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Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
May 30 — Jun 6
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Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
Mon 5/30
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Mon 6/6
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Cheap car rentals in Edinburgh

Economy$53/day
Compact$37/day
Intermediate$48/day
Standard$62/day
Mini$42/day
Premium$101/day
Intermediate SUV$48/day
Compact station wagon$57/day
Intermediate station wagon$72/day
Compact SUV$90/day
Standard station wagon$118/day
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Edinburgh car rental reviews and directory

From $111/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (44 reviews)
6 locations in Edinburgh
Enterprise
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 9.2
  • 8.8
  • 8.6
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2020
Pickup and drop off at the airport was very easy.nothing
4.4 OkayJan 2 2019
Feel completely ripped offCar was very good, clean and comfortable. No issue with the car.When I returned the car, the assistant manager went straight to one tyre and pointed out a couple of dents in the tyre wall that he claims I must have caused as the tyres were in perfect condition before the rental. When I told him that the pre-rental check of the car only included the bodywork and that the guy mentioned that damage to the wheels was normal and didn't count, he said he'd check with the guy that I picked the car up from. The guy was in the back office and didn't come out but the assistant manager assured me that I was invited to inspect the tyres beforehand. The was simply not true. I was charged £300 to replace the tyre. Outrageous.
10.0 ExcellentJul 27 2018
Great service and amazing car!Upgraded into a Jaguar!
10.0 ExcellentMay 28 2018
A little off the beaten path but worth itThe price of the car was more affordable the staff were great and helpful but we did hv to tram then walk to pick up when we dropped off we grabbed a taxie
10.0 ExcellentMay 7 2018
Collision damage waver insuranceThe car hire and Collision Damage Waver insurance were sold as a package and yet it was clear that Enterprise were very uncomfortable with this. They made me sign a complex disclaimer before I could take the car. Additionally, the telephone number on the certificate of insurance was in the USA and I felt that it would be difficult to organise a claim if it were needed.
4.8 OkayAug 5 2017
Wrong carOrdered E-Class Ort similar and they offenes a BMW 3Series. A good car but not for four People with a lot of luggage. It took over 2 hours to get a 5Series BMW. Very poor service. The car was ok, dropoff without probems.
3.6 MediocreAug 5 2017
Dream trip, nightmare serviceSecond try car did the job.Not given the car booked. Substitute couldn't fit bags and wives. Sent many miles out of our way to exchange car. No bill or invoice still, three days after return. No response to inquiries. Broken promises.
10.0 ExcellentJun 3 2017
People were nice, not pushyAll the enterprise employees I dealt with were very helpful and nice. They of course want to sell you extras but they backed right off when you declined. They must be quite well trained. Helpfulness and patience is what I experienced. Thank you.
8.0 ExcellentMar 11 2017
Edinburgh Road TripNice Car, drove well.They put the hard sell on you to buy there insurance, even when you already have your own and show them as much.
10.0 ExcellentDec 30 2016
A+ TEAMGreat team and service. If you're like me and have concerns about hidden greaseball fees with rental cars, stop worrying. We even got upgraded
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From $135/dayRated #2
Budget
8 Excellent (33 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Budget
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayJun 5 2019
I felt pressured to upgrade to a car model that I did not need for my trip. When I arrived I was told that the car I had reserved many weeks in advance would not be ready for quite some time, but I could upgrade for minimal cost. In the end the minimal cost turned out to be much more.
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2019
Staff was helpful, courteous and efficient. Both at pick-up and drop-off, the associates went the extra mile to ensure everything was what we wanted.
8.4 ExcellentOct 20 2018
Easy check in, friendly staffThe check in was easy, no waiting. Was able to upgrade with GPS, which was the best decision.Signs to get to the check in and check out were not posted well. We spent too much time trying to find the correct place. The car had too electronics that took control of the car at times, causing unnecessary stress.
10.0 ExcellentJul 19 2018
The attendant at the Edinburgh airport was friendly and helpfulGetting use to driving on the left side of the road
5.2 OkayJun 10 2018
Difficulties with reservationMaking a reservation was easy, prices quoted looked great.I couldn't change the name on my reservation, and had to cancel the original and make a new reservation in order to accomplish this. My confirmation email was never sent to me, and the actual price at the counter appeared to be more than my reservation price. I also tried to reserve a midsize SUV, but ended up getting a Volkswagen golf (which is supposedly a size larger than what I reserved.
