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Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

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Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 7.79 / per day
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Economy
Citroen C3 or comparable
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.73 / per day
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Compact
Peugeot 2008 or comparable
Peugeot 2008
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 18.01 / per day
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Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 24.44 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Standard
Opel Insignia or comparable
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 30.01 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or comparable
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 45.01 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 59.17 / per day
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Premium
Audi A6 or comparable
Audi A6
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Arnold Clark
£ 81.78 / 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 02:03 on 2021-01-18.

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%
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 £ 54 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 50 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 34 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 24 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 60 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)

Airport information

Score
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in desks 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. 0.8 km / 0.5 miles away
  2. Car Hire at Dundee Airport starting at £ 30.33 per day
    55.6 km / 34.6 miles away
  3. 67.6 km / 42.0 miles away
  4. Car Hire at Glasgow Airport starting at £ 7.42 per day
    78.2 km / 48.6 miles away
  5. Car Hire at Prestwick Airport starting at £ 25.25 per day
    100.9 km / 62.7 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Newcastle Airport starting at £ 14.22 per day
    139.4 km / 86.6 miles away
  7. Car Hire at Aberdeen Airport starting at £ 9.46 per day
    150.9 km / 93.7 miles away
  8. Car Hire at Inverness Railway Station starting at £ 19.63 per day
    180.3 km / 112.1 miles away
  9. Car Hire at Inverness Airport starting at £ 14.42 per day
    183.5 km / 114.0 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Belfast Cruise Port starting at £ 12.76 per day
    226.0 km / 140.5 miles away
  11. 226.2 km / 140.5 miles away
  12. Car Hire at Isle of Man Airport starting at £ 30.16 per day
    227.9 km / 141.6 miles away
  13. 240.2 km / 149.2 miles away
  14. Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 8.90 per day
    252.6 km / 156.9 miles away
  15. Car Hire at Liverpool Airport starting at £ 5.70 per day
    292.9 km / 182.0 miles away
  16. Car Hire at Manchester Airport starting at £ 7.64 per day
    295.8 km / 183.8 miles away
  17. Car Hire at Holyhead Port starting at £ 24.71 per day
    308.5 km / 191.7 miles away
  18. Car Hire at Doncaster Sheffield Airport starting at £ 18.60 per day
    309.9 km / 192.6 miles away
  19. Car Hire at Humberside Airport starting at £ 19.60 per day
    321.7 km / 199.9 miles away
  20. Car Hire at East Midlands Airport starting at £ 20.88 per day
    368.2 km / 228.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Edinburgh Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Edinburgh Airport
£ 25.55
January
£ 38.71
February
£ 33.53
March
£ 34.99
April
£ 48.72
May
£ 39.04
June
£ 44.43
July
£ 41.56
August
£ 23.03
September
£ 21.05
October
£ 13.78
November
£ 29.13
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Edinburgh Airport is November with prices starting at £ 13.78 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 £ 48.72. 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 averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular 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 Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium 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.

Top 12 Hire Companies at Edinburgh Airport in 2021

Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.3
+4401313484000 / +4401313330400
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
£ 34 - £ 140
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+4401313330400
Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
£ 24 - £ 87
Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Remarkable 9
+441313330347
35 Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge, Edinburgh
£ 30 - £ 315
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6
+442070188246
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
£ 20 - £ 92
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
£ 16 - £ 90
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:07:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+4403445446004
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Centre
£ 14 - £ 54
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
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
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
£ 21 - £ 56
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.5
+441312850600
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
£ 14 - £ 145
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
Easirent
Easirent
Great 7.4
+441312021710
3 Queen Annes Drive, Newbridge
£ 8 - £ 81
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
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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