Car hire in Inverness
Hiring a car in Inverness
Home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, the cliff-perched Inverness Castle, and Shakespeare’s legendary play MacBeth, Inverness is the gateway to the Highlands and rests at the mouth of the River Ness.
You will be greeted by smiles wherever you turn in Inverness. With a relatively modest population of around 57,000 people - the country’s sixth largest - Inverness was named the happiest place to live in Scotland in 2014, and again in 2015, due to its high quality of life rating. It only just lost out to West Yorkshire’s Harrogate as the happiest city in the UK overall.
Despite gaining city status in 2000, the centre of Inverness has retained a very charming, town-like atmosphere.
It may be the UK’s northernmost city but with the A9, A82 and A96 providing access, getting to Inverness isn’t a hassle.
What you need to know
It's a good idea to pre-book your hire car using our website before travelling to Inverness. That way you’re certain to have a vehicle waiting for you upon arrival, and you’ll also receive the most competitive price.
If your plans change, we don’t charge you anything to modify or cancel the booking either. We never charge for transactions and we also run a 24/7 contact centre if you need to speak to one of our friendly operators.
Those staying in the city centre can park their hire car at Rose Street multi-storey for £7.00 for 24 hours. Alternatively, there are plenty of pay-and-display bays, some offering four hours parking for around £2.00.
Where to pick up your car
As one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, there’s already an ample choice of car hire companies at Inverness airport (INV), with Europcar, Avis and Budget offering vehicles of all shapes and sizes straight out of the terminal.
Nine miles away in the city centre, Inverness Train Station serves as a base for several car hire providers too.
In addition to the airport and train station, there’s also the option of collecting your hire car in the city centre itself from a branch of Arnold Clark, Hertz or Thrifty.