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Edinburgh Car Hire

Edinburgh Car Hire

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Edinburgh car hire information

Pick-up location Edinburgh
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, People mover, Premium, Standard, Van
Rental locations 71
Airport locations 28
Popular agencies GREEN MOTION , Easirent, Arnold Clark, Europcar, Dollar

Cheap Car Hire in Edinburgh

Economy $15/day
Compact $16/day
Intermediate $18/day
Standard $39/day
Full-size $75/day
4x4 $27/day
People mover $170/day
Mini $15/day
Premium $65/day
Van $140/day
Luxury $89/day
Convertible $112/day
Box truck $28/day
Commercial $76/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Edinburgh greenmotion
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Edinburgh easirent
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Edinburgh arnoldclark
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags People mover car in Edinburgh dollar
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Van car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Edinburgh europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Convertible car in Edinburgh sixt
4 Adults, 2 Bags Box truck car in Edinburgh greenmotion
5 Adults, 6 Bags Commercial car in Edinburgh easirent
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Edinburgh car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.5 Excellent (12,853 reviews)
6 locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Edinburgh
12 Annandale Street
+44 131 557 0000
501 Calder Road
+44 131 442 4440
67 Salamander Street
+44 131 555 0555
Car Rental Centre
+44 131 333 0400
Corstorphine Road
+44 131 334 4344
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
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Enterprise reviews in Edinburgh

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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,244 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Avis
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street
+44 344 544 6059
Car Rental Centre
+44 344 544 6004
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,231 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Budget
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street
+44 344 544 9064
Edinburgh Airport
+44 344 544 4605
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From $33/day
Rated no. 4
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,892 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Hertz
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
+44 131 556 4968
Ccrc Reception
+44 843 309 3025
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,359 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Dollar
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Wide
Reception Bldg
+44 131 335 3900
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Rated no. 6
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,728 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Wide
Reception Bldg
+44 131 335 3900
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Rated no. 7
Advantage
6.3 Good (1,130 reviews)
1 location in Edinburgh
Advantage
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Int`l Airport - Europcar Car Rental Centre 176 Jubilee Rd
+44 371 384 3414
From $28/day
Rated no. 8
Europcar
7.6 Good (358 reviews)
7 locations in Edinburgh
Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
396 Calder Road
+44 371 384 3472
396 Calder Road
+44 371 384 3472
65/67 Salamander Street
+44 371 384 3811
Car Rental Centre
+44 371 384 3406
Edinburgh Airport(car Rental Centre
+44 371 384 3406
Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall
+44 371 384 3453
Waverley Station Platform 2
+44 371 384 3453
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From $19/day
Rated no. 9
Easirent
Cheapest deal
5.3 Okay (114 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Easirent
Locations in Edinburgh
C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road
+44 131 202 1710
Edinburgh Central
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Rated no. 10
keddy by Europcar
7.8 Good (50 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
396 Calder Road
+44 371 384 3472
65-67 Salamander St
+44 371 384 3811
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
8713843406
Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall- Waverley Train Station
+44 371 384 3453
From $19/day
Rated no. 11
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
7.0 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Scotpark Newbridge
+44 116 243 7676
Edinburgh Waverley Station, 26 Greenside Row, Q-Park
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Rated no. 13
Alamo
7.1 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Alamo
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 557 0000
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 333 0400
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
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Sunnycars
9 locations in Edinburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
100 Ingliston Road
12 Annandale Street
175 Jubilee Road
21 McDonald Place
396 Calder Road
65-67 Salamander Street
Edinburgh Airport
Waverley Station Platform 2 -Unit 6,the North Mall
Arnold Clark
4 locations in Edinburgh
Arnold Clark
Locations in Edinburgh
1 Seafield Street
+44 131 561 7779
16 18 Bankhead Drive
+44 131 458 1501
20B-20D Seafield Road East
+44 131 657 9120
Eastfield Road
+44 131 333 0124
Sixt
4 locations in Edinburgh
Sixt
Locations in Edinburgh
18 North Bridge
+44-8445760767
26 Dunedin Street
+44 207 018 8246
Car Rental Centre
+44 207 018 8246
Greenside Row
+44 207 018 8246
City Car & Truck Rentals
3 locations in Edinburgh
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Edinburgh
Delivery Office (luxury Cars)
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Rail Station Office
National
3 locations in Edinburgh
National
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 557 0000
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 333 0400
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
AutoEurope
2 locations in Edinburgh
AutoEurope
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street-Edinburgh
Serviced By Europcar
YourRent
2 locations in Edinburgh
YourRent
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Waverly Rail Station
ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Edinburgh
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 149 476 9810
FLIZZR
1 location in Edinburgh
FLIZZR
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 844 499 3399
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Edinburgh
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
Rhodium
1 location in Edinburgh
Rhodium
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 131 333 0008
Spaceships
1 location in Edinburgh
Spaceships
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 208 573 2300