6.8 GoodMay 30 2018
Long wait times to retrieve carClean car and nice customer service once we were finally helped.They need better signage informing customers that Avis and budget are one and the same. Stood in line for Budget for an hour waiting on the one and only attendant to check us in to our vehicle. Also still not sure if they will charge me for gas since they gave the car to me almost empty and stated on the agreement it was full. Nobody goes to the car with you to confirm, I did take a picture but I still feel like it’s my word against there’s. I’ll update this if I was overcharged from the original estimate due to them charging for gas they didn’t give in the first place.
8.4 ExcellentJan 3 2018
Great carQuick check in and drop off. Fuel efficient.Remind people from the US that due to narrow streets the mirrors need to be pushed in when parking.
4.0 OkaySep 21 2017
Gave damaged car & overchargedVery little because they are very frustrating to deal with.Damaged car needed to be exchanged, cutting into vacation time. They then tacked on damage charges that wee already documented on pickup. Budget has since refused to send an itemized bill explaining their crazy charges. Very frustrating!
9.6 ExcellentSep 9 2017
Great staff.Finding gas stations near the drop off point.
10.0 ExcellentJul 12 2017
ExcellentPrice, service, carHad to wait when I arrived about 15 mins
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From $110/dayRated #3
Hertz
6.8 Good (73 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Hertz
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 19 2022
The man I was dealing with in the office at pick up could not have been nicer
2.0 MediocreOct 22 2021
A car was available for me to drive. That was good. The bad: 1) Original quote was for £ 275 - the local Hertz desk charged me £ 691 and tried to charge me over £ 800!! 2) I requested an automatic transmission and got a stick 3) there was a huge scratch in the rear passenger door 4) There was no return sign at the Inverness airport for Hertz, all the other rental car agencies were represented but not Hertz. We had to drive around for 10 min trying to find it, and luckily saw the tiny Hertz sign upon leaving the airport. Kind of a disaster regarding the drop off.
10.0 ExcellentOct 18 2021
We enjoyed our Ford Kuga for our Scottish Highlands road trip. Although the car doesn't have the oomph as other cars, it certainly met our needs. The car had ample space for our luggage and provided a good ride.
1.9 HorribleAug 25 2021
Because of a late flight, my wife and daughter did not get to the Hertz office in time to pick up the rental. They had to arrange to pick it up the next day losing a day of the intended contract. For them to do this, they charged an extra $150.00!! Thank you Hertz, I will not be back.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2020
I cancelled two months ago.My cancellation might have been processed
8.8 ExcellentFeb 18 2020
The offering of insurance prior to getting the vehicle should have been better , since the insurance at the counter was outrageous. Also the drop off should have been described, since in that airport it is rather convoluted.
3.6 MediocreOct 28 2019
Car was size as describedWe were charged much more than was quoted. In addition there was some damage to the car which we noted at pick up but Agent told us it was all documented. They are now trying to charge us for the damage.... And they upped the rate by 50%. SCAM
3.2 MediocreAug 11 2019
Car was in good conditionHour wait in line, overwhelmed agents. Once we finally got to an agent, waited another half hour for car to be cleaned. When returning car to Aberdeen airport, gas station was closed and didnt accept American credit cards.
3.6 MediocreJul 18 2019
Gas mileageThe car had connectivity issues. I couldn’t connect my mobile phone to charge it or use its map. On my way, I stopped by two Hertz location hoping that they change my car but they didn’t. I am not satisfied with this rental at all.
9.6 ExcellentJun 27 2019
Friendly staff at both pickup and drop off.Long distance between drop off and departure terminal--and NO SHUTTLE.
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From $42/dayRated #4
Easirent
5.1 Okay (82 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Easirent
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 5.7
  • 5.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.4
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 17 2022
The car was banged up. And wasn’t particularly clean. For the money I would recommend going with a better known company. It was really hard to find the drop off point at Edinburgh with no information as how to get to there office
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
I picked up at a different location than my drop off. Both staffs were incredibly kind, and the services for both were fast! Easy process!
2.0 MediocreApr 18 2022
The car pickup and drop off is miles from the airport. They don’t tell you this, or mention a shuttle. Had to take expensive cab ride to fetch car. Otherwise, the people were nice and friendly.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2022
The price for 2 weeks is over the top.
8.0 ExcellentMar 28 2022
The agent was great and friendly but we were not aware of all the stipulations of renting a vehicle internationally. It was very confusing and way more costly than the price quoted. We spent $700 on a $380 quote. Not sure exactly sure why still.
