Car Rental Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

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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
$17.73 / per day
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Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$25.34 / per day
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Compact
Vauxhall Astra or similar
Vauxhall Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Arnold Clark
$39.86 / per day
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Full-size
VW Transporter 24M3 or similar
VW Transporter 24M3
  • 3
  • 24
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$87.40 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Special
Mercedes Benz S or similar
Mercedes Benz S
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$98.43 / per day
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Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$104.21 / per day
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Minivan
Citroen Berlingo 7 seater or similar
Citroen Berlingo 7 seater
  • 7x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$274.89 / per day
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Compact Elite
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5x
  • 5x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$37.30 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:30 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$48.55 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.2
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Edinburgh Airport! Then head into the city. The best way to get a feel for Edinburgh is to explore its various neighborhoods. So park outside the Old Town and go see the landmarks, enjoy the medieval architecture. Then drive to Leith, a port area with lots of folk music pubs and a more local feel. Portobello is a great place to get a bite to eat, and South Edinburgh is a hip neighborhood with lively bars—it’s home to the Royal Observatory too.

Many areas in Edinburgh are green, but you can also drive your rental to Pentland Hills Regional Park, a beautiful nearby park that has many attractions and things to do. Another place to drive to is Arthur’s Seat, which is an extinct volcano with beautiful views of the city.

Edinburgh’s a great place to visit, but why not explore even more with a longer term car rental? Drive to nearby Glasgow for a different but equally authentic atmosphere, go south to England or drive north into the Scottish Highlands. You can even pick up your rental car at Edinburgh Airport and drop it off in a different city! Start planning your adventure today!

Edinburgh Airport is also known as Port-adhair Dhùn Èideann.

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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $67 per day
  • Large cars - from $93 per day
  • Medium cars - from $66 per day
  • Small cars - from $55 per day
  • SUVs - from $106 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Enterprise (Tel: +4401313484000 / +4401313330400)
  • Alamo (Tel: +4401313330400)
  • Arnold Clark (Tel: +441313330347)
  • SIXT (Tel: +442070188246)
  • Europcar (Tel: +4403713843406)
  • Keddy (Tel: +4403713843406)
  • Avis (Tel: +4403445446004)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +441312850600)
  • Interrent (Tel: +4403713840134)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442078621732)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +442038980140)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442038980140)
  • Easirent (Tel: +441312021710)

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 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 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)

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
  • Airport name: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 41 m / 136 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 128,675
  • Passengers (per year): 13,410,256
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km W of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0) 870 040 0007

Top 20 Locations near Edinburgh Airport

  1. 56.1 km / 34.9 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Dundee Airport from $35.81 per day
    59.8 km / 37.2 miles away
  3. 66.7 km / 41.4 miles away
  4. 90.4 km / 56.2 miles away
  5. 146.6 km / 91.1 miles away
  6. 156.8 km / 97.4 miles away
  7. 177.9 km / 110.5 miles away
  8. 181.8 km / 113.0 miles away
  9. 216.6 km / 134.6 miles away
  10. 216.8 km / 134.7 miles away
  11. 222.4 km / 138.2 miles away
  12. 230.3 km / 143.1 miles away
  13. 256.3 km / 159.2 miles away
  14. 292.9 km / 182.0 miles away
  15. 297.2 km / 184.7 miles away
  16. 314.4 km / 195.4 miles away
  17. 327.6 km / 203.6 miles away
  18. 371.2 km / 230.6 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
$30.98
January
$46.94
February
$40.66
March
$42.43
April
$59.08
May
$47.34
June
$53.88
July
$50.40
August
$27.93
September
$25.53
October
$16.71
November
$35.33
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Edinburgh Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $16.71. 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 $59.08 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 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 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.
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental 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 Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Caddy 5 6 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.2 from 5 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in the United Kingdom?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in the United Kingdom?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
You must be between 18 and 75 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Easirent, Arnold Clark, GreenMotion, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise and SIXT at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs and Station wagons vehicle types are available at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Can I rent a car at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
A rental car costs $89 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $18 at Easirent.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is $622. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) was $124.
What car rental companies are located at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
Easirent, Arnold Clark, GreenMotion, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise and SIXT can be found at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
Avis is located onsite at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
Easirent and GreenMotion offer shuttle service to their location at Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
What is the best car rental company at Edinburgh Airport (EDI)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Arnold Clark (9.5, 82 reviews), Alamo (9.1, 21 reviews) and SIXT (8.5, 17 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta 3d
June 15, 2019
Not to drive in town, only to get out of town
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!

Top 13 Suppliers for Edinburgh Airport in 2020

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+4401313484000 / +4401313330400
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401313330400
Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9
+441313330347
35 Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge, Edinburgh
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+442070188246
Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843406
EDINBURGH APT 176 JUBILEE ROAD
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713843406
CAR RENTAL CENTRE
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446004
Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Centre
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+441312850600
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4403713840134
Interrent Car Rental Office Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Car Park
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+442078621732
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+34965233425 / +442038980140
176 Jubilee Road, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, EH12 9FT, UK
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+442038980140
Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road, Edinburgh EH28 8AU
Easirent
Very good 7.1
+441312021710
3 Queen Annes Drive, Newbridge

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