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  • Avis

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    8.2 (8274)
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Car rental location Kirkwall Airport

Location information for Kirkwall Airport

Kirkwall Airport is the primary gateway to northernmost Scotland's Orkney Islands. The airport is named after Kirkwall, its nearest community situated under two miles away with car rental in Kirkwall Airport Orkney. From seasonal flights to Bergen, Norway to Flybe's year round flights to Scotland's major cities, this small airport offers a surprising number of places to travel. Passengers can even take the world's shortest flight, lasting just two minutes, between the tiny islands of Papa Westray and Westray.

Airport Facilities

This airport began as a Royal Naval Air Service base during WWII before becoming the Orkney Islands' largest air transport hub. The airport information desk supplies broadband internet vouchers, while the Airfayre Café serves drinks and light meals. A wide variety of newspapers, souvenirs, and last minute necessities are sold at the airport shop. Parents in search of quiet places can use the airport's quiet room or baby changing facilities. A local company called W R Tullock provides free meet and greet services along with car hire in Kirkwall Airport.

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Taxis are costly and public transportation is patchy on the Orkney Islands, whose rugged scenery is best explored by car. Anyone between 21 and 75 years of age can organise and compare car hire deals before their visit or can arrange a vehicle on arrival at Kirkwall Airport. The same driving laws apply to the Orkney Islands as elsewhere in the United Kingdom, but Orkney Island roads have far lower traffic volumes.

Things To See and Do

Driving is the only way to enjoy everything these 70 Scottish islands have to offer. Although many islands are only accessible by ferry, motorists can also drive around the Orkney Islands' 600 miles of coastline dotted with prehistoric ruins dating back at least 5,000 years. The most impressive ancient Orkney Island community is Skara Brae, a sunken Neolithic settlement near the Bay of Skaill.

Best Time To Visit

The Orkney Islands offer something for everyone during all four seasons. Spring is a season filled with blooming daffodils, nesting sea birds, and midnight May golf tournaments. Summer brings nearly endless days which begin as early as 03:00 and do not end until nearly 21:30, while winters bring strong winds and short days beginning after 09:00 and ending around 15:00. The Orkney Islands may be located far north enough for frequent Aurora Borealis sightings, but the Gulf Stream waters help keep the islands' average temperature no lower than 4°C and no higher than 12°C in summer.

Practical information

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    British pound
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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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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).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar