Edinburgh

Cheap Car Hire in Edinburgh from R594

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Apr 23 — Apr 30
Driver's age: 26-65
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tue 23/4
Noon
Tue 30/4
Noon

Edinburgh car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Edinburgh. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Most popular company

ALAMO

Price of petrol per litre

R35,40

Average price per day

R994

Cheapest price per day

R594

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Edinburgh and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

January

R589

February

R551

March

R837

April

R1 027

May

R1 293

June

R1 179

July

R1 389

August

R1 274

September

R932

October

R761

November

R608

December

R875

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Edinburgh is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Edinburgh

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Edinburgh and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

There are currently 98 hire locations operating in Edinburgh spread across 34 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Edinburgh is small car at R594 a day. Below are all the 3 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

R1 149+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

R2 879+

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

R1 183+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

R1 105+

Compare available car types for rental in Edinburgh

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Edinburgh to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Small cars

R382 - R1 556

All Car Types

R441 - R2 335

To hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 024/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~R382/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R1 556/day). In fact, November is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, renting a small car saves you 25% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 046/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~R1 283/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~R1 911/day). In fact, December is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, renting a medium car saves you 24% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Edinburgh medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R2 051/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~R1 066/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~R4 579/day). In fact, January is about 49% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, renting a large car is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 288/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~R855/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R2 439/day). In fact, July is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, renting a SUV saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of R1 633/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a van in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom (~R1 620/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R3 635/day). In fact, December is about 1% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Edinburgh. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Edinburgh, renting a van is 17% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Volkswagen Polo VivoR594/day
2
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A/C
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Ford FiestaR655/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta

Top rental agencies in Edinburgh

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Edinburgh known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Edinburgh. Reviews were last updated on 16 April 2024.
Choose from the top car hire agencies available in Edinburgh, including Hertz, Arnold Clark and National. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Hertz

5,6
Fair
42 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,2

Comfort

6,7

Overall

5,4

Pick-up/drop-off

5,5

Value

5,2

Arnold Clark

10,0
Wonderful
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

8,0

Value

10,0

National

10,0
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

7,3

Avis

8,8
Very Good
5 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,3

Comfort

8,9

Overall

8,9

Pick-up/drop-off

9,2

Value

8,7

Alamo

8,4
Very Good
8 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,8

Comfort

8,6

Overall

8,4

Pick-up/drop-off

8,3

Value

7,7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2
Very Good
25 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,2

Comfort

8,8

Overall

8,2

Pick-up/drop-off

8,0

Value

7,4

Budget

7,6
Good
24 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,4

Comfort

7,9

Overall

7,6

Pick-up/drop-off

7,8

Value

7,3

Sixt

7,3
Good
23 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,7

Comfort

8,2

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

7,3

Value

6,6

Best Edinburgh car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Edinburgh. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Edinburgh with an average daily rate of R1 099. Data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Edinburgh. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Volkswagen Polo VivoR594/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
Ford FiestaR655/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Toyota Corolla QuestR700/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla Quest

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Edinburgh, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 16 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Edinburgh?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R994/day when booking a car hire in Edinburgh. The absolute best deal a user found was for R508/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Apr. 14.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Edinburgh?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Arnold Clark (10,0 rating), National (10,0 rating) and Alamo (9,2 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Edinburgh.

  • What are petrol prices like in Edinburgh?

    The average price of petrol in Edinburgh is R35,40/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 593 and R2 301 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Edinburgh for a week from Alamo?

    Alamo is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Edinburgh. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about R7 726 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Edinburgh for the best price?

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 45%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Edinburgh.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Edinburgh?

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Edinburgh.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Edinburgh for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Edinburgh can be found for about R33 110, with the average price for a rental being around R1 104 a day. Book with GREEN MOTION , to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 78% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Edinburgh.

  • How much is a car hire in Edinburgh for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Edinburgh, you can expect the average price to be around R0. Usually a Mini hire in Edinburgh is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Mini for May, it will cost approximately R342 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Edinburgh?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Edinburgh is Mini (Toyota Aygo) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Small car hires in Edinburgh

Find small car hire deals in Edinburgh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Edinburgh cost an average of R1 908 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Chevrolet SparkR1 207/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Suzuki CelerioR1 256/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Celerio
Renault KwidR1 351/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid

Van hires in Edinburgh

Find people carrier hire deals in Edinburgh from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Edinburgh cost an average of R3 513 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Peruse some of the best options we've found for hirin a van in the Edinburgh area. If you're not finding the right deal for your van hire, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Suzuki ErtigaR3 126/day
5
M
A/C
Suzuki Ertiga
Suzuki ErtigaR3 129/day
5
M
A/C
Suzuki Ertiga
Toyota AvanzaR3 228/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Avanza

Car hires by fuel type in Edinburgh

Browse car hires by fuel type in Edinburgh. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Edinburgh. Deals were last updated on 16 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Edinburgh. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R37+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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