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Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
29 Jun — 6 Jul
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Edinburgh car rental Information

Pick-up locationEdinburgh
Rental locations80
Airport locations30

Cheap car rentals in Edinburgh

C$ 55/dayEconomy
C$ 58/dayCompact
C$ 67/dayIntermediate
C$ 73/dayStandard
C$ 249/dayMinivan
C$ 50/dayMini
C$ 146/dayPremium
C$ 259/dayLuxury
C$ 96/dayStandard station wagon
C$ 98/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 129/dayIntermediate station wagon
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Edinburgh car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 30/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (44 reviews)
6 locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Edinburgh
12 Annandale Street+44 131 557 0000
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501 Calder Road+44 131 334 4344
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67 Salamander Street+44 131 555 0555
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Car Rental Centre+44 131 333 0400
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Corstorphine Road+44 131 334 4344
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Waverley Station+44 131 557 0000
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
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From C$ 40/dayRated #2
Budget
8.1 Excellent (32 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Budget
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street+44 344 544 9064
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Car Rental Centre+44 344 544 4605
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  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.6
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From C$ 38/dayRated #3
Hertz
6.9 Good (68 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Hertz
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place+44 131 556 4968
Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Ccrc Reception+44 843 309 3025
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
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From C$ 19/dayRated #4
Easirent
4.9 Okay (71 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Easirent
Locations in Edinburgh
C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road+44 131 202 1710
Edinburgh Central
  • 5.5
  • 5.5
  • 4.7
  • 4.2
  • 4.7
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Rated #5
Arnold Clark
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
Arnold Clark
Locations in Edinburgh
1 Seafield Street+44 131 561 7779
16 18 Bankhead Drive+44 131 458 1501
20B-20D Seafield Road East+44 131 657 9120
Eastfield Road+44 131 333 0124
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From C$ 24/dayRated #6
Europcar
9 Excellent (5 reviews)
7 locations in Edinburgh
Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
65-67 Salamander Street+44 371 384 3811
65/67 Salamander Street+44 371 384 3811
Car Rental Centre+44 371 384 3406
Edinburgh Airport(car Rental Centre+44 371 384 3406
Ncp Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Rd+44 371 384 3453
Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall+44 371 384 3453
Waverley Station Platform 2+44 371 384 3453
  • 9.6
  • 9.2
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
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From C$ 32/dayRated #7
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (8 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Alamo
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 131 557 0000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent A Car+44 131 333 0400
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Waverley Station+44 131 555 0555
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  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
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From C$ 57/dayRated #8
Avis
8.4 Excellent (5 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Avis
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street+44 344 544 6059
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Car Rental Centre+44 344 544 6004
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  • 9.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
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Rated #9
INTERRENT
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Edinburgh
INTERRENT
Locations in Edinburgh
Interrent Car Rental Office+44 371 384 0134
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
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From C$ 26/dayRated #10
keddy by Europcar
8 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Edinburgh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
396 Calder Road+44 371 384 3472
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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65-67 Salamander St+44 371 384 3811
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Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road8713843406
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Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall- Waverley Train Station+44 371 384 3453
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated #11
Thrifty
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Wide+44 131 337 1319
Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Reception Bldg+44 131 335 3900
Monday07:00 - 23:00
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  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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From C$ 44/dayRated #12
Sixt
6.3 Good (13 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
Sixt
Locations in Edinburgh
18 North Bridge+44-8445760767
26 Dunedin Street+44 20 7018 8246
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Car Rental Centre+44 20 7018 8246
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Greenside Row+44 20 7018 8246
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  • 7.6
  • 6.7
  • 6
  • 5.3
  • 5.8
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From C$ 16/dayRated #13
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
4.5 Okay (14 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Scotpark Newbridge+44 116 243 7676
Edinburgh Waverley Station, 26 Greenside Row, Q-Park
  • 6.4
  • 5.1
  • 3.7
  • 4
  • 3.5
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From C$ 42/dayRated #14
Dollar
3.4 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Dollar
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Wide+44 131 337 1319
Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30
Reception Bldg+44 131 335 3900
Monday07:00 - 23:00
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  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 4
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
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Sunnycars
11 locations in Edinburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
100 Ingliston Road
12 Annandale Street
175 Jubilee Road
21 McDonald Place
396 Calder Road
65-67 Salamander Street
Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh Airport
NPC Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Road
Waverley Station Platform 2 -Unit 6,the North Mall
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City Car & Truck Rentals
3 locations in Edinburgh
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Edinburgh
Delivery Office (luxury Cars)
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Rail Station Office
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FLIZZR
3 locations in Edinburgh
FLIZZR
Locations in Edinburgh
26 Dunedin Street+44 844 576 0544
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road+44 844 499 3399
Greenside Row, Edinburgh
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From C$ 35/day
National
3 locations in Edinburgh
National
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car+44 131 557 0000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent A Car+44 131 333 0400
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Waverley Station+44 131 555 0555
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AutoEurope
2 locations in Edinburgh
AutoEurope
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street-Edinburgh
Serviced By Europcar
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From C$ 29/day
Firefly
2 locations in Edinburgh
Firefly
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place+44 843 309 3026
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Edinburgh Airport (EDI)+44 843 309 3025
Monday06:30 - 23:00
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Move Mee
2 locations in Edinburgh
Move Mee
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport, Secure Airparks+44 131 285 0600
Edinburgh Waverly Station, 26 Greenside Row, Q Park+44 131 300 0068
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Virtuo
2 locations in Edinburgh
Virtuo
Locations in Edinburgh
49 Eastfield Rd
Q-Park Omni, Greenside Row, Edinburgh
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YourRent
2 locations in Edinburgh
YourRent
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Waverly Rail Station
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Edinburgh
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road+44 149 476 9810
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From C$ 11/day
Goldcar Rental SP
Cheapest deal
1 location in Edinburgh
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Edinburgh
100 Ingliston Road+44 203 898 0140
Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Edinburgh
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
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Rhodium
1 location in Edinburgh
Rhodium
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road+44 131 333 0008
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Spaceships
1 location in Edinburgh
Spaceships
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road+44 208 573 2300
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272 travellers who rented a car in Edinburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car rental locations in or near Edinburgh

