Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport [EDI], United Kingdom

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Car hire in Edinburgh Airport [EDI]

Located in the heart of the highlands, Edinburgh is an outstanding holiday destination. With a large airport just half an hour drive from the city, it can be easily reached by air from anywhere in the United Kingdom and around the world. The capital of Scotland is ideal for a short weekend or extended stay and is a great place to start exploring local attractions with your car hire.

Hire a car Edinburgh and you will have access to the most famous, beautiful and secret places in the area. From the iconic old parts of the city to the trendy modern sights, you have a lot to see and where to go.

With car hire Edinburgh Airport, you can travel at your own pace allowing you to plan your itinerary yourself, visiting the most interesting spots along the way. The scenic Scottish roads will take you where you will never get by bus or train. Therefore, car hire Edinburgh Scotland is the best way to learn something new and see something special.

You can set aside a few days to several weeks for your road trip, without fear of ruining your budget. Cheap car hire Edinburgh provides a great travel experience at an affordable price. Stop waiting and hesitating! Book the right Edinburgh car hire and arrange your best trip.

Best cars hire in Edinburgh Airport [EDI]

Fiat 500

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Fiat 500

$13.75 /day

Kia Picanto

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Kia Picanto
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$22.95 /day

Toyota Aygo of vergelijkbaar

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Toyota Aygo of vergelijkbaar
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$68.49 /day

Chevrolet Spark of vergelijkbaar

Mini

4x
1x
Hire Chevrolet Spark of vergelijkbaar
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$77.66 /day

Hyundai i20

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Hyundai i20
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$15.54 /day

Volkswagen Polo

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Volkswagen Polo
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$18.59 /day

Mini Cooper

Economy

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper
  • Free additional driver

$58.47 /day

Mini Cooper of vergelijkbaar

Economy

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper of vergelijkbaar
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$66.19 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Ford Focus
  • Free additional driver

$17.31 /day

Volkswagen Golf

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Golf
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$22.09 /day

Citroen C4

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Citroen C4
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$58.91 /day

BMW 1 Series of vergelijkbaar

Compact elite

5x
3x
Hire BMW 1 Series of vergelijkbaar
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$58.98 /day

Peugeot 2008

SUV

5x
3x
Hire Peugeot 2008
  • Mileage: Unlimited

$23.55 /day

Peugeot 2008 of vergelijkbaar

SUV

5x
3x
Hire Peugeot 2008 of vergelijkbaar
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$31.36 /day

Range Rover Sport

SUV

5x
6x
Hire Range Rover Sport

$212.91 /day

Mercedes GLE

SUV

5x
6x
Hire Mercedes GLE
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$221.46 /day

Volkswagen Passat

Standard

5x
4x
Hire Volkswagen Passat

$24.42 /day

Volkswagen Jetta

Intermediate

5x
4x
Hire Volkswagen Jetta
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$29.39 /day

Audi A6 Estate

Estate

5x
6x
Hire Audi A6 Estate
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$157.26 /day

Audi A6 Estate of vergelijkbaar

Estate

5x
5x
Hire Audi A6 Estate of vergelijkbaar
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$181.07 /day

Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van

Cargo van

2x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$24.99 /day

Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van of vergelijkbaar

Cargo van

2x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van of vergelijkbaar
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$25.10 /day

Ford Transit Passenger van of vergelijkbaar

9 seat people carrier

9x
4x
Hire Ford Transit Passengervan of vergelijkbaar
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$185.91 /day

Ford Galaxy of vergelijkbaar

7 seat people carrier

7x
2x
Hire Ford Galaxy of vergelijkbaar
  • Free additional driver

$199.70 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
3x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$57.01 /day

BMW 3 Series

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire BMW 3 Series

$64.45 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
4x
Hire BMW 5 Series
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$80.50 /day

Mercedes E Class

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes E Class
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$94.75 /day

Mercedes E Class of vergelijkbaar

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes E Class of vergelijkbaar
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$141.23 /day

Tesla Model 3

Premium

4x
0x
Hire Tesla Model 3
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$206.46 /day

Mini Cooper Convertible

Convertible

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper Convertible
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$80.53 /day

Mini Cooper Convertible of vergelijkbaar

Convertible

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper Convertible of vergelijkbaar
  • Free additional driver

$84.84 /day

BMW 2 Series Convertible of vergelijkbaar

Convertible

4x
3x
Hire BMW 2 Series Convertible of vergelijkbaar
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver

$94.26 /day

Mercedes C Class Convertible

Convertible

2x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class Convertible
  • Mileage: Unlimited
  • Free additional driver
  • Collision Damage Waiver

$163.06 /day

What is the best car to hire at Edinburgh Airport?

