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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.

Cheapest car hire in Edinburgh

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.48 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 311.40 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.93 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 314.56 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.35 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 324.49 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.36 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 324.52 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.82 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 327.79 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.82 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 327.79 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.30 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 331.11 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.31 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 352.21 EUR from 20/02/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Edinburgh car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Edinburgh including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, GREEN MOTION.

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.

Best car rental companies in Edinburgh

8.2
No.1: ENTERPRISE,
based on 1361 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
19 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 1917 reviews
80
80
60
70
90
5 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.4: AVIS,
based on 1275 reviews
80
80
60
70
80
21 min (average wait time)

Edinburgh car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Enterprise EMEA Corporate
  • € 311.36
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 44.48
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 26
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 11
    Most popular model:
    Opel Corsa
  • 110
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Edinburgh

ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 78
March€ 68
April€ 67
May€ 78
June€ 87
July€ 85
August€ 119
September€ 84
October€ 89
November€ 77
December€ 116
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 73
March€ 67
April€ 61
May€ 72
June€ 80
July€ 73
August€ 102
September€ 79
October€ 77
November€ 69
December€ 94
ItemPercent
January€ 239
February€ 200
March€ 140
April€ 130
May€ 144
June€ 210
July€ 254
August€ 519
September€ 274
October€ 314
November€ 381
December€ 466
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 105
March€ 95
April€ 82
May€ 97
June€ 119
July€ 110
August€ 155
September€ 123
October€ 127
November€ 143
December€ 184
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 148
March€ 150
April€ 127
May€ 135
June€ 727
July€ 640
August€ 640
September€ 625
October€ 553
November€ 1420
December€ 1928
ItemPercent
January€ 63
February€ 63
March€ 54
April€ 48
May€ 57
June€ 54
July€ 64
August€ 76
September€ 62
October€ 68
November€ 59
December€ 89
ItemPercent
January€ 137
February€ 137
March€ 122
April€ 112
May€ 119
June€ 134
July€ 150
August€ 216
September€ 162
October€ 155
November€ 163
December€ 215
ItemPercent
January€ 151
February€ 164
March€ 167
April€ 110
May€ 68
June€ 91
July€ 171
August€ 178
September€ 120
October€ 303
November€ 213
December€ 366

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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 €44.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €90.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €1788.30 per day from GREEN MOTION for a Ford Ranger Double Cab.

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 NATIONAL, ENTERPRISE, AVIS, 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, Enterprise EMEA Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Edinburgh with a score of 8.2/10

with Alamo EMEA 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 €327.79 per week from ALAMO.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Edinburgh?

The cheapest car hire company in Edinburgh is ALAMO, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Toyota Aygo available from as little as €311.36 per week.

How much is fuel in Edinburgh?

You can expect to pay €1.96/ltr of petrol and €2.121/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, ENTERPRISE, GREEN MOTION, NATIONAL 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 ALAMO rates start from just €311.36 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €311.36 from ALAMO 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 €311.50 per week with an average price of €633.50 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Edinburgh

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Edinburgh

  • Enterprise (tel: 0131-3414441)
  • Sixt (tel: +44-8445760767)
  • Alamo (tel: 0131-5566340)
  • National (tel: 0131-5566340)
  • Easirent (tel: 0044 (0)1312021717)
  • Avis (tel: 03445449064)
  • Green motion (tel: +44 131 3000068 )
  • Europcar (tel: 4403713843453)
  • Hertz (tel: 01315564968)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Edinburgh

  • Enterprise (WAVERLEY STATION, NEW STREET CAR PARK, EDINBURGH, EH8 8BH, SCT)
  • Sixt (1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ)
  • 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

  • Enterprise EMEA: Rated 8.2/10 from 623 reviews
  • Alamo EMEA: Rated 7.9/10 from 6 reviews
  • National EMEA: Rated 7.6/10 from 75 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 7.6/10 from 304 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.6/10 from 904 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.6/10 from 307 reviews

Other car hire locations in Scotland

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