Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

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Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 16.09 per day
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 26.02 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 31.60 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 50.76 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Standard
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 55.84 / per day
Premium
Skoda Superb or comparable
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
£ 68.66 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or comparable
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 77.18 / per day
Full-size
Audi Q3 (2WD) Aut. or comparable
Audi Q3 (2WD) Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 103.71 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:02 on 2023-01-30.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Dialing code
44
Average car hire price
£ 53.73 / per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Edinburgh Airport Car Hire

Airport Car Hire

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is the second-most visited city in the United Kingdom, behind only London. Home to dramatic hilltop castles and cathedrals, a well-preserved old town, and bustling cultural life, it has something for every traveller to enjoy. Here’s our pick of three of its most interesting attractions:

  • Edinburgh Castle. Located on top of the aptly named Castle Rock and visible from most places in the city, Edinburgh Castle is the main symbol of the city. Built more than a millennium ago and having survived the sieges of numerous invaders, it now welcomes more than 2 million visitors a year. More than a single building, the whole castle complex houses a number of museums and other points of interest. Whether you visit the inside of it (for that, you need to book tickets in advance) or just appreciate the magnificent structure from the outside, seeing the castle is the quintessential Edinburgh experience.
  • Old Town. The well-preserved oldest part of the city is where most of Edinburgh’s classical landmarks are located. Home not only to Edinburgh Castle, it is also the location of the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish Parliament, and the National Library of Scotland. Other attractions beloved by tourists include the Camera Obscura Gallery, the charming Grassmarket area, and Holyrood Park.
  • New Town. Another part of the city that’s not to be missed, New Town is home to many famous Edinburgh landmarks as well as a good share of hidden gems. Built in the 18th and 19th centuries and famous for its distinct Georgian architecture, the area is home to three of the most important museums in the UK: the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. In addition to those, the well-preserved Dean Village, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery and many other landmarks are located in the New Town.

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.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 58 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 56 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 48 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 38 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 69 per day

Car hire 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 petrol station

Morrisons petrol 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 petrol stations nearby.

Popular one-way hires

  • 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)
  • Sunderland (225 km / 140 mi)
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Airport information

Score
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in and departures 7.4
  • Facilities and services 7.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.2
  • Dining and car hire services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.0

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

  • IATA: EDI
  • ICAO: EGPH
  • Name: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 128,675
  • Passengers (per year): 13,410,256
  • Distance from the city centre: 5.6 miles / 9 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0) 870 040 0007

Top 20 Destinations around Edinburgh Airport

  1. Car Hire at Edinburgh Sighthill starting at £ 42.14 per day
    7.5 km / 4.7 miles away
  2. Car Hire at Stirling Railway Station starting at £ 35.37 per day
    50.0 km / 31.1 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Glasgow Airport starting at £ 12.87 per day
    78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Newcastle Airport starting at £ 22.59 per day
    138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Aberdeen Airport starting at £ 27.35 per day
    151.6 km / 94.2 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Inverness Airport starting at £ 43.46 per day
    184.3 km / 114.5 miles away
  7. 225.7 km / 140.2 miles away
  8. Car Hire at Belfast International Airport starting at £ 16.09 per day
    239.7 km / 149.0 miles away
  9. Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 23.99 per day
    251.8 km / 156.5 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Manchester Trafford Park starting at £ 30.97 per day
    281.6 km / 175.0 miles away
  11. Car Hire at Warrington Longford starting at £ 85.79 per day
    285.6 km / 177.4 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Liverpool Airport starting at £ 14.38 per day
    292.1 km / 181.5 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Manchester Airport starting at £ 16.07 per day
    295.0 km / 183.3 miles away
  14. Car Hire at Holyhead Port starting at £ 48.82 per day
    307.7 km / 191.2 miles away
  15. Car Hire at East Midlands Airport starting at £ 24.99 per day
    367.4 km / 228.3 miles away
  16. Car Hire at Wolverhampton Old Heath starting at £ 29.21 per day
    381.0 km / 236.7 miles away
  17. Car Hire at Birmingham Airport starting at £ 17.17 per day
    400.2 km / 248.7 miles away
  18. Car Hire at Milton Keynes Railway Station starting at £ 37.17 per day
    463.4 km / 287.9 miles away
  19. Car Hire at Norwich Airport starting at £ 42.24 per day
    465.6 km / 289.3 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Edinburgh Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Edinburgh Airport
£ 25.75
January
£ 39.01
February
£ 33.79
March
£ 35.27
April
£ 49.10
May
£ 39.35
June
£ 44.78
July
£ 41.89
August
£ 23.21
September
£ 21.22
October
£ 13.89
November
£ 29.36
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Edinburgh Airport is November with prices starting at £ 13.89 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is May with prices for for a Compact class starting at £ 49.10. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 33. 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 average amounts. How long you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent hire length at Edinburgh Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Edinburgh Airport 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 1.
Average Hire Length at Edinburgh Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
4
November
1
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Edinburgh Airport?

