Book Budget hire cars in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
30 Jun — 7 Jul
Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Wed 30/6
Wed 7/7
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Budget car hire prices in Edinburgh

£165/dayPeople carrier
£49/dayIntermediate SUV
£163/dayCompact estate car


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"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)


"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
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Reviews for Budget in Edinburgh

Overall rating7.2 GoodBased on 23 reviews
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Easy check in, friendly staffPros: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.Reviewed 20 Oct 2018
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No customer servicePros:6 hour wait for roadside assistanceReviewed 10 Sep 2016
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Pros:The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulCons:Getting use to driving on the left side of the roadReviewed 19 Jul 2018
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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 OKReviewed 17 Sep 2016
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ExcellentPros:Price, service, carCons:Had to wait when I arrived about 15 minsReviewed 12 Jul 2017
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Difficulties with reservationPros:Making a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.Cons:I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.Reviewed 10 Jun 2018
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Couldn't ask for more...Pros:Everything I wanted at a reasonable price....Reviewed 5 Jan 2017
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Great carPros:Quick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Cons:Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.Reviewed 3 Jan 2018
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Long wait times to retrieve carPros:Clean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.Cons:They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Gave damaged car & overchargedPros:Very little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Cons:Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!Reviewed 21 Sep 2017
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Overcrowded but relatively efficientPros:The person taking the car back noticed an incorrect extra charge and removed it. The drop-off process was quick and efficient once I got to the front of the line, and they called me a cab back to my hotel.Cons:The reception area was small and line was spilling out into the street. But it moved relatively quickly. Also, there weren't enough places on the street to leave cars, so several people were double parked.Reviewed 21 Apr 2017
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Very fast pick and drop. Cleanliness superbPros:The car was fantasticCons:Why not a bit cheaper?Reviewed 6 Apr 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in Edinburgh?

Car Rental Centre, Budget car hires


Car Rental Centre


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


+44 344 544 4605


24 East London Street


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


+44 344 544 9064

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Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Budget in Edinburgh for £21 or less
  • Book your car hire from Edinburgh in Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires from Budget in Edinburgh are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in Edinburgh

  • On average a car hire from Budget in Edinburgh costs £28 per day.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in Edinburgh.

  • Budget has 2 car hire locations in Edinburgh. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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