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    Car hire at Inverness Airport - Gateway to Loch Ness

    Inverness Airport (INV) is an international transportation hub that mostly serves the northern regions of Scotland. Located in Inverness, a delightful city recognised as the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, it is possible to fly there from a variety of places both in the UK and abroad and experience the historic charm of this region.

    Handling around one million passenger movements every year, the airport caters for regular domestic flights from London, Birmingham and Belfast, as well as dozens of holiday charter flights to a range of European destinations, including Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Through its links with many major international airlines, it also has great connectivity with several key destinations around the world.

    Inverness has many sights worth seeing, starting with the castle, one of Scotland's most beloved historical landmarks, and Fort George, a military fortification built by the British government in the aftermath of the famous battle of Culloden. The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is another major attraction with fascinating displays relating the city's rich cultural heritage, including the long history of the Scottish Highlands.

    With a car hire from Inverness Airport you'll have quick and easy access to many of the most important sights in northern Scotland, most notably Loch Ness, home to the world's most legendary monster, and Cawdor Castle, most famous as the place where William Shakespeare's Macbeth murdered Duncan. Another must is an exilharating road-trip along North Coast 500, a 516-mile (830 km) scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle.

    With almost 70 years of experience providing quality car hire at the cheapest prices, Auto Europe now operates in over 180 countries around the world, with pick-up points available in around 24,000 different locations, including Inverness Airport. For help with your booking or any questions you might have, please feel free to call our rental specialists on +441233225114 and they will be delighted to assist you and find you the best deal. Check out the opinions of Auto Europe customers on our Inverness car hire reviews page for added oeace of mind.

    Airport Information

    Inverness Airport is the key business and leisure airport for the Scottish Highlands and many of the country's islands, with regular services to a number of UK destinations, including London, Birmingham and Belfast. First opened for civil services in 1947, it now serves a growing number of major airlines, including British Airways, KLM, easyJet, Loganair and TUI with two runways and nine aircraft parking positions.

    Inverness Airport (INV)
    Address: Dalcross, Inverness, IV2 7JB, Scotland
    Telephone: +44 16064000
    Airlines operating at Inverness Airport: The list of the most important airlines operating at Inverness Airport currently includes British Airways, KLM, easyJet, Loganair and TUI, with more expected to be added in the coming months.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Inverness Airport

    Picking up your car hire at Inverness Airport couldn't be easier. With several world-renowned suppliers from which to choose, finding the right rental for your needs is perfectly straightforward. The car hire desks are located either inside the terminal building (after luggage reclaim) or close by at the Dalcross Industrial Estate. Please take time to fully read all the terms and conditions before signing for and driving away with your vehicle. Pay particular attention to any insurance excesses and fuel policies that might be included in the small-print. It's also essential to inspect the vehicle for any damage and make sure this is clearly marked on your pick-up slip. Please consult our UK Driving Guide for tips on getting around Inverness and the rest of Scotland by car.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Inverness Airport Avis at Inverness Airport
    Terminal Building,
    Inverness, Scotland IV1 7JB

    +44 3445446017
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 10am-6pm
    Budget Car Hire at Inverness Airport Budget at Inverness Airport
    Terminal Building,
    Inverness, ScotlandIV1 7JB
    +44 3445446017
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 10am-6pm
    Enterprise Car Hire at Inverness Airport Enterprise at Inverness Airport
    Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est
    Inverness, Scotland IV2 7XB

    +44 1667 461199
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (closed Sat & Sun)
    Hertz Car Hire at Inverness Airport Hertz at Inverness Airport
    Site 13 B-C
    Inverness, Scotland IV1 7JB

    +44 843 309 3037
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 10am-4pm (closed Sat & Sun)
    Sixt Car Hire at Inverness Airport Sixt at Inverness Airport
    Unit 2, Dalcross Ind. Estate
    Inverness, Scotland IV2 7XB

    +44 20 7018 8246
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-6pm


    Inverness Airport is a single-terminal infrastructure with everything a passenger might need under one roof. It is renowned for its high standards of service and modern facilities with 10 check-in desks and two gates, all within easy walking distance of each other. The terminal complex also houses car parks, offices, stores, the airport fire station, an engineering base and several hangars. To the south of the terminal lie the aprons, taxiways, runways, airfield ground lighting and an air traffic control tower situated towards the airfield’s southern boundary line.

    Airport Facilities

    Despite having just one terminal, Inverness Airport offers its passengers a wide range of on-site facilities and amenities, whether they are arriving or departing. There's everything from children's toy shops to outlets promoting the best local whiskey. The airport also has several boutiques, a multi-denominational chapel, first-aid post and free Wi-fi throughout the building. Besides that, there are several ATMs, Duty-free shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and a branch of W H Smith where passengers can buy some last-minute essentials before boarding their flight. The airport also has a museum situated in the Dalcross Industrial Estate immediately adjacent to the airport where four complete aircraft and several aircraft noses are on display.

    How to get to and from Inverness Airport

    Getting there to pick up your car rental at Inverness Airport very easy because it is located just 15 minutes from the city centre along the A96. Upon your arrival there is a passenger drop-off zone within the short-stay car park with ten minutes allocated free-of-charge to allow for passenger drop-offs and pick-ups. Stagecoach operates a bus network from Inverness Airport with departures every 30 minutes between Inverness city centre and the airport. Other routes serve a range of destinations in the city's environs, including Elgin, Forres and Nairn. Taxis are plentiful and can be taken to and from the airport passenger terminal with a taxi rank located near the Short-stay car park and drop-off zone. Although the airport has no station of its own, Inverness Train Station is located about 15 minutes by car from the airport or by bus via Academy Street at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness. The train station has services to numerous Scottish destinations, including, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and throughout the highlands.

    Parking Tips

    There are several parking possibilities for visitors who choose to rent a car at Inverness Airport. The city has many car parks which are quite affordable compared to other large cities in the UK. In the centre of Inverness there are several shopping centres where it is also possible to park safely and relatively cheaply, depending on the location. At Inverness Airport, a drop-off zone exists outside the passenger terminal where you can drop-off or pick-up passengers free of charge with a 10-minute time-span. If you wish to stay longer, then a short-stay car park is available and can be found directly outside the terminal building. For longer stays, then using the long-stay car park is a better option.

    Useful links

    Official website of Inverness Airport