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Pick-up location Edinburgh
Rental locations 76
Airport locations 30

Edinburgh car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7.1 Good (2,731 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Edinburgh
224 East Main Street
+44 333 332 1222
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00
Edinburgh City Wide
+44 131 337 1319
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Reception Bldg
+44 131 335 3900
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
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Thrifty reviews in Edinburgh

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Rated no. 2
Advantage
advantage
6.3 Good (1,131 reviews)
1 location in Edinburgh
Advantage
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Int`l Airport - Europcar Car Rental Centre 176 Jubilee Rd
+44 371 384 3414
Monday06:30 - 23:30
Tuesday06:30 - 23:30
Wednesday06:30 - 23:30
Thursday06:30 - 23:30
Friday06:30 - 23:30
Saturday06:30 - 23:30
Sunday06:30 - 23:30
Rated no. 3
keddy by Europcar
keddy
7.8 Good (50 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
396 Calder Road
+44 371 384 3472
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday
65-67 Salamander St
+44 371 384 3811
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
8713843406
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall- Waverley Train Station
+44 371 384 3453
Rated no. 4
Hertz
6.8 Good (34 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Hertz
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
+44 131 556 4968
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Ccrc Reception
+44 843 309 3025
Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 6.5
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
18 Jun 2017
UK rental
Pros: Glad we went with a Intnlly known company where they treated you respectfully and didnt nickel and dime you. Reps on both sided were very pleasant and only added to our experience. Line for pick up in Edinburgh was 30 mins long and build in extra time for drop off in London bc of traffic.
Cons: see above
2.8 Mediocre
17 Jul 2017
endless waiting...
Pros: We got a quite new and clean car
Cons: very, very long waiting time in queue (90min+), staff is friendly but tries to sell fuel options, insurances... needless things which prolong the waiting time and you have chosen already online.
6.8 Good
29 Sep 2017
Good Car, Long Wait for Pickup
Pros: New Vauxhall Corsa that got good fuel economy, was comfortable, and fun to drive.
Cons: Had to wait 20+ minutes to pick up car.
7.2 Good
3 Apr 2018
Pros: Attention to detail in reviewing the car at pickup and drop off.
8.4 Excellent
8 Apr 2018
Overall very good experience
Pros: Car upgrade due to Easter. Staff was very friendly. Car was in excellent condition.
Cons: Had to wait for about 30 mins at the airport for the pick-up of the car.
2.4 Mediocre
7 Aug 2018
Check you car
Cons: Check your car before you rent. Some hubcap scratches cost $100 because I didn't inspect before I rented. The employee was difficult, the location hard to reach, and they offered no assistance with finding my way in the city.
8.4 Excellent
28 Feb 2017
See above
Pros: See above
Cons: See above
6.4 Good
29 Jun 2017
Pros: Nice car, friendly service.
Cons: Wait was too long. I have not received the scratch and marks paper upon picking up my car. The return office tried to add a scratch that was already there before pick up. That was unprofessional. Buit in Car GPS wasn't activated, I had to purchase my own.
8.0 Excellent
3 Jul 2017
Carol T
Pros: -We waited in line at the Edinburgh hertz for 2 hours. Are reservation was at 10. We arrived at 10am waited in line for 2 hours. It was a terrible experience:( would not rent from hertz again, because of this experience -Car was in great shape! -The woman at the desk in Edinburgh was super helpful!! -drop off in Glasgow was excellent
Cons: The pick up situation as described above
8.0 Excellent
21 Jul 2017
Pros: Picked up at Edinburgh downtown. Car was already booked. When given the insurance rate it was more that the car rental with a big deductible. Was told by the agent that if I was to have booked with UK Hertz, then there would be no deductible. So, he cancelled the car and redid it under UK and no deductible, which saved me lots of money. And, I needed it, as some scratched the car and I did not have to pay anything. Agent was good,
Cons: We did have to wait quite some time to get the car, as only one agent for first 20-25 minutes or so. Was disappointed when there were no other cars available at any location, as we found out the car was not quite big enough. But, we made do. When dropped off in Manchester, there was no one there to check out with. Waited about 5 minutes then had to go into the obtaining are area and man came out to find the person. Girl that did check me out was very hard to understand.
