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Edinburgh car hires from ₹ 1,089

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Edinburgh with a pick-up date of: 10/3 and drop-off date of: 17/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Edinburgh car hire information

Pick-up locationEdinburgh
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, Premium
Hire locations98
Airport locations34
Popular agenciesDRIVALIA , keddy by Europcar, Budget, Sixt

Cheap car rentals in Edinburgh

Economy₹ 1,172/day
Compact₹ 1,340/day
Intermediate₹ 1,970/day
Mini₹ 1,089/day
Premium₹ 3,021/day
Luxury₹ 5,682/day
Compact SUV₹ 1,728/day
Intermediate SUV₹ 2,383/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s 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 rental car center that makes it easier than ever to pick your car up after your flight lands. The rental 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 ₹ 5,033 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edinburgh at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Edinburgh are around 11% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Premium rental cars in Edinburgh are around -56% cheaper than other car types, on average

Edinburgh car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who rented a car in Edinburgh 
Verified travelerSep 2023
Other drivers were great, no honking, no cutting ppl off, so it made driving a pleasant experience for having to drive on the left side. Pause to think at all turns and roundabouts and it works like a charm.
Verified travelerOct 2023
Driving in Scotland is challenging. Automatic transmission helps. Rent a car with a spare tire, if possible. Agent told us afterwards that 40% of the car rentals have a flat tire at some point.
Verified travelerSep 2023
The driving was surprisingly easy. Traffic lights in Scotland display a red/yellow light combination before turning green. That helps anticipate getting the clutch and shifter ready.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Definitely rent a car from Nicolli auto.
TJSep 2023
Should be comfortable driving on the wrong side of the road.
Verified travelerSep 2023
Stick with known company with a good reputation.
MeganJun 2023
I did some reading on various websites about driving in Scotland. The narrow roads sound scarier than they are for the most part. Having a companion to help navigate and remind me to stay on the correct side of the road was very helpful
KatherineJul 2023
We took an Uber from central Edinburgh to the Alamo location at the Edinburgh airport which I would highly recommend. Our driver took us right to the pick-up office.
MikeAug 2023
Go as small as you can. Roads and parking stalls are not large so if you can give yourself more space it really makes it easier getting around.
WayneJul 2023
The central location in Edinburgh was easy to find. Get satellite navigation if possible as cell service data was sketchy. Bite the bullet and get the insurance.
JeffreyJun 2023
Pick up at the train station was very easy and quick.
ChrisJul 2023
Try Sixt, they are much easier to deal with.
RachelAug 2023
Driving in Edinburgh is very overwhelming. Got lost multiple times. Driving through Scotland was amazing. Would recommend checking out road signs and their meanings before you get here.
Verified travelerJul 2023
Roads are narrow and public parking isn't the easiest, but it's worth it to
Verified travelerJun 2023
Driving was very easy but could be stressful for some people
Verified travelerJul 2023
Be prepared for inclement weather. Car lot uncovered.
MilaJul 2023
Don't use green motion. Believe the negative reviews
JENNIFERMay 2023
I didn’t drive in Edinburgh. I used it to drive around the islands and highlands. For Americans, it should be known the roads are much more narrow than the US, and the speed limit is higher considering how narrow they are. Drive where you feel comfortable, but have the courtesy to let others pass you at the designated “passing zones.” Also, in a lot of areas there is no shoulder, and it’s easy to fall into pot holes or clip debris on the side that can cause a blowout . Lastly, be very careful of the unpredictable sheep situation, especially if there are a lot of lambs around. The babies sort of prance around without a car in the world.
TisaMay 2023
Do it from the airport, not the city center. Travel as lightly as you can and keep to a mid sized car. And get a car with GPS as there were constant construction diversions.
JosephMay 2023
If you're used to driving on the right side of the road, navigating traffic and endless road construction in Edinburgh can be a challenge.
BenoitMay 2023
Bonne chance pour la conduis gauche. Il faut été courtois

FAQs about renting a car in Edinburgh

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    On average a rental car in Edinburgh costs ₹ 7,202 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Edinburgh?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at DRIVALIA (₹ 1,089/day), Budget (₹ 1,728/day) and Sixt (₹ 1,970/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at DRIVALIA Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road EH12 9FT (10 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Edinburgh?

    The average price of fuel in Edinburgh is ₹ 564 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 6,768 and ₹ 9,024, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Edinburgh?

    Premium (Mercedes-Benz V-Class or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Edinburgh.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Turnhouse airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Budget.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Europcar, Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget and Dollar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Edinburgh?

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

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Edinburgh?

    A Premium car hire in Edinburgh costs ₹ 13,482 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Edinburgh?

    A Full Size car hire in Edinburgh costs ₹ 14,607 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Edinburgh?

    An Intermediate car hire in Edinburgh costs ₹ 6,967 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Edinburgh?

