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Car hire at Edinburgh Airport

Car hire at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh is full of amazing tourist attractions and looks simply beautiful, with magnificent architecture dating back to the Medieval era spread all over the Scottish city. Driving from the airport is quite straightforward, too, with a car rental centre based close to the A8, allowing travellers to quickly get on their way to the delightful city.

What you need to know

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most popular destinations, meaning it is advisable to book ahead to find the right vehicle for your needs. There are plenty of providers in the area that can be found through our website and you can take advantage of our free cancellation, 24/7 support and no credit card fees.

Where to pick up my car

There are locations across the city where car pickups can be organised, while Edinburgh Airport also has its own dedicated Car Rental Centre for those wanting to go straight onto the roads after arriving in the city. However, make sure to contact your provider in advance so you’re 100 per cent sure of their whereabouts.

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Car Rental Reviews Edinburgh Airport

  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Edinburgh has some outstanding attractions and offers a wonderful combination of history and modern attractions. Areas such as the Old Town provide amazing architecture and culture, while Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat provide magnificent scenery and photo opportunities.

Nearby Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh’s coastal location means it is close to some picturesque beaches and cosy villages. Portobello beach is only 3.5 miles away from Edinburgh city centre and has over 2km of sand, along with a promenade of restaurants and arcades. North Berwick is only 24.5 miles away and provides a more laid-back seaside experience with great walks to enjoy.

Longer drives

Glasgow is just over an hour away from Edinburgh by car and provides plenty of excellent attractions, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the beautiful Pollok Country Park. The Pentland Hills Regional Park is another excellent option, offering some amazing trails and wonderfully scenic views just seven miles away.

Eating and drinking

Edinburgh benefits from a fantastic selection of restaurants, serving dishes from all over the world. The city’s Old Town has some of the top eateries in the area, while some of the best pubs in Scotland are based in the New Town and Stocksbridge. Explore this lovely city and you’re sure to find excellent options.

Things to do

The National Museum of Scotland is one of the most popular attractions for visitors, showcasing the history of the country with new exhibitions regularly added to the schedule. The Royal Botanic Garden is also perfect for a relaxing walk in one of the most beautiful environments in the country.


Arthur’s Seat is one of the highest points of Edinburgh and provides sublime views of the city’s top landmarks. The atmosphere and lush greenery of the area make it a charming respite from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas. Edinburgh Castle is another must-see landmark and hosts fantastic events throughout the year.


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