Rated no. 6
Easirent
4.6 Okay (53 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Easirent
Locations in Edinburgh
C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road
+44 131 202 1710
Edinburgh Central
  • 4.2
  • 5.4
  • 5.3
  • 3.9
  • 4.3
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
23 Oct 2016
Overall good service
Pros: Nice, comfortable car, very friendly staff, easy to drop-off
Cons: Off-site from airport so have to take a shuttle to get the car. This was not provided in instructions.
8.0 Excellent
14 Nov 2016
Pros: Lost cost and good vehicle
Cons: Off site drop off and pick up
6.8 Good
19 Nov 2016
Not worth it
Pros: Car was brand new
Cons: Unlike all the other rental companies, you have to take a bus Easirent. Returning the car is also a pain because there are no signs leading you to their location. Ironically, the car's GPS doesn't have Easirents location; we had to use our phone's map app. Obviously, you have to take a bus back to the airport to catch your plane or taxi, so it's just a hassle. The price ended up not being as cheap as advertised and if I would have know, I'd have gone with Hertz.
2.8 Mediocre
11 Mar 2017
Poor customer service
Pros: The car was fine for a day in Scotland.
Cons: Car needed oil change, customer service at airport was good. We were not told about an extra charge for dropping the car off at the downtown location when we were told it would be fine to do so. Gentleman at desk (Liem) was not understanding and did not attempt to make it right for the customer. Very disappointed in this experience.
2.0 Mediocre
17 Apr 2017
Cons: The car that i reserved was not available. After waiting 1.5 hrs in line or for my car the manager said I could have another car. Then an hour into the trip an alert came on the dash for 'AdBlue'. Upon research the car would fail to start after the level of AdBlue was low enough. Sure enough I had to go way out of my way for this unexpected problem for which they said they would reimburse me (to which I have not yet been reimbursed). Then I was quoted at a £80 less than what I was charged. This again was a problem on their side because I had waived the liability and put a deposit on the car so I should not have been charged that £80. When I talked to the person about getting that taken care of, she said she didn't know how to go about that and would email me the next day. Of course, the day has come and gone and no email. So very disappointed with my rental experience.
5.6 Okay
25 May 2017
Bait and switch
Pros: The car was great. Clean, worked well and no trouble. Staff had a sense of urgency and moved fast to help.
Cons: You are forced to buy insurance if you don't have a $25,000+ limit on your credit card!!! This and other hidden charges immediately double or triple the price and make you feel scammed. If you purchase the insurance online, it doesn't cover you!!! This bait-and-switch tactic of offering a low price online and then forcing you to pay extra when you are captive to the easirent counter with luggage in hand and family waiting in the rain is completely unscrupulous. The Vauxhall Corsa was brand new, so I had to drive to a filling station straight away and fill the tank (inconvenient).
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jul 2017
Garbage
Pros: Nothing much
Cons: Over charged in an extreme way, massive wait times to check in, car had a check engine light on when received, wasn't properly cleaned before rental so my rental was delayed as they had to clean it.
5.6 Okay
24 Jul 2017
Pros: Hard working team, clean car.
Cons: Will make you pay minimum 50 Pounds extra for insurance, wait in line for a long time to be served. Feels very sketchy.
2.0 Mediocre
26 Jul 2017
cheapest, but be advised
Cons: The car rental facility is not at the airport, you have to take a shuttle to the airport. From the time I arrived to pick up the car, I had to wait an hour before I received the car and could drive away. They also added a mandatory insurance plan which cost 10 or 20 pounds. When I said I did not want insurance, they said you are not allowed to decline, so factor that into the price (which still leaves it less than many others.) It is the least expensive, but this is why you are paying less.
4.0 Okay
25 Aug 2017
Add on fees and ridiculous wait
Pros: The car was fine
Cons: We waited no less than 90 minutes to get the car even though we had a reservation. They also made a skirt collision damage waiver even though I tried to decline because my credit card provides for it.
From RM 282/day
Rated no. 7
Alamo
alamo
7.7 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Alamo
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 557 0000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 333 0400
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
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Alamo reviews in Edinburgh