    In Edinburgh, cars are most frequently rented at GREEN MOTION Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Rd (11 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a car hire in Edinburgh costs ₹ 60,313 per week (₹ 8,616 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Edinburgh costs ₹ 258,486 per month (₹ 8,616 per day).

Edinburgh car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5

Very Good

41 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.6

7 locations in Edinburgh

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Locations in Edinburgh

12 Annandale Street

+44 131 341 3431

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

235 Willowbrae Rd

+44 131 374 4422

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

501 Calder 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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

67 Salamander Street

+44 131 555 0555

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

Car Rental Centre

+44 131 341 4000

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

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
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Waverley Station

+44 131 341 4441

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
All good.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and drop off at the airport was very easy.

Cons:

nothing

4.4 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

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.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The car hire and Collision Damage Waver insurance were sold as a package and yet it was clear that Enterprise were very uncomfortable with this. They made me sign a complex disclaimer before I could take the car. Additionally, the telephone number on the certificate of insurance was in the USA and I felt that it would be difficult to organise a claim if it were needed.

4.8 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 8

Budget

7.6

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Edinburgh

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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 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

45 Lochrin Place

+44 131 229 6333

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Car Rental Centre

+44 344 544 9064

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Very good

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2022

KAYAK
The car was to come with a GPS but it wasn’t installed. They don’t provide portable GPS units. Fortunately we have a cell phone with us and the charge cord fits. They were very helpful in explaining the car’s features and the car manual was supplied.

4.8 Mediocre

Jun 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.

8.4 Very Good

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.

Cons:

Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpful

Cons:

Getting use to driving on the left side of the road

1 out of 8

Easirent

6.6

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Edinburgh

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C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road

+44 131 202 1710

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

Edinburgh Central

+44 131 202 1717

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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5.6 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked and was cheap.

Cons:

Drop off and pick up was incredibly slow, the shuttle runs like once an hour and the staff is in no hurry either. Literally took me 90 min to pick up and drop off, and there were no lines to wait in. If it weren't for the incredibly cheap rates, there's no way this place would be in business. The service was really lacking, the rental office looks like an old shed, and the staff is dishonest, trying to charge you for "damage" to the vehicle that clearly was there when you picked up the car. Definitely not worth the hassle to save a few bucks.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful and friendly staff in both Edinburgh and Glasgow

Cons:

Did not fully understand the daily limit on mileage allowance, which resulted in a small surcharge at the end - did not impact on my overall positive experience

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff friendly and helpful. Everything was siple and convenient

Cons:

Information about insurance policies on web-site

2.8 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

This is a bait and switch operation that hits you with a laundry list of hidden charges once you arrive. My final price was twice the quoted price. I could have rented in airport from a top shelf company for the same price in the end. This is a scam. Run away

3.6 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much

Cons:

The location--(non)ease of getting to rental site; the attitude of the clerk; the unavailability of the type vehicle we thought we had ordered; the flat tire on the car when it was brought to us, the gigantic extra cost to get another vehicle; the non-working GPS we paid dearly for, the cavalier treatment we got when we asked for adjustment for the GPS, etc, etc. The only grace, if you can call it that, is that we were not the only disgruntled customers in line when we returned the car.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I couldn't find the office or where to pick up the car. The address given in the confirmation led me to a place where we were told easirent was no longer located. When I tried to call multiple times, nobody answered the phone. I finally just gave up and rented from another servicer/company.

Cons:

The whole experience.

1 out of 25

Europcar

6.3

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

5.9

8 locations in Edinburgh

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Locations in Edinburgh

65-67 Salamander Street

+44 371 384 3811

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
Sunday

65/67 Salamander Street

+44 371 384 3811

Opening times not available

Car Rental Centre

+44 371 384 3406

Opening times not available

Edinburgh Airport(car Rental Centre

+44 371 384 3406

Opening times not available

Mall Level L1

+44 371 384 3467

Opening times not available

Ncp Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Rd

+44 371 384 3453

Opening times not available

Unit 6 Platform 2 The North Mall

+44 371 384 3453

Opening times not available

Waverley Station Platform 2

+44 371 384 3453

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Extremely friendly staff. Easy to pick up and easy to return car. 10/10

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
One representative deducted the amount of 64000 and then cancelled that contract. She again deducted for second transaction. Till now after calling and emailed them, I did not get refund of 1st transaction, neither the security deposit.

7.2 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

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

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Our journey into Edinburgh was way behind our schedule (airline problems). Changing the pick-up time to a later hour was very, very easy. That was much appreciated!

6.0 Okay

Aug 2023

KAYAK
There was an unexpected charge that wasn’t noted when I booked and paid for the rental online, months before our trip. It was for licenses and fees as well as a premium location tax. None of which was noted at time of booking but added another £15 to our rental cost. Other than that all went well with the rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Alex was friendly and helpful. We paid for an upgrade, and the car was excellent.

