Car Rental Edinburgh Airport
Best car hire options at Edinburgh Airport
Step off your flight straight into your hire car, waiting nearby to save you hassle. Continue through arrivals and follow the signs to car rental. We’ll see you shortly on the right.
If you wish to collect your rental car outside of our office hours between 7.00am and 11.59pm, please let us know in advance, and we will arrange an alternative pick up option for you. Or come and meet us in Edinburgh. Travelling further afield in Scotland? You can always collect your rental from Glasgow or even Aberdeen Airport, if you prefer.
Address & Contact DetailsCar Rental Centre, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, EH12 9DN. Tel: 03445446004
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|Tuesday||07:00 - 19:00|
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Plan your trip from Edinburgh AirportEdinburgh. Festivals, Hogmanay, castles, coastline – unsurprisingly, Scotland's capital city is one of the UK’s most popular destinations. The airport is around 20 minutes' drive from the city centre.
Take a tour under the city: South Bridge vaults present an underbelly of Edinburgh dating back to the 18th century.
Saunter down the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and dominates the city’s skyline. Inside you’ll find the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Scottish National War Museum and St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh.
From the castle, continue down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a royal residence for centuries and still used by the British Royal Family today. Stroll through the Royal Park to its highest point, Arthurs Seat. At 251m above sea level it offers an excellent view of the city
Your whole family will enjoy Edinburgh Zoo, and especially its star attractions – the UK’s only giant pandas.
Drive to Leith, 15 minutes away, to explore the retired Royal Yacht Britannia. An audio tour is available that takes you into the state apartments and the engine room, and offers a taste of Royal life on board.
Road trips from Edinburgh AirportGlasgow
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.
21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct near Fort William (which plays a starring role in the Harry Potter films); the Grampian Mountains; the Cairngorm massif and the jagged west coast, that stretches all the way from Argyll to Wester Ross.
Drive from Ullapool in Ross-shire, ferry out to the Outer Hebrides and into the windswept streets of Stornoway. An astonishing 150-mile round trip that takes in standing stones, lochs and white sand beaches looking on to sparkling seas.
Find your way around Scotland
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax.
Finish with a smile
Just eight miles from the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Airport is clearly signposted from the A8 and surrounding motorways. Once you arrive, simply follow signs for car rental returns. We’ll see you there.
Driving rules in United Kingdom
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.