4.0 OkayFeb 11 2022
When I finally get to the rental. I was surprised about the price. It was almost 3 times high compared to the website.
1.9 HorribleSep 19 2021
Very disappointed with hidden fees. They lied about some UK law that requires insurance when we already had it through the credit card company. The car was rented to us with 3 miles in the gas tank and unwashed. Very shady company to do business with.
5.6 OkayOct 10 2019
The car worked and was cheap.Drop off and pick up was incredibly slow, the shuttle runs like once an hour and the staff is in no hurry either. Literally took me 90 min to pick up and drop off, and there were no lines to wait in. If it weren't for the incredibly cheap rates, there's no way this place would be in business. The service was really lacking, the rental office looks like an old shed, and the staff is dishonest, trying to charge you for "damage" to the vehicle that clearly was there when you picked up the car. Definitely not worth the hassle to save a few bucks.
10.0 ExcellentMay 9 2019
Very helpful and friendly staff in both Edinburgh and GlasgowDid not fully understand the daily limit on mileage allowance, which resulted in a small surcharge at the end - did not impact on my overall positive experience
10.0 ExcellentMay 3 2019
Staff friendly and helpful. Everything was siple and convenientInformation about insurance policies on web-site
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From $107/dayRated #5
Arnold Clark
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
Arnold Clark
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From $125/dayRated #6
Avis
8.4 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Avis
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 9.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2022
Drop off with John at Avis was really great! Such courteous and friendly service. So nice to see such professionalism. Would be great to have instructions in the car for using Satnav maps. I used my iPhone but was a little confused with car screen presentation at times. Overall a fabulous experience and would definitely recommend Avis at this location.
6.8 GoodAug 26 2016
The car was great. Excellent gas mileage, handled well, and was absolutely impeccable when we picked it up. Service was kind and friendly.The return process has been a little frustrating. First, I was not told that I would need to keep the copy of the paperwork stating our agreement to give to the Avis rep on Orkney. Had I known that, I would have put it with the other confirmations and information that I was toting around instead of panicking. Second, I found the paperwork, gave the keys to the Avis rep, he said he would get it South from there, and I had nothing further to do. Unfortunately, I got an email from Avis telling me I was in breach of contract because the car hadn't been returned. This issue has not been resolved and is currently my only frustration with the rental.
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Rated #7
INTERRENT
8.2 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Edinburgh
INTERRENT
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
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From $21/dayRated #8
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
8 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Edinburgh
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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From $393/dayRated #9
Thrifty
8 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Thrifty
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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From $111/dayRated #10
Alamo
7.9 Good (13 reviews)
3 locations in Edinburgh
Alamo
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 19 2022
Everything went smooth and the people were very friendly and helpful. They made sure the car was perfect before I left and that I understood how to work the controls. Be sure to ask because some things in Europe aren’t intuitive such as reverse or opening the gas tank. Overall my experience with them and the was wonderful
2.0 MediocreMay 10 2022
My wife and I wanted to both be listed as drivers for the car - but even adding a spouse as a second driver would almost double the cost of the rental. Furthermore, there was no flexibility to add a second drive for part of the trip. Additionally, the car had an indication that it needed an oil change and did not go into reverse properly. We were able to swap cars without being hassled, but there was no apology or recognition whatsoever that it was a big hassle for us to have to do that or that there is a safety issue with reverse not working 90% of the time.
4.0 OkayMar 29 2022
Car was on empty when we picked it up. We dropped it off early on Sunday, but it was closed. We learned our lesson to not drop off when someone isn't there to check the car with you. Though we did only easy road driving with no incidents and noticed to issues with the car, they said the tire needed to be replaced and charged us without contacting us first.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2019
Friendly staff, thorough explanation of things and car inspection was thorough as well.
2.0 MediocreAug 4 2018
Completely unprofessionalNothing!!! If you want to spoil your holiday plans, please go ahead and book with this location and they will not disappoint you. We had booked 2 7-seater vans for a one day trip to the highlands continuing on to Glasgow the next day. At the time of pick-up, we were informed by the desk staff that they don’t have the cars and it was not possible to make any alternate arrangements.Such a callous attitude for a confirmed booking!!! We had provided our email addresses and telephone numbers during the booking and they didn’t have the courtesy to call and let us know so we could make alternate arrangements. They stated that they sent an email and we did not receive any email from them.. 2 different email addresses and both didn’t get any notification. They did mention that they were trying all weekend to get the cars but were unable to acquire them and when asked for alternate options they didn’t seem to care!!! Left us completely stranded!!! Completely unprofessional!!!
