Edinburgh

Cheap Car Hire in Edinburgh from $23

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
23 Apr — 30 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tue 23/4
Noon
Tue 30/4
Noon

Edinburgh car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Edinburgh. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

$2.91

Average price per day

$78

Cheapest price per day

$23

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Edinburgh and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

January

$48

February

$45

March

$68

April

$84

May

$106

June

$96

July

$113

August

$104

September

$76

October

$62

November

$49

December

$71

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Edinburgh is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Edinburgh

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Edinburgh and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

SUV is the cheapest car type you can hire in Edinburgh this past week from 98 hire locations out of 34 hire agencies. Prices for a Edinburgh SUV hire start from $23/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Edinburgh

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Edinburgh to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Small cars

$42 - $101

All Car Types

$57 - $213

To hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $71/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$42/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$101/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a small car saves you 39% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $115/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$54/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~$152/day). In fact, February is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a medium car saves you 1% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $156/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$84/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$212/day). In fact, March is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a large car is 25% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $117/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$155/day). In fact, March is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a SUV is 1% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $190/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$274/day). In fact, February is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a van is 39% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $178/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$266/day). In fact, March is about 67% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, hiring a luxury car is 35% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$28/day
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Yaris Cross$30/day
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A/C
Toyota Yaris Cross

Top hire agencies in Edinburgh

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Edinburgh known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Edinburgh. Reviews were last updated on 16 April 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in Edinburgh, including Hertz, Arnold Clark and National. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Edinburgh, including Hertz, Arnold Clark and National.

Hertz

5.6
Fair
42 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.7

Overall

5.4

Pick-up/drop-off

5.5

Value

5.2

Arnold Clark

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

10.0

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

7.3

Avis

8.8
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Alamo

8.4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2
Very Good
25 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.4

Budget

7.6
Good
24 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.3

Sixt

7.3
Good
23 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Best Edinburgh car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Edinburgh. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Edinburgh with an average daily rate of $46. Data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Edinburgh we've found at this time. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Mitsubishi ASX$23/day
4
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A/C
Mitsubishi ASX
Kia Picanto$28/day
2
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai i20$30/day
4
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A/C
Hyundai i20

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Edinburgh, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Edinburgh?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $78/day when booking a car hire in Edinburgh. The absolute best deal a user found was for $32/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Edinburgh?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Edinburgh from the following companies over the past two weeks: GREEN MOTION ($23/day), Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($41/day), and DRIVALIA ($42/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Edinburgh?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Arnold Clark (10.0 rating), National (10.0 rating) and Alamo (9.2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Edinburgh.

  • What are petrol prices like in Edinburgh?

    The average price of petrol in Edinburgh is $2.91/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $131 and $189 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Edinburgh for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    Hiring a car in Edinburgh for a week can be a great option for travel. GREEN MOTION , the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around $402/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Edinburgh for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in Edinburgh it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 45%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Edinburgh?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Edinburgh check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Edinburgh for a month?

    The average cost of a car hire in Edinburgh for a month is $1,724. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

  • How much is a car hire in Edinburgh for a weekend?

    It costs $68 for a weekend car hire in Edinburgh, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Compact SUV as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Edinburgh in May, prices are $87 per day on average.

  • What car do most people hire in Edinburgh?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Economy (Volkswagen Polo) in Edinburgh, making it the most popular option.

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Small car hires in Edinburgh

Find small car hire deals in Edinburgh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Edinburgh cost an average of $51 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Nissan March$27/day
2
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Nissan March
Nissan March$40/day
2
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Nissan March
Nissan Micra$40/day
2
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Nissan Micra

Car hires by fuel type in Edinburgh

Browse car hires by fuel type in Edinburgh. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Edinburgh. Deals were last updated on 16 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Edinburgh. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($27+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Edinburgh
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