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Cheapest car hire in Scotland

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.16 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 218.16 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 233.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.28 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 233.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.02 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 245.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Arona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.02 EUR/day
Seat Arona

7 Days rental at 245.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.87 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 265.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.19 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 211.34 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.80 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 222.60 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3 Aircross

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.28 EUR/day
Citroen C3 Aircross

7 Days rental at 233.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 234.18 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.18 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 246.27 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.18 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 246.27 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.18 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 246.27 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.18 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 246.27 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.18 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 246.27 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.36 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 429.56 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.42 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 429.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.49 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 437.47 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.49 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 437.47 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.49 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 437.47 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.49 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 437.47 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 63.17 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 442.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 63.62 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 445.38 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

3 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.75 EUR/day
Ford Luton Box Tail Lift 3.5T

7 Days rental at 453.29 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.35 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 275.45 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Cargo Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.35 EUR/day
Ford Transit Cargo Van

7 Days rental at 275.45 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.40 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 275.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.40 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 275.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.40 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 275.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.40 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 275.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 39.40 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 275.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.80 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 285.63 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 40.80 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 285.63 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Sharan

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.59 EUR/day
Volkswagen Sharan

7 Days rental at 683.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.59 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 683.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Sharan

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 100.03 EUR/day
Volkswagen Sharan

7 Days rental at 700.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 100.03 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 700.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Tourneo

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 103.47 EUR/day
Ford Tourneo

7 Days rental at 724.33 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Tourneo

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.06 EUR/day
Ford Tourneo

7 Days rental at 742.44 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.47 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 745.33 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.47 EUR/day
Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

7 Days rental at 745.33 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.50 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 745.55 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Scotland

  • Drive on the LEFT side of the road in Scotland, like the rest of the UK. A 'KEEP LEFT' campaign was launched in 2019 following a number of incidents of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Speed limist in Scotland are posted in MPH, like the rest of the UK
  • The drink drive limit in Scotland is lower than England at just 50mg (0.05% BAC)
  • Aim to book car hire at least 6 weeks in advance for the best prices and range of cars

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Scotland

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    GBP  1.72/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)
 Arnold clark car & van
35
8.9/10
3,219
€ 50.74
€ 63.39
€ 69.42
 Alamo
27
8.2/10
2,597
€ 66.11
€ 68.84
€ 72.15
€ 79.37
 Avis
47
8.0/10
9,022
€ 35.91
€ 35.02
€ 44.48
€ 158.35
 National
24
8.0/10
288
€ 73.46
€ 76.49
€ 80.17
€ 100.25
 Enterprise
288
8.0/10
52,523
€ 66.78
€ 69.53
€ 72.88
€ 80.17
 Budget
40
7.9/10
6,982
€ 31.16
€ 33.28
€ 43.27
€ 58.21
 Europcar
103
7.9/10
58,505
€ 33.36
€ 37.87
€ 41.78
€ 46.01
 Firefly
6
7.7/10
400
€ 46.72
€ 60.46
€ 70.78
 Keddy by europcar
20
7.6/10
680
€ 46.45
€ 65.09
€ 69.00
€ 75.72
 Hertz
77
7.6/10
23,199
€ 35.60
€ 41.27
€ 76.32
 Sixt
44
7.4/10
8,427
€ 64.24
€ 60.08
€ 69.33
€ 93.47
 Green motion
32
5.8/10
16,748
€ 47.72
€ 53.24
€ 39.35
€ 46.11
 Easirent
25
4.9/10
2,792
€ 106.66
€ 104.86
€ 40.80
€ 56.84
 Surprice
1
4.2/10
7
€ 123.42
€ 164.94

Car rental agent statistics in Scotland

  • 9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 3.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EASIRENT
  • 185,389
    Total number of reviews in
    Scotland
  • 284
    Most Locations in Scotland:
    ENTERPRISE
  • 15
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 18
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Scotland

ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 61
March€ 61
April€ 55
May€ 66
June€ 74
July€ 67
August€ 69
September€ 62
October€ 64
November€ 56
December€ 83
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 63
March€ 61
April€ 51
May€ 67
June€ 78
July€ 62
August€ 58
September€ 53
October€ 57
November€ 58
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 134
February€ 120
March€ 117
April€ 101
May€ 126
June€ 149
July€ 132
August€ 145
September€ 121
October€ 122
November€ 126
December€ 172
ItemPercent
January€ 79
February€ 78
March€ 79
April€ 72
May€ 85
June€ 96
July€ 88
August€ 92
September€ 77
October€ 78
November€ 77
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 147
February€ 161
March€ 141
April€ 136
May€ 169
June€ 197
July€ 239
August€ 238
September€ 267
October€ 227
November€ 232
December€ 406
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 51
March€ 50
April€ 42
May€ 50
June€ 55
July€ 51
August€ 50
September€ 57
October€ 62
November€ 46
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 111
February€ 106
March€ 111
April€ 98
May€ 117
June€ 140
July€ 114
August€ 114
September€ 101
October€ 101
November€ 102
December€ 135
ItemPercent
January€ 157
February€ 141
March€ 141
April€ 135
May€ 166
June€ 193
July€ 132
August€ 128
September€ 120
October€ 122
November€ 144
December€ 163

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

Fuel prices in Scotland

DieselUnleaded

Car rental price statistics in Scotland

  • € 211.33
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 8799.18
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Ranger Double Cab
  • 15,644
    Total cars available
     
  • 2,232
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 277
    Location with most cars:
    Manchester - Airport
  • € 30.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Torquay

FAQs about car hire in Scotland

How much does it cost to hire a car in Scotland?

Car hire in Scotland starts from just €30.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in Scotland is just €173.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Scotland is a Ford Ranger Double Cab car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €8799.20 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Scotland?

We often have special offers on car hire in Scotland including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Manchester - Train Station - Victoria Station for €83.34 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Scotland?

Car hire prices in Scotland are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 364 car hire locations and 88,169 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Scotland.

Who is the best car hire company in Scotland?

Based on over 185,389 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Scotland Is Enterprise who score on average 8.0/10 across all locations in Scotland.

What is the most popular car hire location in Scotland?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Scotland is Manchester - Airport with 12 car hire companies and 277 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Scotland?

Current fuel prices in Scotland are €1.958/ltr for petrol and €2.123/ltr for diesel as of 18 April 2022, it’ll cost on average €78 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €85 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Scotland?

Speed limits in Scotland are in mph and are generally 20-30 mph on urban roads, 60 mph on rural roads and 70 mph on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Scotland?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in Scotland offering a (economy) class car such as the Volkswagen Polo for as little as €211.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Scotland?

The most popular car hire category in Scotland is the Opel Corsa available from 10 car hire companies in over 337 locations.

Most popular locations to hire a car in Scotland

Guide to renting a car in Scotland

1. Drive on the Left
Scotland and the entire UK drive on the left hand side of the road. A ‘keep left’ campaign was launched in 2019 to educate foreign drivers to keep left and avoid accidents.
2. What are the best car rental brands?
Choose between class-leading rental agents such as Alamo (8.5/10), Budget (7.9/10), Enterprise (8.9/10) and Sixt (7.8/10) as rated by over 1,000 real customers.
3. Best time of year to rent a car?
Scotland doesn’t suffer from high seasonal car hire prices like many tourist destinations, prices remain stable throughout the year. It is best to book car hire early for the best deals with lowest prices in October and November
4. Where can you hire a car in Scotland?
There are over 35 locations to hire a car in Scotland including all international airport and rail station locations. You can also collect rental cars across city centre locations in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
5. Alcohol limits to drive
The legal limit for drinking and driving in Scotland is 0.05% BAC, lower than the 0.08% in England and the rest of the UK.