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From $131/dayRated #11
Europcar
7.4 Good (9 reviews)
7 locations in Edinburgh
Europcar
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
  • 6.8
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 17 2022
Basically they did not honor my rental reservation. They also insisted I buy insurance that the paper form even said was optional stating that u.s websites are in error and this is mandatory. All an upsell. I booked early got a great reservation and they refused to honor it. The final bill even included a 20 percent upcharge stating I was renting from a preferred location, Edinburgh airport. So much for trying to make me a repeat customer. The return man was pleasant, professional and reasonable. Good on him. The forced hustle at check in sucked and is designed to take extra money from customers when they’ve already committed and it’s too late to go somewhere else. Classic bait and switch.
2.0 MediocreJan 23 2022
Europcar, via Kayak, quoted me $240 for my 6 day small car rental when in the UK. Taxes and fees included. At check-in I was told that despite having my own insurance coverage for rental vehicles, that their insurances of $20 a day was mandatory. I made no other changes to the booking. They added various other fees, and charged me $470. Almost twice the amount I was quoted. I don't know if this is Kayak's fault or Europcar's, but my advise to you is to avoid them both until they deal with these dishonest business practices.
7.9 GoodSep 11 2021
Rate was good, but taxes and fees triple the cost, so be aware. Also, pick up agent extremely pleasant, but incorrect regarding additional insurance coverage. Verify with your insurance in advance. Still a good value for our needs and would rent again.
7.2 GoodJul 3 2017
Scotland AdventureShort distance to go pick up carMy booking voucher said holidayauto and the desk said Europcar. It was difficult to determine that was the place we needed to pick up the car. Voucher should say Europcar
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From $104/dayRated #12
Sixt
7 Good (22 reviews)
4 locations in Edinburgh
Sixt
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 8.1
  • 7.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2022
There were SO MANY HIDDEN FEES. Everything else was fantastic, the service, the car, it worked wonderful and drop off was easy, but the amount we paid on pick up was astronomical.
10.0 ExcellentApr 8 2022
Staff were helpful and efficient.
8.0 ExcellentDec 26 2021
Pick up and drop off was convenient. However, we were upsold the car given that we were going to highlands. However, the car given was the same size as the one we booked but for additional £165.
7.9 GoodOct 5 2021
Picking up the car was lengthy. One attendant only. Took 1 hour. Otherwise, the cars are well delivered and in very good condition
7.9 GoodSep 29 2021
Pick up and drop off was easy. Staff member was a bit pushy about taking sixt insurance cover despite me saying I had own cover.
5.9 OkaySep 25 2021
Upgraded to a BMW, just to find out that the car had big vibrations when going over 40 MPH, not sure if it was because of many dings to the aluminum wheels, but regardless disappointed.
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2021
Had never driven a hybrid before so was a bit confused when it would’nt start ! All good , great staff very friendly
3.6 MediocreJul 25 2018
Terrible customer serviceThey say they credited me after not having car I ordered available - have not verified that yet.They did not have my car “because my flight was delayed” got a much smalller car and they offered no refund until I complained on social media. Upon return tried to ding me for a problem with tire. The person on desk day I arrived was rude and tried to upsell me
7.6 GoodJul 20 2018
The first address if you search for this location in Bing is wrong!I had difficulty finding both the pickup location in St. Pancras, London and the dropoff location in Edinburgh. I had to walk around and ask in several buildings before I found the St. Pancras office. Then, when I used Bing to find the address of the Sixt office in Edinburgh, the first address than came up was incorrect. It was many miles from the correct location. The folks at another car rental office were good enough to direct me to the correct address.
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2018
Absolutely terribleReturning the vehicle was quick and simple.Given different size vehicle than was shown. Being charged more than double the original amount to get correct size vehicle and zero customer service from both Kayak and Sixt. Vehicle was received filthy with wrappers, chewed fingernail clippings, and dirt everywhere making it impossible to verify any current damage prior to assuming responsibility for vehicle. Disgusting experience that I don't intend to repeat with either company.