Everyone chooses the best hire car according to his own criteria. For example, mini, economy, and compact categories are the best choice for those who are looking for a cheap car hire Edinburgh Airport. Volkswagen Golf, Opel Corsa, and Fiat 500 are the most popular models of these classes.

Need a bigger car for your family trip? Consider a full-size vehicle like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or a 7-seater minivan like the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Ford Galaxy, or Volkswagen Touran.

If you want to find a car hire Edinburgh for off-road driving, then a vehicle from the SUV category is the best selection.

How to hire a car in Edinburgh with Rental24.co.uk?

Using the search form, you will see a list of cars available for hire in Edinburgh - Airport for the dates you selected. When you are choosing a vehicle, pay attention to the number of passengers, the capacity of the trunk, and the type of transmission. Make sure that the vehicle matches your needs.

If you choose a car marked "or similar", you will get a selected or similar vehicle, which means, if you select a 7-seater vehicle with automatic transmission, you’ll get a car that accommodates at least 7 passengers with an automatic transmission. Use a filter to find offers that match your needs. Clicking on the "Important information" button near each vehicle, you will find car hire conditions and requirements to the age of the driver, driver experience, information about available methods of payment, insurance rates, etc.

Pay attention to the reviews and ratings of car hire companies because different providers have different ratings in Edinburgh EDI Airport. To reduce the likelihood of problems while hiring a car, give preference to companies with a higher rating. Look through all the offers on our list, choose the one that matches your budget and hire it.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by chat, email [email protected] or phone, 1 (347) 719 1928

Things to know about hiring a car from EDI Airport, UK

Language

English

Currency

GBP

Traffic direction

Left-hand

Speed limit in town

30 mph

Speed limit out of town

60 mph

Picking up Edinburgh Airport car hire is much easier than you would normally expect. Most of the companies are conveniently located in the Car Rental Centre, which you can easily reach from the terminal building via the covered walkway. Enterprise, Europcar, Alamo, National, Keddy by Europcar, Budget, Avis, and Sixt offer Edinburgh car hire right in this centre, so you can easily pick up a vehicle right after landing.

3 more companies including Arnold Clark Car & Van, Green Motion, and Easirent have off-airport offices and provide a free shuttle transfer. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, 24 hours a day, which makes the whole process of getting a hire car easy and fast.

If your goal is a cheap car hire Edinburgh Airport, then book in advance. This will give you a wider selection and the lowest rates.

Once you pick up a hire car, you can easily reach the city. Drive your Edinburgh car hire through the roundabout to Eastfield Road, then after half a mile take the second exit on the next roundabout. Take the A8/Glasgow Road, which will lead you to Edinburgh city centre. The total distance from the airport is about 8 miles, so you’ll spend about 20-30 minutes for the entire journey, depending on traffic.

What car hire companies are in EDI Airport, UK?

Hire a car in Edinburgh is provided by world-leading car hire agencies and local suppliers with different ratings. You can hire a car from a well-known company or learn more about a new one just by clicking on the provider’s logo. Fill in the search form to get all available offers or choose any company from the list:

There are two types of suppliers at Edinburgh Airport. Some car hire companies are located just in the Car Rental Centre in the territory of EDI Airport, UK: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Firefly, Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Sixt, and National.

Alamo

Phone: +44 131 333 0400

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

Avis

Phone: +44 344 544 6004

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 23:00h.

Budget

Phone: +44 344 544 4605

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 23:00h.

Dollar

Phone: +44 131 335 3900

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 23:00h.

Hertz & Firefly

Phone: +44 843 309 3025

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00h.
Saturday to Sunday closed.

Enterprise

Phone: +44 131 333 0400

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

Europcar

Phone: +44 371 384 3406

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 07:00 – 22:00h.

Sixt

Phone: +44 20 7018 8246

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 22:00h.

