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.
  • AVIS

Cheapest car hire in Edinburgh


Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.53 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 248.74 EUR from 18/10/2021

  3 |
  Manual |

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.71 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 250.00 EUR from 18/10/2021

  2 |
  Manual |

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.37 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 254.62 EUR from 18/10/2021

  3 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van

2 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van

7 Days rental at 268.98 EUR from 18/10/2021

  3 |
  Manual |

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.04 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 294.33 EUR from 18/10/2021

  4 |
  Manual |

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.72 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 299.06 EUR from 18/10/2021

  4 |
  Manual |

Audi A1

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.71 EUR/day
Audi A1

7 Days rental at 306.02 EUR from 18/10/2021

  2 |
  Manual |

Ford Transit SWB Van

3 Adults, 4 Doors

From 44.44 EUR/day
Ford Transit SWB Van

7 Days rental at 311.10 EUR from 18/10/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
Compact Elite

BMW 1 Series

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.39 EUR/day
BMW 1 Series

7 Days rental at 345.75 EUR from 18/10/2021

  3 |
  Manual |

*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

No.1: AVIS,
based on 787 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 644 reviews
23 min (average wait time)
No.4: HERTZ,
based on 2202 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Edinburgh


1 Seafield Street, Edinburgh, Eh6 7lg


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


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


224 East Main Street, Broxburn, , Edingburgh


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


83 Townhill Road, Dunfermline, Ky12 0bw, Sct

Edinburgh car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Corporate
  • € 248.71
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 35.53
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 36
    Most Popular Type:
  • 11
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 149
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Edinburgh

January€ 63
February€ 60
March€ 62
April€ 59
May€ 59
June€ 55
July€ 70
August€ 88
September€ 64
October€ 80
November€ 63
December€ 108
January€ 48
February€ 46
March€ 46
April€ 46
May€ 48
June€ 50
July€ 65
August€ 79
September€ 59
October€ 69
November€ 43
December€ 93
January€ 112
February€ 105
March€ 115
April€ 93
May€ 96
June€ 172
July€ 202
August€ 232
September€ 195
October€ 241
November€ 120
December€ 190
January€ 73
February€ 73
March€ 74
April€ 68
May€ 70
June€ 89
July€ 95
August€ 120
September€ 98
October€ 109
November€ 77
December€ 143
January€ 110
March€ 119
April€ 127
May€ 135
June€ 727
July€ 640
August€ 643
September€ 646
October€ 600
November€ 130
December€ 176
January€ 43
February€ 35
March€ 38
April€ 36
May€ 37
June€ 40
July€ 56
August€ 64
September€ 50
October€ 63
November€ 38
December€ 72
January€ 113
February€ 111
March€ 115
April€ 105
May€ 103
June€ 107
July€ 124
August€ 145
September€ 125
October€ 127
November€ 114
December€ 200
January€ 151
February€ 164
March€ 167
April€ 110
May€ 68
June€ 91
July€ 171
August€ 178
September€ 120
October€ 303
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 €35.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Compact class vehicle is €93.60 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €2738.90 per day from GREEN MOTION for a Volvo XC90.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Edinburgh?

6 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Edinburgh, including ALAMO, AVIS, NATIONAL, 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, Avis Europe Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Edinburgh with a score of 8.1/10

with Enterprise Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.0/10


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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Edinburgh is €248.74 per week from SIXT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Edinburgh?

The cheapest car hire company in Edinburgh is SIXT, with prices for a Compact class car such as the Renault Captur available from as little as €248.71 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, Luxury, 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 SIXT rates start from just €248.71 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €248.71 from SIXT 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 €248.50 per week with an average price of €655.20 per week across all car hire companies.
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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: 08445446059)
  • Green motion (tel: +44 131 3000068 )
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843453)
  • Hertz (tel: 01315564968)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Edinburgh

  • Sixt (1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ)
  • Easirent (Q Park - OMNI, EH1 3AN, Edinburgh)
  • Avis (24 East London Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4BQ)

Car hire company ratings in Edinburgh

  • Avis Europe: Rated 8.1/10 from 181 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 8.0/10 from 133 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.6/10 from 904 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 307 reviews
  • SIXT: Rated 7.4/10 from 7 reviews
  • Alamo EHI: Rated 7.3/10 from 174 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 3 special offers for car rental in Edinburgh including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from ALAMO, AVIS, EASIRENT, ENTERPRISE, GREEN MOTION, NATIONAL.
  • Free GPS
    With this car you get a free GPS system available from ALAMO, AVIS, EASIRENT, ENTERPRISE, GREEN MOTION, NATIONAL.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, AVIS, EASIRENT, ENTERPRISE, GREEN MOTION, NATIONAL.

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