Car hire locations in Edinburgh

Good to know

Most popular agency GREEN MOTION
Most popular car type Compact
Average price $30/day
Good deal $23/day

When to book a hire car in Edinburgh

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Top tips for renting a car in Edinburgh

  • Fortunately for travelers who would like to rent a car while in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport has a consolidated hire car center that makes it easier than ever to pick your car up after your flight lands. The hire car center is connected to the airport via a covered skywalk and is just a short walk away from the domestic and international terminals.
  • An important law to remember when driving in Edinburgh -- and in Scotland in general -- is that it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving -- and that includes using cell phones as a navigational device. So play it safe and have your passengers be the ones to direct you during your time in Edinburgh.
  • Like in many other major cities today, rush hour can cause major congestion in Edinburgh. Edinburgh’s morning rush hour goes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening rush hour is usually from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some of the major avenues and intersections to avoid during those hours include the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Hermiston Junction.
  • If you are still on the fence on whether or not to rent a car during your time Edinburgh, then one thing to consider is that without one, the breathtaking countryside will be much harder to experience. After all, no trip to Scotland would be complete without witnessing the country’s majestic lochs and mountains. Some of the natural beauties and historic sites well within reach by car from Edinburgh include Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, and the Lammermuirs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Edinburgh for $23 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Edinburgh are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Edinburgh

How much does it cost to hire a car in Edinburgh?

On average a hire car in Edinburgh costs $33 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Edinburgh?

Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Edinburgh.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Edinburgh?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($15/day), Easirent ($39/day) and Budget ($51/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Edinburgh?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Edinburgh are Enterprise (8.5, 12853 reviews), National (8.2, 3585 reviews), and Avis (7.6, 2244 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Turnhouse Airport (EDI)?

Car hire companies onsite at Turnhouse Airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Hertz and Europcar.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Turnhouse Airport (EDI)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse Airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Hertz and Europcar.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Edinburgh?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Edinburgh Scotpark Newbridge EH28 8LS (10 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Edinburgh?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is an old and historic city with many small roads and alleys, and that means that larger vehicles are at a real disadvantage. It is highly recommended that visitors to the city rent a compact or midsize vehicle, especially when streetside parking is taken into consideration. Due to the high fuel costs, smaller vehicles are much more economical as well.

What's the speed limit in Edinburgh?

20 mph is the standard speed limit for residential, city center, and shopping areas in Edinburgh. Aside from that, 30 mph and 40 mph speed limits are seen posted on the main thoroughfares and larger streets in Edinburgh. Highways and expressways in Scotland also typically feature speed limits of 60 to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Edinburgh?

Like many countries in Europe, the United Kingdom has fairly high taxes on petrol. That means that Edinburgh has moderately high petrol costs. The average cost sits around £4.70 ($6) per gallon, but luckily the city isn’t overly large, so your petrol expenditures shouldn’t actually be too high.

Where are the best places to park in Edinburgh?

Parking is quite limited in the city center and, to encourage drivers to park outside of it, Edinburgh offers a number of Park & Ride Centers where drivers can park for free and then catch public transport into the city center. However, if you are set on parking directly downtown, then you will find that parking garages are your best bet as streetside parking is very limited.