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Car Hire Edinburgh

Starting from £14.77 per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 04-03-2024 - 11-03-2024 at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh - also known as the "Athens of the North” - is best known for its verdant gardens, dramatic castles, and enchanting streets - where the magic of Harry Potter comes to life. Discover a city where history meets fictional mystery, and modern charm.

Experience “the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town,” Royal Mile, or enjoy a view from the ancient volcano, Arthur's Seat. Drive along East Lothian's coastline to quaint villages and pristine beaches. Explore Stirling Castle's architectural magnificence and history. Do all this, and more with the right rental car in Edinburgh.

Choose Dollar Car Rental for an affordable, eco-friendly experience. Take your pick from Dollar Car Rental’s electric and fuel-efficient models, from compact to full-size, manual and automatic.

Our priority is your well-being and satisfaction. Embrace the freedom to explore Edinburgh's treasures at your own pace with Dollar car hire in Edinburgh!

Car Hire in Edinburgh

iconCar Rental Locations in Edinburgh

Found 2 Car Rental Locations in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Airport

  • map icon CCRC RECEPTION 175 JUBILEE RD
  • time icon Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa-Su 0700-2100
  • call icon 25456049
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Edinburgh - Haymarket

  • map icon 42 HAYMARKET TERRACE EDINBURGH
  • time icon Mon-Sat 0800-1800, Sun Closed
  • call icon 8433093026
  • NCP Castle Terrace Car Park: A paid parking lot near Edinburgh Castle. It offers 24/7 parking and is conveniently located near the Princes Street shopping area.
  • Q-Park OMNI: This paid parking facility is near the Omni Centre and Edinburgh Playhouse. It provides easy access to restaurants, cinemas, and entertainment venues. It’s close to to the Edinburgh Waverley railway station.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points:

  1. St. James Shopping Centre: Offers EV charging within the parking facility.
  2. Hermiston Park & Ride: Provides electric vehicle charging and park & ride services.
  • In the city centre area, speed limit is 20 mph (32 km/h), to ensure pedestrian safety. This speed limit extends to residential areas, ensuring peaceful surroundings and reduced accident risks.
  • As you reach peripheral zones, the limit increases to a typically steady 30 mph (48 km/h) for smoother transit.
  • Princes Street (A8) links Lothian Road to Leith Street, passing by notable landmarks and shopping hubs while offering stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.
  • Royal Mile (A7) seamlessly connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This historical cobbled street winds through hoary buildings, linking two of Edinburgh's most renowned landmarks.
  • Queensferry Road (A90) extends its connection from Barnton Junction to the Forth Road Bridge. This road journey unveils a scenic passage along the Firth of Forth, treating passers-by to panoramic views of the river and its iconic bridges.
  • Edinburgh's busiest routes include the A720 City Bypass, encircling the city and linking significant roads such as A1, A7, and A8. The A90 Queensferry Road is a pivotal connection from the city centre to the Forth Road Bridge. Additionally, A8 Princes Street is a central thoroughfare catering to commuters and shoppers.
  • During peak traffic hours in Edinburgh, specific patterns emerge. The morning rush creates congestion from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, particularly on routes like A720 and A8. The evening sees increased traffic between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm, notably on the A90 and city centre roads.

Embark on a captivating long drive from Edinburgh to the bustling metropolis of London.

  • Start your journey by heading south on the A1, passing through the scenic landscapes of Northumberland and Yorkshire, with an approximate drive time of 5 hours.
  • Merge onto the M1 at Leeds, traversing historical cities like Sheffield and Nottingham while experiencing the changing English countryside, with an approximate drive time of 3 hours.
  • Connect to the M25 London Orbital and embrace the final stretch, passing by the scenic suburbs before arriving in the heart of London's vibrant energy, with an approximate drive time of 1 hour.

