Handsome Edinburgh and its lively big brother Glasgow are just an hour’s drive apart. From Glasgow, it’s a short jaunt east to the heritage site of Bannockburn and 16th-century Stirling Castle. Begin your journey in Scotland with Avis and discover a picturesque and beautiful country brimming with ancient monuments, a rich Celtic history and vast green landscapes.
Our rental car branches can be found across the country at key airports, train stations and city centre locations. We offer a wide choice of cars for all types of travellers, from small economy cars to comfortable family saloons and luxury vehicles from our Prestige range.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Avis has implemented a number of safety measures to protect the well-being of all our customers. All our cars are deep cleaned and carefully sanitised adhering to WHO guidelines, with special attention paid to areas most common to touch such as door handles, steering wheels, controls and other hard surfaces. We also offer contactless pick up and check-in of hire cars and flexible cancellation policies.
Scotland is a land steeped in beauty, from vast grassy plains to towering mountain peaks and rugged coastlines. Renting a car in Scotland is the best way to soak up this magical scenery at your leisure. Wherever you choose to go, having a hire car gives you more freedom to explore. What’s more, Avis offers flexible one-way car hire so you can decide where to start and end your trip.
There are countless, extraordinarily beautiful routes you can cover such as the Angus Coastal Route that winds its way along the eastern coast between Dundee and Aberdeen, or the Argyll Coastal Route that takes in the magnificent western side of Scotland passing by the dramatic mountainscapes of Ben Nevis and Glencoe before reaching the banks of Loch Lomond.
If you’re starting out from Edinburgh, a drive north connects you with the bonnie Scottish Highlands, revealing some of Scotland’s wildest and most impressive heather-clad nature. If history and World Heritage Sites stoke your interest, then you won’t have to look far along the Forth Valley Tourist Route, which allows travellers to take in mighty castles, ancient battlefields, whisky distilleries and Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace, as well as modern engineering wonders such as the Falkirk Wheel.
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Explore Scotland off the beaten track
There's so much to explore: The 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct near Fort William (which plays a starring role in the Harry Potter films); the Grampian hills; the Cairngorms and the jagged west coast, which 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 out onto sparkling seas.
To help you plan your trip we've created Great Drive guides to some of the best driving locations in Scotland.