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Car Hire in Edinburgh

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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Edinburgh Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 9.65 per day
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Edinburgh Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 10.88 per day
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Edinburgh Airport
Compact
Kia Stonic or comparable
Kia Stonic
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 12.73 per day
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Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 15.55 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Edinburgh Airport
Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 16.13 / per day
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Edinburgh Airport
Compact
Kia Ceed or comparable
Kia Ceed
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 17.09 / per day
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Edinburgh Airport
Intermediate
Volvo V40 or comparable
Volvo V40
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 18.43 / per day
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Edinburgh Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 18.57 / 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 13:21 on 2021-09-17.

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 £ 25.85 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Inverness - 143 offers from £ 32.66 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Manchester - 104 offers from £ 31.11 per day
  • From Edinburgh to Aberdeen - 104 offers from £ 32.66 per day
  • From Edinburgh to London - 130 offers from £ 33.61 per day

Top 20 Cities near Edinburgh

  1. London starting at £ 13.78 per day
    505.5 km / 314.1 miles away
  2. Manchester starting at £ 32.85 per day
    282.7 km / 175.6 miles away
  3. Glasgow starting at £ 30.28 per day
    67.6 km / 42.0 miles away
  4. 230.0 km / 142.9 miles away
  5. Birmingham starting at £ 21.50 per day
    396.2 km / 246.2 miles away
  6. Luton starting at £ 14.45 per day
    490.3 km / 304.7 miles away
  7. Inverness starting at £ 34.86 per day
    183.5 km / 114.0 miles away
  8. Bristol starting at £ 15.23 per day
    510.0 km / 316.9 miles away
  9. Leeds starting at £ 21.13 per day
    252.6 km / 156.9 miles away
  10. Liverpool starting at £ 10.78 per day
    292.9 km / 182.0 miles away
  11. Newcastle starting at £ 17.84 per day
    139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
  12. Cardiff starting at £ 21.48 per day
    507.6 km / 315.4 miles away
  13. 574.0 km / 356.7 miles away
  14. Bolton starting at £ 31.81 per day
    271.0 km / 168.4 miles away
  15. Bournemouth starting at £ 19.95 per day
    582.9 km / 362.2 miles away
  16. 147.9 km / 91.9 miles away
  17. East Midlands starting at £ 18.43 per day
    368.2 km / 228.8 miles away
  18. Jersey starting at £ 24.00 per day
    753.8 km / 468.4 miles away
  19. Exeter starting at £ 16.25 per day
    581.3 km / 361.2 miles away
  20. Leicester starting at £ 13.67 per day
    392.1 km / 243.6 miles away

Top 17 Destinations around Edinburgh

  1. Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station starting at £ 14.45 per day
    0.8 km / 0.5 miles away
  2. Edinburgh Airport starting at £ 9.65 per day
    11.5 km / 7.1 miles away
  3. Dundee Airport starting at £ 29.93 per day
    55.6 km / 34.6 miles away
  4. Glasgow Airport starting at £ 13.66 per day
    78.2 km / 48.6 miles away
  5. Newcastle Airport starting at £ 17.84 per day
    139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
  6. Aberdeen Airport starting at £ 12.87 per day
    150.9 km / 93.7 miles away
  7. Inverness Airport starting at £ 34.86 per day
    183.5 km / 114.0 miles away
  8. Belfast Cruise Port starting at £ 12.60 per day
    226.0 km / 140.5 miles away
  9. George Best Belfast City Airport starting at £ 9.42 per day
    226.2 km / 140.5 miles away
  10. Isle of Man Airport starting at £ 28.92 per day
    227.9 km / 141.6 miles away
  11. Belfast International Airport starting at £ 9.42 per day
    240.2 km / 149.2 miles away
  12. Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 21.13 per day
    252.6 km / 156.9 miles away
  13. Liverpool Airport starting at £ 10.78 per day
    292.9 km / 182.0 miles away
  14. Manchester Airport starting at £ 15.23 per day
    295.8 km / 183.8 miles away
  15. Holyhead Port starting at £ 23.70 per day
    308.5 km / 191.7 miles away
  16. Doncaster Sheffield Airport starting at £ 17.84 per day
    309.9 km / 192.6 miles away
  17. Humberside Airport starting at £ 16.25 per day
    321.7 km / 199.9 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
£ 58.14
January
£ 37.97
February
£ 27.17
March
£ 71.96
April
£ 52.67
May
£ 53.84
June
£ 54.38
July
£ 47.18
August
£ 37.07
September
£ 25.69
October
£ 40.29
November
£ 95.97
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Edinburgh is October with prices starting at £ 25.69 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 £ 95.97. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 50. 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
71%
January
514%
February
594%
March
3%
April
4%
May
3%
June
4%
July
3%
August
September
October
1%
November
2%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota Verso 5 1 People Carriers/Vans
GreenMotion Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
GreenMotion Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs

Top 12 Hire Companies in Edinburgh in 2021

Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+4401315570000
12 ANNANDALE STREET,
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+4401315570000
12 Annandale St, Edinburgh EH7 4AN
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
01315570000
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, 12 ANNANDALE STREET
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+442070188246
26 Dunedin Street
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843811
65/67 SALAMANDER 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:08:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
03445446059
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
01315570000
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:09:00-12:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.2
+4403713843453
UNIT 6 PLATFORM 2 THE NORTH MALL
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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.7
+4403713840134
Interrent Car Rental Office Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Car Park
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.3
+442038980140
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
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