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Rated no. 8
Enterprise
7.6 Good (19 reviews)
6 locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Edinburgh
12 Annandale Street
+44 131 557 0000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
501 Calder Road
+44 131 442 4440
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
67 Salamander Street
+44 131 555 0555
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Car Rental Centre
+44 131 333 0400
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
Corstorphine Road
+44 131 334 4344
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00
  • 7.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.1
  • 7.5
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
5 Aug 2017
Wrong car
Pros: Ordered E-Class Ort similar and they offenes a BMW 3Series. A good car but not for four People with a lot of luggage. It took over 2 hours to get a 5Series BMW. Very poor service. The car was ok, dropoff without probems.
10.0 Excellent
8 Jul 2016
Pros: The "pick you up""service
8.0 Excellent
24 Aug 2016
Pros: No problems on return
Cons: A bit too much fear factor to try and get to buy additional insurance & breakdown.
4.4 Okay
2 Jan 2019
Feel completely ripped off
Pros: Car was very good, clean and comfortable. No issue with the car.
Cons: When I returned the car, the assistant manager went straight to one tyre and pointed out a couple of dents in the tyre wall that he claims I must have caused as the tyres were in perfect condition before the rental. When I told him that the pre-rental check of the car only included the bodywork and that the guy mentioned that damage to the wheels was normal and didn't count, he said he'd check with the guy that I picked the car up from. The guy was in the back office and didn't come out but the assistant manager assured me that I was invited to inspect the tyres beforehand. The was simply not true. I was charged £300 to replace the tyre. Outrageous.
3.6 Mediocre
5 Aug 2017
Dream trip, nightmare service
Pros: Second try car did the job.
Cons: Not given the car booked. Substitute couldn't fit bags and wives. Sent many miles out of our way to exchange car. No bill or invoice still, three days after return. No response to inquiries. Broken promises.
10.0 Excellent
28 May 2018
A little off the beaten path but worth it
Pros: The price of the car was more affordable the staff were great and helpful but we did hv to tram then walk to pick up when we dropped off we grabbed a taxie
10.0 Excellent
30 Dec 2016
A+ TEAM
Pros: Great team and service. If you're like me and have concerns about hidden greaseball fees with rental cars, stop worrying. We even got upgraded
8.0 Excellent
29 May 2016
Pros: Car was good; staff were professional, friendly and helpful.
Cons: The process takes a good 30 minutes on both ends; way too long.
6.0 Good
4 Jan 2016
Pros: Staff engaging and helpful.
Cons: Cigarette lighter did not work so could not use my own satnav and had to buy a map. As a rule, cars seem to be advertised as a focus / mondeo or similar and despite hiring lots of cars, I almost never receive the car that is advertised - I know the brief on this, but whole process seems a bit of a ruse. The Excess amount to be charged for a potential incident is excessive. Not very easy to see bumps / scuffs / chips etc on the car in the dark on pick-up or to be fair on drop-off.
4.8 Okay
27 Oct 2016
Almost Blackmailing you into sgnng additional insu
Cons: 1000 pound fine on each big scratch, unless you buy a daily costly waiver for this, is almost Blackmailing.
Rated no. 9
Budget
7.5 Good (19 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Budget
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street
+44 344 544 9064
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
Edinburgh Airport
+44 344 544 4605
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 7.1
  • 8.9
  • 8.2
  • 6.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent
10 Sep 2016
Great car
Pros: The car. Ease of pick up.
Cons: The wait in line to get the car. Avis/budget were combined, preferred members jump the line, the rest of us "less preferred". Customers waited.. Close to an hour. Drop off was easy.
7.6 Good
17 Sep 2016
Pros: Rental agent friendly and when we got to the desk efficient. Offered a free upgrade. Drop off very quick.
Cons: One lady at desk resulting us in being there for 55 minutes. Interior of car biscuits on the rear floor and a pair of expensive sunglasses on the front passenger seat. Exterior OK
9.2 Excellent
6 Apr 2017
Very fast pick and drop. Cleanliness superb
Pros: The car was fantastic
Cons: Why not a bit cheaper?
10.0 Excellent
12 Jul 2017
Excellent
Pros: Price, service, car
Cons: Had to wait when I arrived about 15 mins
9.6 Excellent
9 Sep 2017
Pros: Great staff.
Cons: Finding gas stations near the drop off point.
