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
$11.44 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$11.95 / per day
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Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.44 / per day
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Intermediate
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$31.98 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$38.19 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$54.38 / per day
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Premium
VW Arteon or similar
VW Arteon
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$68.12 / per day
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Full-size
VW Transporter 24M3 or similar
VW Transporter 24M3
  • 3x
  • 24x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$24.77 / 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.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    English
    Currency
    GBP
    Country code
    44
    Average car rental length
    5 days
    Economy car rental price
    $20.62 / 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 $70 per day
    • Large cars - from $96 per day
    • Medium cars - from $69 per day
    • Small cars - from $57 per day
    • SUVs - from $110 per day

    Top car rental companies

    • Alamo (Tel: +4401313330400)
    • Arnold Clark (Tel: +441313330347)
    • Enterprise (Tel: +4401313484000 / +4401313330400)
    • 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
    • Name: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    • Type: Public / Civil
    • 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
    • Working 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 $25.46 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
    $32.06
    January
    $48.58
    February
    $42.08
    March
    $43.91
    April
    $61.15
    May
    $49.00
    June
    $55.76
    July
    $52.17
    August
    $28.90
    September
    $26.42
    October
    $17.30
    November
    $36.57
    December
    The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Edinburgh Airport is November when prices for an Economy class start from $17.30. 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 $61.15 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 Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
    Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
    Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium 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 Mercedes Benz Vito 5 3 People Carriers/Vans

    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

    Alamo
    Exceptional 9.2
    +4401313330400
    Edinburgh Airport, Burnside Rd, Ingliston, Edinburgh EH12 9DN
    Arnold Clark
    Exceptional 9
    +441313330347
    35 Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge, Edinburgh
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +4401313484000 / +4401313330400
    Car Rental Centre, Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS
    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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