Car Rental at Edinburgh Airport

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Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$18.83 per day
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$28.89 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$36.11 per day
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$52.77 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$54.78 / per day
Premium
Skoda Superb or similar
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
$84.56 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$100.74 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or similar
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$124.99 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
44
Average car rental price
$62.71 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.8
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the loveliest cities in the United Kingdom. Known for its historic landmarks from different eras, many green spaces, and great cultural institutions, it offers sophistication and excitement in equal measure. These are three of its most notable attractions:

  • Edinburgh Castle. As far as castles go, this one is among the most impressive in the United Kingdom, if not all of Europe as its 2.2 million annual visitors can testify. Dating back to the 11th century (although Castle Rock, on which it spectacularly sits, was inhabited much earlier), the castle has been rebuilt and renovated but has always remained the symbol of the city.

  • National Museum of Scotland. Dedicated to all things Scottish, this is one of the main cultural institutions in Edinburgh — and one of its main tourist attractions. It would be impossible to list all of the exhibits on display, but even visitors who do not deem themselves lovers of history will probably be impressed by the full skeleton of Stegosaurus, ornate Celtic brooches, or the taxidermy of Dolly the sheep; the first cloned mammal.

  • Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. Not just a botanical garden, but also a center for study, the RBGE is another beloved tourist attraction. In addition to fascinating collections of both local and exotic flora, the garden is also home to one of the best herbariums in the United Kingdom..

  • Arthur’s Seat. Sitting in the beautiful Holyrood Park just a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is Arthur’s Seat. As the highest point in the park, you get amazing views of Edinburgh Castle, Calton Hill and the spires dotted across the city.The remains of a volcano, this walk is well worth doing for active travellers.

 

Top international routes

  • Amsterdam
  • Dublin
  • Paris
  • Belfast

Main airlines

Ryanair, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, Norwegian Air,, 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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $46 per day
  • Large cars - from $64 per day
  • Medium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $92 per day

Car rental 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 airport’s facilities are friendly to travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Morrisons gas 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 gas stations nearby.

Popular one-way rentals

  • 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.
Fact checked by:
Hannah
This article was reviewed and updated by Hannah, the adventurer behind That Adventurer, a travel blog for active travellers. If you like exploring new places by hiking, biking, kayaking or paddleboarding, then you’ll enjoy That Adventurer’s travel guides. Originally from the UK, Hannah has lived in Canada, Norway and France.

Airport info

Rating
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.1
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.0

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

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

Top 20 Locations near Edinburgh Airport

  1. 7.5 km / 4.7 miles away
  2. 50.0 km / 31.1 miles away
  3. 67.5 km / 41.9 miles away
  4. 73.1 km / 45.4 miles away
  5. 78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  6. 100.5 km / 62.5 miles away
  7. 138.8 km / 86.2 miles away
  8. 151.6 km / 94.2 miles away
  9. 184.3 km / 114.5 miles away
  10. 225.7 km / 140.2 miles away
  11. 229.5 km / 142.6 miles away
  12. 239.7 km / 149.0 miles away
  13. 251.8 km / 156.5 miles away
  14. 281.6 km / 175.0 miles away
  15. 285.6 km / 177.4 miles away
  16. 292.1 km / 181.5 miles away
  17. 295.0 km / 183.3 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Holyhead Port from $59.18 per day
    307.7 km / 191.2 miles away
  19. 367.4 km / 228.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Edinburgh Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Edinburgh Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Edinburgh Airport
$31.22
January
$47.30
February
$40.97
March
$42.75
April
$59.53
May
$47.70
June
$54.29
July
$50.79
August
$28.14
September
$25.73
October
$16.84
November
$35.60
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Edinburgh Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $16.84. You can see that this is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting a car in May (when rental prices start at $59.53 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Edinburgh Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 6 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 1 days.
Average Rental Length
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 is the busiest car rental month at Edinburgh Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Edinburgh Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier 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
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Hertz Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars

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.

