Car Hire in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
7 Oct — 14 Oct
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Fri 14/10
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Best deals found for Edinburgh, Scotland car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Edinburgh, Scotland
Volkswagen Caddy
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

€86/day

9 Oct - 19 Oct
Volkswagen Caddy
Audi A5 Sportback
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

€58/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Audi A5 Sportback
Skoda Octavia
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

€53/day

17 Oct - 21 Oct
Skoda Octavia
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€19/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Opel Corsa
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

€50/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Vauxhall Mokka
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€37/day

18 Oct - 22 Oct
Toyota Corolla
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€32/day

9 Oct - 19 Oct
Opel Corsa
Skoda Octavia
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

€24/day

9 Oct - 19 Oct
Skoda Octavia
Volkswagen Touareg
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

€75/day

9 Oct - 19 Oct
Volkswagen Touareg

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

€23 - €149

All Car Types

€46 - €263

The average price of a Small hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is €67. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just €23 per day. A Small rental is typically 50% less expensive than the average car rental 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 €88. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 77% lower than the rest of the year at just €21 per day. A Medium rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average car rental 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 €186. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 64% lower than the rest of the year at just €69 per day. A Large rental is typically 28% more expensive than the average car rental 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 €81. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 65% lower than the rest of the year at just €29 per day. A SUV rental is typically 40% less expensive than the average car rental 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 €188. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 79% lower than the rest of the year at just €41 per day. A Van rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average car rental 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 Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is €135. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just €96 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 1% more expensive than the average car rental 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.

Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

€19/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Opel Corsa
Toyota Corolla
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€21/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Toyota Corolla
Kia Picanto
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

€17/day

13 Oct - 16 Oct
Kia Picanto

Edinburgh car hire directory

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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
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 Easirent
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 €38/day.

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
George Square11.5 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre11.6 km
Portobello Beach16.3 km

Nearby attractions:

Edinburgh Castle77.3 km
George Square78.0 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre78.2 km
Portobello Beach82.9 km

Nearby attractions:

Portobello Beach135.5 km
George Square137.9 km
Edinburgh Castle138.8 km
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre138.9 km

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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 October in Edinburgh, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was €42 - but some users found deals as low as €24. €53 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Edinburgh, but for October it's not uncommon to see prices as low as €23, depending on your requirements.

INTERRENT typically has the cheapest daily rates in Edinburgh, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay €19/day, but our users have found rates as low as €4/day for their car hire in Edinburgh.

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Edinburgh car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car rental company in Edinburgh offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

A Standard is the ideal car to hire when visiting Edinburgh in October. On average, Edinburgh receives 60 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 6 °C during the month of October. 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 €73/day on average.

Europcar is very popular in Edinburgh, SCT, as they have more locations than any other car hire company. You can find 8 locations in the city of Edinburgh, SCT, and can expect to pay about €45/day for your car rental in Edinburgh, SCT.

When you hire a car in Edinburgh, you should abide by the city’s 50 km/h speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Edinburgh are 100 km/h and 115 km/h, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Edinburgh.

During the month of September the average temperature in Edinburgh is 13 °C and the expected precipitation is 60 mm. This information is useful for travellers looking for a car hire in Edinburgh.

If you’re looking for a Edinburgh hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of September it’s important to know that the rest of Scotland typically has a temperature of 12 °C and will usually expect 56.5 mm of precipitation.


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Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Edinburgh makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

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.

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Edinburgh offering free cancellation.

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in Edinburgh on momondo.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Edinburgh.

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Edinburgh.


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