10.0 Excellent
19 Jul 2018
Pros: The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpful
Cons: Getting use to driving on the left side of the road
4.8 Okay
5 Jun 2019
Cons: I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.
10.0 Excellent
2 Apr 2016
Staff actually cared about recommending the right
Pros: Friendly staff. Easy pick up on site at airport
4.4 Okay
10 Sep 2016
No customer service
Pros: 6 hour wait for roadside assistance
10.0 Excellent
5 Jan 2017
Couldn't ask for more...
Pros: Everything I wanted at a reasonable price....
Rated no. 10
Europcar
europcar
7.2 Good (1 review)
7 locations in Edinburgh
Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
65-67 Salamander Street
+44 371 384 3472
65/67 Salamander Street
+44 371 384 3811
Car Rental Centre
+44 371 384 3406
Edinburgh Airport(car Rental Centre
+44 371 384 3406
Ncp Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Rd
+44 371 384 3453
Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall
+44 371 384 3453
Waverley Station Platform 2
+44 371 384 3453
  • 9.0
  • 10.0
  • 9.0
  • 8.0
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
7.2 Good
3 Jul 2017
Scotland Adventure
Pros: Short distance to go pick up car
Cons: My booking voucher said holidayauto and the desk said Europcar. It was difficult to determine that was the place we needed to pick up the car. Voucher should say Europcar
Rated no. 11
Avis
avis
6.8 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Avis
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street
+44 344 544 6059
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
Car Rental Centre
+44 344 544 6004
Monday07:00 - 23:30
Tuesday07:00 - 23:30
Wednesday07:00 - 23:30
Thursday07:00 - 23:30
Friday07:00 - 23:30
Saturday07:00 - 23:30
Sunday07:00 - 23:30
  • 8.0
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
  • 2.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
6.8 Good
26 Aug 2016
Pros: The car was great. Excellent gas mileage, handled well, and was absolutely impeccable when we picked it up. Service was kind and friendly.
Cons: The return process has been a little frustrating. First, I was not told that I would need to keep the copy of the paperwork stating our agreement to give to the Avis rep on Orkney. Had I known that, I would have put it with the other confirmations and information that I was toting around instead of panicking. Second, I found the paperwork, gave the keys to the Avis rep, he said he would get it South from there, and I had nothing further to do. Unfortunately, I got an email from Avis telling me I was in breach of contract because the car hadn't been returned. This issue has not been resolved and is currently my only frustration with the rental.
From RM 57/day
Rated no. 12
GREEN MOTION
Cheapest deal
4.3 Okay (5 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Scotpark Newbridge
+44 116 243 7676
Edinburgh Waverley Station, 26 Greenside Row, Q-Park
  • 2.5
  • 6.0
  • 4.8
  • 3.0
  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
29 May 2017
The worst experience of my life with a rent car
Cons: Thieves and rudes. They are a mafia.
4.8 Okay
20 Dec 2017
Cons: Terrible insurance policy. Price for car is very Good, but they push you buy everythig. You have to buy full insurance to have 0 responsibility, Because without in case of accident you pay 2500 £ for one scratch And
6.4 Good
8 Jun 2018
Pros: Car was upgraded to a brand new luxury car (we had paid for a mini/economy/compact) which was actually more stressful thinking of potential expensive repairs. The car worked great and the nav system was fully functional - had some weird settings that we couldnt figure out how to turn off.
Cons: There were many hidden fees with this company that, since we booked through Kayak, were not made clear to us. They don't let you pay for the car using a credit card that has flat numbers. They claim this is because when they make a physical copy of the card, the numbers don't show up, and their insurance "doesn't like that". This is a scam to force you into buying their car insurance, which was very frustrating. They also wanted us to put down a deposit of almost $3,000 for our 1-week rental, or pay an additional $40 per day for a $1200 deposit. The total we paid ended up being similar to other bigger, name brand car rental companies, but it was just frustrating that this was advertised as a "discount" car company.
4.4 Okay
14 Aug 2019
Pros: not much.
Cons: 1. pick-up was very trying. huge line, 90 mins wait. 2. Clerk said 3rd party booking agent's insurance was worthless (since it's Green Motion who define the damage) so I'd have to buy Green Motion's insurance at 3 times cost of the 3. Car alarm broken - went off dozens of times 3. Car
4.0 Okay
28 Aug 2019
Pros: Car was fuine
