Car Hire in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
18 Aug — 25 Aug
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Thu 25/8
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Best deals found for Edinburgh, Scotland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Edinburgh, Scotland
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£27/day

31 Oct - 8 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Tesla Model 3
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£84/day

20 Sep - 11 Oct
Tesla Model 3
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£54/day

16 Sep - 23 Sep
Audi A3
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£71/day

19 Aug - 2 Sep
Kia Sportage
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£22/day

2 Nov - 10 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

£106/day

2 Sep - 13 Sep
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£77/day

7 Nov - 14 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£57/day

19 Aug - 2 Sep
Ford Focus
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£53/day

19 Aug - 2 Sep
Toyota Yaris

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.

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.

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.

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

£15 - £105

All Car Types

£42 - £294

The average price of a Small hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £49. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just £15 per day. A Small car hire is typically 66% less expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £90. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 68% lower than the rest of the year at just £30 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 38% less expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £168. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 62% lower than the rest of the year at just £65 per day. A Large car hire is typically 14% more expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £71. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 51% less expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £186. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 71% lower than the rest of the year at just £55 per day. A Van car hire is typically 22% more expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £184. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just £62 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 21% more expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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 Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is £287. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in December. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just £120 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 50% more expensive than the average car hire in Edinburgh. The average price of a car 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.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£22/day

2 Nov - 10 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£23/day

3 Nov - 11 Nov
Ford Focus
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£20/day

1 Nov - 9 Nov
Ford Ka

Edinburgh car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Edinburgh, Scotland
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8.3

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8.0

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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

£22

Most Popular Model

BMW 1 Series
The most popular Edinburgh car hire agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car hire companies are INTERRENT and Europcar
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 £22/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 BMW 1 Series. Our users also prefer the Toyota Yaris 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 Zoo4.0 mi
Edinburgh Corn Exchange5.1 mi
Murrayfield Stadium5.2 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre6.3 mi
Stockbridge Market6.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh Zoo45.3 mi
Edinburgh Corn Exchange46.1 mi
Murrayfield Stadium46.5 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre47.6 mi
Stockbridge Market47.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Portobello Beach84.2 mi
Royal Commonwealth Pool85.1 mi
Queen's Hall85.4 mi
George Square85.7 mi
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh85.7 mi

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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

For a weekend in September, the best deals in Edinburgh start from around £26 up to around £128. For a one-week car hire in Edinburgh, prices in September average £64, with the best deals starting at £19.

Hiring a car in Edinburgh is cheapest when using INTERRENT at their location in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is £1, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost £15/day.

The majority of car hire agencies in Edinburgh offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

With temperatures averaging 10 °C and precipitation usually 60 mm during September, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Edinburgh. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of September and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Edinburgh. Hiring a Standard in Edinburgh will cost you £145/day on average.

Europcar is the car hire company with the most locations in Edinburgh, SCT. At those 8 locations, you can expect to pay a daily rate of £84 in Edinburgh, SCT.

Travellers who hire a car in Edinburgh should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 30 mph. Suburban speed limits around Edinburgh are generally 60 mph, whereas speed limits on motorways are 70 mph. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

Typically, the weather in Edinburgh through the month of August is 15 °C and the expected precipitation is 60 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

If you’re looking for a Edinburgh hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of August it’s important to know that the rest of Scotland typically has a temperature of 14 °C and will usually expect 57.6 mm of precipitation.


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Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Edinburgh, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

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

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Edinburgh with fair fuel policies.

Yes, car hire in Edinburgh with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

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