Sanitised car hire in Edinburgh

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies in Edinburgh, Scotland offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Edinburgh have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • ALAMO
  • AVIS
  • EASIRENT
  • EUROPCAR
  • GREEN MOTION
  • NATIONAL
  • SIXT

Cheapest car hire in Edinburgh

Mini

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.28 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 142.01 EUR from 15/02/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.18 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 148.28 EUR from 15/02/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.05 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 154.40 EUR from 15/02/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.06 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 154.44 EUR from 15/02/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.53 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 157.75 EUR from 15/02/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.53 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 157.71 EUR from 15/02/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.53 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 171.73 EUR from 15/02/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.89 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 174.28 EUR from 15/02/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Peugeot 2008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.32 EUR/day
Peugeot 2008

7 Days rental at 184.24 EUR from 15/02/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

*daily rates in Edinburgh based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh lies near to the Forth of Firth on the North Sea and is part of the East Central Belt.
  • There are more than 4,500 listed (historically valuable) buildings in Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh is famous for the Edinburgh Arts Festival which showcases various performance arts and comedy.
  • After London, Edinburgh is the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom.
  • The Scottish Parliament is based in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Edinburgh

8.0
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 4067 reviews
54
52
49
50
54
18 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: SIXT,
based on 5002 reviews
63
60
55
56
60
16 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.3: ENTERPRISE,
based on 3075 reviews
48
50
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46
47
21 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Edinburgh

ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN

1 Seafield Street, Edinburgh, Eh6 7lg

ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN

16-18 Bankhead Drive, Lothian , Edinburgh, Eh11 4dj

ALAMO

Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road, Edinburgh, Eh12 9ft

DOLLAR

224 East Main Street, Broxburn, , Edingburgh

ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN

Peugeot Complex, Caxton Place Mitchelston Industrial Estate, Kirkcaldy , Ky1 3nf

ENTERPRISE

83 Townhill Road, Dunfermline, Ky12 0bw, Sct

Edinburgh car hire information

Edinburgh car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EHI
  • € 141.96
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 20.28
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 42
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 11
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 170
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Edinburgh

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January€ 63
February€ 60
April€ 45
May€ 46
June€ 42
July€ 42
August€ 56
September€ 52
October€ 70
November€ 63
December€ 108
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January€ 48
February€ 46
April€ 34
May€ 39
June€ 36
July€ 45
August€ 53
September€ 40
October€ 49
November€ 43
December€ 93
ItemPercent
January€ 112
February€ 105
April€ 60
May€ 73
June€ 85
July€ 74
August€ 89
September€ 94
October€ 115
November€ 120
December€ 190
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January€ 73
February€ 73
April€ 50
May€ 55
June€ 67
July€ 59
August€ 64
September€ 64
October€ 80
November€ 77
December€ 143
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February
April€ 112
May€ 121
June€ 91
July€ 130
August€ 130
September€ 128
October€ 129
November€ 130
December€ 176
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January€ 43
February€ 35
April€ 28
May€ 32
June€ 29
July€ 38
August€ 46
September€ 36
October€ 46
November€ 38
December€ 72
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January€ 113
February€ 111
April€ 66
May€ 69
June€ 73
July€ 71
August€ 81
September€ 92
October€ 118
November€ 114
December€ 200
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January€ 151
February€ 164
April€ 53
May€ 48
June€ 75
July€ 86
August€ 98
September
October
November€ 187
December€ 251

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

FAQs about car hire in Edinburgh

How much does car hire in Edinburgh cost?

Car hire in Edinburgh costs as little as €20.30 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €34.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €214.60 per day from GREEN MOTION for a Ford Mondeo Estate.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Edinburgh?

7 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Edinburgh, including SIXT, ALAMO, GREEN MOTION, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Edinburgh?

None of the car hire companies in Edinburgh are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Edinburgh?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Alamo EHI has the highest customer rating for car hire in Edinburgh with a score of 8.0/10

with SIXT Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.9/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Edinburgh?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Edinburgh is €171.73 per week from GREEN MOTION.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Edinburgh?

The cheapest car hire company in Edinburgh is GREEN MOTION, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €141.96 per week.

How much is fuel in Edinburgh?

You can expect to pay €1.27/ltr of petrol and €1.32/ltr of diesel in Edinburgh. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Edinburgh?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Edinburgh with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, AVIS, EASIRENT, ENTERPRISE, GREEN MOTION, NATIONAL, SIXT as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Edinburgh?

