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Car Hire from Benbecula Airport

Car Hire at Benbecula Airport

This information is correct as of July 2015

Whether you want to buy Harris Tweed, lose yourself in the beauty and solitude of island beaches, surf the Eriskay coast or hike the rugged Benbecula landscapes, you can find the best car hire at Benbecula Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Benbecula Airport

There are three car hire companies with desks at Benbecula Airport: Ask Car, Laing Motors and Autotec Uist. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Benbecula Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is a Scottish Fuels petrol station located just 20 minutes from Benbecula Airport. Head west towards the B892 then turn right on to the A865. Turn left and the petro station will be on the left.

Driving around Benbecula Airport

Benbecula Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The B982 runs east of the airport and goes to the north and south of the island. It turns into the A865 which goes to Ludag in the south and Port nan Long in the far north.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Benbecula Airport.

Eriskay

This enchanting island, now linked by causeway to South Uist is simply magical. Here resides the famous bottle of whiskey that inspired the tale ‘Whiskey Galore’. Lie back, surf or swim on Eriskay’s blissful white sand beaches, explore the coast on hardy Hebridean Eriskay ponies, enjoy the Gaelic music festival, play a game of golf on the most scenic of courses or simply go wandering and let yourself and your imagination lose themselves in the enchanting, other-worldly landscapes of this incredible island. There is nowhere else like it on earth.

It is just a little over an hour’s drive to Eriskay from Benbecula Airport. Get on the B892 west and then a right on to the A865. Turn right onto the B888 then left at Rubha Ban and Eriskay.

Isle of Harris

The breath-taking Isle of Harris feels like the end of the world. With rich traditions of crofting and tweed making and a strong community, here visitors can experience a taste of island life. Mesmerising and untamed sandy beaches are the perfect place for kayaking, surfing, birdwatching and swimming. The Sound of Taransay, between the west coast of Harris and the island or Taransay is one of the island’s most beautiful sights, the second being Luskentyre beach with its carpet of wildflowers. With a Mountain Festival, painting weekends and many more activities, on Harris you can do as much or as little as you wish.

It takes four hours to reach the Isle of Harris by car and ferry. Get on to the B892 from the airport, get on to the A865 then right on the A867. Take a left onto the A865 then a right onto the B893 to the Leverburgh-Berneray ferry.

Benbecula

This beautiful remote island in the Outer Hebrides buffeted by the wild Atlantic Ocean is a haven away from the rest of the world. Ruggedly beautiful landscapes, deserted white sandy beaches and sea views as far as the eye can see are what most visitors come for. Here you can horse-ride along windswept beaches, play a round of golf, spot birdlife, feast on exquisite seafood, take boats trips to nearby islands and cosy up away from the howling wind in the islands cafes and local pubs.

It takes just 10 minutes to reach Benbecula from the airport. Head west on the B892, then left onto the A865. The centre will be on the right.

There are so few cars that parking is never a problem on Benbecuala. Where ever you find a space, you can park – as long as it isn’t obstructing traffic or roads. Parking is free on the island.

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