National

Phone: +44 131 333 0400

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

Some companies are situated off-site. They provide a free shuttle bus service from the Edinburgh Airport terminal to their pick-up point or car hire office: Arnold Clark Car & Van, Easirent, Green Motion, etc.

Arnold Clark Car & Van

Phone: +44 131 357 2180

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:30h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 16:00h.

Address Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LS, United Kingdom

Easirent

Phone: +44 131 202 1710

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 06:00 -12:30h.

Address 3 Queen Anne Dr, Newbridge EH28 8LH, United Kingdom

Green Motion

Phone: +44 131 285 0600

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h

Address Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8AU, United Kingdom

What is the best car hire company in Edinburgh - Airport?

Find the best car hire companies that are recommended to hire a car from at Edinburgh EDI Airport:

  • National is the best car hire company in EDI Airport, UK according to our customers’ reviews (8.6/10). It is a global company with a system of huge discounts and huge variety of vehicles of reasonable prices.
  • Enterprise has the average score of 8.6 out of 10. The company offers one of the best selection of business class vehicles.
  • Alamo has a 8.2/10 in accordance with the reviews of our customers. They provide a lot of additional bonuses free of charge. You can also find that their prices are amongst the lowest in Edinburgh.

Other providers also deserve attention. But three mentioned above have worldwide recognition of the level of car hire service.

Which car hire company is the most popular at Edinburgh - Airport?

The most popular car hire agency in Edinburgh EDI Airport is NATIONAL. This company is well-established in the global market, offers a good discount system for regular users, is a guarantee of reliability and good service. Daily car hire rates start from £56. The company offers transparent rental conditions, discounts, and bonuses.

Car hire locations near Edinburgh Airport [EDI]

You can see a list of rental locations near Edinburgh - Airport below. For your convenience, all the points are sorted by three types: car hire in airports, the city centres, and railway stations.

Note that the prices and the number of cars in the location may vary depending on the hire a car location. For example, hiring a car at the airport is sometimes more expensive than in the city centre, but the vehicle inventory is the largest, so first, check all offers in Edinburgh EDI Airport and compare prices before hiring a car.

Nearby car hire locations on railway stations

Nearby downtown car hire locations

Map of car hire locations near EDI Airport, UK

Ease your search by using the map below. We gathered all car hire locations, mentioned above, on this map. Zoom in or zoom out to make out how far all these offices are from EDI Airport, UK.This will help you find car hire near me effortlessly.

How much will it cost to hire a car at Edinburgh Airport [EDI]

The average cost of hiring a car at Edinburgh - Airport is £61 per day, but the final car hire cost directly depends on your requirements, age, time of booking, term of rental, etc.

When choosing a car for hire, it is worth to consider some factors:

  • It will be cheaper if you take and return the vehicle in the same place.
  • A car hire with a manual transmission will cost you less than with an automatic.
  • The lower the class of the vehicle, the cheaper it is to hire.
  • The more experienced a driver is, the more chances to save on hire car insurance.
  • To save money, choose a compact vehicle. It has lower rental costs and fuel consumption.

The daily prices to rent a car from the most trusted car hire agencies at Edinburgh EDI Airport are displayed in the table below. Check out car hire prices of different vehicle types from agencies presented in EDI Airport, UK:

Vendors Mini Mini Economy Economy Compact Compact Standard Standard Van Van SUV SUV Full Size Full Size Luxury Luxury Convertible Convertible
- - from $46.48 from $52.02 from $90.86 - - from $141.23 -
from $33.67 from $33.67 from $45.48 from $52.15 from $89.07 - - from $94.75 -
- from $34.11 from $34.74 from $51.50 from $68.45 from $33.99 from $64.45 from $80.50 from $80.53
from $22.95 from $24.11 from $25.66 from $70.73 from $120.63 from $71.62 - - -
- - from $31.03 from $51.97 - from $48.29 - - from $163.06
from $42.39 - - - from $97.06 from $63.38 - - -
- from $34.55 from $28.19 from $35.88 - - - - -
from $51.76 - - - - from $133.98 - - -
from $36.37 from $39.45 - from $51.44 from $125.66 from $56.23 from $107.18 - -
from $24.63 from $18.59 from $22.09 from $24.42 from $24.99 from $23.55 from $57.01 from $206.46 -
- - from $47.69 - - - - - -
- - - - from $117.53 - - - -
from $13.75 from $15.54 from $17.31 from $54.40 from $41.67 from $89.77 - - -

Use the search form above for the exact car hire prices for your rental dates

Which car hire is the cheapest in Edinburgh?

