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Car hires in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
17 Apr — 24 Apr
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Car hire insight and trends in Edinburgh

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Edinburgh?

The cheapest car hire in Edinburgh are generally found through DRIVALIA . When booking with DRIVALIA , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $20/day. The average price to hire a car in Edinburgh is $73/day.

What car hire company in Edinburgh has the most locations?

Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in Edinburgh, with 8 locations.

What car do most people hire in Edinburgh?

When hiring a car in Edinburgh, most of our users will opt for the Volkswagen Polo at $91/day on average. The second most popular is the Vauxhall Corsa car hire for an average of $80/day. Our users have found Volkswagen Polo hires in Edinburgh for as low as $20/day and Vauxhall Corsa hires for as low as $28/day.

Best deals found for Edinburgh, Scotland car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Edinburgh, Scotland
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Edinburgh car hire

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit, and hired cars in Edinburgh are a logical choice to see the sites. Take a drive to see Edinburgh Castle or historic Princes Street. hired cars in Edinburgh are easy to find, with over 20 car hire locations around the city, including Edinburgh Airport. Princes Street is a main attraction and has been the soul of the city since 1770. Ferry Road is one of the major roads of Edinburgh. It spans from Davidson's Mains Village to Leith, and there is lots to see along the way. The A1 on the eastside goes all the way to the Scottish border and there are other routes it connects with. There are many villages to stop and see along the way. The M6 and M74 along the westside go to Glasgow, or further, to Aberdeen. After you get a cheap car rental in Edinburgh, other roads offer scenic routes, but remember to drive on the left side. Traffic can get busy during peak hours in the morning and at night, yet there are alternate routes available. The scenic roads can only be reached by car.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Edinburgh, Scotland?

Parking around the city is easy, with some free parking in central areas. There is garage parking as well, and tickets can be purchased for long-term use. Daily and hourly rates are also available for reasonable rates. central is walkable and sites like pubs and restaurants are easy to get to on foot. Mary King’s Close is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which includes many winding and narrow alleyways called "closes," and is a great place for a stroll. a cheap car rental is the only way to get to see scenic roads like A-9, and it’s one of the better routes in the city. If you’re central, there are bus and trams available to get to where you want to go.

What laws should I keep in mind while driving in Edinburgh, Scotland?

Before you get hired cars in Edinburgh, it’s worth noting some of the driving rules. The most important is that you drive on the left side of the road. Roads are called single and double carriageways, and major roadways are labeled as A, while secondary roads are labeled as B. Drivers must yield to emergency vehicles by moving over a lane if possible. Edinburgh car rentals can be found in the city, but it’s important to understand that drivers 70 and older must obtain a British driving license to drive in the UK.  For more information, and to make certain laws have not changed, contact the city’s department of motor vehicles.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Edinburgh, Scotland if I’m visiting from another country?

Before you check for rental cars in Edinburgh, you should know the requirements to rent car in the city. You must be at least 18 years old to drive or rent a car. You must also possess a valid driving license that is registered in your country. A debit or credit card is necessary to rent a car. Keep in mind that there might be a hold placed on your car for any potential damages. Insurance is usually included in the price of the rental, but you are solely responsible for any damages to the car. To be environmentally friendly, an electric car rental is a smart way to get around the city.


Edinburgh, Scotland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Edinburgh that's right for you

Small cars

$41 - $97

All Car Types

$56 - $222

The average price of a small car hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $69. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A small car rental is typically 40% less expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $112. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just $53 per day. A medium car rental is typically 2% less expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $154. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in March. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $87 per day. A large car rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh large car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $115. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in March. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 1% more expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $185. The cheapest time to hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just $82 per day. A van rental is typically 38% more expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $181. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in March. The price is 66% lower than the rest of the year at just $63 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 37% more expensive than the average rental car in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle hire in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$18/day

27 Apr - 18 May
Kia Picanto
Hyundai i20
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$23/day

27 Apr - 3 May
Hyundai i20

Edinburgh car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hertz

5.6
Fair
42 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.2

Arnold Clark

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

7.3

Avis

8.8
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Alamo

8.4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2
Very Good
25 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.4

