Car rental - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
FIAT 500 or similar
FIAT 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$6.00 / per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$8.00 / per day
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$27.00 / per day
Intermediate
Skoda Rapid or similar
Skoda Rapid
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$48.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA or similar
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$51.00 / per day
Full-size
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Arnold Clark
$67.00 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 3x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$81.00 / per day
Premium
Volvo V60 or similar
Volvo V60
  • 5x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$47.00 / 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.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Edinburgh Airport! Then head into the city. The best way to get a feel for Edinburgh is to explore its various neighborhoods. So park outside the Old Town and go see the landmarks, enjoy the medieval architecture. Then drive to Leith, a port area with lots of folk music pubs and a more local feel. Portobello is a great place to get a bite to eat, and South Edinburgh is a hip neighborhood with lively bars—it’s home to the Royal Observatory too.

Many areas in Edinburgh are green, but you can also drive your rental to Pentland Hills Regional Park, a beautiful nearby park that has many attractions and things to do. Another place to drive to is Arthur’s Seat, which is an extinct volcano with beautiful views of the city.

Edinburgh’s a great place to visit, but why not explore even more with a longer term car rental? Drive to nearby Glasgow for a different but equally authentic atmosphere, go south to England or drive north into the Scottish Highlands. You can even pick up your rental car at Edinburgh Airport and drop it off in a different city! Start planning your adventure today!

Edinburgh Airport is also known as Port-adhair Dhùn Èideann.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Dublin
  • Bristol
  • Paris
  • Belfast

Main airlines

Ryanair, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Eurowings

Terminals

The main passenger terminal serves both local and international flights.

Location

Edinburgh Airport is about 9 km (5.5 miles) from the city center. Glasgow Rd., St. John’s Rd., Corstorphine Rd., and Balgreen Rd. are the main roads connecting the airport to Edinburgh. The city of Glasgow is about 60 km (39 miles) from Edinburgh Airport.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, Easirent, and GreenMotion

Car rental desks

All car rental companies are located right next to the arrivals area, to the left of check-in.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find shops and duty-free outlets, several ATMs, and currency exchange offices. There are many opportunities for dining, with the food village in the Edinburgh Airport's departures area offering the most choices. There are several lounges, baby care facilities, a children’s play area, pharmacy, spa, and a prayer room. The lost and found office on the ground floor of the UK arrivals area also provides luggage storage services. It’s open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The airport’s facilities are friendly to travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Morrisons gas station at 47 Gyle Ave. can be reached in about seven minutes and is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There are many other gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Glasgow (60 km / 39 mi)
  • Inverness (248 km / 154 mi)
  • Chester (417 km / 259 mi)
  • Dublin (459 km / 285 mi)
  • Prestwick (116 km / 72 mi)
  • Huddersfield (409 km / 254 mi)
  • Dundee (101 km / 63 mi)
  • Hartlepool (254 km / 158 mi)
  • Wigan (330 km / 205 mi)
  • Guildford (708 km / 440 mi)

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$21.30 / 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%

Airport info

Rating
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.0

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

  • IATA: EDI
  • ICAO: EGPH
  • Airport name: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 41 m / 136 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 128,675
  • Passengers (per year): 13,410,256
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km W of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0) 870 040 0007

When are car rental prices cheapest at Edinburgh Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Edinburgh Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Edinburgh Airport
$32.87
January
$49.81
February
$43.14
March
$45.02
April
$62.69
May
$50.23
June
$57.17
July
$53.48
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Edinburgh Airport is January when prices for Economy start from $32.87. You can see that this is 33% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $62.69 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Edinburgh Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In February the average rental period is 7 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length at Edinburgh Airport
6
January
7
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
5
October
November
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Edinburgh Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Edinburgh Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
101%
January
92%
February
94%
March
95%
April
102%
May
95%
June
138%
July
127%
August
75%
September
79%
October
November
December

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Top 8 Best Edinburgh Airport Suppliers in 2018

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
0044 0131-3330400
CAR RENTAL CENTRE, JUBILEE RD
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+44 0131 3484000
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, 175 JUBILEE ROAD
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+44-8444993399
Car Rental Centre
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
0131 2850600
Edinburgh Airport, NCP Scotpark, Eastfield Road, Newbridge
Easirent
Very good 7.4
0044 0131 202 1710
3 Queen Annes Drive, Newbridge
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425;
176 Jubilee Road, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, EH12 9FT, UK

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