|Car types||Compact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Standard, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||GREEN MOTION , Easirent, Avis, Europcar, keddy by Europcar|
|Intermediate estate car||£62/day|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Edinburgh car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Edinburgh.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Edinburgh car rental.
Some car hire companies in Edinburgh which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise
On average a hire car in Edinburgh costs £22 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent (£18/day), GREEN MOTION (£27/day) and keddy by Europcar (£37/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road EH28 8AU (7 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Edinburgh is £5.12 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Edinburgh.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, INTERRENT, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Arnold Clark and Hertz.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Edinburgh costs £20 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Edinburgh costs £32 per day, on average.
A Premium car hire in Edinburgh costs £29 per day, on average.
In Edinburgh, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent C/O Secure Airparks, 100 Ingliston Road (7 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Edinburgh costs £154 per week (£22 per day).
On average a car hire in Edinburgh costs £661 per month (£22 per day).
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.
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.
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.
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.