Car Hire in Edinburgh
The perfect hire car will soon be yoursYou’re busy and Edinburgh is a large city, so we’ve made car hire effortless. Collect your rental from Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh city centre.
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Whether you fancy a hot hatch for an urban jaunt, a chic coupé for a romantic getaway or comfortable people carrier for a family trip, the perfect car is waiting.
“I want to hire a car that excites me. It must be nearby. I want no fuss, but every comfort. I want to feel noticed and be remembered. Above all, I want to drive the open road with a smile on my face.”We understand. That’s why we try harder.
The car you pick is the car you getOur curated collection of stylish hire cars with attitude, the Avis Select Series offers you the chance to accelerate away from Edinburgh in the exact model you fancy.
Avis Select Series is available at many major airports and city locations in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy. Book your chosen car in the exact same way as you would our standard fleet.
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Your journey starts hereEdinburgh. Festivals, Hogmanay, castles, coastline – unsurprisingly, it’s one of the UK’s most popular destinations. So let’s not waste any time. Just say when you want to feel the freedom of the open road in style.
And, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Britain
Great drives across Scotland
Download our mini-guide to some of the most beautiful stretches of road in Scotland. The print-out-and-keep guide will lead you on a journey through some of the region’s most scenic spots.
UK driving rules
Want a quick guide to the rules of the UK roads? We’ve unlocked them for your journey.
Your hire car in Edinburgh awaits … and the open road lies ahead.
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Plan your trip from EdinburghIn handsome Edinburgh, take a tour under the city: South Bridge vaults present an underbelly of Edinburgh dating back to the 17th century. Stride down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to the Castle, which dominates the city’s skyline, or go one higher and tramp up the 250-metre-high Arthur’s Seat. The city centre mound can be attempted from any direction and climbers are rewarded with stellar views.
Visit the retired Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith – a short drive away – for an audio tour of its five regal decks.
Edinburgh’s lively big brother Glasgow is just an hour’s drive away. Hit its Style Mile for designer stores and boutique oddities, or take tea with a side of shortbread at the renowned Willow Tea Rooms. From Glasgow, it’s a short jaunt east to the heritage site of Bannockburn and 16th-century Stirling Castle.
Other must-go’s: 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct near Fort William (which plays a starring role in the Harry Potter films); the Grampian hills; the Cairngorm massif and the jagged west coast, that stretches all the way from Argyll to Wester Ross.
From Ullapool in Ross-shire, ferry out to the Outer Hebrides and into the windswept streets of Stornoway. An astonishing 150 mile round trip takes in standing stones, lochs and white sand beaches looking on to sparkling seas.