Though Edinburgh Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in May. December is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
145%
January
137%
February
141%
March
156%
April
173%
May
118%
June
172%
July
158%
August
September
October
November
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
GreenMotion Citroen Berlingo 4 6 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

If I cancel the reservation, will the refund be partial or total?
Under our Cancellation Policy, you will receive a full refund if you cancel anytime up to 48 hours prior to your originally scheduled pick-up time. If you cancel before your pick-up time but within 48 hours of it, you will receive a refund for Full Coverage, if purchase.
Is insurance already included?
Yes, basic coverage including a collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft protection is including for cars hired in Edinburgh, though with an excess. We recommend purchasing our Full Coverage to make sure your excess is protected.
Are there any additional costs if we pick up or drop off the car outside of the office’s opening hours?
Yes, an additional charge of 30-50 GBP will apply for this service.
Is it possible to have the vehicle delivered to my hotel?
Yes, the majority of our local suppliers offer delivery service. You will be charged an additional fee of 30-40 GBP for it. Please let us know your hotel’s address when booking ( by clicking on additional requirements below the driver details box) so that we can arrange delivery with the supplier.

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Malta
Ford S-Max 5+2
3 May 2022
Car hire is becoming too expensive.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
16 February 2022
Ben Nevis, Cairngorms, Edinburgh all fabulous to see. Managed a day of skiing, wonderful nature walks too, all made easy with easirent.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.48 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
6.94 / 10
Total number of reviews
40
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
£ 53.73
Lowest daily price
£ 16.09
Total cars available
313

Top 13 Hire Companies at Edinburgh Airport in 2023

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Remarkable 9.5 / 113 reviews
+441313330124 / +441313330347
Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LS
£ 44 - £ 121
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:30
Tue:07:30-19:30
Wed:07:30-19:30
Thu:07:30-19:30
Fri:07:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-15:30
Sun:07:30-15:30
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.1 / 87 reviews
+4401313330400
Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
£ 47 - £ 129
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.9 / 14 reviews
+4403445446004
Car Rental Centre
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.7 / 7 reviews
+4408433093025
Car Rental Centre, 175 Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FT
£ 33 - £ 56
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6 / 28 reviews
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
£ 22 - £ 83
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 22 reviews
+4401313484000 / +4401313330400
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
£ 47 - £ 131
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.5 / 18 reviews
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
£ 29 - £ 109
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 reviews
+4401313330400
175 Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston, Newbridge EH12 9FS
£ 45 - £ 141
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.4 / 33 reviews
+442070188246
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
£ 103 - £ 157
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.2
08433093025
CCRC RECEPTION
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9 / 1 reviews
+441313330008 / +4403713840134
InterRent Car Rental Office
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Easirent
Great 7.9 / 287 reviews
+441312021710
3 Queen Anne Dr, Newbridge, EH28 8LH
£ 16 - £ 83
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 6.9 / 258 reviews
+441312850600
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
£ 25 - £ 113
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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