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Inverness car rental information

Pick-up location Inverness
Rental locations 25
Airport locations 16

Inverness car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7.1 Good (2,725 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Thrifty
Locations in Inverness
Inverness Ap
+44 146 322 4466
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Thrifty reviews in Inverness

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Rated no. 2
Alamo
alamo
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Inverness
Alamo
Locations in Inverness
Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
+44 166 746 1199
Monday08:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Excellent
10 Jun 2018
Easy pick-up and drop-off
Pros: We 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.
Cons: All was good!
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
9.7 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Inverness
Enterprise
Locations in Inverness
4 Seafield Road
+44 146 323 5525
Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
+44 166 746 1199
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9.6 Excellent
31 Aug 2016
Great Hospitality
Pros: Warm 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.
Cons: Fuel was not full.
9.6 Excellent
27 May 2017
Excellent car hire
Pros: Car In excellent condition. Low mileage, excellent mpg and added unexpected benefit of Android Auto which was very useful. Friendly staff.
Cons: 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.
10.0 Excellent
28 Dec 2018
Great experience
Pros: Staff 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
Rated no. 4
Europcar
8.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Inverness
Europcar
Locations in Inverness
Eastgate Shopping Centre
+44 371 384 3470
Falcon Square Entrance
+44 371 384 2613
Terminal Building
+44 371 384 1121
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
7 May 2019
Pros: 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.
Cons: More information about required insurance, etc. in other countries that we weren't aware of would have been helpful.
3.2 Mediocre
9 Jul 2018
Cons: 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.
10.0 Excellent
20 Feb 2019
Pros: The staff was really lovely! Can't say enough good things!
Cons: 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 Excellent
3 Sep 2018
Good overall experience
Pros: Ease of pick up and drop off, competitive price, vehicle included navigation which was very helpful.
Cons: 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.
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
7.1 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Avis
Locations in Inverness
Terminal Building
+44 344 544 6017
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 21:30
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
19 Feb 2017
Cons: Car is in poor condition , kept stalling ( even not in eco mode )
10.0 Excellent
9 Jul 2017
Brilliant service
Pros: Very clean and friendly service.
Cons: No problem booking when my car broke down.
9.2 Excellent
21 Jul 2019
Pros: Pickup was easy and convenient.
Cons: 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.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
6.6 Good (9 reviews)
2 locations in Inverness
Hertz
Locations in Inverness
Dalcross Industrial Estate
+44 843 309 3037
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday11:00 - 19:00
Site 13b-c
+44 843 309 3037
Monday09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday09:30 - 17:30
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Saturday09:30 - 12:00
Sunday11:30 - 18:30
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Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
10 Aug 2017
Very rude and unfriendly
Pros: Quick
8.8 Excellent
7 Apr 2018
The car was excellent!
Pros: The car was excellent!
Cons: 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
8.4 Excellent
8 Apr 2018
Overall very good experience
Pros: Car upgrade due to Easter. Staff was very friendly. Car was in excellent condition.
Cons: Had to wait for about 30 mins at the airport for the pick-up of the car.
6.0 Good
31 Aug 2018
Cons: signage
9.2 Excellent
5 Jun 2017
Pros: The car was in great condition, and easy to drive. Friendly staff and good price.
Cons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre
7 Jul 2017
I got screwed
Cons: Later 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
4.4 Okay
8 Aug 2018
Don’t be late or you’ll be sorry!!
Cons: 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 !!!
6.0 Good
13 Sep 2018
Cons: Extra fees at the time of pick up. Felt really shady
9.2 Excellent
26 Apr 2019
Pros: Good value
Rated no. 7
Budget
5.5 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Inverness
Budget
Locations in Inverness
Inverness Airport
+44 344 544 6017
Monday08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday08:00 - 21:30
Thursday08:00 - 21:30
Friday08:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 21:30
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Recent reviews
6.4 Good
17 Dec 2015
Cons: I am unimpressed with Car Trawler as a third party provider. Very inflexible and very hard to deal with.
8.8 Excellent
28 Jul 2017
Good value and friendly
Pros: The car was clean and the staff were friendly for the most part.
5.6 Okay
25 Mar 2018
Misrepresentation of Costs
Cons: Cost 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.
2.0 Mediocre
23 Nov 2018
Pay attention to your charges and Insurance details
Pros: None
Cons: Service 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.
7.2 Good
20 Aug 2019
Pros: Drop off was very efficient.
Cons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre
8 Sep 2016
Wrong information provided
Pros: Everything from booking to return was super good
Cons: The 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.
4.4 Okay
25 Oct 2016
Unhelpful in a pinch
Pros: The car was clean and functional
Cons: The 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.
7.2 Good
14 May 2019
Pros: The attendants at the rental desk were helpful and friendly.
Cons: 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.
Rated no. 8
Arnold Clark
arnoldclark
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Inverness
Arnold Clark
Locations in Inverness
46 Harbour Road
+44 146 372 3720
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
7 Jan 2018
Cancelled last minute
Pros: Avoid this company
Cons: Time wasters
keddy by Europcar
keddy
3 locations in Inverness
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Inverness
Falcon Square Entrance- Eastgate Shopping Centre,11Eastgate
+44 146 324 2298
Inverness Airport Terminal Building
08713841121
Thistle Hotel- Millburn Road
+44 871 384 3470
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Inverness
Sunnycars
Locations in Inverness
11 Eastgate
Millburn Road
Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
Easirent
easirent
1 location in Inverness
Easirent
Locations in Inverness
Inverness Dalcross Airport
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Firefly
firefly
1 location in Inverness
Firefly
Locations in Inverness
Dalcross Industrial Estate
+44 843 309 3037
Monday09:00 - 21:30
Tuesday09:00 - 21:30
Wednesday09:00 - 21:30
Thursday09:00 - 21:30
Friday09:00 - 21:30
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:30
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Inverness
INTERRENT
Locations in Inverness
Terminal Building
+44 166 746 0079
National
national
1 location in Inverness
National
Locations in Inverness
Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
+44 166 746 1199
Monday08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday08:00 - 22:00
Thursday08:00 - 22:00
Friday08:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Inverness
Sixt
Locations in Inverness
Unit 2, Dalcross Ind. Estate
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
29 travellers who rented a car in Inverness gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Inverness at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Inverness

What is the best rental car company in Inverness?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Inverness are Enterprise (8.5, 12813 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2246 reviews), and Thrifty (7.1, 2725 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Inverness?

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

How much does a Compact car rental cost in Inverness?

A Compact car rental in Inverness costs $36 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Inverness?

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.

What's the speed limit in Inverness?

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.

How are gas prices in Inverness?

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).

Where are the best places to park in Inverness?

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.

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