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Why rent a car in Elgin?

Situated on the river Lossie in Scotland’s famous whisky region, Elgin is rich in medieval history. The city’s highlight is the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Elgin Cathedral. Elgin is an ideal destination for exploring the Moray Firth coastline and the Scottish Highlands by hire car. Historical cities like Inverness,Dundee,Aberdeen and St Andrews are also within easy reach.

How to get to and around Elgin?

If you’re arriving via Inverness Airport, it’s a 32-mile drive by hire car into Elgin. En route you could stop off to visit Forres, a historic town on the Moray Coast noted for its beauty in springtime. Forres has a castle, parks, gardens, various art galleries and craft shops selling traditional and contemporary Scottish wares.

What brands are available?

There are various hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including Keddy, Budget and Alamo. Many offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Elgin

The 12th century Elgin Cathedral was once considered to be the most beautiful in Scotland and its ruins can still be found on the banks of the river Lossie. For a great family day out, the Moray Leisure Centre has a pool, water slide, ice rink and rainbow castle soft play area. The Moray Motor Museum showcases gleaming exhibits of vintage and classic cars.

Cairngorms National Park, a 41-mile drive by hire car, is a breathtaking mountain landscape 1,748 square miles in size. It’s the biggest national park in the UK and includes castles and whisky distilleries. You can also enjoy activities like cycling, hiking, climbing, snowboarding and skiing. The city of Aberdeen is 68 miles away and has enough shops, restaurants and museums to keep you entertained for a day. The historical gem of St Andrews, on the east coast of Fife, is a 144-mile drive and is home to the oldest university in Scotland.

Tips and tricks for driving in Elgin

The Moray Firth area and highlands are lovely to explore by rental car, but bear in mind that rural roads can be rugged and narrow. You may encounter the odd sheep or deer, so take special care while driving at night. If you’re visiting from abroad, remember that the UK is left-hand drive. Remember that it’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in the UK.

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Feeling inspired to explore Elgin and the rest of the UK? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

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FAQs for car hire in Elgin

What’s the best price car rental in Elgin?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Elgin.

What’s the average car rental price in Elgin?

On average, car rentals in Elgin are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Elgin?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Elgin?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.