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With the widest range of travel deals at your fingertips, you don’t need to go anywhere else to book cheap car hire in Inverness.

In this gateway to the Scottish Highlands, Inverness car hire is as essential as your sense of adventure and a sturdy pair of shoes...


Right up north (and then a bit further still!), where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth and the Great Glen slices through Scotland, lies Inverness.

It is famed for the easy access it offers to the wild beauty of the Highlands. But before you dash off into the wilderness with your car, explore Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Here, you will learn about Scottish history and the links between Inverness and the rest of the world. Also at the heart of the city are the Ness Islands, opposite Bught Park. These natural beauty spots are home to wildlife, including deer, plus a children’s play area and a miniature railway. The most northerly in Britain, the Cathedral of St Andrew provides another remarkable sight. And don’t forget to browse in the Victorian Market and photograph Inverness Castle.

Many enjoyable days can be had simply exploring this city, but to fully appreciate both Inverness and the surrounding area, a hire car is vital.

Pre-book car rental in Inverness and arrange to collect your vehicle either at a downtown location or at Inverness Airport (INV). With car hire, Inverness Airport is just 20 minutes by road from central areas. If you’re flying in to Inverness, picking up your hire car at the airport is a good-value alternative to taking a taxi trip at a cost of about £20 for a family of four.

To see rates from just a few pounds per day, search for Inverness car rental with TravelSupermarket.

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What age do I need to be to hire a vehicle in Inverness?

To hire a car in Inverness you must be at least 21 years old. If you want to hire a van, you should check its vehicle class – the minimum age for some larger vehicles (such as vans), is generally 25. When you book online this will usually be flagged to you, but check with the provider if you're unsure.

What do I need to hire a vehicle in Inverness?

To start, you need a full driving licence that you've held for a year or more. Many car hire providers will also insist that your licence is clean. You may also need a proof of address (such as a bank statement) and a DVLA check code, but this is becoming less common in some places.

Do I need car hire excess insurance in Inverness?

No, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider it. Your car hire provider will often offer you a car hire excess insurance policy when you collect your car in Inverness. However, you'll generally find you can get a better deal by taking out a third-party policy in advance.

Can I rent a car with a debit card in Inverness?

Although some car hire providers insist on a credit card for payment, many accept debit cards – and you'll almost certainly find one in Inverness that does. If you book online and pay in advance, then this will be taken care of.

Which rental companies are available at Inverness Airport?

Arnold Clark Car & Van, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are available at Inverness Airport.

Is it cheaper to rent a car at the airport or off site in Inverness?

Sometimes it's cheaper to rent a car off-site, since picking up your car at the airport is most convenient. The nearest car rental outlets are in Inverness itself, around eight miles away or at least half an hour by bus.

Can you rent a car in Inverness and drop it off in another city?

Yes, many car hire providers allow one-way rentals. It's usually more expensive to do this, but it is possible, so it's worth looking for deals.

Can you rent a car the same day in Inverness?

Yes, if you're looking for on-the-day car rental in Inverness, you can book it online – this is usually the best way to get a cheap deal – or try your luck at a car rental desk.

Can I hire a vehicle at 21 years of age in Inverness?

In theory, yes. The minimum age for car hire in the UK (and, therefore, in Inverness) is 21. Some car hire providers have a higher minimum age, and many will apply a 'young driver surcharge’ if you're under 25.

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