was wonderful and picked it up from the other garage. Better signs would be great.
9.2 Excellent3 Sep 2018
Good overall experienceEase of pick up and drop off, competitive price, vehicle included navigation which was very helpful.Car interior was not cleaned before we got it. It wasn’t filthy but there were crumbs on seats and floor and gear shifter. Dust noticeable on dashboard.
3.2 Mediocre9 Jul 2018
Incorrect information on website made me unable to hire the car. The young persons fee cut off was the wrong age in the confirmation email.
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From £17/dayRated no. 6
Budget
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Budget
Locations in Inverness
  • 8.1
  • 7.2
  • 6
  • 6.1
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
7.2 Good20 Aug 2019
Drop off was very efficient.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 Good14 May 2019
The attendants at the rental desk were helpful and friendly.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 Mediocre23 Nov 2018
Pay attention to your charges and Insurance detailsNoneService 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 Okay25 Mar 2018
Misrepresentation of CostsCost 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 Excellent28 Jul 2017
Good value and friendlyThe car was clean and the staff were friendly for the most part.
4.4 Okay25 Oct 2016
Unhelpful in a pinchThe car was clean and functionalThe 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.
2.0 Mediocre8 Sep 2016
Wrong information providedEverything from booking to return was super goodThe amount mentioned in Kayak was in USD but Budget charged in GBP. The website and the email that I received clearly mentioned that I will be charged in USD . Now after return I paid in GBP which costed me more than the initial amount plus the foreign transaction fee for my credit card.
6.4 Good17 Dec 2015
I am unimpressed with Car Trawler as a third party provider. Very inflexible and very hard to deal with.
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From £24/dayRated no. 7
Avis
6.4 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Avis
Locations in Inverness
  • 7.5
  • 6
  • 5.5
  • 7
  • 6
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent21 Jul 2019
Pickup was easy and convenient.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.
4.4 Okay2 Jun 2019
I liked that I could get a vehicle. I didn’t like the fact that I was offered nothing similar to the vehicle I had reserved at the price, or a price even remotely close to what I had booked. I felt pressured because I needed a car, in a different country so I pretty much had to take what was offeredWhat could have been better was if what I had booked online was available at the price I had booked it for.
10.0 Excellent9 Jul 2017
Brilliant serviceVery clean and friendly service.No problem booking when my car broke down.
2.0 Mediocre19 Feb 2017
Car is in poor condition , kept stalling ( even not in eco mode )
From £32/dayRated no. 8
Arnold Clark
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Inverness
Arnold Clark
Locations in Inverness
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2018
Cancelled last minuteAvoid this companyTime wasters
From £20/day
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Inverness
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Inverness
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Inverness
Sunnycars
Locations in Inverness
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Easirent
1 location in Inverness
Easirent
Locations in Inverness
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From £24/day
Firefly
1 location in Inverness
Firefly
Locations in Inverness
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FLIZZR
1 location in Inverness
FLIZZR
Locations in Inverness
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INTERRENT
1 location in Inverness
INTERRENT
Locations in Inverness
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From £41/day
National
1 location in Inverness
National
Locations in Inverness
Recent reviews
From £28/day
Thrifty
1 location in Inverness
Thrifty
Locations in Inverness
Recent reviews
57 travellers who hired a car in Inverness gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Inverness

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£31/day

Good deal

£24/day

When to book a car hire in Inverness

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Inverness

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Inverness car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Inverness.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Inverness car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Inverness

  • It is highly recommended that visitors of Inverness rent a vehicle during their time there. In part, this is because it is a charming city, but really it is because Inverness is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands -- and there is no better way to explore the Highlands than with a car. For instance, Loch Ness, home to the famed monster, is just 23 miles away from Inverness. Additionally, Cairngorm National Park is 30 miles southeast of Inverness.
  • Looking forward to beginning your trip to Inverness? For travelers who plan to pick up a hire car after landing at Inverness Airport, you can find the hire car counters in the airport’s Arrivals Hall and be on your way immediately.
  • Drivers coming from abroad should make sure to remember that it is illegal to drive while using a cellphone in Inverness and throughout Scotland. This also includes using your phone as a navigational device. So play it safe and have your passengers be the guide during your journey in Inverness.
  • Worried about rush hour putting a damper on your trip to Inverness? Fortunately for drivers, the congestion in Inverness is easily avoided. Nonetheless, there is still some traffic during the peak hours of rush hour in the morning from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The downtown core features the vast majority of congestion though, so as long as you avoid it, you should be okay.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Inverness for £24 or less
  • Book your car hire in Inverness at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Inverness are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Inverness

  • Some car hire companies in Inverness which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Inverness costs £31 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£24/day), Sixt (£27/day) and Budget (£36/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt Unit 2, Dalcross Ind. Estate IV2 7XB (7 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Inverness is £5.16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Inverness.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Inverness airport include Sixt, Europcar, Budget, keddy by Europcar, Alamo, Arnold Clark, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz and National.

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in Inverness costs £28 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Inverness costs £37 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Inverness costs £44 per day, on average.

  • In Inverness, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar Inverness Airport Terminal Building (7 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Inverness costs £219 per week (£31 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Inverness costs £939 per month (£31 per day).

  • Inverness is a city with a long history and whose roads long predate the automobile and, as such, those roads are often slightly small and narrow. Small vehicles are highly recommended as larger vehicles that are common to the U.S. will struggle to fit on these roads, which is why such cars are quite uncommon to see in Inverness. Additionally, parking will be much easier for small cars like sedans, coupes, and compacts as streetside parking spaces are not always the largest.

  • Drivers can expect to see 20 mph as the standard speed limit for residential streets in Inverness. Additionally, speed limits of 30 mph and 40 mph are seen on thoroughfares and larger streets in Inverness, while highways and expressways in Scotland have speed limits from 60 to 70 mph.

  • Petrol costs on average £1.18 ($1.49) per liter in Inverness, which equates to £4.47 ($5.64) per gallon of gas. This is fairly average when comparing the price to other cities in Europe such as Prague’s average price of 24.91 CZK ($5.47) or Budapest’s average price of 1381.53 HOF ($4.87).

  • Drivers will find that parking is widely available and much cheaper in Inverness compared to other Scottish towns. There are also plenty of parking lots and garages available in the more densely populated parts of town where streetside parking may be limited. Outside of the most popular areas, streetside parking is the predominant method of parking and is often easily and immediately available.