Car hire at Inverness airport

Hiring a car at Inverness Airport is probably one of the best ways to explore the local area and further afield. Below is some useful information for anyone who is looking at renting a car from Inverness Airport. Use our car hire search box above to explore the best options for car hire at Inverness Airport.

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Describing itself as ‘The Gateway to the Highlands’ , Inverness Airport, was proclaimed by Which magazine to be the second best airport in the UK. The airport is 15KM to the east of the city and you can get to Inverness in just a 20 minutes drive. There is lots to do in Inverness, and attractions include an art gallery, a theatre and two cinemas. There is also a good number of restaurants and hotels. The airport terminal isn’t open 24hours it is open from 5am to 10pm. Driving away with your hire car from Inverness Airport is easy, as the airport is located on the A96. From the airport you can drive to the Highlands in one to two hours and explore the beautiful scenery.

Drive times and distances from Inverness Airport

// Aberdeen – 96.7 mi, 2 hrs 22mins
// Fort William – 74.2 mi, 1hr 47mins
//Loch Ness – 22.1mi, 42mins
// Edinburgh – 161mi, 3hours 1min

Nearest Petrol Stations to Inverness Airport

// Kessock Service Station, 9-11, IV1 1ST
// PJ Grant and Sons, Forres Rd IV12 5QE
// BP Services Longman Connect, IV1 1RY
// Kingswell Service Station, IV2 3HR

Car Hire Companies at Inverness Airport

Inside the terminal building at Inverness Airport you can rent a car from two of the multinational car hire firms: Avis and Europcar.Opening hours for Avis are 8am until 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. Late night arrivals will need to make prior arrangements to ensure that you can pick your car up.

Inverness Airport address and phone number

Inverness Airport

General enquiries:01667 464000

Lost property: Use number above

terminal opening hours: 05:00 – 22:00


/// Inverness Airport shopping

The airport prides itself on its Hospitality Assured accreditation awarded by the Hotel and Catering International Management Association. The terminal opening hours are 05:00 – 17:30 Monday to Saturdays. The Sunday shopping hours are 10:00 to 22:00. Shops and catering establishments in the terminal include WH Smith, The Jail (clothing store), Segafredo Cafe, Airside Cafe and Bar, D’Lish Landside restaurant and bar.

/// Travel in Comfort

After you have returned you hire car you can relax in comfort at Inverness airport at the Highland Lounge. The executive lounge has leather seats, free newspapers, a complimentary bar, unlimited tea and coffee, free wifi, and places to plug in your electrical equipment. There is also disabled access. Unfortunately children under 12 are not permitted in the lounge unless traveling business class and accompanied by an adult.

/// Don’t drink and drive your hire car in inverness- (drink and fly)

In the departure lounge at Inverness airport, you can visit Fly Nip, a whisky outlet where you can buy various bottles of malt whisky. Scotland is famous for its whisky and whilst we encourage you to buy a bottle or two, we do emphasise the advice – don’t drink and drive. If on the other hand you have returned your hire car at Inverness Airport, then feel free to browse, buy and sample as much whisky as you feel appropriate.