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Cheap Car Rentals in Edinburgh from $30

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Edinburgh with a pick-up date of 27/6 and drop-off date of 4/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Edinburgh car rentals 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 22 June 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

$3.04

Average price per day

$68

Cheapest price per day

$30

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 22 June 2024.

January

$50

February

$47

March

$71

April

$83

May

$98

June

$88

July

$101

August

$99

September

$76

October

$63

November

$52

December

$75

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 22 June 2024.

There are currently 102 hire locations operating in Edinburgh spread across 34 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Edinburgh is small car at $28 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Passenger van

Passenger van

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for rental 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 22 June 2024.

Small cars

$45 - $114

All Car Types

$51 - $143

To hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $80/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$114/day). In fact, February is about 45% 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 24% 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 $103/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$34/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$179/day). In fact, November is about 68% 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 2% 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 (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$234/day). In fact, March is about 51% 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 33% 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 $113/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$34/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$178/day). In fact, November is about 71% 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 8% 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 $160/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$286/day). In fact, January is about 52% 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 34% 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 $207/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~$30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$381/day). In fact, March is about 86% 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 50% 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.

Suzuki Swift$30/day
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Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i30$32/day
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Hyundai i30

Top rental 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 22 June 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Edinburgh, including Hertz, Arnold Clark and DRIVALIA in Edinburgh. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Edinburgh, including Hertz, Arnold Clark and DRIVALIA .

Hertz

5.6
Fair
42 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.8

Overall

5.5

Pick-up/drop-off

5.6

Value

5.3

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

DRIVALIA

3 locations

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Avis

8.9
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.4

Comfort

9.0

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

8.7

Alamo

8.4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0
Very Good
26 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.2

Budget

7.9
Good
24 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

7.5

Best Edinburgh car rental 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 $62. Data was last updated on 22 June 2024.
Check out some of the very best car rental deals we've found in Edinburgh. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Suzuki Swift$30/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Mitsubishi ASX$30/day
4
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A/C
Mitsubishi ASX
Toyota Corolla$32/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Corolla

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Edinburgh, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 June 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Edinburgh?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $68/day when booking a car hire in Edinburgh. The absolute best deal a user found was for $36/day from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, booked on Jun. 16.

  • 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 ($27/day), Hertz ($55/day), and Alamo ($57/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 $3.04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $137 and $198 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 ?

    GREEN MOTION offers hire cars in Edinburgh for about $412 per week on average.

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

    Booking early can save you upwards of 39% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Edinburgh.

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

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

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Edinburgh can be found for about $1,767, with the average price for a rental being around $59 a day. Book with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 50% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Edinburgh.

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

    $0 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Edinburgh. To save money, consider booking a Mini car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in July, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $44 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Edinburgh?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Edinburgh is Luxury (Volvo XC90) based on our Cheapflights data.

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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 22 June 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 ($27+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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