Experienced travellers recommend going on tourist trips by car; it's convenient and advantageous. If you are going to Edinburgh, the easiest way to follow the advice is to rent a car. It is worth a lot to come to the main points of interest of Edinburgh at a time when they are not surrounded by crowds of tourists and see them in their original settings And it is also easy to arrange when you have a personal car at your disposal. And to make your trip advantageous, cars-scanner gives you a discount on rental services up to 70%.
Decide what car you want to drive in the city of Edinburgh to find out daily average cost.
Try also to choose different rental points; practice shows that the price for the same car may differ by 20 - 30% depending on where you are planning to pick it up.
All the rumours that travelling across Edinburgh by car are over exaggerated. Of course, there are difficulties with parking, but everything is solvable, moreover, the quality of the road surface is excellent. Plus there are minor traffic jams, and quite reasonable speed limits. Particularities:
Carefully follow the information on the road signs; sometimes the allowed speed is reduced for some local reasons.
Let us return to the conversation about fines. Most of them are imposed for violation of well-known rules of conduct on the road and should be adhered rigorously; you are unlikely to have to deal with the situation on the spot. Therefore, just try to avoid it. However, there are other ways to get into conflict with the law and lose a tangible amount of money:
Be attentive to warning signs and plaques you meet in Edinburgh. All of them are accompanied by pictograms and arranged in such way to understand the rules of conduct even without knowing a foreign language. Anything may lead to a fine, speeding, a spontaneous lunch in the wrong place, or accidentally dropping litter. And do not forget a serious violation may lead you to a trial in court.
Local rental companies of Edinburgh may require you to provide an international driving licence.
You may take a car to Edinburgh and return it to another city without any problems. Just search for suitable offers by specifying the return city you need. The search results will show only offers from those companies that allow return in another city. The indicated price already includes a one-way tariff.
You may find the cancellation form on our website. Standard conditions provides the following cancellation rules:
Please note that some special offers may change the cancellation policy; carefully read the terms and conditions to plan your vacation well.
We've saved you time and pinpointed all the rental locations on the map of United Kingdom, thus, you can easily navigate, where it will be convenient for you to pick up or hand over a car.
There are not many petrol stations in the city centre, they may often be found along the perimeter. Therefore, carefully monitor sensors and try not to bring the tank to a state of complete emptiness.
Price of fuel in Edinburgh as of today is as follows:
We care about your budget and in conjunction with rental companies of the city of Edinburgh, we regularly make deals and launch special offers. Start monitoring prices for dates you are interested in right at the beginning of planning your trip, so you have a better chance to rent a car with the maximum benefit. The most reasonable time is 2-4 months before the start of the rental time within normal periods and 3-6 months within the high season.
Car prices may change daily. To get a fixed price, book in advance. In the case of cancellation of the trip, you may cancel your car rental free of charge, what is most important is to do it no later than 24 hours before the trip.
When booking, you will be offered several options for car insurance. For a quiet trip, cars-scanner recommends that you take out a full insurance policy, which covers almost all possible damages. You may do this on our website or at the rental company office.
Each car has its own set of features, which are indicated in the insurance document. Be careful when taking it and read through the Insurance Cover section to insure yourself against further surprises. Example:
|Car rental company||Car class||Apx. Deposit amount|
|Mini / Economy||200-400 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-800 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy / Compact||150-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / SUV||700+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-500 £|
|Standard / Estate||300-750 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Minivan||600+ £|
|Compact / Standard / Estate||300-700 £|
|Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio||550+ £|
|Mini / Economy||250-600 £|
|Compact / Standard||400-900 £|
|Fullsize / Premium||500+ £|
Cheap car rental in Edinburgh is possible for drivers 25 years old and over. Young drivers under 25 may be subject to an extra charge on the spot. Some car rental companies charge an additional fee for drivers aged 71-75 years. Age restrictions of a provider and the amount of an extra charge may be found out when booking a car in Edinburgh on our website by going to the Age Restrictions section.