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    Car Hire EdinburghCompare all the major suppliers and save on car hire in Edinburgh. No hidden fees, 24/7 support and over 60 years of car hire knowledge, accessible to you in just one click. Drive into the city of Edinburgh and experience the history that goes back for centuries. Visit the Catacombs, an ancient maze of underground tunnels or enjoy a tour at the local castles.

    Auto Europe offers affordable rates on car hires in Edinburgh and our clients can save up to 30% on their auto hire when using the booking engine at the top of this page. Through our unique relationships with trusted suppliers in the industry, we are able to offer an expansive selection of vehicles at pick-up locations across the city and throughout Scotland. Call one of our reservation specialists to learn more about booking a car hire in Scotland and our additional savings on luxury car hires and premium services during your time abroad. Call us toll-free anytime at 0800 855 052!

    Where to Pick-Up a Car Hire in Edinburgh

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Edinburgh. We work with suppliers including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise at our airport, city and downtown locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Edinburgh or throughout Scotland.

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    Book with Trusted Car Hire Suppliers in Edinburgh

    Auto Europe works with the top car hire suppliers who do business in Edinburgh in order to provide a great experience for our customers. We have been working with trusted suppliers in the industry, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise, for over 60 years and our unique relationships with these suppliers allow us to provide great rates for our clients. Compare rates between suppliers using our booking engine above, find the ideal car hire for your travel plans and see why you should book with Auto Europe.

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    Crossing the border in Scotland and England

    With no border checkpoints in the United Kingdom, you are allowed to drive with a car hire between England, Scotland and Wales. Some suppliers do not allow their car hires to be transported by ferry, so if you are planning a trip to Northern Ireland, this is something you will need to confirm with your supplier first. You can contact us for more information on multi-country hires.

    Parking in Edinburgh

    In Edinburgh's city centre paid parking is enforced between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. In areas that are surrounding the centre, this is until 5:30 pm. Charges vary between £1.00 and £3.20 per hour (as of April 2014). Edinburgh offers Park and Ride services from the city skirts.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Edinburgh

    • Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (13km approx. 30mins)
    • Edinburgh to Glasgow (74km approx. 1hr)
    • Edinburgh to Dundee (100km approx. 1hr 20mins)
    • Edinburgh to St. Andrews ( 82km approx. 1hr 20mins)
    • Edinburgh to Inverness (251 km approx. 3hr)
    • Edinburgh to Perth (69km approx. 1hr )

    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Edinburgh

    How old do you need to be to hire a car in Edinburgh?

    The minimum hire age in Scotland, and the greater UK, can range anywhere from 17 - 23 years old depending on the supplier. However, drivers under the age of 25 should be aware that they will likely incur an additional daily "young driver surcharge," though this can vary depending on the supplier.

    Can I obtain car hire insurance through my credit card company?

    Most major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX, offer car hire insurance plans that vary depending on the card and credit card provider. Compare plans and find out what coverage is available and best suited for your travel plans.

    Can I pick-up my car hire in Edinburgh and return in Glasgow?

    Yes! Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way hires in Scotland. Use our booking engine to request a free quote to check multiple drop-off locations and find the best rate for your travel plans.

    Manual or Automatic Transmission Auto Hires in Edinburgh

    Manual Transmission vs. Automatic Transmission Car in EdinburghYou may be aware that a majority of the most affordable cars for hire in Edinburgh are manual transmission, if you will not drive a stick shift Auto Europe can make it simple to filtre local car hire options and display to you only automatic transmission cars which you can hire in Edinburgh. With some local agencies you may be forced to go up a car class to guarantee an automatic transmission car hire, if there is an automatic vehicle offered by a local company to hire in Edinburgh you will be glad to know that Auto Europe will be able to assist you when you're ready to book your automatic vehicle. Once you decide that you need an automatic transmission hire in Edinburgh, simply set a "Transmission Types" search refinement in a single click. You can easily toggle search results to only display automatic transmission car hires from a local company you prefer to hire from like Sixt, Budget, or Hertz. There are just a few final decisions to make regarding optional insurance coverage from Auto Europe, etc. and then confirm your booking in seconds!

    Top Reasons to Opt For an Standard Car in Edinburgh

    • Available at a lower price than automatic car hires.
    • You will enjoy more choices, due to the fact that most car hire operators in Edinburgh carry greater inventory of manual transmission vehicle hires.
    • Usually available in every city.

    Why You Should Hire an Automatic Transmission Car Hire in Edinburgh

    • You are free to pay attention to the traffic while driving in a new environment.
    • You can drive an above-average car -- in most places, an automatic transmission is an upgrade that only comes standard on the best vehicles available.

    Additional Transportation Services in Edinburgh

    No matter what your travel plans are, Auto Europe can provide the ideal mode of transportation. We take pride in providing our customers with the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry for their transportation needs. Use our booking engine at the top of the page to compare daily car hire rates with luxury, motorhome, van or any type of transportation to find the ideal option for you and your travel party.

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    Luxury Car Hires Edinburgh - Take to the streets of Edinburgh in style with a luxury car hire. Compare rates between Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Edinburgh. Start comparing rates for your trip today! Van Hire Edinburgh - Customers travelling in large parties or transporting large/heavy luggage may find a van hire the ideal option for their time in Edinburgh. Auto Europe has great rates on small, medium and large van hires in Edinburgh. Find rates, capacity, detailed specs and more with Auto Europe. Renault Leasing in Edinburgh  - Clients planning an extended stay in Edinburgh can take advantage of Auto Europe's great rates on long-term, leasing hires in Scotland. Our unique leasing options with Renault provide our clients with fantastic value and allow them to take to the streets in the comfort of a car hire no matter how long their stay in Scotland is. Edinburgh Motorhome Hires - A motorhome or RV hire in Edinburgh unlocks a whole new level of opportunity and exploration for your trip to Scotland. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch and explore it is no surprise motorhome hires in Scotland are on the rise!