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 34/day

Good deal

C$ 23/day

When to book a rental car in Edinburgh

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Edinburgh

  • Fortunately for travelers who would like to rent a car while in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport has a consolidated rental car center that makes it easier than ever to pick your car up after your flight lands. The rental car center is connected to the airport via a covered skywalk and is just a short walk away from the domestic and international terminals.
  • An important law to remember when driving in Edinburgh -- and in Scotland in general -- is that it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving -- and that includes using cell phones as a navigational device. So play it safe and have your passengers be the ones to direct you during your time in Edinburgh.
  • Like in many other major cities today, rush hour can cause major congestion in Edinburgh. Edinburgh’s morning rush hour goes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening rush hour is usually from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some of the major avenues and intersections to avoid during those hours include the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Hermiston Junction.
  • If you are still on the fence on whether or not to rent a car during your time Edinburgh, then one thing to consider is that without one, the breathtaking countryside will be much harder to experience. After all, no trip to Scotland would be complete without witnessing the country’s majestic lochs and mountains. Some of the natural beauties and historic sites well within reach by car from Edinburgh include Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, and the Lammermuirs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Edinburgh for C$ 23 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Edinburgh are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Edinburgh

  • Some car rental companies in Edinburgh which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Edinburgh costs C$ 34 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION (C$ 83/day), Easirent (C$ 104/day) and Budget (C$ 121/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road EH28 8AU (11 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Edinburgh are Enterprise (8.4, 65 reviews), and Hertz (6.7, 78 reviews).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Edinburgh. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Edinburgh is C$ 8.64 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 104 and C$ 138, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Edinburgh.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Turnhouse airport include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Easirent, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Edinburgh costs C$ 49 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Edinburgh costs C$ 26 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Edinburgh costs C$ 22 per day, on average.

  • In Edinburgh, cars are most frequently rented at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road (11 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Edinburgh costs C$ 238 per week (C$ 34 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Edinburgh costs C$ 1,021 per month (C$ 34 per day).

  • Edinburgh is an old and historic city with many small roads and alleys, and that means that larger vehicles are at a real disadvantage. It is highly recommended that visitors to the city rent a compact or midsize vehicle, especially when streetside parking is taken into consideration. Due to the high fuel costs, smaller vehicles are much more economical as well.

  • 20 mph is the standard speed limit for residential, city center, and shopping areas in Edinburgh. Aside from that, 30 mph and 40 mph speed limits are seen posted on the main thoroughfares and larger streets in Edinburgh. Highways and expressways in Scotland also typically feature speed limits of 60 to 70 mph.

  • Like many countries in Europe, the United Kingdom has fairly high taxes on gasoline. That means that Edinburgh has moderately high gasoline costs. The average cost sits around £4.70 ($6) per gallon, but luckily the city isn’t overly large, so your gas expenditures shouldn’t actually be too high.

  • Parking is quite limited in the city center and, to encourage drivers to park outside of it, Edinburgh offers a number of Park & Ride Centers where drivers can park for free and then catch public transport into the city center. However, if you are set on parking directly downtown, then you will find that parking garages are your best bet as streetside parking is very limited.