If you are looking for the cheapest option in Edinburgh - Airport, pay your attention to EASIRENT company. They offer Mini class vehicles (Fiat 500 or similar) for just £10 per day if you pick up and drop off your car at Edinburgh EDI Airport.

You can find this company just at the airport terminal They also have other types of vehicles for the lowest prices ever. Before you rent a car, be sure to check all rental conditions, whether insurance is included, and whether there will be additional payments. Be sure to have the answers to all your questions about hire a car in EDI Airport, UK before paying for your reservation.

Which car hire I can rent at Edinburgh?

Due to the fact that there are 27 car hire companies at Edinburgh and next to it, the choice of vehicles is quite large. Frequently, you can choose a car for yourself according to such parameters like capacity, type of gearbox, car class, etc.

  • By capacity: 2-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 11-, 12-seaters.
  • By type of gearbox: manual or automatic.
  • By vehicle class you have more options: Mini, Economy, Compact, Mid-size, Standard, Full-size, Premium, Luxury, SUV, Van, Convertible, etc.

The full list of car hire classes available at the Edinburgh - Airport on Rental24.co.uk is presented below:

Select a group of vehicles to see detailed information about it, including pricing, models, and requirements to hire a car at Edinburgh EDI Airport.

What car hire class is the most popular at EDI Airport, UK?

The most frequently booked car hire class in Edinburgh is 7seatcarrier - Opel Zafira or similar. 7seatcarrier car hire prices in Edinburgh - Airport differ a lot from various car hire companies. The lowest rate for 7seatcarrier vehicles is offered by ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN and starts from £65 per day.

The reason for this popularity is easily explained. Such vehicles are not only inexpensive to hire, but also very economical in fuel consumption.

What car models can I hire in Edinburgh - Airport

For your convenience, all car hire available in Edinburgh are divided by brands. If you prefer a certain car model or you are sure that a car with the needed characteristics is presented in the lineup of a certain brand, start your search from the relevant page. You will get the vehicle of this brand at the top of the list of search results. If you are looking for a car from an appropriate manufacturer, the nearest rental locations are also on these pages.

Note In order to get a vehicle of a particular brand or an exact car model, you have to find an offer with the “Guaranteed car model” sign in the search result page. Otherwise, you will get a vehicle of the same car hire class, but not the car model or make that was on the image during your booking.

Basic car hire conditions and bonuses in EDI Airport, UK

All the key points and answers to the most disturbing questions are right in this table. You don’t need to start an online investigation to find out how much is the young driver’s surcharge (for drivers younger than 25), or what fees are included in your car rental price in EDI Airport, UK. We’ve done it for you.

Vendor Pick-up type Fuel Bonuses Excess Fee 2
Address: View address Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 1,500 GBP
$1,388.10 - $2,082.16
Address: View address Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
  • Premium Location Fee
1,000 GBP - 42,000 GBP
$1,388.10 - $58,300.38
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 2,000 GBP
$1,388.10 - $2,776.21
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 1,200 GBP
$1,388.10 - $1,665.73
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,100 GBP - 1,800 GBP
$1,526.92 - $2,498.59
Address: View address Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,200 GBP - 1,600 GBP
$1,665.73 - $2,220.97
- - -
1,250 GBP
$1,735.13
- - -
2,400 GBP
$3,331.45
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,100 GBP - 1,800 GBP
$1,526.92 - $2,498.59
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
1,000 GBP - 1,200 GBP
$1,388.10 - $1,665.73
- - -
1,000 GBP - 5,000 GBP
$1,388.10 - $6,940.52
Address: View address -
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance: $225.10
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,388.10 - $1,943.35
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage
750 GBP - 1,000 GBP
$1,041.08 - $1,388.10
Free shuttle bus -
  • Free additional driver
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
995 GBP - 1,195 GBP
$1,381.16 - $1,658.79
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
900 GBP - 1,000 GBP
$1,249.29 - $1,388.10
- - -
1,200 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,665.73 - $1,943.35
Address: View address -
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,150 GBP
$1,388.10 - $1,596.32
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,250 GBP - 1,950 GBP
$1,735.13 - $2,706.80
- - -
1,000 GBP - 1,250 GBP
$1,388.10 - $1,735.13
2 This sum will be held on your credit card within the rental period, unless you’ve purchased full insurance.

