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Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

Hiring a car from Edinburgh Airport, both self drive and chauffeur driven, could not be easier from Edinburgh Airport. This is because Edinburgh Airport has recently opened a whole new Car Rental Centre where you can find all of the 8 car hire providers who are located at Edinburgh Airport.

To collect your vehicle, leave the Check in hall domestic doors and follow the signs for car hire through the covered walk way. The new Car Rental Centre keeps all of the providers in one place and is conveniently situated near the terminal. To return your vehicle follow signs for the Car Rental Return.

Hiring a car is a great way of getting to or from the airport as it is hassle free, more reliable and often cheaper than public transport.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
europcar edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 871 384 3406 www.europcar.co.ukedinburgh airport car hire
sixt edinburgh logo +44 (0) 8444 993 399 www.sixt.co.uk Exclusive 20%
discount
alamo edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8713 841 086 www.alamo.co.ukedinburgh airport car hire
national car hire edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8713 841 140 www.nationalcar.co.ukedinburgh airport car hire
avis edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8445 810 147 www.avis.co.ukFrom £14 A Day
hertz edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8433 093 001 www.hertz.co.uk
budget edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 605 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
enterprise edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 1313 484 000 www.enterprise.comedinburgh airport car hire



Book online

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All of the car hire providers offer great deals exclusively to their customers who book online. Therefore you may find you save money if you book your car hire online. Online comparison sites are useful for booking car rentals as they can compare all of the providers’ prices in one go.

If you are looking for cheap car hire at Edinburgh Airport you should visit the Car Hire Centre to compare all of the providers in one go and find the option that better fits your needs. Visit them online or call them for a quote on +44 (0)844 816 0099*.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

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Auto Europe

Auto Europe are a safe and trusted company who will do their best to find you the cheapest car rental deal. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, they will get you the best car for the best price.



Map of Edinburgh Car Hire Locations

Information for Under 25's

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Minimum age to hire a car

The providers at Edinburgh Airport enforce the following minimum age requirements:

Drivers must have held a license for at least a year to hire a car with most providers.

Young Driver’s Surcharge

Car hire providers charge under 25s an additional fee for hiring with them which they refer to as a young driver’s surcharge. This charge differs per provider and per rental country. The charge is a daily charge added to each rental day.

Student Discounts

Hertz offer their student customers 15% off car hire if they hold a valid NUS card. You will need to present your NUS card on collection of the vehicle.

Insurance

When you book your car hire you should also purchase car hire excess insurance. Most car hire providers will charge you what they call an excess if the car is damaged or stolen which is a set fee which should be in your contract with them. This charge can cost anything up to £2,000. Car hire excess insurance covers you for excess to prevent you paying excessive excess amounts to your rental provider. Car hire providers will often offer you car hire excess insurance but it can be expensive and also will not cover items such as the roof, tyres, windscreen and undercarriage of the vehicle. Insurance4carhire specialise in car hire excess insurance and their polices do cover all of these items. They are also usually cheaper than car hire provider’s own car hire excess insurance. For more information visit Insurance4carhire.

Additional fees tips and advice

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Car Hire providers offer a variety of additional fees and charges you should be aware of. Some are mandatory but some are avoidable so read these tips to help you save money during your rental:

Airport Surcharge

Car rental from an airport is often slightly more expensive than hiring a car from a local branch. This is because car hire providers pass the cost of their shuttle buses and rental of their location at the airport onto their customers in the form of an airport surcharge. Sometimes the charge may not feature on your booking and you will be asked to pay the charge when you arrive at the airport to collect your vehicle.

Fuel Charge

Most car hire providers request you return the vehicle with a tank full of fuel. If you fail to do this you will be charged an additional fee. This fee is referred to as a fuel charge and usually costs more than if you were to fill the vehicle with fuel yourself. Therefore try and remember to return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as when you received it.

One way rental fee

If you are looking for a vehicle to or from the airport you may consider booking a one way rental. You are usually charged a large fee for a one way hire. However, National, Alamo and Europcar provide Airport Connect, which is a one way hire to, from or between airports, from only £49.

Late fee

Most companies offer a 59 minute grace period, this means you will not be charged if you are less than 59 minutes late returning the vehicle. If you are any later than this you will be charged an extra day’s hire. The only way of avoiding this fee is by leaving plenty of time to return your vehicle and plan for any traffic incidences.

Additional Extras

Book additional extras when you book your hire. Providers cannot guarantee child seats and satellite navigation unless you have booked and paid for them in advance.

For more car hire tips and information on additional car hire fees visit the Car Hire Centre.

Documents Needed

When you collect your hire vehicle you will need to present a valid Driver’s License, a valid credit card, a second form of identification such as a passport and your booking reference. Failure to produce any of these documents could result in cancellation of your booking.


Edinburgh Airport Car Hire Providers

There are 8 car hire providers at Edinburgh Airport located in the Car Rental Centre. They all have various vehicles and offers available. Here you can find more information on each provider to help you choose who you would like to book with.

Provider Extras

These extras and facilities are available from the providers at Edinburgh Airport:



Child Seats
Satellite Navigation
Hire via Phone App.
Disabled Driver Hand Controls
Entertainment Systems


europcar edinburgh

Europcar offer their customers fantastic deals all year round including Airport Connect from only £49.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet

Opening Hours

Europcar is open everyday from 7am until midnight.

Free delivery and collection

You can book delivery and collection from Europcar for free ( Terms and conditions apply) by calling 0871 384 1142.

