Scotland car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Scotland

Full-size SUV$79/day
Passenger van$77/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Intermediate SUV$31/day
Compact station wagon$49/day
Intermediate station wagon$49/day
Premium station wagon$101/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Scotland

  • Driving in Scotland is fun, but you must always drive within the designated speed limits. Like all other countries in the United Kingdom, the speed limits in Scotland are in km/h. If you are driving in urban areas, the speed limit is 48 km/h (30 mph). On single carriageways, the speed limit is 97 km/h (60 mph), while on motorways and dual carriage roads, you can go as fast as 113 km/h (70 mph).
  • The roads in Scotland can be narrow and winding, especially in rural areas. Do not be surprised when you encounter single-track roads or a bridge only wide enough for a single car. Drive carefully on these narrow roads, and should you want to overtake or give way, use the passing places marked by black and white poles or special square signs. Always give way to vehicles going uphill, and on a narrow bridge, the driver closest to the bridge has the right of way.
  • All passengers in a vehicle must wear their seatbelts, whether on the front or back row. Kids below 12 must be secured in a safety or booster seat; if you need one, your car rental provider will provide one at a small fee. Kids must be in a child restraint device that matches their size and weight.
  • You can easily find street parking in cities in Scotland, such as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Most street parking is metered and is available downtown for about £4.00 ($5) per hour. You will Laos find several parking garages downtown, and to locate them, you can use the parking apps on your phone. For those staying at downtown hotels, most hotels offer free parking to guests, and street parking is usually free from 6:30 pm to 6:30 am and on Sundays.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Scotland for $39 or less
  • Book your rental car in Scotland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Scotland are around 57% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Scotland are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Scotland

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

    On average a rental car in Scotland costs $67 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Scotland?

    Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Scotland.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Scotland?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($17/day), DRIVALIA ($22/day) and Budget ($27/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Scotland?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Scotland are Budget (7.7, 62 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 68 reviews), and Europcar (6.5, 59 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Scotland?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Scotland?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Scotland are Edinburgh (64% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Scotland), Glasgow (22%) and Inverness (10%).

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

    On average a rental car in Scotland costs $353 per week ($50 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Scotland costs $1,514 per month ($50 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Scotland?

    There are many benefits to renting a car in this country. You have the freedom to go wherever you want to explore with a rental car. Despite Scotland's amazing public transportation, bus and train schedules' rigidity removes the freedom you need to explore this beautiful country. Also, with many car rental providers, you will find a vehicle to meet your needs and budget. Lastly, a rental car provides comfort and convenience, something you cannot get from public buses or trains.

  • What is driving like in Scotland?

    As in the rest of the United Kingdom, you must stick to the left as you drive in Scotland. There are no fast lanes on Scotland roads, and you can only use the right lane when overtaking. Scotland has many roundabouts, and the general rule is that you give way to all vehicles approaching from the right. Do not drink and drive; driving with a BAC higher than 50 mg in 100 ml is a criminal offense. Give way to school buses, emergency vehicles with flashing lights, and pedestrians, even when crossing in undesignated areas. Be extra careful on rural roads, and deer frequently cross the roads suddenly.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Scotland?

    You need to be at least 20 to get a rental car in Scotland. Most car rental providers require drivers to have held their driver's license for more than a year before they are allowed to rent a car. Additionally, if you are younger than 25, most providers have a young driver's daily surcharge, and you will not have access to some vehicle classes, including full-size SUVs, luxury vehicles, convertibles, and more. If you meet the age requirement, you also need a valid driver's license and a credit card for the deposit before you can rent a car in Scotland.

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Scotland

    34 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Scotland

    32 Locations

  • arnoldclark

    Arnold Clark car rental locations in Scotland

    31 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Scotland

    30 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Scotland

    28 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in Scotland

    23 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Scotland

    14 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car rental locations in Scotland

    13 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Scotland

    13 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Scotland

    11 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Scotland

    11 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Scotland

    9 Locations

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