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Cheap Car Hire in Edinburgh from ฿608

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 Mar — 8 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Noon

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 23 February 2024.

January

฿1,112

February

฿1,148

March

฿1,506

April

฿2,547

May

฿2,762

June

฿2,439

July

฿2,726

August

฿2,475

September

฿1,829

October

฿1,471

November

฿1,183

December

฿1,650

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Edinburgh is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. 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 rent in Edinburgh and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 23 February 2024.

In Edinburgh, there are 98 active hire locations from 34 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Edinburgh in the past week - currently priced from ฿635/day. View deals for 3 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

฿635+

Compact

Compact

฿678+

Intermediate

Intermediate

฿1,227+

Mini

Mini

฿593+

Premium

Premium

฿1,568+

Passenger van

Passenger van

฿1,779+

Luxury

Luxury

฿1,736+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

฿694+

Compare available car types for rental in Edinburgh

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 23 February 2024.

Small cars

฿1,578 - ฿4,379

All Car Types

฿1,933 - ฿5,378

To hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of ฿2,875/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~฿1,578/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~฿4,379/day). In fact, January is about 46% 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 22% 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 ฿2,407/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~฿2,091/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~฿5,914/day). In fact, March is about 14% 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 35% 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 ฿3,891/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~฿1,676/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~฿7,102/day). In fact, November is about 57% 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 6% 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 SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of ฿3,052/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~฿1,631/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~฿5,725/day). In fact, May is about 47% 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 saves you 17% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of ฿3,526/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~฿1,871/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~฿16,562/day). In fact, November is about 47% 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 saves you 4% 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.

Honda City฿1,313/day
2
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A/C
Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿1,390/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in Edinburgh

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Edinburgh known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Edinburgh. Reviews were last updated on 23 February 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Edinburgh, such as Hertz, Arnold Clark and National. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Hertz

5.6
Fair
40 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
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5
Very Good
23 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.9

Value

7.6

Alamo

8.3
Very Good
7 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.6

Budget

7.5
Good
21 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.2

Sixt

7.3
Good
22 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.6

Best Edinburgh car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Edinburgh. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Edinburgh with an average daily rate of ฿1,845. Data was last updated on 23 February 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Edinburgh. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Honda City฿1,313/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Toyota Yaris฿1,390/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Honda City฿1,437/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Edinburgh, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 23 February 2024.

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 (฿1,235/day), DRIVALIA (฿2,076/day), and keddy by Europcar (฿2,437/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 (9.1 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 ฿63.87/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between ฿2,874 and ฿4,151 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Edinburgh for a week from Enterprise Rent-A-Car?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of the top picks in Edinburgh. They can have you in a hire car for about ฿18,909 per week on average.

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

Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 49% in Edinburgh - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Edinburgh?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Edinburgh for a month is certainly possible.

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

Car hire prices in Edinburgh are typically ฿0 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Mini to save money on your trip to ฿0. Our users have found prices for Mini car hire in March to be on average ฿4,352 per day.

Small car rentals in Edinburgh

Find small car rental deals in Edinburgh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in Edinburgh cost an average of ฿1,863 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 February 2024.
Nissan March฿608/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Nissan March฿670/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Toyota Yaris฿869/day
2
M
Toyota Yaris

Van rentals in Edinburgh

Find van rental deals in Edinburgh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in Edinburgh cost an average of ฿2,737 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 February 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on van rentals in Edinburgh. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly adding new deals so check back soon if you're not finding the one right for you.
Toyota HiAce฿1,494/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿1,871/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿1,907/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car rentals by fuel type in Edinburgh

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Edinburgh. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Edinburgh. Deals were last updated on 23 February 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Edinburgh. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (฿19+).

Electric

Electric

฿19+

Hybrid

Hybrid

฿47+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

฿29+

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