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Scotland Car Hire with Rhinocarhire

Scotland, a land of enchanting landscapes, historic castles, and spirited culture, awaits your exploration. Whether you're tracing the rugged coastline, navigating the bustling streets of Edinburgh, or heading to the serene Highlands, our car hire service ensures you experience the best of Scotland on your terms.

Why Choose Rhinocarhire for Car Hire in Scotland?

Diverse Fleet: From compact cars perfect for city drives, to SUVs designed for the Scottish terrain, we've got you covered.

Transparent Pricing: Clear, honest pricing with no hidden charges ensures you get the best value.

Strategic Pickup Points: Convenient locations across Scotland, from airports to city centers.

Round-the-Clock Assistance: Our dedicated team is available 24/7, guaranteeing a hassle-free experience.

Experience Scotland's Highlights:

Edinburgh: Dive into history with Edinburgh Castle, enjoy shopping on Princes Street, and experience the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Glasgow: A hub of art, culture, and vibrant nightlife.

The Highlands: Majestic mountains, serene lochs, and a chance to spot the elusive Loch Ness Monster.

The North Coast 500: Scotland's answer to Route 66, this scenic drive is a must-do.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Do I need an International Driving Permit (IDP) for car hire in Scotland?

If you're from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), an IDP might be required. Contact us for details.

What's included in the rental price?

Basic insurance, VAT, and unlimited mileage are typically included. Check your rental agreement for specifics.

Can I pick up my car in one location and drop it off in another?

Yes, one-way rentals are available. Terms and conditions may apply.

Customer Testimonials:

"Renting with Rhinocarhire made our Scotland trip unforgettable. The car was in excellent condition, and the staff was helpful throughout." - Jamie L., London

"No better way to explore Scotland! Comprehensive service, great rates, and a smooth experience from start to finish." - Priya M., Birmingham

Driving in Scotland with a Hire Car offers travellers the opportunity to explore diverse landscapes, from scenic countryside to rugged mountains and coastal areas. Here are some key points to know about driving in Scotland:

Tips for Driving in Scotland:


1. Roads and Terrain: Scotland's road network includes a mix of motorways, A-roads, B-roads, and rural routes. Motorways and major roads are generally well-maintained, while rural roads can be narrower and winding. The terrain varies across Scotland, with lowlands, highlands, and islands. Driving conditions may be different in each area, so it's essential to be prepared for changing landscapes and weather.

2. Type of Vehicle: The type of vehicle you choose depends on your travel plans. For city driving and standard roads, a compact or mid-size car is sufficient. If you plan to explore remote areas, such as the Scottish Highlands, consider a larger vehicle or a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle for added stability and off-road capabilities.

3. Airports in Scotland:  Scotland has several international airports, including Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Glasgow Airport (GLA), Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ), Inverness Airport (INV), and others. These airports serve as entry points for travelers flying into Scotland.

4. Road Signs: Road signs in Scotland are clear and follow international standards. Signs are typically in English, but you may also see bilingual signs in English and Scottish Gaelic, especially in the Highlands and some island regions. Distances are typically displayed in miles, and speed limits are in miles per hour (mph).

5. Weather Conditions: Scotland's weather can be changeable, so it's crucial to be prepared for varying conditions, including rain, fog, and snow in the winter months. Check weather forecasts and road conditions before traveling, especially in remote areas.

6. Scenic Routes: Scotland offers numerous scenic routes and drives, such as the North Coast 500, which takes you through some of the country's most beautiful landscapes. These routes provide an excellent opportunity to explore Scotland's natural beauty.

8. Wildlife Caution:  When driving in rural areas, particularly in the Highlands, be cautious of wildlife crossing the road, such as deer. Wildlife can be active, especially during dawn and dusk.

Embark on Your Scottish Adventure!
Ready to delve into the heart of Scotland? Book your car with Rhinocarhire today and set the wheels in motion for an unforgettable journey.

