Car Hire Edinburgh Airport

Car hire at Edinburgh couldn't be easier; with a dedicated Car Rental Centre just outside the terminal, picking up your car from one of the providers should be a breeze! Simply follow the covered walkway from International and Domestic arrivals and start your onward journey.

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Travel when you want to

Why hire a car?

Quite simply, the flexibility it offers you! No need to wait around and rely on public transport or pay over the odds for a week of taxis; simply jump in your rental car and off you go.

You'll have the freedom to explore your surroundings at will, knowing that you're driving a trusty vehicle from one of the top car hire providers in the business.

*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.

Car Hire Insurance

Find out more about Insurance for your hire car
Providing policies for drivers between the ages of 21-85 years old, Insurance4carhire covers flexible and affordable vehicle insurance with the option of up to 7 additional drivers named on a single policy. Purchase now with the option to begin the cover up to 364 days later!

Compare Car Hire

Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?

Using the form on the left, fill in the details of your trip, and RentalCars will help you find a good deal. You'll be sure to find a car and a price to suit your needs!

Map of Edinburgh Car Hire Locations

You'll find the car rental desks in the Car Rental Centre, located a short walk from international arrivals via a covered walkway.

Important information you need before you rent a car:

You'll need your drivers licence, ID and a credit card when you purchase car hire at Edinburgh Airport Airport Surcharge will usually be part of the cost  when you hire a car If you're under 25, you'll be charged a Young Drivers Surcharge when purchasing car hire at Edinburgh Airport

And of course, a few handy tips!

  • Book early: The more in advance you book, the better deal you'll get! Use the Car Hire Centre widget above to run your quote now.
  • Check, Check, Check!: Once you receive your vehicle, check it for any damage. Be sure to take pictures and ensure the rental staff note down the pre-existing damage (if it isn't already) to avoid being charged for it when you return the car.
  • Know your vehicle: Be sure to familiarise yourself with the car before you leave the lot, especially if you'll be driving on the opposite side of the car than you're used to!
  • Opt for a Sat-Nav: Especially if you don't know the area and don't want to use all the data on your phone

Compare Edinburgh Airport Car Hire Providers

Europcar Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Bookings available outside these times for an additional cost
Minimum Age:
22; Drivers aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS which starts around £32.50 per day. Some car classes will have higher minimum age requirements
Additional Driver:
Depending on the vehicle type, you can add an additional driver for a fee.
Disabled Drivers:
They provide VW Caddy Maxis and VW Crafters which have been equipped for the needs of those with disabilities. Please contact the team on 0371 384 3406 to arrange

Sixt Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Use the handy app to book, track and add extras to your rental and enjoy 24hr return slots to suit your trip.
Minimum Age:
21. There is a student discount available! But there is a young person surcharge for those under the ages of 21-25.
Additional Driver:
Additional drivers can be added for a small fee.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle but please remember to give them at least 3 days notice.

Hertz Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Minimum Age:
23. Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge of £37.70 per day.
Additional Driver:
You can add an additional driver for £13 a day.
Disabled Drivers:
Hertz can provide left or right-handed controls on request as well as left accelerators and wheelchair accessible vehicles. Please call the team to arrange, giving at least 48hrs notice. They also Offer Adapted Vehicle Hire which offers an optional collection and delivery service.

Avis Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Using their super easy to use website and app, book your car hire with the UKs leading Car Hire providers, Avis.
Minimum Age:
23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge.
Additional Driver:
If you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, you can add an additional driver for free, but otherwise there will be a fee.
Disabled Drivers:
Avis can provide you with an adapted car, given they have 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0344 544 6004 to book

Budget Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Whether you need a van, a nippy runaround or a prestige car, Budget Rent a Car will have something to suit your needs.
Minimum Age:
23; Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 is applicable to those under 25
Additional Driver:
Add an additional driver from £12.99 per day, depending on vehicle type.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand controls can be fitted to the car. Call the team on 0808 284 4444 to arrange.

Enterprise Edinburgh Airport

On Airport
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Minimum Age:
Drivers over 30 are able to drive all the vehicles and for those over 25, they can rent cars, SUVs and Standard, small people carriers, and vans.
Additional Driver:
Add an additional driver for £18.33 per day, if it’s at an airport location, and £15.60 per day for any other location.
Disabled Drivers:
Hand controls can be fitted to the car, free of charge. You can also nominate a surrogate driver if you cannot drive and take advantage of the Specially Adapted Vehicle hire. Simply call 0800 633 5665. to discuss your requirements.
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