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Visitors to Scotland staying in the area of Fife, located just a short trip from the capital city, Edinburgh, will discover the rich and varied history of one of the country’s oldest regions. Fife was not only once home to the Scottish monarchs but it is also the birthplace of the country’s national sport, golf. Although there are no major cities in the Kingdom of Fife, the many quaint towns and settlements provide a unique atmosphere, and most visitors will be drawn to the ancient town of St. Andrews, home to Scotland’s oldest academic institution, the University of St. Andrews, as well as the Royal and Ancient golf club.
The Kingdom of Fife can be explored with the use of public transportation as there are bus and train services running through the region, but to best explore the small and attractive seaside towns like Elie and Pittenweem and visit beautiful nature reserves like Lomond Hills Regional Park and Loch Leven, it is easier and generally more convenient to hire a car.
If you’re looking to hire a car in Fife then your two best options are the towns of Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy, both of which can be accessed using the Scotrail system, from destinations like Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Inverness. Both towns are home to major and local brands in the car hire service industry, including Enterprise and Sixt, as well as Aspire Car and Van Hire, Gibbs Vehicle Hire, Practical Car and Van Rental, among others. To ensure you receive the best available price and the type of vehicle you desire, consider reserving your car in advance.
The many seaside towns that are found in Fife along the banks of the Firth of Forth will provide those touring by car with a truly picturesque experience. Following the A917, this route will lead visitors to sites such as the twin-villages of Elie and Earlsferry that feature a beautiful shared sand beach and the historic Elie Golf Club, as well as a number of Victorian buildings. St. Monans is another of these scenic spots, a fishing village whose history stretches back to early 9th Century, and features sites such as the ruins of Newark Castle and St. Monans Windmill. Be aware that this route features many narrow passages, including single-lane points when passing through villages.
The best way to get to St. Andrews is via car, as the nearest train station is Leuchars, a 30 minute bus ride from the town centre. St Andrews might be best known for its iconic Old Course golf links, but those who are not fans of the sport will be able to tour the ruins of St. Andrews Castle and St Andrews Cathedral. These two stunning 12th century attractions are located just a short walk from one another, and will make for an excellent insight into the history of this town. If you're a film buff then you can visit the nearby beach where the famous opening scene from Chariots of Fire was filmed.
To plan your visit to the Kingdom of Fife, and to research attractions and reserve your stay at hotels along the way, try using the Expedia search tool now, and you’ll soon find yourself driving through the historic and breathtaking landscape of Scotland.
In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £15 in Fife.
On average, car rentals in Fife are £19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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