Cheapest car hire in Scotland

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.11 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 161.78 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.11 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 161.78 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.11 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 161.78 EUR from 21/07/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.71 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 172.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.71 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 172.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.71 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 172.98 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.16 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 169.15 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.21 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 169.51 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.21 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 169.51 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 51.19 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 358.38 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.87 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 391.14 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 57.53 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 402.72 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.95 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 181.70 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.95 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 181.70 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.95 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 181.70 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.48 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 745.42 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Polestar 2

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.46 EUR/day
Polestar 2

7 Days rental at 353.27 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.20 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 806.45 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.59 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 235.18 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.83 EUR/day
Kia Niro

7 Days rental at 271.87 EUR from 21/07/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Prius Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.08 EUR/day
Toyota Prius Hybrid

7 Days rental at 308.57 EUR from 21/07/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Scotland

  • When hiring a car in Scotland, there are several tips you should keep in mind to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and hassle-free experience:

  • Understand the Local Driving Laws: In Scotland, you drive on the left side of the road, and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car. Make sure you're comfortable with this arrangement before setting out. Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws, such as speed limits (which are posted in miles per hour), and the rules regarding roundabouts and single-track roads, especially in the Highlands and rural areas.

  • Choose the Right Vehicle: Consider the nature of your trip when selecting a car. If you're planning to explore rural areas or the Scottish Highlands, a vehicle with higher clearance and more power might be more suitable than a small city car. Also, keep in mind that many cars in Scotland are manual (stick shift), so specify if you need an automatic transmission when booking.

  • Insurance and Excess: Make sure you understand the insurance coverage provided with your rental car. Check whether the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection are included and understand the excess amount (the maximum you'd pay in the event of an accident). It might be worth considering additional insurance to reduce or eliminate the excess.

  • Plan Your Route and Allow Time: Scotland's beauty lies in its rugged landscapes and remote areas, but this also means journeys can take longer than anticipated, especially on narrow, winding roads. Plan your route in advance, allow extra time for travel, and don't try to cover too much ground in one day. This is particularly important in the winter months or if you plan to visit islands, as weather can affect ferry schedules and road conditions.

  • Fuel and Services: In remote areas of Scotland, services like fuel stations and convenience stores can be scarce, and many operate with reduced hours, especially in the evening or on Sundays. Make sure to fill up the tank whenever you have the opportunity, carry some snacks and water with you, and remember to check the opening hours of services along your route.

  • By following these tips, you can ensure a more comfortable and enjoyable car hire experience in Scotland, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich history of the country.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Scotland

  • Edinburgh: The historic and vibrant capital, offering stunning architecture, the famous Edinburgh Castle, and easy access to the Lothians.
  • Glasgow: Scotland's largest city, known for its rich art scene, modern architecture, and gateway to the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Inverness: The cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, providing access to Loch Ness, the North Coast 500, and numerous castles.
  • Aberdeen: The "Granite City" offering a mix of cultural history and proximity to Scotland's Castle Trail and the whisky-distilled Speyside region.
  • Isle of Skye: A magical island known for its dramatic landscapes, picturesque villages, and iconic natural landmarks like the Old Man of Storr.
  • Oban: A charming coastal town, serving as the gateway to the Hebridean islands, with excellent seafood and beautiful sea vistas.
  • Fort William: Nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis and known as the outdoor capital of the UK, it's a hub for hiking and mountain sports.
  • Dundee: A dynamic, modern city with a burgeoning cultural scene, and the gateway to exploring the East Coast and the Kingdom of Fife.
  • Stirling: Steeped in history, home to the imposing Stirling Castle, and the gateway to the Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond.
  • Perth: Known as the "Gateway to the Highlands," offering a blend of historic sites and access to the heart of rural Scotland.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Scotland

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    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    GBP  1.45/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    GBP £

