Car Rentals in Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 31 — Jun 7
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland car rental directory

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4.5
Okay
106 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.2

Overall

4.1

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

4.1
7.0
Good
39 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

7.7

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.2
6.7
Good
65 reviews8 locations
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Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.2

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.3
10.0
Excellent
2 reviews5 locations
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0
8.1
Excellent
21 reviews13 locations
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Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.6
7.3
Good
2 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.3
7.2
Good
12 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.4
7.2
Good
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

7.6

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Murrayfield Stadium5.2 mi
Edinburgh International Conference Centre6.3 mi
Charlotte Square6.4 mi
Edinburgh Castle6.7 mi
Surgeon's Hall7.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

University of Glasgow5.6 mi
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre5.6 mi
The SSE Hydro5.8 mi
George Square7.1 mi
Emirates Arena8.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Aberdeen Music Hall5.2 mi
Balmedie Country Park6.8 mi
Glenlivet Distillery43.6 mi
Braemar Castle46.6 mi
Cairngorms National Park55.4 mi

Is it worthwhile to book a rental car in Scotland, United Kingdom?

A car rental in Scotland is ideal if you are traveling to the northern part of the country. There's a high chance that bus services will be disrupted, so it would be great for travelers to book cheap car rentals in Edinburgh and drive to their destinations. If you're planning on driving from one city to another, then booking a car rental in Glasgow is ideal. There are many car rental agencies available in the city offering cheap rental cars, and you will not have trouble finding a company to rent a vehicle from. If you're planning on exploring isolated areas, such as Ben Nevis, then renting a 4x4 or SUV will be convenient. With a rental car, you have the freedom to go wherever you please, and it makes your trip more fun. In addition to the main cities in Scotland, there are rural areas where public transportation is not readily available. If you opt for car rental instead of bus or train services, you will be able to travel freely without being limited by schedules and routes.


Scotland car rental information

The roads in Scotland are well maintained and road signs are in place to guide you to your destination. If you opt for a car rental in Edinburgh, you will also find parking spaces conveniently located. The weather in Scotland is unpredictable and can change in a matter of minutes, so always be prepared for snowstorms or torrential rain. The country also experiences very strong winds, which may cause devastating effects if you are driving on the roads at the time. The coastlines are rocky, so one must expect rough roads if they plan to drive along the coast.

If you're driving in Scotland, there are some driving laws that you must follow. The maximum speed limit is the same for both cities and rural areas. Using your mobile for text messaging, calls or any other phone application while driving will result in you being fined in Scotland. Drivers must also follow rules regarding child restraints. Every passenger under the age of three must be restrained in an approved child seat. Children between three and seven years old are allowed to use a booster seat, but children over seven years of age can use an adult seat belt. In addition, you can always check with the city's traffic department of any additional laws since Scotland driving laws will differ from city to city.

The citizens of the United Kingdom only need their national identification (similar to a passport) and proof that they have liability insurance for their car rental. If you are not from the UK, then you will need additional documentation like your driver's license and an international driving permit if you do not have a valid driver's license in your country of origin. Your driver's license must have a photograph of yourself as well.


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Car rental in Scotland

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

Based on our data, the cost to rent a car in Scotland is $125 per day on average. However, you might be able to find rental car deals as low as around $16 per day, which is a 97% difference from the highest price per day at $584.

The cheapest rental car company in Scotland is Advantage, with prices starting from around $16/day. Other affordable options found in the past 72 hours include keddy by Europcar, from $21/day, and Enterprise, starting at about $23/day. These rates may be different depending on what city you plan on visiting and the type of car you rent.

Consider renting a car from Hertz, which is currently the best rental agency in Scotland, according to our users. Hertz has 8 locations in some of Scotland’s must-see cities, like Edinburgh. With 114 reviews and an average rating of 7.0/10, Hertz is a favorite among travelers visiting Scotland.

The cheapest cities to rent a car in Scotland are Glasgow and Edinburgh. At the moment, Advantage in Glasgow rental prices from around $21 per day. In Edinburgh you can find rental prices from $24 per day courtesy of Advantage.

The best time to rent a car in Scotland is during the month of December, when prices average $63 per day. The most expensive month to rent a car is in December, during which you will frequently find prices averaging $107 per day. Be sure to book your rental car around 48 days or more ahead of time for the best prices.

Most people tend to rent a car in Scotland for 7 days which costs, on average, $31 per day. If you plan on renting a car for one week, then you can expect to pay around $215 total. For a quick weekend rental, the total cost tends to average $131. $1,373 is the average cost of a month-long Scotland road trip car rental.


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

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Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car rental locations on momondo including Scotland.

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