Car Hire at Wick Airport
This information is correct as of November 2015
Whether you want to visit the most northerly point in the UK, spot puffins in Wick or surf the waves in Thurso, you can find the best car hire at Wick Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Wick Airport
There is just one car hire company operating from Wick Airport; Europecar. The desk is inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Wick Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a BP garage located just 9 minutes drive from Wick Airport. Simply get on the A4/DK7 in Krakow and take the Mirowski exit off the A4. Drive towards Mirowska and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Wick Airport
Wick Airport is connected to the region’s main road which is the A99 that leads south down to Dornoch and on to Inverness. The A99 also connects to the A9 heading north up to Thurso. Smaller B roads take travellers further north of Wick to town like John O’Groats.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Wick Airport.
Worth visiting just to tick off that you have visited the most northerly point of the UK, John O’Groats has more going for it than just being ‘the end of the road’. The charming little village is the place to stop to pick up local souvenirs or to take a break from driving with a stop in the cosy cafe. Adrenalin junkies can try their hand at a spot of whitewater rafting while adventurers can brave the ferry crossing to the northern island of Orkney for stunning scenery and wildlife. More beautiful views can be found on coastal walks along the windswept bays and beaches of John O’Groats.
John O’Groats is just 25 minutes by car from Wick Airport. Head north and take a right onto the A99. Follow this all the way to John O’Groats.
This little town is a mirage in a sea of wild places with charming Victorian architecture and some lovely cafes selling home-made treats. The main attraction of Thurso is its waves. This place is a mecca for surfers who come to ride the seas of its windswept shores. History buffs can explore the culture and legends of the Pictish monuments and symbols dotted around Thurso or the eerie limestone caves, while wildlife lovers can enjoy a spot of puffin-watching.
Thurso is just 30 minutes by car from Wick Airport. Get on to the A99 from the airport and continue straight on to the B876 then take a left on to the Main Street/A836. Turn right on to the A9 and follow signs for the centre of Thurso.
Little Wick is a former Viking settlement nestled on the River Wick. Once a famous herring port, today one can see the remains of Old Wick Castle, known locally as ‘the old man of Wick’, the Noss Head Lighthouse, some cute fishing villages and a whole host of seabirds, puffins included. The windy bays are perfect for wind-surfing while the heritage centre has artefacts and tells the story of this wonderful northerly Scottish town.
It takes just 5 minutes to reach the centre of Wick by car from the airport. Head north from the airport then take a right on to the North Road/A99. Take a left then at the roundabout take the second exit onto Cliff Road.
Parking is free and relaxed in Wick. Many of the tourist sites and surf spots also offer free parking as do the caravan and camping sites if you are a guest. Some hotels near Wick also offer free parking.
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