1 out of 8

Hertz

5.6

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.5

Value for money

5.2

4 locations in Edinburgh

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Locations in Edinburgh

10 Picardy Place

+44 131 556 4968

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

10 Picardy Place

+44 843 309 3026

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

42 Haymarket Terrace

+44 843 309 3026

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

Ccrc Reception

+44 843 309 3025

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
A car was available for me to drive. That was good. The bad: 1) Original quote was for £ 275 - the local Hertz desk charged me £ 691 and tried to charge me over £ 800!! 2) I requested an automatic transmission and got a stick 3) there was a huge scratch in the rear passenger door 4) There was no return sign at the Inverness airport for Hertz, all the other rental car agencies were represented but not Hertz. We had to drive around for 10 min trying to find it, and luckily saw the tiny Hertz sign upon leaving the airport. Kind of a disaster regarding the drop off.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I cancelled two months ago.

Cons:

My cancellation might have been processed

8.8 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

The offering of insurance prior to getting the vehicle should have been better , since the insurance at the counter was outrageous. Also the drop off should have been described, since in that airport it is rather convoluted.

3.6 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was size as described

Cons:

We were charged much more than was quoted. In addition there was some damage to the car which we noted at pick up but Agent told us it was all documented. They are now trying to charge us for the damage.... And they upped the rate by 50%. SCAM

3.2 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was in good condition

Cons:

Hour wait in line, overwhelmed agents. Once we finally got to an agent, waited another half hour for car to be cleaned. When returning car to Aberdeen airport, gas station was closed and didnt accept American credit cards.

3.6 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Gas mileage

Cons:

The car had connectivity issues. I couldn’t connect my mobile phone to charge it or use its map. On my way, I stopped by two Hertz location hoping that they change my car but they didn’t. I am not satisfied with this rental at all.

1 out of 14

GREEN MOTION

4.6

Mediocre

73 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Edinburgh

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Locations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley Station, 26 Greenside Row, Q-Park

+44 131 300 0068

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Rd

+44 116 243 7676

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
poor customer service and out of service cars

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
We did not know until we got there that they did not take American Express. Also, were forced to add on an expensive daily insurance fee and they charged my credit card $1500 additional as a deposit that would not be credited back for a month! The entire rental felt like a bait-and-switch, as the rental cost a lot more than we were quoted. Also, when we returned the car, they went over it with a fine tooth comb and mentioned a scratch below the door that was there already. They said that they would get back to me “after inspection.” I am assuming that they are going to attempt to charge me something out of the deposit that I will have to fight. Unfriendly people that run it seem to be working for the Russian mafia. I honestly did not feel safe at all!! I would never use this service again!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
there was a issue with my booking and i had to pay more

6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff, however, was very disappointed with the false promise of an uograde upon collection. I requested a VW golf or simular and ended up with a smaller Kia that couldnt fit any more than 2 people comfortably and had to out my suitcases on the back seat rather than in the trunk. Unfortunately i dint think i'll be renting with you again as this vehicle was completely unfit for purpose.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They cancelled my car, did not inform me until I arrived at the car lot, refused to refund my money, and ruined my vacation. They are the absolute worst.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2023

KAYAK
They engaged in dishonest practices and spoke in Indian to manipulate.

1 out of 18

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

4 locations in Edinburgh

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Locations in Edinburgh

1 Seafield Street

+44 131 561 7779

Opening times not available

16 18 Bankhead Drive

+44 131 458 1501

Opening times not available

20B-20D Seafield Road East

+44 131 657 9120

Opening times not available

Eastfield Road

+44 131 333 0124

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Had a great overall experience with Arnold Clark except for the pickup. Pickup location at airport is terrible and confusing. After calling and getting direction we finally found it, but then the driver missed us and left us standing in the rain. Had to call a second time to get picked up. Otherwise it was all good.

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Easy pickup and drop off. Van was perfect for 8 people to tour Scotland.

1 out of 1

National

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.3

3 locations in Edinburgh

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12 Annandale St

+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 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

175 Jubilee Rd

+44 131 333 0400

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

Waverley Station

+44 131 556 6340

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

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The car was clean, modern, easy to use. Staff were very friendly and helpful, both at pickup in Edinburgh and drop-off in Glasgow.

1 out of 1

Avis

8.8

Very Good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.2

Value for money

8.7

4 locations in Edinburgh

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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 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

45 Lochrin Place

+44 131 229 6333

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Car Rental Centre

+44 344 544 6004

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

+44 131 229 6333

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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6.8 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

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.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Staff were really friendly.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Drop off with John at Avis was really great! Such courteous and friendly service. So nice to see such professionalism. Would be great to have instructions in the car for using Satnav maps. I used my iPhone but was a little confused with car screen presentation at times. Overall a fabulous experience and would definitely recommend Avis at this location.

