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Car hire at Edinburgh Waverley

Car hire at Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley train station is located in central Edinburgh, close to The University of Edinburgh as well as a number of museums and other landmarks. After arriving at the station, it is easy to explore the Scottish capital and the surrounding areas by car.

What I need to know

There is a good selection of Edinburgh Waverley car hire services to choose from. Compare car hire using the Holiday Autos site to ensure you pick the right car and the best deal for you and your journey in Scotland and beyond. Holiday Autos customers receive customer support and also benefit from free cancellation if something should go wrong.

Where to pick up my car

Edinburgh Waverley car rental companies can be found around the train station, with some located on platforms and others situated in the adjacent car park. There are a wide selection of car hire offices to be found in the rest of Edinburgh city centre too.

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  • “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.”
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Where to go

As Scotland’s capital, it is worth spending a few days in Edinburgh, exploring its historic castle and old world labyrinthal streets. From here it is easy to explore the rest of Scotland by car - or even go south to see the rest of the UK.

Nearby Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh will likely be the first stop for people arriving at Edinburgh Waverley, but the medieval town and fortress of Stirling is only 50 minutes away by car. Furthermore, in half an hour by road you can reach the historic Fife town of Dunfermline.

Longer drives

Edinburgh is a great starting point from which to explore Scotland by road, with the famous city of Glasgow just one hour 15 minutes in the car. Furthermore, if you want to travel further to London - the iconic capital of the UK - this will take seven hours and 13 minutes, and you can stop at other major cities such as Manchester and Oxford on the way.

Eating and drinking

Edinburgh has become something of a foodie hotspot in recent times, with a wide array of trendy bars and restaurants scattered around the city, and five Michelin-starred restaurants. For something more casual, there are endless laid-back pubs in historic settings. And for a taste of traditional Scotland, you can’t do better than a meal of haggis!

Things to do

There is no end of things to do in Edinburgh. Opt for a wander in the city’s beautiful Royal Botanic Garden, take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat or learn about Scotland’s national drink at the Scotch Whisky Experience. Fans of all things spooky could take a ‘haunted’ tour through Mary King’s Close.


Many of the sightseeing opportunities in Edinburgh are intriguing historical landmarks. Edinburgh Castle is an absolute must-see, while the 16th-century Holyrood Palace should also be on your sightseeing itinerary and St Giles Cathedral offers some striking architectural views.


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