Renting a car in Scotland

Whether you are travelling to Edinburgh or Glasgow on business or taking a holiday in the Highlands, hiring a car in Scotland is the easiest and most comfortable way of getting around this beautiful country. There are many car hire locations dotted all over Scotland where you can collect a rental car as well as all the main airports such as Glasgow Airport, Aberdeen Airport and Edinburgh Airport.

Scotland Mini Guide

Scotland covers an area which makes up over one third of Great Britain; it is part of the UK with borders to England in the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the North Sea to the east. The capital city of Scotland is Edinburgh, which is one of the largest financial centres to be found in Europe. Although Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, it has its own government; the Kingdom of Scotland was formed in 1707, making Scotland an Independent state.

There are five international airports in Scotland these being Inverness Airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Scotland is also gifted with a great road system, featuring motorways and major trunk roads into almost every area of the country, along with an expansive rail system.

The largest city to be found in Scotland is Glasgow; it is also the third most highly populated city in the UK. Shortly after the Industrial Revolution, Glasgow became a world centre for shipbuilding and heavy engineering and during Victorian times Glasgow was recognised as being the second most important industrial city in the entire British Empire.

Glasgow makes a great choice of location from which to explore the rest of Scotland, especially if you choose to rent your own vehicle as the weather in Scotland can be extreme even in summer months. There are a host of interesting sites and points of interest to be found within a days drive of Glasgow, making it a great place from which to take day trips or excursions.

Possibly the most well-known place close to Glasgow is Loch Lomond. This is the largest natural lake to be found anywhere in the British Isles, being 24 miles long and half a mile across at its widest point. In recent years Loch Lomond has been incorporated into the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and in a recent survey of the UK it was named the 6th greatest natural feature of Great Britain.

Loch Lomond has a whole host of activities available to the visitor; the famous Loch Lomond Golf Club hosts many national and international events each year including the Scottish Open. Due to its incredible scenery and outstanding natural beauty,

Loch Lomond has become a favourite boating area; the lake is available for use for all kinds of boating from kayaking through to inland cruising. In recent years the National Park Authority has attempted to reach some form of equilibrium with regards to balanced use of Loch Lomond between land-based tourism and water users, the result of this has been that in many areas of Loch Lomond a speed limit has been imposed of no more than 10 km per hour, in other areas of the Lake this speed limit raises to 90 km per hour.

One of the major sporting events in the Scottish calendar is the Scottish Rally; this popular event has taken place within Dumfries in south-west Scotland for the last 12 years. The rally forms one of the rounds of the Scottish Rally Championships with its headquarters at Dumfries Ice Bowl. Several other major international and national rallies take place in Scotland each year including the Five of Clubs Championship, the Brick and Steel Ecosse 205 Championship and the Scottish Borders Rally Championship.

Scotland Factfile

  • Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and approximately 5.2 million people live there
  • The climate is changeable and the lowest ever temperature recorded was -27.2 °C
  • The national flower in Scotland is the thistle
  • A tradional Scottish dish is haggis which is meat (usually offal such as liver and heart) minced with onion, suet, oatmeal and spices then traditionally cooked in the animal's stomach
  • The national day is St Andrew's Day which is celebrated on 30th November

Do you need to hire a car in Scotland?

Scotland, which is part of the United Kingdom is steeped in history and culture. If you are taking the family on holiday then be sure to make time to explore the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the wonderful lakes, rivers, moors and glens.

Car hire is inexpensive and offers the freedom to travel beyond the major towns and cities at your own pace without a timetable. Scotland has some of the finest roads in the UK, including the world famous North Coast 500. Take on Scotland's greatest road trip in a rental car from Inverness, a road trip that will last long in the memory.

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Car Hire Dundee
€22.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €24.3 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €25.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €22.7 per day
Car Hire Edinburgh
€14.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €14.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €18.6 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €16.8 per day
Car Hire Glasgow
€16.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €16.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €20.1 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €18.4 per day