1 out of 1

McNicoll Vehicle Rental

8.7

Very Good

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Edinburgh

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45, Lochrin Place, Edinburgh, UK

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Edinburgh airport

+44 131 235 2009

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Nice folks.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
We had an excellent friendly experience!. The service lady at the country allowed me to change our car pick up time and upgrade our car. The valet fella was very friendly, courteous and did a great job of showing to use the digital dashboard functions. I definitely rate my experience 5 Stars!

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
They close at 1pm on weekends. We missed their close time and when we showed up the next day they had canceled our reservation. They then offered us the same reservation for double the price for a day-of rental

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Really great experience! Didn’t know if this was a really secure place when I first booked. Upon arrival into the parking lot it was clear to me that I made the right choice! We were greeted with an upgrade to a brand new vehicle to take into the Scottish highlands! The car was very clean and the staff even offered to drive us to the train station to catch our train into England when we were done with our rental. McNicolls was above and beyond what I thought it would be. Staff was super friendly too!

8.0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
The staff was very professional and friendly, and I never felt like they were taking advantage of me as a foreign customer, unlike another car rental place in London. The young man who checked out my car was very responsive and efficient. The only minor complaint is their location is slightly difficult to find.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Excellente voiture neuve

1 out of 2

Alamo

8.3

Very Good

13 reviews

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.6

3 locations in Edinburgh

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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 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 131 333 0400

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

Waverley Station

+44 131 556 6340

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The gentleman who gave us our car in Edinburgh (I'm sorry I forget his name!) was very pleasant and helpful. It was a very busy day, but he was not rushed and gave us all the time we needed. We returned the car early at London Stansted Airport and used the drop box.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
I never got my car as they never answered the phone and I was unable to leave a message either.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The women who checked the car out and back in were friendly and informative.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Everything went perfect. The cost for renting this van was huge though.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Very easy pick up and drop off, helpful staff, no sense of anyone trying to charge for damages - All very fair and reasonable, and done in a professional but friendly manner.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Cameron was friendly, informative, helpful and has a great sense of humour. The car, while small for someone 6’4”, was comfortable and had all the necessary amenities (except sat nav).

1 out of 3

Sixt

7.3

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in Edinburgh

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1 Princes Street

+44 844 576 0767

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

Car Rental Centre

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00

Greenside Row

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Total lack of transparency regarding the daily price. We prebooked/prepaid a class and the end charge was double what we expected. No mention at the counter. You don’t get a copy of the invoice at drop off - you get it days later and then they make it difficult to see the charges/details. Unacceptable customer experience with Sixt.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Very friendly and helpful staff.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
2 hours wait to pickup car.

3.6 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They say they credited me after not having car I ordered available - have not verified that yet.

Cons:

They did not have my car “because my flight was delayed” got a much smalller car and they offered no refund until I complained on social media. Upon return tried to ding me for a problem with tire. The person on desk day I arrived was rude and tried to upsell me

7.6 Good

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I had difficulty finding both the pickup location in St. Pancras, London and the dropoff location in Edinburgh. I had to walk around and ask in several buildings before I found the St. Pancras office. Then, when I used Bing to find the address of the Sixt office in Edinburgh, the first address than came up was incorrect. It was many miles from the correct location. The folks at another car rental office were good enough to direct me to the correct address.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Returning the vehicle was quick and simple.

Cons:

Given different size vehicle than was shown. Being charged more than double the original amount to get correct size vehicle and zero customer service from both Kayak and Sixt. Vehicle was received filthy with wrappers, chewed fingernail clippings, and dirt everywhere making it impossible to verify any current damage prior to assuming responsibility for vehicle. Disgusting experience that I don't intend to repeat with either company.

1 out of 8

Dollar

2.4

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Edinburgh

from ₹ 6,070/day

Locations in Edinburgh

Ccrc Reception

+44 131 335 3900

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

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

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2.4 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Charged me for damage not done by me

2.0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

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.

6.0 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

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.

Thrifty

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Edinburgh

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

Reception Bldg

+44 131 335 3900

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
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INTERRENT

9.2

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Edinburgh

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Interrent Car Rental Office

+44 371 384 0134

Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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DRIVALIA

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in Edinburgh

from ₹ 1,476/day

Locations in Edinburgh

21 McDonald Place

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Car Rental Centre Edinburgh Apt 176 Jubilee Road

+44 131 202 1710

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Q Park - OMNIEdinburghEH1 3ANEDINBURGH

+44 20 3657 6054

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keddy by Europcar

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

6 locations in Edinburgh

from ₹ 8,406/day

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 - 18:00

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 - 18:00

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
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Ncp Car Park Edinburgh Holyrood Rd 2 Viewcraig Gardens

+44 371 384 3453

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St James Square

+44 371 384 3467