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From $89/dayRated #13
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
4.5 Okay (23 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 6.1
  • 5.1
  • 3.9
  • 4.1
  • 4.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 6 2022
Absolutely awful. It appeared to be the cheapest option for our trip to Scotland, but once we arrived a different story unfolded. The location was a mess; employees seemed over-worked and angry. We were never greeted or even helped while we waited in line for roughly an hour. During that wait we witnessed a customer being charged 300 pounds for a scuffed tire, and long lines of people just trying to return their vehicle. There was a lot of sighing and yelling. We had to make it to a ferry, so we were forced to leave and rent from another company. When I tried to cancel my rental with Green Motion, I was told they were too busy to process my refund. Once everything was said and done with our rental from a competitor, the competitor turned out to be significantly cheaper. Avoid Green Motion at all costs.
2.0 MediocreApr 11 2022
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THIS COMAPNY!!!!!! I was lied directly to my face about what "full coverage" means for insurance. The woman, whos name I wish I knew, told me over and over again, that if I totaled the car in an accident, the total out of pocket deduction would be $200.00, but guess what, that only covers BODY WORK!!!!! As we all know a totaled car would involve damage to the tires and rims as well, they charged me 700 dollars to replace the rim, for the most insignificant little mark that could have been buffed out if I saw it before returning the rental. Absolutely a joke of a company, please please please do your research and check reviews because this ruined the end of our beautiful trip through the UK.
4.0 OkayDec 31 2021
Car was functioning well throughout a 1-week roadtrip in Scotland. However, we took the highest insurance premium on-site, and the representative explicitly mentioned our excess is limited to 400£ in any scenario. When we came back with some rubs and scratches on one of the wheel trims (mainly esthetic damage as the wheel was perfectly functioning with no damage to tires) they decided the entire wheel should be replaced and we needed to pay almost 600£, as the "small letters" mentioned wheels were not covered in the premium (this was NOT voiced over when we took the car and they said excess is 400!!) We recommend sorting the insurance in advance and hiring from a different company. Green Motion was a huge disappointment, the service level was low and they potentially take advantage of customer's lack of knowledge to increase income.
2.0 MediocreOct 26 2021
It was a complete disaster. they did not have the car I had paid for, a Volvo V40, but instead tried to give me a Mini Cooper that would no way have coped with my baggage. I was heading to an important meeting and their office is nowhere near the airport so I could not swap to another company. They made me upgrade to a Peugeot 5008 because they had no other cars available, or so they claimed, that cost me £100 extra a day. They had a lot of other cars in their car park.You had charged me $495 (£360) for the Volvo, they charged me an additional £1,364 ($1,877) for my, so called, upgrade, and I am absolutely furious. The car was a diesel, I had asked for a petrol car. The original one they sent me to was manual, I had asked for an automatic. They conceded and got a replacement. It didn't have a full tank of fuel and it had a flat tyre in one wheel which I didn't realize until much later. So I had to pay for the higher priced diesel and had to eep stopping to re-inflate the tyre during my 11 day trip. So I didn't like anything and what could be better is if they reconsidered this ridiculous charge and gave me a refund. They didn't have the correct car and I had to pay. I have checked it out, the Volvo is 25% larger internally than the Mini and I needed the space for all my luggage.
1.9 HorribleSep 14 2021
We got really f***** over. This is a car rental where honest deals don't exist and prices are all made up on the spot. I receieved information about opening hours 7-22 via email, so I arranged my pickup at 20h considering I'll perform the pickup between 20:00-21:00. I got a call the day before that I have to make the pickup BEFORE 20:00 and that my reservation is non-refundable, which I could not due to our flight arriving at 20:00. I called Green Motion and agreed to pickup the car the next morning and got informed that there may be a slight increase in price for another car with similar parameters. When I arrived early in the morning just after opening hours, the 250 GBP car I ordered wasn't there (where could it have gone when they were closed?) and I was told that my options are pay another 700 GBP or 1000 GBP for BMW or Ford pickup. After this tripling of the price I prepaid via internet I was told that I have to pay 2505 GBP deposit (which my credit card of course couldn't process), so I had to pay a 400 GBP deposit and pay another 400 GBP fee for small deposit. All in all for my 250 GBP car order the requested price increase was around 1500 GBP on the spot. Incredible. After some negotiation and discussions I managed to drop these prices to 270 GBP for the car and 130 GBP for the 400 GBP deposit fee. This just proves that the prices are made up on the spot and they'll try to get incredible amount of money from you. In this entire situation they'll really take you hostage, as you already prepaid non-refundable amount of money and most of the car rentals are prebooked, and if you're there with a baby like us, you don't have very many options to try to find any car available. Also during my visit at the store, there was a couple picking up their car wanting to pay their deposit with a debit card (which is usually possible at car rentals' on worse terms than with credit card) and they got screamed at and shouted at from the personnel yelling "Get out of our store now!". This was the worst purchase experience in my entire life. I never got scammed worse.