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Scotland

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
205
9.0/10
17,802
€ 23.73
€ 24.71
€ 43.44
€ 59.80
 Alamo
23
8.9/10
2,029
€ 34.50
€ 36.01
€ 41.42
€ 51.49
 National
21
8.8/10
1,550
€ 39.14
€ 41.98
€ 46.92
€ 64.58
 Budget
31
8.7/10
5,755
€ 38.92
€ 38.93
€ 77.55
€ 58.82
 Europcar
111
8.6/10
199,159
€ 33.04
€ 37.55
€ 40.66
€ 134.46
 Avis
41
8.6/10
5,656
€ 38.92
€ 43.10
€ 54.59
€ 158.35
 Sixt
49
8.6/10
16,317
€ 37.85
€ 39.33
€ 45.81
€ 55.48
 Keddy by europcar
100
8.5/10
54,738
€ 32.10
€ 36.26
€ 39.10
€ 49.28
 Dollar
18
8.4/10
382
€ 40.60
€ 50.20
€ 62.99
€ 59.75
 Hertz
54
8.4/10
5,616
€ 34.92
€ 37.13
€ 42.54
 Surprice
2
8.0/10
165
€ 34.90
€ 43.08
€ 48.71
€ 49.04
 U-save
3
7.9/10
21
€ 32.61
€ 34.03
€ 35.89
 Green motion
24
7.8/10
5,500
€ 23.11
€ 26.40
€ 25.95
€ 28.95
 Drivalia
26
7.6/10
14,317
€ 23.86
€ 35.09
€ 34.72
€ 39.40

Car rental agent statistics in Scotland

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ENTERPRISE
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.6/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DRIVALIA
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    329,007
    Total number of reviews in
    Scotland
  • Most Locations Icon
    90
    Most Locations in Scotland:
    EUROPCAR
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    18
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    22
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Scotland

ItemPercent
January€ 63
February€ 64
March€ 66
April€ 69
May€ 72
June€ 83
July€ 93
August€ 89
September€ 75
October€ 74
November€ 64
December€ 82
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 60
March€ 60
April€ 59
May€ 69
June€ 81
July€ 79
August€ 75
September€ 64
October€ 64
November€ 60
December€ 71
ItemPercent
January€ 145
February€ 131
March€ 127
April€ 132
May€ 137
June€ 165
July€ 173
August€ 197
September€ 167
October€ 159
November€ 155
December€ 182
ItemPercent
January€ 84
February€ 83
March€ 86
April€ 88
May€ 91
June€ 110
July€ 110
August€ 109
September€ 99
October€ 97
November€ 89
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 144
February€ 155
March€ 140
April€ 141
May€ 170
June€ 197
July€ 237
August€ 249
September€ 284
October€ 226
November€ 217
December€ 375
ItemPercent
January€ 49
February€ 50
March€ 51
April€ 49
May€ 53
June€ 61
July€ 67
August€ 63
September€ 60
October€ 62
November€ 49
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 114
February€ 112
March€ 117
April€ 118
May€ 127
June€ 158
July€ 166
August€ 162
September€ 134
October€ 124
November€ 119
December€ 136
ItemPercent
January€ 140
February€ 149
March€ 179
April€ 180
May€ 184
June€ 152
July€ 170
August
September
October
November
December€ 132

Select category to see average car hire prices in Scotland

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Scotland

DieselUnleaded
Apr , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.96

May , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.95

Jun , 2022

€ 2.17

€ 2.06

Jul , 2022

€ 2.32

€ 2.23

Aug , 2022

€ 2.31

€ 2.18

Sep , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.96

Oct , 2022

€ 2.07

€ 1.87

Nov , 2022

€ 2.17

€ 1.90

Dec , 2022

€ 2.13

€ 1.85

Jan , 2023

€ 1.96

€ 1.70

Feb , 2023

€ 1.91

€ 1.67

Mar , 2023

€ 1.88

€ 1.65

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Mar , 2023 1.88 1.65
Feb , 2023 1.91 1.67
Jan , 2023 1.96 1.70
Dec , 2022 2.13 1.85
Nov , 2022 2.17 1.90
Oct , 2022 2.07 1.87
Sep , 2022 2.12 1.96
Aug , 2022 2.31 2.18
Jul , 2022 2.32 2.23
Jun , 2022 2.17 2.06
May , 2022 2.12 1.95
Apr , 2022 2.12 1.96

Car rental price statistics in Scotland

  • Average Price Icon
    € 161.77
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 1119.00
    Highest daily price:
    Volvo XC60
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    6,098
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    490
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    292
    Location with most cars:
    Manchester - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 23.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Glasgow - Airport - International
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Dundee
€22.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €24.3 /day
Compact 3 5 3 from €25.1 /day
Economy 3 5 2 from €22.7/day
Edinburgh
€14.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €14.8 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €18.6 /day
Economy 5 5 2 from €16.8/day
Glasgow
€16.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €16.4 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €20.1 /day
Economy 5 5 2 from €18.4/day