Your search results will include rental conditions such as young driver requirements, fees and other charges. Please review them carefully.

How old do I have to be to rent a car at Edinburgh EDI Airport

Want to hire a car, but you are under 25? On our website, you can get one of the best “young driver” options, which allow drivers under 25 year old to hire a car in Edinburgh.

The minimum age to hire a vehicle in Edinburgh - Airport is 20 years old. But young drivers should be prepared for two additional terms and conditions:

  • The rates for young drivers with minimal driving experience are higher than for 25 years and older ones.
  • Not all models and brands of cars are available to young drivers to hire. Many agencies do not hire cars with powerful engines or luxury vehicles to drivers under 25 years of age.

With Rental24.co.uk, you will find the best car hire under 21 and under 25 year old in Edinburgh EDI Airport. We want to make vehicle hire affordable for everyone!

To find out more about underage car hire deals in EDI Airport, UK, visit our pages for young renters:

FAQ - Car hire in Edinburgh

How to get cheap car hire in Edinburgh - Airport?

Hiring a vehicle at Edinburgh EDI Airport is a good idea. That is why there are so many car hire companies at the airport. How to choose the cheapest car hire amongst all these offers? Heed the following advice:

  • Book your car hire in advance. So you can not only guarantee yourself the perfect model, but also count on an “Early bird” discount.
  • Pay attention to large network companies. Most often they have the opportunity to offer low-cost deals.
  • As a general rule, to hire a car in the city is cheaper than at the airport, but the selection of vehicles is also smaller off-airport.
  • When choosing a vehicle, assess your needs sensibly and do not require more options than you need.
  • Rental vehicles will cost you less if you collect and return it in the same place.

What documents do I need to hire a car in EDI Airport, UK Edinburgh?

After you made a reservation on Rental24.co.uk, be sure to prepare and bring with you all the documents listed below to successfully pick up your car hire in Edinburgh - Airport. If you do not present the required documents, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough money on your credit or debit card, the car hire agency may refuse to release the vehicle and your funds spent on car hire won’t be reimbursed.

Don’t forget to provide upon arrival at the rental desk:

  • A printed version of your voucher as a proof of your booking at Rental24.co.uk.
  • A full driving licence held for a minimum of 1 year (sometimes 2 years are required; check terms and conditions) with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photocard.
  • International Driving Permit accompanied by the original domestic licence is constantly required. Read rental conditions to find out in which cases you do not need to provide IDP.
  • A valid photo ID (passport or national ID).
  • A credit card (or debit card if accepted) in the first name and surname of the main driver to pre-authorise a deposit. Your credit card must be valid for up to 6 months after the end of your hire a car period.

How to hire a car without a credit card at Edinburgh EDI Airport?

You can use your debit card to pay for a reservation on our website. Note that to pick up your car, you must provide either a credit card, or a debit card to pre-authorise a deposit at the rental counter.

Mindfully read the rental conditions of your selected offer. On Rental24.co.uk, some car hire companies accept only credit cards to cover the deposit, whereas others allow debit cards as well.

Please note, only MasterCard or VISA debit cards in the main driver's name may be accepted. Moreover, if you need to use a debit card to hire a car, your rental duration can be no longer than 28 days.

You won’t be able to authorise the deposit with prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron). They are not accepted in EDI Airport, UK.

Which car hire companies accept debit cards in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh - Airport, the following world-famous car hire companies may accept debit cards: Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, National, Enterprise, SIXT, Europcar, etc.

You also should know that if you purchase the Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website, you will be required to present a credit card at the rental counter so that the car hire agency can authorise the deposit.

Can someone else drive my rental car at Edinburgh EDI Airport?

If you plan to drive a rental vehicle with an extra driver, be sure to check this while booking. Some car hire companies may charge you extra money for each additional driver. This is primarily due to the different cost of insurance for one or more drivers.