We can arrange , Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Premium and Standard class rental cars in Edinburgh.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Edinburgh?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Edinburgh, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Edinburgh is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Edinburgh?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Edinburgh at the moment, however GREEN MOTION rates start from just €141.96 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €141.96 from GREEN MOTION in Edinburgh - Train Station - Waverley Station or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Edinburgh?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Edinburgh is €142.10 per week with an average price of €244.30 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Edinburgh

Most popular car hire companies in Edinburgh

  • Enterprise (tel: 0131-5566340)
  • Sixt (tel: +44-8445760767)
  • Alamo (tel: 0131-5566340)
  • National (tel: 0131-5566340)
  • Easirent (tel: 0044 (0)1312021717)
  • Avis (tel: (44) 08445446059)
  • Green motion (tel: +44 131 3000068 )
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843453)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Edinburgh

  • Enterprise (WAVERLEY STATION, NEW STREET CAR PARK, EDINBURGH, EH8 8BH, SCT)
  • Sixt (18 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BB)
  • Alamo (WAVERLEY STATION, LEVEL 2, NEW STREET CAR PARK, EDINBURGH, EH8 8BH, SCT)
  • National (WAVERLEY STATION, LEVEL 2, NEW STREET CAR PARK, EDINBURGH, EH8 8BH, SCT)
  • Easirent (Q Park - OMNI, EH1 3AN, Edinburgh)
  • Avis (24 East London Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4BQ)

Car hire company ratings in Edinburgh

  • Alamo EHI: Rated 8.0/10 from 202 reviews
  • SIXT: Rated 7.9/10 from 285 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.7/10 from 101 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.6/10 from 548 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.5/10 from 130 reviews
  • National: Rated 7.0/10 from 27 reviews

Edinburgh Mini Guide

Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh is known for its fantastic architecture and the many festivals held there. The landscape in this part of Scotland is dramatic, with features such as Arthur’s Seat and the Castle Crag having been formed by volcanic activity.

To get to Edinburgh you will fly into Edinburgh Airport which connects with many European destinations including Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Zurich.

At the airport, Rhino car hire can have your vehicle waiting for you to make the short journey eastwards into Edinburgh. If you are coming to Edinburgh from the south of England you will take the M1 motorway until it becomes the A1. Edinburgh is linked to the rest of Scotland by the M8, M9, A90 and M90 roads.

The old town of Edinburgh has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city has a mixture of fine medieval buildings, Gothic churches and Georgian grandeur. Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace are the centrepieces of the old medieval town while the new town and commercial centre is 18th century Georgian.

Other areas of interest are the port area of Leith, the beach district of Portobello and Edinburgh west where the fortress of rugby, Murrayfield Stadium, can be found. You’re best advised not to drive in the city centre and instead use the park and ride facilities. This also saves you having to find a place to park where you will not be harassed by parking wardens. When you consider that there are the usual confusing one-way systems within Edinburgh as well as road works to build a new tram line, then the park and ride makes more and more sense.

The romantic city of Edinburgh is rich in history, so what better way to soak up its unique character than with a musical walking tour?

Like much of Britain, expect the weather in Edinburgh to be cold during winter and unpredictable during the rest of the year. The most exciting times of year to go are during the New Year’s Eve celebrations of Hogmanay and in the summer for the Edinburgh and Fringe festivals.

These are unsurprisingly the busiest times of year to visit and you will have to book your accommodation very far in advance to have any chance of finding somewhere to stay. There is so much to see in Edinburgh that the Edinburgh Pass is a sound investment as it allows you access to 27 sights (worth £155) for the price of £24 (a one day pass). It also gives you guide books and discount vouchers for shops and restaurants making it a bargain.

We offer a range of vehicles in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. Whether you want to sightsee around this grand old city, attend a meeting or go fishing in the glorious Scottish Highlands we have a suitable car for your trip. That includes compact cars for city driving, prestige vehicles to make the right impression and 4x4s to tackle the countryside.

Remember that if you can’t find the vehicle that you require we also offer car hire in Edinburgh from the main airport. Definitely book early though, Edinburgh is classed as a World Heritage Site and is always popular with tourists.
  • Edinburgh car hire special offers

    We currently have 143 special offers for car rental in Edinburgh including;

  • 15% off
    This special price is inclusive of a 15% discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • Free GPS
    With this car you get a free GPS system available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR118.95 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR129.58 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR150.83 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR161.46 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR182.71 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR235.84 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR28.63 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR29.69 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR30.76 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR52.01 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR56.25 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.
  • This price includes a special discount
    This special price is inclusive of a EUR71.13 discount. Discount is based on standard rate from the car hire agent available from ALAMO, EASIRENT, GREEN MOTION.

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  • Can I take my Edinburgh rental car to Skye?
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  • I'm 21, can I rent a car in Edinburgh?

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