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Car Hire at Inverness Airport

This information is correct as of March 2018

Whether you want to search for ‘Nessie’, walk the wild highland landscapes or enjoy some lively night in local pubs, you can find the best car hire at Inverness Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Inverness Airport

There are three car hire companies with desks at Inverness Airport: Avis, Budget and Europcar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Inverness Airport

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

The nearest petrol station to Inverness Airport is 15 minutes by car. From the airport head west, take the second exit at the roundabout, then get on the A96. Take the third exit at the next roundabout then follow the A96. The petrol station will be on the left.

Driving around Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The main approaches to Inverness are via the A9 from the North and South to john O’Groats and Edinburgh, the A96 from Aberdeen and via the A82 from the Glasgow and the South West.

Getting to your destination

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

Loch Ness

The search for Nessie starts here. The depths of Loch Ness provide ample opportunity for watersports and monster hunting while the surrounding area is littered with castles, canals and charming pubs and the best Scottish breakfast for miles around.

Loch Ness is just a 40 minute drive south from Inverness Airport. Get onto the A96 from the B9039 and follow signs to Perth. Merge onto the A9, exit on to the B8082 and then the B862 to Loch Ness.


Experience the stunning highland landscapes of the Cairngorms from Glencoe to the Nevis Range. The area is filled with munroes to ‘bag’, cosy pubs in which to drink locally brewed ales and whiskey, and wild camping and well-equipped campsites to some of the best food in the country.

The Cairngorms are just 30 minutes by car from Inverness airport. Get on the A96 from the B9039 and follow signs to Perth and the Cairngorms.


The gateway to the highlands is a small but picturesque city with a castle, museums, galleries and shops ideal for a day’s browsing. Golfing and water sports are just a few of the local pass times while lively pubs, bars and restaurants give it a lively vibe to the evenings.

It takes just 20 minutes to reach Inverness from the airport. Simply head west on the B9039, getting on to the A96 and follow signs to Inverness city centre. The Old Town Rose Street Car Park in Inverness is open 7 days a week and offers reasonably priced parking from £1.40 for up to one hour and up to £15 for 24 hours. Parking on the street is charged from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm and costs from £0.50* per hour depending on the area of the city. Some hotels in Inverness offer free parking.

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