Good news! You can find many car hire deals with free additional driver options in EDI Airport, UK! So don’t forget to check if the provider you selected offers a free additional driver option or for an extra charge.

What is car hire excess insurance in Edinburgh?

The general rule to drivers of rental vehicles is that they must be insured. Car insurance is usually provided by a car hire company. If you have your own insurance, be sure to consult with an insurance agent before the trip whether it covers car hire in your country and abroad.

If you want to save money and not buy a full insurance package, take the opportunity to secure your deposit by purchasing Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website. Excess Insurance implies that the deposit will be required on your credit card during the pick-up, but if any money will be used from your deposit, they will be reimbursed by an insurance company.

What type of fuel policy should I choose in Edinburgh - Airport?

The best petrol option is full-to-full (pick up and return full tank of fuel). In this case, you need to return the vehicle with the same fuel level as you collected; therefore, you pay only for the petrol you used.

But other fuel options are also possible, be sure to check them before hiring a car at Edinburgh EDI Airport. And do not forget to fill the tank before returning the vehicle if this will save you some money.

How to pick up a car hire at Edinburgh Airport?

You need to check your booking confirmation voucher first. There you will find all the information you need, including the exact location to pick up a car hire Edinburgh Airport. In most cases, you should head to the Car Rental Centre. How to find it? It all depends on which way you get there:

  • Getting to the Car Rental Centre from the terminal. Car Rental Centre is a separate building. It’s located next to the Multi Storey car park and is connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Inside you will find the car hire desks where you can choose your preferred Edinburgh Airport car hire company.
  • Getting to the Car Rental Centre from the city. Another way to pick up car hire at Edinburgh Airport UK is to get to the Car Rental Centre by car or taxi from the city. It’s exact address is 176 Jubilee Rd, Edinburgh, Ingliston EH12 9FS. In order to reach it, you need to take the A8/Glasgow Road towards the airport. Then follow the signs and take the 4th exit onto Eastfield Road at the roundabout. At the next two roundabouts, take the second exit and continue down Eastfield Road. After 50 meters, there will be another roundabout where you need to take the second exit onto Jubilee Road. The road runs along the airport terminal and takes you directly to the Car Rental Centre.

However, what if the company you booked a car hire Edinburgh from has an off-airport location? No worries! The supplier will deliver your hire car to the car park, or provide you the free NCP shuttle bus service to reach the office. It’s available next to the tram station every 10 minutes 24/7. The stop is located on Jubilee Road, within walking distance of the terminal exit.

After you get to the office or meet with a company representative, do the following:

  • Provide all the necessary documentation to hire a car Edinburgh – driving licence, credit card, passport, and booking confirmation voucher.
  • Check the details of a car hire contract and sign it.
  • Inspect the car for chips, scratches, scuffs, and damages. Ask to add them to the contract if there are any.
  • Clarify with the employee the place and time to drop off the car hire Edinburgh Airport at the end of the trip.

How to drop off a car hire at Edinburgh Airport?

It won’t be difficult for you to return the car hire Edinburgh Airport at the end of your trip. If you picked up a hire car in the Car Rental Centre, then return it to the same place by following the Car Hire drop-off signs. From there, you can easily reach the terminal via a covered walkway.

Some companies are located off-airport. Thus, you must drop off your hire car Edinburgh at a pre-agreed location. Most often it is the multi-storey NCP Scotpark Car Park located south of the airport. Once you're ready to depart, a free shuttle bus will quickly take you to the airport terminal.

In general, the procedure for returning a car hire Edinburgh Scotland is quite simple and quick if you follow some simple tips:

  • Allow enough time to return the car. Don't be late and don’t drop off your vehicle too early not to be charged.
  • If you return the car after hours, just leave the key in the dropbox. Find it right in the drop-off car park.
  • Don’t forget to refuel the car according to the specific fuel policy. The nearest gas station is Morrisons, located at 47 Gyle Ave.

Driving in Edinburgh

There’s no better way to explore Scotland than by picking up a car hire in Edinburgh. You will have quick access to the picturesque highlands, iconic Loch Ness, sandy beaches, and hundreds of other interesting sights. Cheap car hire Edinburgh is a great idea for your weekend anyway. It opens up a ton of new travel opportunities for you without claiming a large budget.

