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Edinburgh Airport (Edi)

Average pickup time: 31-40 minutes.
6.7 out of 10 (9 Reviews)
Friendliness
7.8 /10
Friendliness 78%
Cleanliness
9.3 /10
Cleanliness 93%
Pickup time
9.3 /10
Pickup time 93%
Overall value
8.3 /10
Overall value 83%
4 out of 5
AuroreReviewed on Aug 7, 2019, 4:12 PM
My experience with the car was perfect but the Hertz Edinburgh airport asked us to take an insurance which cost as much as the car rental price because they didn't want to recognize the insurance (Allianz) taken on the carrentals.com website because it was an American website apparently.
4 out of 5
JennyReviewed on May 29, 2019, 6:36 PM
We waited a while at the airport to get the car but got a free upgrade - bigger car and navigation which was really nice to have. Drop off in Glasgow City was a little tough to figure out.
1 out of 5
ChrisReviewed on Apr 27, 2019, 7:41 AM
Due to the lack of clarity between the renter and the website I paid twice the supercover that cancels the franchise. Lack of clarity and readability on the part of the site
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Europcar Desk - Car Rental Centre

Average pickup time: 11-20 minutes.
5.3 out of 10 (6 Reviews)
Friendliness
6 /10
Friendliness 60%
Cleanliness
8 /10
Cleanliness 80%
Pickup time
8.7 /10
Pickup time 87%
Overall value
6 /10
Overall value 60%
4 out of 5
MichaelReviewed on Sep 30, 2019, 10:16 PM
The pickup was relatively easy. The car was great. The return was a little bumpy because we had to wait by the car for maybe 15 minutes for an associate to get to us. Their inspection of the car was very, very picky. They looked at the tires closely as if examining for uneven tread wear. I only put 255 miles on the car. Eventually everything was fine but was not what I would call streamlined and easy as it is in the USA.
1 out of 5
BrianReviewed on Apr 27, 2019, 4:52 PM
My experience was horrible and I was totally ripped off for vehicle insurance. The insurance that was represented as being available through Car rentals at the time of booking was impossible to obtain ( I tried 5 or 6 times but keep getting message that it was not available at that time and to try again later) This never occurred and then when I did try to add the insurance at the pick up desk, I ended up having to pay almost as much as the cost of the car rental to add insurance. At this stage there was no option. The insurance that was supposedly on offer when I booked the vehicle was totally misrepresented as I found out that it was only ever available to renters from USA. I am unlikely to ever use Car Rentals, or Advantage, ever again and will certainly be telling all my friends and family to steer clear of these organisations when considering a car hire option.
1 out of 5
EddieReviewed on Dec 5, 2018, 3:41 AM
Absolutely the worst experience renting a car. The Europcar employee was angry when I would not upgrade the car. Lied to me about the availability of WiFi so that I could make an international call so that the employee would accept my rental car collision insurance, and then repeatedly said that renting the car without paying an additional 1500 dollars should be illegal and how bad Americans were to have the option to rent a car without purchasing insurance.

Car rentals in Edinburgh: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Edinburgh whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Edinburgh. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Edinburgh. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Edinburgh?

You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Edinburgh rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Edinburgh?

There are around 18 car rental providers in the Edinburgh area. You'll find well-known companies like Ace and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Dollar and Thrifty. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Edinburgh?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Edinburgh. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Edinburgh is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental car supplier.Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before bringing the vehicle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that Edinburgh offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

What are some things to do in Edinburgh?

There is tons to see and do in this city. Edinburgh has around 12 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:

  • Royal Mile
  • Calton Hill
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Royal Botanic Garden

Luckily, you'll be able to cruise to the one you want or see them all.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Edinburgh adventure. You should:

  • Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Edinburgh car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Edinburgh has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Edinburgh.

Car rental company addresses in Edinburgh

Hertz

Top rated Hertz rental locations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport (Edi), Edinburgh, GBR
Advantage Rent-A-Car

Top rated Advantage Rent-A-Car rental locations in Edinburgh

Europcar Desk - Car Rental Centre, Edinburgh, GBR

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