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Car Hire in Edinburgh

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 9.91 per day
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Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 11.07 per day
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Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Compact
Kia Ceed or comparable
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 12.90 per day
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Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.01 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 16.18 / per day
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Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station Car Hire
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 16.65 / per day
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Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 18.89 / per day
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Edinburgh Airport Car Hire
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 18.89 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 22:25 on 2021-05-06.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Dialing code
44
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%

One-way Car Hire in Edinburgh

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Edinburgh and drop off in another city include:

  • From Edinburgh to Glasgow - 327 offers from £ 26.30 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Inverness - 143 offers from £ 33.23 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Manchester - 104 offers from £ 31.66 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Aberdeen - 104 offers from £ 33.23 per day
  • From Edinburgh to London - 130 offers from £ 34.19 per day

Top 20 Cities near Edinburgh

  1. London Car Hire starting at £ 15.18 per day
    538.5 km / 334.6 miles away
  2. Manchester Car Hire starting at £ 33.43 per day
    281.9 km / 175.2 miles away
  3. Glasgow Car Hire starting at £ 30.81 per day
    67.5 km / 41.9 miles away
  4. Birmingham Car Hire starting at £ 14.70 per day
    400.2 km / 248.7 miles away
  5. Belfast Car Hire starting at £ 12.82 per day
    225.6 km / 140.2 miles away
  6. Inverness Car Hire starting at £ 18.93 per day
    181.1 km / 112.5 miles away
  7. Luton Car Hire starting at £ 14.70 per day
    489.6 km / 304.2 miles away
  8. Leeds Car Hire starting at £ 17.77 per day
    263.8 km / 163.9 miles away
  9. Bristol Car Hire starting at £ 15.50 per day
    509.2 km / 316.4 miles away
  10. Liverpool Car Hire starting at £ 10.97 per day
    292.1 km / 181.5 miles away
  11. East Midlands Car Hire starting at £ 18.76 per day
    367.4 km / 228.3 miles away
  12. Newcastle Car Hire starting at £ 18.16 per day
    138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  13. Bolton Car Hire starting at £ 32.37 per day
    270.2 km / 167.9 miles away
  14. Cardiff Car Hire starting at £ 21.86 per day
    506.8 km / 314.9 miles away
  15. Exeter Car Hire starting at £ 16.53 per day
    580.5 km / 360.7 miles away
  16. Southampton Car Hire starting at £ 17.87 per day
    566.5 km / 352.0 miles away
  17. Bournemouth Car Hire starting at £ 20.30 per day
    582.1 km / 361.7 miles away
  18. Leicester Car Hire starting at £ 13.91 per day
    391.3 km / 243.2 miles away
  19. 148.6 km / 92.3 miles away
  20. Chelmsford Car Hire starting at £ 17.77 per day
    526.9 km / 327.4 miles away

Top 20 Destinations around Edinburgh

  1. Edinburgh Airport Car Hire starting at £ 9.82 per day
    11.5 km / 7.1 miles away
  2. Dundee Airport Car Hire starting at £ 30.45 per day
    56.4 km / 35.0 miles away
  3. Glasgow Central Railway Station Car Hire starting at £ 30.81 per day
    67.5 km / 41.9 miles away
  4. Glasgow Airport Car Hire starting at £ 13.90 per day
    78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  5. Prestwick Airport Car Hire starting at £ 24.64 per day
    100.5 km / 62.5 miles away
  6. Newcastle Airport Car Hire starting at £ 18.16 per day
    138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  7. Aberdeen Airport Car Hire starting at £ 13.09 per day
    151.6 km / 94.2 miles away
  8. Inverness Railway Station Car Hire starting at £ 18.93 per day
    181.1 km / 112.5 miles away
  9. Inverness Airport Car Hire starting at £ 35.47 per day
    184.3 km / 114.5 miles away
  10. Belfast Cruise Port Car Hire starting at £ 12.82 per day
    225.6 km / 140.2 miles away
  11. 225.7 km / 140.2 miles away
  12. Isle of Man Airport Car Hire starting at £ 29.43 per day
    227.2 km / 141.2 miles away
  13. Belfast International Airport Car Hire starting at £ 9.59 per day
    239.7 km / 149.0 miles away
  14. Leeds Bradford Airport Car Hire starting at £ 21.50 per day
    251.8 km / 156.5 miles away
  15. Liverpool Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.97 per day
    292.1 km / 181.5 miles away
  16. Manchester Airport Car Hire starting at £ 15.50 per day
    295.0 km / 183.3 miles away
  17. Holyhead Port Car Hire starting at £ 24.11 per day
    307.7 km / 191.2 miles away
  18. Doncaster Sheffield Airport Car Hire starting at £ 18.15 per day
    309.2 km / 192.1 miles away
  19. Humberside Airport Car Hire starting at £ 16.53 per day
    321.0 km / 199.5 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Edinburgh?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Edinburghfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Edinburgh
£ 59.16
January
£ 38.64
February
£ 27.65
March
£ 73.22
April
£ 53.59
May
£ 54.78
June
£ 55.33
July
£ 48.01
August
£ 37.72
September
£ 26.14
October
£ 40.99
November
£ 97.65
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Edinburgh is October with prices starting at £ 26.14 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 97.65. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 51. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Edinburgh?

Hirers picking up a car in Edinburgh keep them for an average of 6 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in December keep them for an average of 3.
Average Hire Length in Edinburgh
6
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
4
August
5
September
5
October
5
November
3
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Edinburgh?

While travellers visit Edinburgh year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Hire in Edinburgh by Monthly Searches
72%
January
505%
February
583%
March
7%
April
8%
May
5%
June
8%
July
7%
August
September
October
1%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Volvo V40 4 2 Large cars

Top 12 Hire Companies in Edinburgh in 2021

Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+4401315566340
WAVERLEY STATION, NEW STREET CAR PARK
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+4401315566340
Waverley Station Level 2, New Street Car Park, Edinburgh EH8 8BH
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
01315550555
WAVERLEY STATION, LEVEL 2, NEW STREET CAR PARK
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+448445760767
18 North Bridge
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843453
WAVERLEY STATION PLATFORM 2
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:30
Tue:07:30-17:30
Wed:07:30-17:30
Thu:07:30-17:30
Fri:07:30-17:30
Sat:07:30-17:30
Sun:07:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
08445446059
24 East London Street
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
01313330400
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843453
WAVERLEY STATION PLATFORM 2
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:30
Tue:07:30-17:30
Wed:07:30-17:30
Thu:07:30-17:30
Fri:07:30-17:30
Sat:07:30-17:30
Sun:07:00-17:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5
+441313000068
26 Greenside Row, Q-Park, Edinburgh, EH1 3AJ
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7.4
+441312021717 / +4402036576054
Q-Park OMNI, 26 Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AJ
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:09:00-12:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Great 7.4
+34965233425 / +442038980140
176 Jubilee Road, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, EH12 9FT, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+442038980140
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
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