You can’t only explore the city sights of the capital, but also go far beyond its borders. Scotland's nature is striking in its diversity, and hire car Edinburgh will help you to reveal its beauty.

In general, a hire car gives you many travel advantages. However, as in any big city, driving a car hire Edinburgh has its own features. Follow them to enjoy the ride:

  • From 7:30 am till 9:30 am and from 4 pm till 6 pm are the busiest hours in terms of road traffic. Prepare to spend a little more time when travelling during this period.
  • Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Hermiston Junction are the busiest sections of the city's roads. They also may have some congestion during rush hours.
  • When driving, it’s prohibited to use the phone in any way, including talking, texting, and navigating.
  • Don’t park on a white, double red, or double yellow line.
  • In the city centre, some streets are accessible only for public transport only. These include Princes Street and Shandwick Place.

If you are still in doubt about whether or not to hire a car Edinburgh, then the choice is clear - a hire car is the best way to make the most of your trip to the heart of Scotland!

Points of interest near Edinburgh Airport

You can see many more attractions if you pick up car hire in Edinburgh. In the city, you will be happy to visit museums, parks, galleries, and of course Edinburgh Castle, which stands out from the rest of the sights.

However, there are also a lot of places around the city suitable for both day trips and longer stays. Of course, with Edinburgh airport car hire, you have access to all of them. Check out a few popular attractions to visit in the area...

  • Royal Botanic Garden, 8 miles from Edinburgh Airport. This is one of the greenest areas in the city. There you can see a Chinese garden with vegetation typical of Asian countries, a palm greenhouse, an ecological garden with the most popular plants in Scotland, and a collection of tree species.
  • Calton Hill, 9 miles away from the airport. Calton Hill is Edinburgh's main hill, located right in the city centre. It’s known for its amazing unfinished monument to the Athenian Acropolis, as well as for its magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old City.
  • National Museum of Scotland, 9-mile-drive from Edinburgh Airport. The 7 floors of the museum building are filled with exhibits from various fields of science, including wildlife, space, various sports, inventions, the history of Scotland, military attributes, and more. All information is presented in an interactive form.
  • Edinburgh Castle, 10 miles away. This is truly the place that will reveal to you the secrets of this proud little country. Starting from the famous Royal Mile road leading to the castle and ending with the ancient building of the Chapel of St. Margaret - the splendor of this place won’t leave even an inveterate cynic indifferent.
  • Falkirk Wheel, 22 miles from Edinburgh Airport. It’s the only revolving ship lift in the world. With the help of the Falkirk Wheel, boats can easily overcome the 24-meters-high difference between the canals, which looks really fantastic.

One-Way Car Hire from Edinburgh Airport

Do you like the idea of ​​making your trip more exciting and memorable? One-way car hire Edinburgh Airport makes it easy to do. You don't need to stick to the original location and avoid too daring travel directions. Pick up Edinburgh car hire one way and return it to Glasgow, London, Southampton, Manchester, Aberdeen, Dundee, or Inverness, after exploring some of the most incredible sights along the way.

This will allow you to experience new sensations from the road trip, and add more spontaneity to it. Is this what you have long dreamed of? Our rates already include one-way fees, so you can expect affordable car hire Edinburgh wherever you go.

Here are some great one-way locations to travel from Edinburgh:

One-way directions Distance Average travel time
Glasgow International Airport 50 miles via M8 50 min
Dundee Airport 58 miles via M90 and A90 1 h 00 min
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 71 miles via M8 1 h 15 min
Aberdeen Airport 127 miles via M90 and A90 2 h 10 min
Inverness Airport 159 miles via A9 2 h 55 min
Leeds Bradford Airport 222 miles via A1 and A1(M) 4 h 9 min
Manchester Airport 241 miles via M6 3 h 49 min
Stansted Airport, London 386 miles via A1(M) and A1 6 h 37 min
Luton Airport, London 395 miles via M6 6 h 40 min
London City Airport 414 miles via A1(M) and A1 6 h 50 min
Heathrow Airport, London 422 miles via M6 6 h 50 min
London Southend Airport 428 miles via A1(M) and A1 6 h 55 min
Southampton Airport 449 miles via A34 6 h 55 min
Gatwick Airport, London 460 miles via M6 7 h 00 min