Italy
Fiat 500
November 1, 2022
We loved everything about it. The nature surrounding us, the incredible views of the highlands and the many animals we saw.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
October 26, 2022
definitely loved visiting the isle of skye—it is accessible by train but having a car is helpful in accessing tourist sites that are further off the beaten path.
Poland
Fiat 500
October 7, 2022
Beautiful castles, nice villages. But some was closed this day.
Canada
Peugeot 3008
September 19, 2022
Renting a car is an amazing way to see Scotland. Highly recommend
Australia
Skoda Octavia
September 2, 2022
Drove across Scotland to the scenically beautiful Isle of Skye. Loved the spectacular coast. Loved the bagpipe band in Portree Village
Malaysia
Kia Ceed
July 27, 2022
Seen a lot of natural spots on the hills and more.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Tiida
June 19, 2022
I visited the Highlands of Scotland which meant a lot of driving. Coming out of the US and into the UK that meant driving on the left instead of the right. It was doable, just be aware there are a lot of single land roads with travel in both directions. I hope I can do this trip again. I had an amazing time.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 11, 2020
Very quick and efficient service, will use again
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
September 3, 2020
Probably the easiest rental car experienced I've had. Highly recommend!
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
December 4, 2019
I did not need the car for town as town was so busy, parking would have been a nightmare. Sometimes its easier just to use public transport which is very good in Edinburgh.
Belgium
Ford Focus
October 28, 2019
That was great. I like that very much. Location is very near the airport free shuttle pick and drop every 10 minutes.
Australia
VW Golf
August 5, 2019
Best place in the world in August with all the festivals on
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 3, 2019
Edinburgh is a beautiful City worth a visit. I traveled up north to Invervary which was stunning. You must visit the Castle and its gardens, absolutely breathtaking. Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa is worth a stay too. The scenery onroute is also breathtaking with endless little villages, mountains and lochs.
Czech Republic
VW Caddy
August 3, 2019
Isle of the Sky (walking to the mountain call Cuillin), town call Culross, Glenfinnan, Loch Lomond - the village Balmaha - Coffee St Mocha (the best)
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta 3d
June 15, 2019
Not to drive in town, only to get out of town
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
May 9, 2019
Easirent were cheap but collecting the car proved to be very time consuming
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 13, 2019
I was nervous about driving on the “wrong” side of the road but I told myself the driver has to be next to the center line on two way streets. Drivers in Edinburgh are also for the most part very courteous!
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Tucson
April 4, 2019
If only visiting Edinburg City, you don't need a car. Great public transportation combined with narrow, busy streets makes driving less viable. However, the are many sites outside of the city that are worth visiting as well: The Kelpies, Stirling Castle, the Pentland Hills, Peebles, and many more!
United Kingdom
FIAT 500
November 10, 2018
I live in Edinburgh but usually rent cars from the airport as better value. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and a great location to start & finish a highland tour.
Portugal
VW Caddy
October 27, 2018
Off course I would recommend renting a car in Edinburg, but not on Green Motion.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
October 3, 2018
I live here!
Spain
VW Sharan 6+1
August 25, 2018
Easy, quick and immediate service and attention. Perfect vehicle.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Octavia Combi
August 16, 2018
Inverness and St Andrew were lovely

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.48 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
6.94 / 10
Total number of reviews
18
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$62.71
Lowest daily price
$18.83
Total cars available
361

Top 13 Suppliers at Edinburgh Airport in 2023

Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.5 / 113 reviews
+441313330124 / +441313330347
Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LS
$54 - $149
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
Exceptional 9.1 / 86 reviews
+4401313330400
Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
$50 - $204
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.9 / 14 reviews
+4403445446004
Car Rental Centre
$39 - $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:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+4408433093025
Car Rental Centre, 175 Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FT
$37 - $58
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
Excellent 8.6 / 28 reviews
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
$29 - $78
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
Excellent 8.6 / 22 reviews
+4401313484000 / +4401313330400
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
$59 - $206
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
Excellent 8.4 / 18 reviews
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
$38 - $102
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
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+4401313330400
175 Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston, Newbridge EH12 9FS
$60 - $222
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
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.4
+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
SIXT
Excellent 8.4 / 33 reviews
+442070188246
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
$57 - $176
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 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
Easirent
Very good 7.9 / 287 reviews
+441312021710
3 Queen Anne Dr, Newbridge, EH28 8LH
$19 - $119
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
Good 6.9 / 258 reviews
+441312850600
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
$28 - $125
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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