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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.12 / per day
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$8.93 / per day
Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$10.45 / per day
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Caddy or similar
VW Caddy
  • 2x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$11.26 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station Car Rental
Standard
Ford Transit Cargo or similar
Ford Transit Cargo
  • 2x
  • 18x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.05 / per day
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.55 / per day
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Stonic or similar
Kia Stonic
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.55 / per day
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.55 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

January 3, 2019
Edinburgh City is not car friendly, however a car is essential to see the beautiful Scottish countryside. My favourites include the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife; the Wallace Monument and Castle in Stirling; the little towns and ruined abbeys of the Borders ; Pitlochry, Loch Tay and Loch Earn in Highland Perthshire; the Angus Glens; the Cowal Peninsula, Inverary and Loch Lomond in Argyll; and Glencoe and Appin, all of which are within a few hours drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow
November 10, 2018
I live in Edinburgh but usually rent cars from the airport as better value. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and a great location to start & finish a highland tour.
October 26, 2018
I definitely recommemd to hire a car and experience the Scottish country side and isles this way. Far more comfortable, you stop when seeing anything interesting. I just love such road trips.
October 6, 2018
Edinburgh was wonderful as well as our journey to and in isle of Skye.
September 2, 2018
Edinburgh is a nice place. Plan ahead especially if you have a young family.
August 5, 2018
Edinburgh is amzing
July 22, 2018
Parking in Edinburgh might be an expensive problem, but to travel around Scotland rental is valuable and recomended solution.... but: keep driving on LEFT side, please. :-)

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
+44
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$32.76 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Car rental prices in Edinburgh vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Edinburgh
$77.03
January
$50.31
February
$36.00
March
$95.35
April
$69.78
May
$71.33
June
$72.05
July
$62.51
August
$58.55
September
$65.19
October
$105.87
November
$127.15
December
The best month to rent a car in Edinburgh is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $36.00). This is 52% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $127.15 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Edinburgh?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 6 days, in August, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Edinburgh
6
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
4
August
5
September
5
October
6
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Edinburgh?

While travelers visit Edinburgh year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is September.
Edinburgh Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
117%
January
111%
February
95%
March
96%
April
103%
May
96%
June
140%
July
128%
August
75%
September
80%
October
77%
November
82%
December

Top 20 Cities near Edinburgh

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543.1 km / 337.5 miles away
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66.7 km / 41.4 miles away
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Bristol Car Rentals from $9.40 per day
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Leeds Car Rentals from $8.53 per day
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Aberdeen Car Rentals from $19.73 per day
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Newcastle Car Rentals from $3.66 per day
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East Midlands Car Rentals from $6.58 per day
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Southampton Car Rentals from $23.66 per day
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Cardiff Car Rentals from $17.75 per day
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Jersey Car Rentals from $32.42 per day
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Bournemouth Car Rentals from $30.44 per day
583.7 km / 362.7 miles away
Newquay Car Rentals from $28.99 per day
622.0 km / 386.5 miles away
Norwich Car Rentals from $20.78 per day
472.8 km / 293.8 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Edinburgh

56.1 km / 34.9 miles away
Dundee Airport Car Rentals from $49.67 per day
59.8 km / 37.2 miles away
66.7 km / 41.4 miles away
90.4 km / 56.2 miles away
146.6 km / 91.1 miles away
Aberdeen Airport Car Rentals from $19.73 per day
156.8 km / 97.4 miles away
177.9 km / 110.5 miles away
181.8 km / 113.0 miles away
Teesside Airport Car Rentals from $20.78 per day
202.1 km / 125.6 miles away
216.8 km / 134.7 miles away
222.4 km / 138.2 miles away
230.3 km / 143.1 miles away
243.1 km / 151.1 miles away
256.3 km / 159.2 miles away
292.9 km / 182.0 miles away
297.2 km / 184.7 miles away
327.6 km / 203.6 miles away

Top 7 Best Edinburgh Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
0044 0131-3330400
CAR RENTAL CENTRE, JUBILEE RD
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
0044 01 313 484 000
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
0044 8 444 993 399
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
0044 1 312 850 600
NCP Scotpark, 49 Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LS
Easirent
Easirent
Very good 7.4
0044 0131 202 1710
3 Queen Annes Drive, Newbridge

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