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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Fort William

  • When exploring Fort William, getting a Fort William car hire offers numerous advantages. It provides the freedom to venture beyond the city centre and discover the stunning Scottish Highlands at your own pace. With a car, you can easily access iconic attractions like Ben Nevis, Glenfinnan Viaduct, and the scenic drives along Loch Ness. Public transportation options are limited in remote areas, and a car ensures flexibility and convenience. Explore the rugged landscapes, charming villages, and picturesque lochs surrounding Fort William by opting for car hire in Fort William.
  • For car hire in Fort William, the closest major airport is Inverness Airport (INV), located approximately 112 kilometres (70 miles) away. At Inverness Airport, you'll find car hire offices in the main terminal building, allowing for a seamless pickup and drop-off process. There is no direct airport shuttle to Fort William, but you can easily reach the city by public transport or taxi services available outside the airport. Alternatively, Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) are larger airports that offer more options.
  • When driving in Fort William, it's important to be aware of the narrow and winding roads, especially in the scenic Highland areas. Keep in mind that the city attracts a lot of visitors, so expect increased traffic during peak tourist seasons. Additionally, watch out for wildlife, such as deer, that may cross the road, particularly in rural areas. Be prepared for varying weather conditions, including fog and rain, which can affect visibility. Take your time to enjoy the stunning landscapes, and remember to use designated parking areas when exploring popular attractions.
  • Rush hour in Fort William typically occurs between 07:00 and 09:30 and between 16:30 and 18:30, with increased traffic congestion on the A82 road. These peak hours can result in longer travel times and delays. Additionally, during winter, be prepared for challenging driving conditions, particularly if there is heavy snowfall or icy roads. Take extra caution when driving on mountainous routes, such as the Aonach Mor Road. Stay updated on weather forecasts and road conditions and consider alternative routes when necessary.

FAQs about renting a car in Fort William

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Fort William?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Fort William only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in Fort William?

    The average gas price in Fort William is $6.92 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $83 and $111, depending on the car size.

  • Which car rental companies are at Inverness airport (INV)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Inverness airport include Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Budget, Dollar, Arnold Clark and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Inverness airport (INV)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Inverness airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Budget, Arnold Clark, Avis, and National.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Fort William?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Fort William?

    Most car rental providers in Fort William offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Fort William, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Fort William?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Fort William.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Fort William?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Fort William?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Fort William so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fort William?

    When it comes to car hire in Fort William, it is advisable to choose a small or intermediate car. The city is surrounded by stunning landscapes with picturesque drives, making a comfortable and versatile vehicle ideal. A compact car is perfect for solo travellers or couples looking for easy handling and fuel efficiency, allowing easy navigation through narrow roads and tight parking spaces. For families or larger groups, a mid-sized car provides ample space for passengers and luggage.

  • What's the speed limit in Fort William?

    When driving in Fort William, it's important to be aware of the speed limits. In built-up areas, the speed limit is set at 30 mph, ensuring the safety of pedestrians and residents. On single-carriageways, you can drive at a maximum speed of 60 mph, allowing for smoother travel between destinations. However, always keep an eye out for speed cameras in certain areas, such as residential neighbourhoods and near schools, where lower speed limits may be in effect.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fort William?

    When it comes to parking in Fort William, there are various options available. In the city centre, you'll find both on-street parking and car parks. Plan for paid parking in some parts of the city, particularly in high-demand areas. The average cost for parking is around £1.80-£3.60 per hour. Additionally, consider parking outside the city centre and utilising public transport or walking to your destination, as it can be convenient and cost-effective. Remember to check signage and follow any parking regulations to ensure a hassle-free experience.

Fort William car rental reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

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Falcon Square Entrance- Eastgate Shopping Centre,11Eastgate

+44 146 324 2298

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Thistle Hotel- Millburn Road

+44 871 384 3470

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Arnold Clark

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46 Harbour Road

+44 146 372 3720

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

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Avoid this company

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Time wasters

1 out of 0

Europcar

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Falcon Square Entrance

+44 371 384 2613

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

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The staff was really lovely! Can't say enough good things!

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It's VERY hard to see where to drop the car off- luckily, the staff was wonderful and picked it up from the other garage. Better signs would be great.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pick up and drop off, competitive price, vehicle included navigation which was very helpful.

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Car interior was not cleaned before we got it. It wasn’t filthy but there were crumbs on seats and floor and gear shifter. Dust noticeable on dashboard.

3.2 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

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Incorrect information on website made me unable to hire the car. The young persons fee cut off was the wrong age in the confirmation email.

1 out of 0

FLIZZR

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5 Harbour Rd

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

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40 Harbour Road

+44 1463 251500

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Hertz

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Site 13b-c

+44 843 309 3037

Monday11:00 - 11:30

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Sixt

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North Road

+44-8444993399

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Sunnycars

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Unit 1 Site 6 Dalcross Ind Est

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Thrifty

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Inverness Ap

+44 1463 224466

Monday08:00 - 17:30
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