Budget

7.6
Good
24 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.3

Sixt

7.3
Good
23 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Quick facts about car hire in Edinburgh

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Edinburgh

Most Popular Agency

GREEN MOTION

Popular Car Types

Economy, Compact, Mini

Cheapest Hire Car

$29

Most Popular Model

Volkswagen Polo
The most popular Edinburgh car hire agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car hire companies are Hertz and DRIVALIA
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Edinburgh in the past 72 hours: Economy, Compact, Mini.
The lowest price for a car hire in Edinburgh is $29/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $73/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Edinburgh in the past 7 days is the Volkswagen Polo. Our users also prefer the Vauxhall Corsa as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Edinburgh

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh Castle10.8 km
St. Andrew Square11.2 km
George Square11.5 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre11.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh Castle77.3 km
St. Andrew Square77.8 km
George Square78.0 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre78.2 km

Nearby attractions:

George Square137.9 km
Edinburgh Castle138.8 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre138.9 km
St. Andrew Square138.9 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Edinburgh

Below are the most popular hotels in Edinburgh
Yotel Edinburgh

Yotel Edinburgh

68-73 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.6 km from city centre

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

231 Canongate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.9 km from city centre

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

1 India Buildings, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.5 km from city centre

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West

2 Research Avenue South, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.7 km from city centre

Novotel Edinburgh Park

Novotel Edinburgh Park

15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.7 km from city centre

Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1.1 km from city centre

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.7 km from city centre

Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket

1 Morrison Link, Midlothian, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1.3 km from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Picardy Place 16-22, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.8 km from city centre

Wilde Aparthotels Edinburgh Grassmarket

Wilde Aparthotels Edinburgh Grassmarket

26 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.6 km from city centre

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection

10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1.0 km from city centre

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.2 km from city centre

Ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park

Ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park

Edinburgh Business Park 6 Lochside View, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

7.9 km from city centre

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh

1-3 Baxters Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.9 km from city centre

The Bonham Hotel

The Bonham Hotel

35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1.2 km from city centre

Ardmillan Hotel

Ardmillan Hotel

9-10 Ardmillan Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2.4 km from city centre

Cheval Old Town Chambers

Cheval Old Town Chambers

Roxburgh Court, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

0.4 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Edinburgh - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Edinburgh so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Edinburgh, Scotland in May?

Our data shows that for weekend car hire deals during May in Edinburgh, you can expect to pay around $66. A particularly good deal might be around $27, which is the lowest quote for Edinburgh we've seen so far. Users looking for a one-week hire in Edinburgh for May saw an average deal of $82 - but quotes as low as $22 were available depending on dates and car options.

Is there a fee to cancel my Edinburgh, Scotland car hire?

When hiring a car, you can expect to find that a majority of the rental car agencies in Edinburgh do not have a cancellation fee. Keep in mind that momondo does not set these cancellation policies, but we can help you find great deals on car hire in Edinburgh. Be sure to look for the Cancellation Policy when you conduct your search.

What is the best type of car to hire in Edinburgh during May?

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Edinburgh in May. On average, Edinburgh receives 50 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 13 °C during the month of May. These conditions are well-suited for a Standard size car, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Hiring a Standard in Edinburgh will cost you $80/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Edinburgh, Scotland?

Edinburgh’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Edinburgh is 100 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 115 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

What car hire company has the Ford Transit in Edinburgh?

What is the weather like in Edinburgh, United Kingdom in April?

In April, Edinburgh usually gets 30 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 8 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Edinburgh as it can help you make the best decision.

Is the weather in Edinburgh similar to the rest of Scotland?

Travellers looking to leave from Edinburgh on a road trip around Scotland or the surrounding areas during the month of April should expect temperatures around 7 °C and about 33 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Edinburgh?

Prices for cars in Edinburgh refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Edinburgh?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Edinburgh?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Edinburgh. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Edinburgh?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Edinburgh. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Edinburgh?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in Edinburgh because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Edinburgh?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Edinburgh by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Edinburgh with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in Edinburgh.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Edinburgh on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Edinburgh.

Can I find a car hire in Edinburgh which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Edinburgh.

Can I search for car hire in Edinburgh with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Edinburgh.


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