10.0 ExcellentJan 5 2021
Not a thing. These guys far exceeded expectations on every level.
4.0 OkayAug 28 2019
Car was fuineThey scammed me for $400. Said that I had scratches which I did not. Can you help Kayak
4.4 OkayAug 14 2019
not much.1. pick-up was very trying. huge line, 90 mins wait. 2. Clerk said 3rd party booking agent's insurance was worthless (since it's Green Motion who define the damage) so I'd have to buy Green Motion's insurance at 3 times cost of the 3. Car alarm broken - went off dozens of times 3. Car
6.4 GoodJun 8 2018
Car was upgraded to a brand new luxury car (we had paid for a mini/economy/compact) which was actually more stressful thinking of potential expensive repairs. The car worked great and the nav system was fully functional - had some weird settings that we couldnt figure out how to turn off.There were many hidden fees with this company that, since we booked through Kayak, were not made clear to us. They don't let you pay for the car using a credit card that has flat numbers. They claim this is because when they make a physical copy of the card, the numbers don't show up, and their insurance "doesn't like that". This is a scam to force you into buying their car insurance, which was very frustrating. They also wanted us to put down a deposit of almost $3,000 for our 1-week rental, or pay an additional $40 per day for a $1200 deposit. The total we paid ended up being similar to other bigger, name brand car rental companies, but it was just frustrating that this was advertised as a "discount" car company.
4.8 OkayDec 20 2017
Terrible insurance policy. Price for car is very Good, but they push you buy everythig. You have to buy full insurance to have 0 responsibility, Because without in case of accident you pay 2500 £ for one scratch And
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From $416/dayRated #14
Dollar
3.4 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Edinburgh
Dollar
Locations in Edinburgh
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 4
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
Recent reviews
2.4 MediocreSep 19 2019
Charged me for damage not done by me
2.0 MediocreOct 24 2016
Reservation Not Honored, Agent Didn't CareWe made a same-day reservation and when we showed up, the agent wouldn't honor the reservation. He said they had no cars, third-party broker reservations take at least 24 hours to come through, and dismissed my 'but I have a reservation' with, "but you haven't paid anything for it yet, have you?" He was completely unapologetic and uncaring. We paid for a taxi from the train station to the airport for this reservation and ended up having to pay several times more to get one of the few available cars at a competitor at the airport. Complete failure and I'm astonished Kayak and Dollar associates with this franchise.
6.0 GoodAug 11 2016
Company called partway through my rental to tell me to return the car because it had been sold! They offered an exchange but no compensation for the hassle of returning the car. Also tried to claim damage with small scratches on one tire rim - I was able to prove that they were there when I rented the car. You need to run your finger around the rim when picking up the car to check for tiny scratches.
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317 travelers who rented a car in Edinburgh gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car rental locations in or near Edinburgh

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$133/day

Good deal

$99/day

When to book a rental car in Edinburgh

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Edinburgh

  • Fortunately for travelers who would like to rent a car while in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport has a consolidated rental car center that makes it easier than ever to pick your car up after your flight lands. The rental car center is connected to the airport via a covered skywalk and is just a short walk away from the domestic and international terminals.
  • An important law to remember when driving in Edinburgh -- and in Scotland in general -- is that it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving -- and that includes using cell phones as a navigational device. So play it safe and have your passengers be the ones to direct you during your time in Edinburgh.
  • Like in many other major cities today, rush hour can cause major congestion in Edinburgh. Edinburgh’s morning rush hour goes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening rush hour is usually from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some of the major avenues and intersections to avoid during those hours include the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Hermiston Junction.
  • If you are still on the fence on whether or not to rent a car during your time Edinburgh, then one thing to consider is that without one, the breathtaking countryside will be much harder to experience. After all, no trip to Scotland would be complete without witnessing the country’s majestic lochs and mountains. Some of the natural beauties and historic sites well within reach by car from Edinburgh include Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, and the Lammermuirs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Edinburgh for $99 or less
  • Book your rental car in Edinburgh at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Edinburgh are around 7% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Edinburgh are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Edinburgh