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Location information for Fort William

Fort William is the Scottish highlands' second largest settlement, and one of Scotland's most important tourist destinations. The town is the gateway to several major natural landmarks like the UK's tallest mountain. Self-drives are the only way to see these sites, so compare car hire options using the internet and book early to enjoy top savings.



Fort William is reached by trains and buses from most major cities in Scotland, including Glasgow. The town itself is not overly large, so getting from end to end is possible on foot. However, car hire in Fort William is the most comfortable and cost-effective way to see the top attractions around the region.

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Tourists are advised to find their own vehicle in Fort William. Walking to the main sites within town, like the Highland Museum, is possible. However, to reach sites like Ben Nevis and the Mamores, driving a car is the only viable option available. Vehicles are available from suppliers like Easydrive, Hertz and Avis.


The roads at Fort William are usually free flowing and in good condition for driving. The A82 is the largest road through the city, connecting to a plethora of fascinating sites including Ben Nevis. Drivers need to be careful during the winter months though, as weather conditions can make the roads somewhat slippery.

Things To See and Do

Climbing Ben Nevis is the main reason why tourists come to town. However, car rental in Fort William will make it easy for visitors to also reach the phenomenal Memores, which are quieter than the Nevis mountain ranges. Exploring Loch Linnhe by car is another great way to experience the beauty of this region. World famous Loch Ness is an hour's drive north of the town, and Glencoe is located 12kms to the south.

Best Time To Visit

Even though rainfall occurs throughout the year, the best time to explore Fort William is between May and September. The temperature usually hovers between 16°C and 18°C during this time, and rainfall is half of the levels experienced in winter. This makes mountain climbing, biking and loch sightseeing much more enjoyable.

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    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).