Rental Fleet Edinburgh

Discover budget-friendly vehicles for unforgettable travels*

Edinburgh Airport
KIA PICANTO car rental in Edinburgh
KIA PICANTO or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

£14.77 per day*

Edinburgh - Haymarket
KIA PICANTO car rental in Edinburgh
KIA PICANTO or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

£14.77 per day*

Edinburgh Airport
VAUXHALL CORSA car rental in Edinburgh
VAUXHALL CORSA or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

£15.60 per day*

Edinburgh - Haymarket
VAUXHALL CORSA car rental in Edinburgh
VAUXHALL CORSA or similar
  • 4

  • Manual

  • 2

£15.60 per day*

Edinburgh Airport
POLESTAR 2 car rental in Edinburgh
POLESTAR 2 or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 4

£16.56 per day*

Edinburgh - Haymarket
POLESTAR 2 car rental in Edinburgh
POLESTAR 2 or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 4

£16.56 per day*

Edinburgh Airport
VAUXHALL ASTRA car rental in Edinburgh
VAUXHALL ASTRA or similar
  • 5

  • Manual

  • 2

£18.34 per day*

Edinburgh - Haymarket
VAUXHALL ASTRA car rental in Edinburgh
VAUXHALL ASTRA or similar
  • 5

  • Manual

  • 2

£18.34 per day*

Edinburgh Airport
KIA CEED car rental in Edinburgh
KIA CEED or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 3

£21.32 per day*

Edinburgh - Haymarket
KIA CEED car rental in Edinburgh
KIA CEED or similar
  • 5

  • Automatic

  • 3

£21.32 per day*

* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 days car rental from 04-03-2024 - 11-03-2024

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of questions regarding Dollar car hire in Edinburgh.

Can I use my foreign driving licence in Edinburgh?

Yes, you can use your foreign driving licence to drive in Edinburgh, as long as it is valid and written in English. If your licence is not in English, you'll need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your foreign licence.

Which lane do I have to use to overtake the vehicle in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh and the UK, you should overtake on the right-hand side, using the right-hand lane or the outside lane on multi-lane roads.

Which side of the road do I have to drive in Edinburgh?

In Edinburgh and the UK, you drive on the left-hand side of the road.

What is the average driving speed in Edinburgh?

The average driving speed in Edinburgh can vary depending on traffic conditions, time of day, and specific roadways. In urban areas, typical average speeds may range from 20 to 30 miles per hour (32 to 48 kilometres per hour).

How do I find EV chargers in Edinburgh?

It is fairly easy to find EV chargers in Edinburgh through platforms like Zap-Map, ChargePlace Scotland, and various charging network apps.

Explore Edinburgh with Ease: Your City Guide with Dollar Car Rental

Welcome to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, where history meets advancement in a charming mix of culture, engineering, and normal magnificence. Whether you're here to walk around the cobbled roads of the Old Town, wonder about the great Edinburgh Palace, or take in all encompassing perspectives from Arthur's Seat, investigating Edinburgh is made advantageous and alright with Car hire Edinburgh from Dollar Car Rental.

Why Choose Car Hire in Edinburgh?

With Car hire Edinburgh from Dollar Car Rental, you can unlock the full potential of your Edinburgh adventure. Say goodbye to waiting for public transport or navigating crowded tour buses – with your own rental car, you're in control of your itinerary, allowing you to explore Edinburgh and its surrounding areas at your own pace.

Convenience and Accessibility

Showing up in Edinburgh is only the start of your excursion with Dollar Vehicle Rental. With helpful pickup areas at Edinburgh Air terminal and all through the city, getting in the driver's seat of your rental vehicle is fast and bother free. Besides, with our easy to use web based booking stage, you can hold your vehicle ahead of time, guaranteeing a consistent encounter beginning to end.

Explore Edinburgh and Beyond

With your rental car, the possibilities for exploration are endless. Discover the historic Royal Mile, wander through the lush gardens of Princes Street, or venture further afield to explore the stunning Scottish countryside. Whether you're planning a day trip to the Highlands or a scenic drive along the coast, Dollar Car Rental has you covered.

Affordable Rates

At Dollar Car Rental, we believe that adventure should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer competitive rates and flexible rental options to suit every budget. With transparent pricing and no hidden fees, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you're getting the best value for your money with Car hire Edinburgh from Dollar Car Rental.

Book Your Car Hire in Edinburgh Today

Ready to start your Edinburgh adventure? Book your Car hire Edinburgh with Dollar Car Rental today and embark on a journey of discovery in Scotland's vibrant capital. With Dollar Car Rental by your side, the road ahead is filled with endless possibilities.

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FOR RENTALS IN ITALY - from 15th Nov to 15th Apr many cities in specific Italian regions are required by law to restrict rentals to only those vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. To comply with these regulations, Dollar equipped vehicles with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges as Winterisation fee. Hence, for these vehicles there’s NO NEED TO BOOK snow chains as Extra.

IMPORTANT: Please check the rate details of your quotation on the right of this web page to verify if your booking includes Winterisation fee before booking snow chains in Italy.