Cons: They scammed me for $400. Said that I had scratches which I did not. Can you help Kayak
Rated no. 13
Dollar
dollar
3.5 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Dollar
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh City Wide
+44 131 337 1319
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Reception Bldg
+44 131 335 3900
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday07:00 - 23:00
  • 4.0
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
24 Oct 2016
Reservation Not Honored, Agent Didn't Care
Cons: We made a same-day reservation and when we showed up, the agent wouldn't honor the reservation. He said they had no cars, third-party broker reservations take at least 24 hours to come through, and dismissed my 'but I have a reservation' with, "but you haven't paid anything for it yet, have you?" He was completely unapologetic and uncaring. We paid for a taxi from the train station to the airport for this reservation and ended up having to pay several times more to get one of the few available cars at a competitor at the airport. Complete failure and I'm astonished Kayak and Dollar associates with this franchise.
2.4 Mediocre
19 Sep 2019
Cons: Charged me for damage not done by me
6.0 Good
11 Aug 2016
Cons: Company called partway through my rental to tell me to return the car because it had been sold! They offered an exchange but no compensation for the hassle of returning the car. Also tried to claim damage with small scratches on one tire rim - I was able to prove that they were there when I rented the car. You need to run your finger around the rim when picking up the car to check for tiny scratches.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
10 locations in Edinburgh
Sunnycars
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
100 Ingliston Road
12 Annandale Street
175 Jubilee Road
21 McDonald Place
396 Calder Road
65-67 Salamander Street
Edinburgh Airport
NPC Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Road
Waverley Station Platform 2 -Unit 6,the North Mall
Arnold Clark
arnoldclark
4 locations in Edinburgh
Arnold Clark
Locations in Edinburgh
1 Seafield Street
+44 131 561 7779
16 18 Bankhead Drive
+44 131 458 1501
20B-20D Seafield Road East
+44 131 657 9120
Eastfield Road
+44 131 333 0124
From RM 461/day
Sixt
Most popular
4 locations in Edinburgh
Sixt
Locations in Edinburgh
18 North Bridge
+44-8445760767
26 Dunedin Street
+44 207 018 8246
Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00
Car Rental Centre
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59
Greenside Row
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
City Car & Truck Rentals
city
3 locations in Edinburgh
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Edinburgh
Delivery Office (luxury Cars)
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Rail Station Office
National
national
3 locations in Edinburgh
National
Locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 557 0000
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 131 333 0400
Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59
Waverley Station
+44 131 556 6340
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
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AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Edinburgh
AutoEurope
Locations in Edinburgh
24 East London Street-Edinburgh
Serviced By Europcar
Firefly
firefly
2 locations in Edinburgh
Firefly
Locations in Edinburgh
10 Picardy Place
+44 843 309 3026
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
+44 843 309 3025
Monday06:30 - 23:00
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YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Edinburgh
YourRent
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Waverly Rail Station
ADDCAR RENTAL
addcarrental
1 location in Edinburgh
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 149 476 9810
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Edinburgh
FLIZZR
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 844 499 3399
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Edinburgh
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Edinburgh
100 Ingliston Road
+44 203 898 0140
Monday07:00 - 21:00
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Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Edinburgh
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Edinburgh
Rhodium
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 131 333 0008
Spaceships
spaceships
1 location in Edinburgh
Spaceships
Locations in Edinburgh
Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road
+44 208 573 2300
Virtuo
virtuo
1 location in Edinburgh
Virtuo
Locations in Edinburgh
Q-Park Omni, Greenside Row, Edinburgh
135 travellers who hired a car in Edinburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car rental locations in or near Edinburgh

