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Cheap Car Hire in Scotland from $20

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Tue 5/3
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Scotland car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Scotland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

$80

Cheapest price per day

$20

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Scotland?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Scotland, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 112 pickup locations in Scotland to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Price

$38 - $88

Out of all the popular cities in Scotland, Glasgow is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $38/day. Renting a car in Glasgow is 57% cheaper than renting one in Inverness where the per day rate is around $88. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Scotland to get a rental car in are: Aberdeen ($46/day), Edinburgh ($61/day), and Inverness ($88/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Edinburgh should expect to spend around $61/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Scotland is Edinburgh.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Scotland?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Scotland 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 20 February 2024.

January

$50

February

$52

March

$68

April

$115

May

$125

June

$110

July

$123

August

$112

September

$83

October

$66

November

$53

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Scotland 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 Scotland

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Scotland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

At $20/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Scotland in the past week. Out of 61 car hire agencies operating in Scotland, there are, in total, 3,540 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Scotland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Scotland to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Small cars

$45 - $134

All Car Types

$54 - $209

To hire a small car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of $85/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Scotland (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$134/day). In fact, February is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a small car saves you 39% 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 Scotland small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of $108/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Scotland (~$46/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$186/day). In fact, February is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a medium car saves you 23% 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 Scotland medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of $165/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Scotland (~$114/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$320/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a large car is 16% 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 Scotland large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Scotland, you would pay an average price of $125/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Scotland (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$222/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a SUV saves you 10% 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 Scotland SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Scotland, you would pay an average price of $169/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Scotland (~$106/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$380/day). In fact, January is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a van is 18% 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 Scotland, you would pay an average price of $197/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Scotland (~$149/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$654/day). In fact, July is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a luxury car is 30% 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.

Toyota Yaris$20/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Auris$21/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Auris

Top rental agencies in Scotland

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Scotland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Scotland. Reviews were last updated on 20 February 2024.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Scotland, including pickup locations serving Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Easirent

6.0
Okay
128 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very Good
38 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.3

Budget

7.7
Good
41 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.6

Sixt

7.4
Good
41 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

6.8

Hertz

6.9
Okay
72 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Europcar

6.5
Okay
39 reviews27 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.1

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Arnold Clark

9.5
Wonderful
7 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

9.5

Best Scotland car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Scotland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Scotland with an average daily rate of $67. Data was last updated on 20 February 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car rentals in Scotland, including locations near Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Toyota Yaris$20/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Auris$21/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Auris
Toyota Yaris$28/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Scotland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 February 2024.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Scotland?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $88/day when booking a car hire in Scotland. The absolute best deal a user found was for $33/day from DRIVALIA , booked on Feb. 18.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Scotland?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Scotland from the following companies over the past two weeks: DRIVALIA ($19/day), Budget ($32/day), and Alamo ($38/day).

Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Scotland?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and Arnold Clark (9.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Scotland.

What are petrol prices like in Scotland?

The average price of petrol in Scotland is $2.89/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $130 and $187 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Scotland for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

GREEN MOTION offers hire cars in Scotland for about $397 per week on average.

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

Generally, for a better deal in Scotland it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 49%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Scotland?

Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Scotland however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

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

Our recent data shows that DRIVALIA can potentially be 75% below the average car hire price in Scotland. Check prices and availability for DRIVALIA and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Scotland is on average $1,702 a month or $57 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Scotland car hire.

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