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Car hire in Edinburgh

Car hire in Edinburgh

Hiring a car in Edinburgh is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Edinburgh. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Edinburgh.

Driving in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and its second largest city, after Glasgow. This enchanting city has a rich history clearly evident through the many heritage sites, including churches and castles that are dotted throughout the city. Located in eastern Scotland, Edinburgh sprawls across a considerable area in the shade of a series of neighbouring hills.

Hiring in a car in Edinburgh is the perfect way to explore this friendly Scottish city. The surrounding coast and countryside is perfect for beach walks whilst within the city limits there's plenty to be explored too.

Edinburgh combines an abundance of history with all the aspects tourists would expect from a modern European city. The city is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival held every August, which is also a time of reasonable weather. Spectacular views of the city can be had from Edinburgh Castle from its perch on Castle Rock, whilst the great mix of museums, castles and cathedrals should not be ignored.

By renting a car, visitors will not only be able to enjoy the impressive architecture within the city limits but also explore beyond into the region that stretches along the coast of the North Sea in the Central Belt region of Scotland.

Get the most out of Edinburgh by renting a car and experience all this thriving Scottish metropolis has to offer. Book your holiday today!

Cheap Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland and 6th busiest in the whole of the UK. Serving over 8 million passengers annually, Edinburgh's busy tourism industry relies heavily on the airport bringing millions of international visitors to its streets every year.

Flying into Edinburgh Airport brings tourists within touching distance of the city centre. Located less than 10 km from the heart of Edinburgh, those tourists who rent a car will quickly find themselves in centre of Edinburgh. The journey by car should take no more than 30 minutes, depending on traffic, but due to the extensive motorway network, getting to the city is no issue.

All routes are well sign-posted but a direct route along the M8 motorway is all that is required for visitors to find their way to the many hotels in Edinburgh.

When deciding on renting a car from Edinburgh International Airport, visitors will be spoiled for choice. All the major car hire companies tourists would expect to see have locations at the airport. There are also a number of car rental locations in the city itself, adding to the convenience that hiring a car provides. Visitors will be able to choose from Avis, Thrifty, Hertz and Europcar, to name just a few.

Car rental also allows tourists to select the best vehicle for their journey. Car hire companies in Edinburgh will have a wide-ranging selection of cars from which to choose. Whether intent on exploring the city with a slick compact car, or exploring out into the surrounding coastal towns and villages with a reliable 4x4, both the season and holiday desires should be considered when deciding on what car to rent.

Discovering the beautiful countryside around the city is an added benefit of car rental in Edinburgh. Taking a break from the city, tourists will be able to explore smaller, coastal towns and cities. Destinations like Falkirk and Dunbar are all within manageable distances from Edinburgh and will provide a glimpse into traditional Scottish culture and cuisine.

The area is also well connected by a vast network of roads and motorways, which facilitates exploring the area. Edinburgh and its surroundings is also extensively sign-posted for added convenience. It is also a good idea to opt for a reliable satellite navigation system.

Car hire from Edinburgh International Airport is the ideal way to see the entire city and the beautiful countryside that surround this historical city.

Car Hire in Edinburgh, The City

Edinburgh has many attractions with a number of the the popular museums, historical sites and impressive architecture located throughout the city.

Those wishing to drive through and around Edinburgh need not worry about parking. There are several safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst many hotels in Edinburgh also provide free parking to guests. Parking on the street is slightly more complicated and considerably more costly. Incurring additional costs through tickets or even towing can ruin any holiday so be sure that you have left your vehicle in a permitted parking spot before leaving it on the street! Visitors staying at hotels in Edinburgh should ask the concierge for best tips on parking before leaving for the day.

Like many other major cities, Edinburgh does experience a rush hour period. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour to avoid the stresses of traffic. When returning to the city, consider avoiding the rush hour period that begins around 4pm.

The streets of Edinburgh are immaculately clean and the beautiful buildings, are a joy to behold as you drive through the city.

Car hire in Edinburgh is a great option to see this vibrant city. Tourists will enjoy the small town feel of Scotland's capital city and will also be able to take advantage of the gorgeous coastal region that encapsulates the city.

Discover your own Edinburgh with the convenience only car rental can provide, book your holiday today!