Car Hire in Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
8 Jul — 15 Jul
Same drop-off
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Fri 8/7
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Fri 15/7
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Best deals found for Scotland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Scotland
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£57/day

1 Oct - 8 Oct
Toyota Fortuner
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£105/day

1 Oct - 8 Oct
Audi A6
Renault Duster
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£46/day

6 Jul - 28 Sep
Renault Duster
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£60/day

6 Jul - 28 Sep
Daewoo Leganza
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£27/day

6 Jul - 28 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion
Class SUV
or similar Luxury
Up to 5 passengers

£115/day

1 Oct - 8 Oct
Class SUV
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£64/day

20 Jul - 20 Sep
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£44/day

20 Jul - 20 Sep
Hyundai Accent
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£37/day

20 Jul - 20 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion

Scotland car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

£15 - £108

All Car Types

£42 - £296

The average price of a Small hire in Scotland is £52. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Scotland is in October. The price is 72% lower than the rest of the year at just £15 per day. A Small car hire is typically 64% less expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Scotland is £97. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Scotland is in November. The price is 72% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 33% less expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Scotland is £161. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Scotland is in November. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just £65 per day. A Large car hire is typically 11% more expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Scotland is £73. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Scotland is in October. The price is 68% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 50% less expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Scotland is £180. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Scotland is in January. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just £55 per day. A Van car hire is typically 21% more expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland is £188. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Scotland is in November. The price is 68% lower than the rest of the year at just £62 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 24% more expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland 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 Scotland Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Scotland is £273. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Scotland is in December. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just £120 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 48% more expensive than the average car hire in Scotland. The average price of a car hire in Scotland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£27/day

6 Jul - 28 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£37/day

20 Jul - 20 Sep
Hyundai Accent
Mini Countryman
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£25/day

6 Jul - 28 Sep
Mini Countryman

Scotland car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Scotland
5.1
Okay
118 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.1

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

5.0
10.0
Excellent
40 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0
6.7
Good
68 reviews12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

4.7
10.0
Excellent
3 reviews21 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
10.0
Excellent
2 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
7.0
Good
7 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0
6.7
Good
20 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.7

Overall

6.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.2
6.5
Good
29 reviews24 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

7.7

Overall

6.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.5

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Ratho2.1 mi
Edinburgh Zoo4.0 mi
Murrayfield Stadium5.2 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre6.3 mi
Stockbridge Market6.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Braehead Arena2.7 mi
Bellahouston Park4.8 mi
Ibrox Stadium5.0 mi
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum5.5 mi
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre5.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

St. Mary's Cathedral5.2 mi
Braemar Castle46.6 mi
Glenshee Ski Centre50.5 mi
Cairngorms National Park55.4 mi
Crail Museum and Heritage Centre66.9 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Scotland United Kingdom?

Scotland is famous for its wild and scenic countryside, and while the train and bus networks are very good, they stick to pre-defined routes and times. You’ll typically also then have to take a taxi from the bus stop or station to your final destination. This is particularly true of the Scottish Highlands, where self-driving is your best, and sometimes only, option. If you want to travel between the main cities you’ll always be able to find plenty of trains, but once again you’ll face the challenge of being bound to public transport schedules once you’ve arrived. It’s a lot more efficient to use the highways, which will also give you so much more time to explore ­– except in congested city traffic, car hire in Scotland United Kingdom will usually be the fastest way of travelling and cheap car rental is easy to come by.


Scotland car hire information

Driving conditions in Scotland are generally very good. However in winter the road conditions require a higher level of alertness and caution due to snowfall. That said, most Scottish roads are fine in winter – perilous black ice only forms a few times a year. So you can pretty much choose any car rental in Scotland United Kingdom, from compact city cars to sedans, or play it safe and hire a vehicle with two- or four-wheel drive capabilities, like an MPV, or a full-blooded 4x4. There are plenty of major highways. The M8 connecting Glasgow and Edinburgh is the busiest of them all, and other smaller cities and towns are connected by a comprehensive and well-maintained motorway network, making driving here a pleasure. You certainly won’t regret booking cheap car hire in Scotland United Kingdom.

When you hire a car in Scotland United Kingdom, everything will be very familiar to you as UK resident. You drive on the same side of the road, which also means that you’ll change gear in a manual car using your familiar left hand. Speed limits conform to UK national speed limits, and changes are denoted by circular signs with red borders. Take these seriously, as there are literally thousands of speed cameras in the region. Scotland also has the same laws against and fines for parking on pavements as in England. The legal driving age in Scotland is 17, but be aware that car rental companies usually have a minimum age requirement of 18. As in most countries, seat belts are mandatory for all occupants, whether in the front of back seats.

You’ll need your permanent UK driver’s licence for car rental in Scotland United Kingdom, as well as a current MOT certificate, plus vehicle registration and ownership documents. Every car must have third-party cover, but that will be arranged by the car hire company. If you’re visiting from outside the UK, you can use your own country’s driving licence, or an international driving permit to drive for a period of 12 months in Scotland United Kingdom.


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Car hire in Scotland

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

On average, it will cost you £79 per day to hire a car in Scotland. Depending on the time of year, what type of car you hire, and what agency you hire from, you could end up paying as much as £465 per day or as little as around £5 per day. The price of a rental car in Scotland commonly fluctuates by about 99%.

At the moment, Scotland’s cheapest car hire company is INTERRENT , where users have found prices from as little as £5/day. If the city you plan on visiting does not have any INTERRENT locations, then consider renting from Goldcar Rental SP or Avis, which are also some of the cheapest car hire companies in the region. Users have recently found prices at Goldcar Rental SP which start at around £6/day, or £18/day from Avis.

Hertz is considered the best car hire company in Scotland based on our data - 121 reviews have given them an average customer satisfaction score of 7.1 out of 10. They also have 12 locations across Scotland, including popular destinations like Edinburgh.

At the moment, the cheapest cities to hire a car in Scotland are Kilmarnock and Paisley from INTERRENT and Goldcar Rental SP, respectively. INTERRENT in Kilmarnock has rental rates starting from around £6/day while Goldcar Rental SP in Paisley offers car hire for £8/day and up.

The majority of momondo users will hire a car in Scotland for 7 days at an average cost of £25 per day. A 1-week hire will cost a total of £177, while renting for just the weekend will cost £108 in total. You can also hire a car for a month or longer if need be - according to our data, renting a car for a month in Scotland costs, on average, £1,130 total.


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You should book a car hire in Scotland using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

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