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Car rental Edinburgh airport

Car rental Edinburgh Airport

When thinking of using a rental car in Edinburgh, your mind must instantly think of HolidayCars. We have a wide selection of the best car rental companies, providing you with only the best and most trustworthy cars. Thinking of driving a large SUV through Scotland’s robust scenery? Look no further! HolidayCars offers the highest quality for the lowest price.


Edinburgh Airport

HolidayCars offers ten different suppliers for car rental at Edinburgh airport, this way you can always be assured that you can choose a company that suits your needs.
With 13 million passengers travelling through Edinburgh airport every year, it’s the busiest airport of Scotland (and the sixth busiest of the United Kingdom). Most passengers landing at Edinburgh airport (by far) come from London Heathrow.
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Car hire Edinburgh

Why would you hire a car at Edinburgh Airport? Well, there are numerous reasons for car rental in Edinburgh, or Scotland in general. We’ve listed some reasons for you to rent a car on your next trip to Edinburgh:

Drive carefully in Scotland!

All countries apply different traffic rules than others. The best known difference between the UK and most other countries is of course driving on the left side of the road. There are a few other things you need to take in mind when driving your rental car through Scotland. First of all you have to mask your lights as they are pointed right. Driving on the left side of the road, your lights will dazzle oncoming traffic. Furthermore, you really shouldn’t drink and drive, as you can be put into jail if you only try to. Last of all you’re prohibited to horn between 11.30 PM and 7 AM.

Why choose for HolidayCars?

You have made the right choice visiting our site looking for car rental at Edinburgh airport. HolidayCars always compares rates real time assuring you of the best price possible. We only work with the highest quality rental car suppliers so you’ll always drive a trustworthy car. Furthermore HolidayCars offers all inclusive insurance without any hidden fees. Last but not least you can compare all suppliers, cars and insurances to create a deal that suits your needs.

Tips and experiences for Edinburgh airport

Our customers rated Edinburgh airport with an average of 9.1 based on 64 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