Young Drivers

Minimum age of hire: 21

Vehicle type young drivers can hire: Small vehicle groups

Young Driver’s Surcharge: From £13 per day for drivers under 25

Cost of additional driver

You can add more drivers to your booking from £5.50 (plus VAT) per driver.

*Airport Connect

Airport Connect means you can book one way hire to, from or between airports from only £49.

Services for disabled drivers

If you need additional extras such as Lynx hand controls, Europcar will add them for free. Just email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com or call 0870 384 1087 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

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national car hire edinburgh

National Car provide great daily and package deals to their customers throughout the year. If you find you hire vehicles frequently throughout the year it may be worth joining National Car’s HireRewards loyalty scheme for the best deals and discounts.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

National Car is open during the following hours:

Mon-Sun: 07:00-23:00

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age for Mini and Economy: 21

Minimum age for Compact and intermediate: 23

Minimum age for Standard and Fullsize: 25

Young Driver’s Surcharge: Varies per age and vehicle group.

Cost of additional driver

You can share the driving by adding drivers to your rental from £6.50 per additional driver.

HireRewards

If you hire a car frequently throughout the year you should consider joining National Car’s HireRewards scheme. Joining offer a range of benefits including free membership, free home delivery, free additional driver and more. You can read the T & C’s on their website.

Airport Connect

If you are looking for one way hire to, from or between airport, Airport Connect tarts from only £49.

Drivers with disabilities

Drivers with disabilities should email mobility@nationalcar.com at least 48 hours before the rental starts to request hand controls or additional extras.

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alamo edinburgh

Alamo offer great deals on car hire such as Airport Connect from only £49. Airport Connect is any one way hire to, from or between airports.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Alamo at Edinburgh Airport is open from 7am until 11pm in the Car Rental Centre.

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age: 21

Vehicle groups young drivers are permitted to hire:

  • Mini and Economy for drivers over 21
  • Compact and Intermediate for drivers over 23
  • Standard and Fullsize for drivers over 24

Young Driver’s Surcharge: The price varies depending on the vehicle group and age of the driver.

Cost of additional driver

From £6.50 per day you can share the driving with a friend.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is one way hire to, from or between airports and costs from only £49 per day.

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20% off at Edinburgh*

sixt edinburgh

With Sixt you can hire any one of their superb cars from Edinburgh Airport and get up to 20% off.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening hours

The Sixt branch at Edinburgh Airport is open between 6am and 11pm 7 days a week. For out of hours rentals please call 0844 499 33 99. (212)

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 21 to hire with Sixt. All drivers under 25 may be charged a young driver's surcharge fee of about £11.23 per rental day. If you are student over the age of 19 look out for Sixt exclusive student offers. All you need is a valid NUS card.

Cost of additional driver

Cost of additional driver: £5.10 per day

Mobile Reservation

Download the Sixt app. to your phone now and you can book car hire anywhere, any time of day.

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hertz edinburgh

The journey starts here when you book your phenomenal car hire with Hertz. Hertz offer their customers a range of products including Hertz online check in and discounts such as 25% book in advance. You can even earn Nectar points if you book with Hertz.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The opening hours for Hertz are as follows:

  • Mon-Fri: 6.30am -11pm
  • Sat: 7am - 10pm
  • Sun: 7am - 11pm

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age of hire: 19

Students: Students can get student discounts on car hire if they hold a valid NUS card.

Young Drivers Surcharge: This is added to bookings when the driver is aged between 19-24.

Cost of additional driver

Drivers can be added from £9 per day. This fee may change depending on the age and vehicle group.

Services for physically challenged drivers

Hertz will fit additional features to bookings where needed but need 24 hours notice. To book features please call 0870 840 0084.

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avis edinburgh

Avis strive to bring you the best possible service at Edinburgh Airport so you can make the most of your car hire experience. To making hiring a car easy for you Avis now offer a phone app so you can book hire on the go.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Avis at Edinburgh Airport is open 7 days a week from 7am until 11.30pm. You can return your rental vehicle at any time.

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age of hire: 23

Vehicle type young drivers can hire: Small, Medium, Large and Select groups.

Young Driver’s Surcharge: From £11 +VAT per day for drivers under 25. The maximum charge is £110 +VAT per rental.

Cost of additional driver

From £9 per day you can add drivers to your booking.

Disabled Driver Options

Avis will add specialist hand controls and other features to your booking if needed. To book please call 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

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budget edinburgh

Budget pride themselves on their motto “Simply better value car rental”. You will find they have great value car hire for top quality cars.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Budget at Edinburgh airport are open from 7am until 11.30pm 7 days a week.

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age of hire: 23

Vehicle type young drivers can hire: A, B ,C and D.

Young Driver’s Surcharge: £13.20 per day for a maximum of 10 days, applies to drivers aged 23-25.

Cost of additional driver

From £9 per rental day you can add drivers to your booking.

Disabled Driver Options

Lynx hand controls can be added to your rental on request, please call 0844 544 3407 for details.

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enterprise edinburgh

Enterprise provide superb deals on long term and short term car hire. For the best deals you should book with Enterprise in advance.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The opening hours for Enterprise at Glasgow Airport are as follows:

  • Mon - Fri: 6.30am until 11pm
  • Sat - Sun: 7am until 10.30pm

Disabled driver information

Disabled drivers can request special hand controls from Enterprise. As long as they have 48 hours notice they will fit these controls onto this vehicle. For more information and to request these extras please call 01279-682955.

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age of hire: 23

Young Driver’s Surcharge: £15-£30 depending on the age and vehicle group.

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