Good to know

Most popular agency Sixt
Most popular car type Standard
Average price RM 378/day
Good deal RM 339/day

When to book a rental car in Edinburgh

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Top tips for renting a car in Edinburgh

  • Fortunately for travelers who would like to rent a car while in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport has a consolidated hire car center that makes it easier than ever to pick your car up after your flight lands. The hire car center is connected to the airport via a covered skywalk and is just a short walk away from the domestic and international terminals.
  • An important law to remember when driving in Edinburgh -- and in Scotland in general -- is that it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving -- and that includes using cell phones as a navigational device. So play it safe and have your passengers be the ones to direct you during your time in Edinburgh.
  • Like in many other major cities today, rush hour can cause major congestion in Edinburgh. Edinburgh’s morning rush hour goes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening rush hour is usually from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some of the major avenues and intersections to avoid during those hours include the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Hermiston Junction.
  • If you are still on the fence on whether or not to rent a car during your time Edinburgh, then one thing to consider is that without one, the breathtaking countryside will be much harder to experience. After all, no trip to Scotland would be complete without witnessing the country’s majestic lochs and mountains. Some of the natural beauties and historic sites well within reach by car from Edinburgh include Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, and the Lammermuirs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Edinburgh for RM 339 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Edinburgh are around 95% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Edinburgh

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

On average a hire car in Edinburgh costs RM 378 per day.

What is the most popular rental car in Edinburgh?

Standard (Volkswagen Passat or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Edinburgh.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Edinburgh?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Easirent (RM 28/day), GREEN MOTION (RM 48/day) and Enterprise (RM 208/day).

What is the best rental car company in Edinburgh?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Edinburgh are Enterprise (8.5, 12859 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2249 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1092 reviews).

Which car rental companies are at the airport: Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

Car hire companies onsite at Turnhouse airport include Sixt, Alamo and GREEN MOTION.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Alamo and GREEN MOTION.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Edinburgh?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road EH28 8AU (11 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Edinburgh?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Standard car rental cost in Edinburgh?

A Standard car rental in Edinburgh costs RM 461 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Edinburgh?

A Intermediate car rental in Edinburgh costs RM 154 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Edinburgh?

A Economy car rental in Edinburgh costs RM 375 per day, on average.

What is the most popular rental car location in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road (10.86 km from city centre ).

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

On average a rental car in Edinburgh costs RM 2,644 per week (RM 378 per day).

How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Edinburgh?

On average a rental car in Edinburgh costs RM 11,329 per month (RM 378 per day).

What type of car is recommended for driving in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is an old and historic city with many small roads and alleys, and that means that larger vehicles are at a real disadvantage. It is highly recommended that visitors to the city rent a compact or midsize vehicle, especially when streetside parking is taken into consideration. Due to the high fuel costs, smaller vehicles are much more economical as well.

What's the speed limit in Edinburgh?

20 mph is the standard speed limit for residential, city center, and shopping areas in Edinburgh. Aside from that, 30 mph and 40 mph speed limits are seen posted on the main thoroughfares and larger streets in Edinburgh. Highways and expressways in Scotland also typically feature speed limits of 60 to 70 mph.

How are gas prices in Edinburgh?

Like many countries in Europe, the United Kingdom has fairly high taxes on petrol. That means that Edinburgh has moderately high petrol costs. The average cost sits around £4.70 ($6) per gallon, but luckily the city isn’t overly large, so your petrol expenditures shouldn’t actually be too high.

Where are the best places to park in Edinburgh?

Parking is quite limited in the city center and, to encourage drivers to park outside of it, Edinburgh offers a number of Park & Ride Centers where drivers can park for free and then catch public transport into the city center. However, if you are set on parking directly downtown, then you will find that parking garages are your best bet as streetside parking is very limited.

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