16-06-2019
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1. Bring a credit card, not to spend but for deposits and mishaps 2. Be flexible, things change fast when you travel 3. Be patient, a tight itinerary can cause stress, be patient and you'll get more out of life 4. Understand that staff members are there to help not be shouted at because you didn't read the small print 5. Embrace local culture 6. Ask locals for tips/recommendations, they know better than trip advisor
30-05-2019
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It is not a large airport, so is not difficult to get around in. They have the usual food, restrooms, money changers and such. The place was clean and easy to negotiate. Their arrival/departure boards are not frequent, so if you see one, check it since it may be a bit before you see another! There is also a small hike to get to the car rental area, but it's manageable. Busses arrive right in front, and if you're using the 100 bus to go into town, it is very easy, and takes you straight to Princes Street and Waverley Station. Great if you use the bus to go in and out of the airport since it is quite a distance west of town.
08-05-2019
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Car rental "hub" is quite a long walk from the terminal. Use a trolley if you have awkward bags!
17-04-2019
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Great airport cactually in Edinburgh and not miles away. Make sure you do your research on the vehicle hire provider, if the deal is too good to be true then it probably isnt what it seems. For a piece of mind i would stick to the well known companies, although a tad more expensive, you know exactly what your getting. Take the tram and busses where possible. Plan ypur trip and leave plenty of time for unexpected occurrences. Arrive early and in good time for your flights and check in, dont be that person running a marathon in the airport. Be safe, enjoy yourself and your trip.
11-04-2019
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Always use Holiday car's insurance...
08-04-2019
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Just be prepared to accept unexpected events.
20-03-2019
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Make sure you get a deal with full tank to full tank as in Goldcars case. Car rental with full tank to empty is not a good deal as who would return on empty!
28-02-2019
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Walk the royal mile from the castle down to Hollyrood, then up Arthurs Seat. Breathtaking!!
22-02-2019
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Have your liquids bag easily accessible for security. Avoid wearing boots as these need removed at security. Always have a second credit card if your main card is Amex. The nail bar at Edin airport is handy for a last minute manicure. Go to the top of Carlton hill for a great view across the city. Dusit is a great restaurant on Thistle Street
21-02-2019
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Use a reputable car hire company in future
16-02-2019
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Don't listen to the bus drivers review. It wasn't a good one. Edinburgh airport is easily gotten around and the staff very friendly and helpful. Easy access to the shuttle buses also.
20-01-2019
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Book car through Holidaycars.com rather than go to each company directly. Better choice, better price.
30-11-2018
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Be organised, have a few places you want to visit on your trip! Hire a car as you can venture around the area.
01-11-2018
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Make sure you check the hire car for damage and photograph it before you accept the rental. Always carry a phone charge lead in the car. Have a good road map. Don't try to do too much. Relax and enjoy the scenery. Try all the local delicacies and produce. Get off the main roads and take the scenic option.
01-11-2018
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bus came quickly
25-10-2018
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Good airport rubbish car hire company in Green Motion. Friendly bus driver to/from the airport. Great staff at Enterprise car company.
16-10-2018
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- Eat the haggis - Climb Arthur's seat - Visit graveyards - Walk through Dean's village - Talk to the locals - they are SUPERB! - Learn to say Failte like a Scot! - Be happy you are so lucky to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth
11-10-2018
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Don’t use Green Motion car rental.
11-10-2018
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Edinburgh airport was a very easy and friendly place. The facilities were very clean and the staff were always willing to assist customers. One of the easiest airports I have flown in and out of. Great restaurants with a very reasonable cost for food and beer. The buses, train, and onsite car rental agencies are very close to the exit and well marked. If you are going into Edinburgh I recommend the train or bus, depending on location.
01-10-2018
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More benches needs for layovers
01-10-2018
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Easy to check in and get to gate!
30-09-2018
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This is a good small airport. Customs clearance was done in about 20minutes. There are free newspapers to take and read on the plane. The airport is very clean. The signage is clear and people were on hand to answer questions if needed. The car rental and access to the trams are right there
25-09-2018
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Nice airport but needs to improve signage and car park access
20-09-2018
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Scotland is an amazing country, but even more so are its people. Everyone was polite, helpful and upbeat. We often complain about our weather, but the Scots just deal with it. The Scottish campers in the beautiful highlands didn't complain about the rain, they just enjoyed their free time - maybe with a wee bit of Whiskey and smokes. If you expect the rain, you can celebrate the sun when it comes out. It's all a matter of perspective. The variety of fresh food in the markets was impressive. The salmon out of this world!!
16-09-2018
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Edinburgh airport is under some renovation right now, so queues are a little longer than usual. Passport control is a bit of a nightmare. Staff at the airport are friendly. Car pick up and return are about 5 minutes walk from the collections desks. Fluid experience. There is a petrol station just before the airport if you are coming from Edinburgh centre and need to return the car full.
09-09-2018
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Keep on walking until you find the rental stands. They are outside the terminal
07-02-2018
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The Fish & Chips shop in Anstruther is a must see. Charles and Camilla have had Fish and chips there and I can only recommend it. In the summer the queues are out the door and around the corner. in winter we were seated in no time and tucked into the traditional. Tea and bread and butter are included, really good value too. If you can fit it in there is also the amazing ice cream shop right next door. I dare you.
03-02-2018
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Water refill station on departures is useful. Drop off charges for passengers excessive.
16-01-2018
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Be prepared. Read reviews. Be flexible. Be carefull and thorough. Ask for help when needed. Follow all laws.
03-01-2018
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Arnold Clarke is not located in the car rental center at the airport. You need to go to the shuttle bus/ pickup area and wait for the Arnold Clarke bus to pick you up. When we arrived there was a sign to call for collection, but the bus came in a matter of minutes and was a short drive away.
22-12-2017
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Always check your paperwork before arriving at the airport .
18-12-2017
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Buy your whiskey at the airport.
27-07-2017
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Parking is at a premium in Edinburgh, always check that the hotel has good parking available nearby.
23-07-2017
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Be early. Wear something comfortable. Be prepared to go through security (no liquids, laptops out). Be aware of weight and size limits of the airline for checked luggage as well as carry on luggage. Always be prepared for delays, make Sure you have a buffer window for what ever is happening after you land. For example, plenty of time to get your rental car or for the people picking you up. Make sure if your renting a car it's big enough for all your needs (I.e. luggage, not just peoole)
19-07-2017
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Bit of a walk to the terminal from the rental car drop-off, but nice little int'l airport.
11-04-2017
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Know that there are multiple bus lines in the area so plan your routes accordingly.
03-04-2017
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Make sure you have plenty of time to pick up reservations.
23-03-2017
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Car was fastastic to have in Scotland and mostly in the highlands as I was able to see everything I wanted and would not been able to see it if I did not have an car
16-02-2017
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Edinburgh is an amazing city. I would highly recommend it as a weekend city break
13-02-2017
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Edinburgh is one of the greatest historic tourist destinations on Earth. Get a good guide book and make the most of it. But bring a raincoat and a sweater as the weather's often pretty rubbish. You came for the guaranteed sunshine? Doh!
05-02-2017
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Edinburgh at Xmas time has to be one of the best City's in the world to visit. The Xmas markets and fare in Princess gardens is amazing, foods amazing, rides amazing so good for family's, and there's even a few beer stops as well..
31-01-2017
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Apart from the very centre of town, I found the streets dirty and traffic oppressive. Driving around was dreadful 20mph limits, cameras everywhere. Not a nice experience. People very abrupt.
31-01-2017
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the castle is great to visit and the shopping is good
13-01-2017
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Fantastic city ! Royal mile and princes street gardens are a must !
11-01-2017
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The castle is a must see and the street party is excellent!
11-01-2017
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Visit the castle. Walk a lot to see the details and talk to the locals. Book accommodation well ahead to get bargains.
05-01-2017
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Drink Whiskey :)
01-01-2017
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Visit the royal mile, castle
22-12-2016
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Edinburgh castle, Royal Mile
07-12-2016
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give yourself plenty of time, do some research and take advantage of the excellent public transport. Do a ghost tour, see the castle try and go when the xmas markets are on
27-08-2016
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Tram to Edinburg Centre is on the airport !! Walk throug the car rental lounche Sixt has parking- and return places in Dublin CENTRE (Waiverly station parking) are they free to use bij Sixt rentals from the airport ?
17-07-2016
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Edinburgh has so many attractions to mention, one of the best cities in the world....... Enjoy it as there's nothing else like it.......
03-07-2016
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Pro book and make sure you have insurance paid.
28-06-2016
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Great destination - sights, shops and restuarants
27-06-2016
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The dome is a must and the new trams are a greatn way to get around
17-06-2016
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Amazing city and thats why I live here
10-06-2016
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Amazing city! its a shame that i couldn't rent the car with this "company" because the didn't allow me for arrive late 45 minutes...
08-06-2016
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Good place to visit
08-05-2016
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look at the new town
03-05-2016
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Drive around Holyrood, it's a great drive.
01-04-2016
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1 day in edinburg, 1 day in aberdeen, 1 day in loch ness. That way you would see an amazing scenery and experience the various city nighlife.
30-12-2015
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Great historic city. Waterfront area in Leith is great - Ocean Terminal, Waterfront cafes and restaurants.
12-11-2015
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Very nice city, good food, nice people.
08-09-2015
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All the pubs and restaurants are great. Great atmosphere. All ghost tours are funny scary and entertaining.