Car Rentals in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jun 1 — Jun 8
Same drop-off
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Wed 6/1
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Wed 6/8
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Important information about Edinburgh car rentals

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit, and car rentals in Edinburgh are a logical choice to see the sites. Take a drive to see Edinburgh Castle or historic Princes Street. Car rentals in Edinburgh are easy to find, with over 20 car rental locations around the city, including Edinburgh Airport. Princes Street is a main attraction and has been the soul of the city since 1770. Ferry Road is one of the major roads of Edinburgh. It spans from Davidson's Mains Village to Leith, and there is lots to see along the way. The A1 on the eastside goes all the way to the Scottish border and there are other routes it connects with. There are many villages to stop and see along the way. The M6 and M74 along the westside go to Glasgow, or further, to Aberdeen. After you get a cheap car rental in Edinburgh, other roads offer scenic routes, but remember to drive on the left side. Traffic can get busy during peak hours in the morning and at night, yet there are alternate routes available. The scenic roads can only be reached by car.

Parking around the city is easy, with some free parking in downtown areas. There is garage parking as well, and tickets can be purchased for long-term use. Daily and hourly rates are also available for reasonable rates. Downtown is walkable and sites like pubs and restaurants are easy to get to on foot. Mary King’s Close is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which includes many winding and narrow alleyways called "closes," and is a great place for a stroll. An economy car rental is the only way to get to see scenic roads like A-9, and it’s one of the better routes in the city. If you’re downtown, there are bus and trams available to get to where you want to go.

Before you get car rentals in Edinburgh, it’s worth noting some of the driving rules. The most important is that you drive on the left side of the road. Roads are called single and double carriageways, and major roadways are labeled as A, while secondary roads are labeled as B. Drivers must yield to emergency vehicles by moving over a lane if possible. Edinburgh car rentals can be found in the city, but it’s important to understand that drivers 70 and older must obtain a British driver’s license to drive in the UK.  For more information, and to make certain laws have not changed, contact the city’s department of motor vehicles.

Before you check for rental cars in Edinburgh, you should know the requirements to rent car in the city. You must be at least 18 years old to drive or rent a car. You must also possess a valid driver’s license that is registered in your country. A debit or credit card is necessary to rent a car. Keep in mind that there might be a hold placed on your car for any potential damages. Insurance is usually included in the price of the rental, but you are solely responsible for any damages to the car. To be environmentally friendly, an electric car rental is a smart way to get around the city.


Best deals found for Edinburgh, Scotland car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental cars in Edinburgh, Scotland
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

$48/day

17 Jun - 20 Jun
Toyota Fortuner
Audi A6
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$101/day

16 Jun - 18 Jun
Audi A6
BMW 3 Series
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$48/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
BMW 3 Series
Daewoo Leganza
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

$70/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
Daewoo Leganza
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$53/day

30 Jun - 21 Aug
Mitsubishi Colt
Renault Mégane
or similar Compact station wagon
Up to 4 passengers

$57/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
Renault Mégane
Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$52/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
Kia Forte
Peugeot 308
or similar Standard station wagon
Up to 5 passengers

$80/day

9 Jun - 12 Jun
Peugeot 308
Mitsubishi Colt
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$65/day

9 Jun - 12 Jun
Mitsubishi Colt

Edinburgh, Scotland car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Edinburgh that's right for you

Small Cars

$29 - $144

All Car Types

$71 - $550

The average price of a Small rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $86. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 67% lower than the rest of the year at just $29 per day. A Small rental is typically 60% less expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $128. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 63% lower than the rest of the year at just $48 per day. A Medium rental is typically 41% less expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $263. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in January. The price is 70% lower than the rest of the year at just $81 per day. A Large rental is typically 18% more expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $338. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in February. The price is 85% lower than the rest of the year at just $51 per day. A SUV rental is typically 37% more expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Edinburgh SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $270. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 74% lower than the rest of the year at just $71 per day. A Van rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $184. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in November. The price is 63% lower than the rest of the year at just $70 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 15% less expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is $218. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom is in October. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just $97 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average car rental in Edinburgh. The average price of a vehicle rental in Edinburgh can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Kia Forte
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$37/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
Kia Forte
Perodua Myvi
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$45/day

16 Jun - 20 Jun
Perodua Myvi
Mini Countryman
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$42/day

30 Jun - 21 Aug
Mini Countryman

Edinburgh car rental directory

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Quick facts about car rentals in Edinburgh

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Edinburgh
Most Popular AgencyGREEN MOTION The most popular Edinburgh car rental agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car rental companies are Alamo and Enterprise
Popular Car TypesEconomy, Compact, MiniThe following car types were offered at rental car companies in Edinburgh in the past 72 hours: Economy, Compact, Mini.
Cheapest Rental Car$34The lowest price for a rental car in Edinburgh is $34/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $133/day.
Most Popular ModelFiat PandaThe most popular car model to rent in Edinburgh in the past 7 days is the Fiat Panda. Our users also prefer the Fiat 500 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Edinburgh

Nearby attractions:

Murrayfield Stadium5.2 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre6.3 mi
Stockbridge Market6.4 mi
Charlotte Square6.4 mi
Edinburgh Castle6.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

Murrayfield Stadium46.5 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre47.6 mi
Stockbridge Market47.8 mi
Charlotte Square47.8 mi
Edinburgh Castle48.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Collegiate Chapel of St. Matthew80.7 mi
Portobello Beach84.2 mi
Surgeon's Hall85.7 mi
Greyfriar's Bobby85.9 mi
Grassmarket86.1 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Edinburgh - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Edinburgh so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

For June in Edinburgh, the average price from these searches for a weekend rental was $187 - but some users found deals as low as $23. $140 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Edinburgh, but for June it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $19, depending on your requirements.

Renting a car in Edinburgh is cheapest when using keddy by Europcar at one of their 4 locations in the city. The best daily rate a momondo has found is $12, but typically it’s best to assume your rental will cost $32/day.

The majority of the Edinburgh car rental agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car rental centers in Edinburgh such as Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

Renting a Standard car in Edinburgh during the month of June is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 59 °F and precipitation around 2.4″ during June, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Edinburgh will cost you $290/day on average.

Europcar has the most locations of any rental car company in Edinburgh, SCT, with 7 locations. Typically momondo users find deals around $226/day when renting a car from Europcar in Edinburgh, SCT.

If you are renting a vehicle in Edinburgh, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 30 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Edinburgh will generally have a speed limit of 60 mph. If you are traveling on a highway in Edinburgh, then the speed limit is 70 mph.

During the month of May the average temperature in Edinburgh is 51.8 °F and the expected precipitation is 2″. This information is useful for travelers looking for a car rental in Edinburgh.

Travelers looking to leave from Edinburgh on a road trip around Scotland or the surrounding areas during the month of May should expect temperatures around 50 °F and about 1.5″ of possible rain through the month.


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momondo enables you to find the best car rental deal in Edinburgh by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car rental searches for Edinburgh and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car rentals in Edinburgh.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car rentals in Edinburgh.

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on rental cars in Edinburgh on momondo.


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