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Edinburgh Car Rental
 
 

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Collect your Sixt car rental in Edinburgh from one of our four branches in the Scottish capital. You'll find us at Waverley Station close to Princes Street in the heart of the city and at Dunedin Street in the north of the city near the Royal Botanic Gardens. Alternatively, you can pick up your rental vehicle from our Q-Park branch at the Omni Centre in Greenside Row close to the New Town and Calton Hill. If you plan to arrive by air, our team at Edinburgh Airport will be happy to help. Our branches are conveniently located throughout the city and near main roads enabling you to reach us easily from your hotel by public transport.

 
  • Edinburgh Airport
    Car Rental Centre
    EH12 9FS Edinburgh

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holiday07:00 - 24:00
    Book at this location

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station
    18 North Bridge
    EH1 1BB Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 18:00
    Sa.08:00 - 13:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 13:00
    Book at this location

  • Edinburgh City Centre
    Greenside Row
    EH1 3AN Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 18:00
    Sa.08:00 - 13:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 13:00
    Book at this location

  • Edinburgh Dunedin Street
    26 Dunedin Street
    EH7 4JG Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 16:00
    Sa.08:00 - 12:00
    Su.09:00 - 12:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 12:00
    Book at this location

  • Edinburgh Airport

    Sixt rent a car
    Car Rental Centre
    EH12 9FS Edinburgh

    Mo. - Su.07:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holiday07:00 - 24:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station

    Sixt rent a car
    18 North Bridge
    EH1 1BB Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 18:00
    Sa.08:00 - 13:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 13:00

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV

  • Edinburgh City Centre

    Sixt rent a car
    Greenside Row
    EH1 3AN Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 18:00
    Sa.08:00 - 13:00
    Su.09:00 - 13:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 13:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV

  • Edinburgh Dunedin Street

    Sixt rent a car
    26 Dunedin Street
    EH7 4JG Edinburgh

    Mo. - Fr.08:00 - 16:00
    Sa.08:00 - 12:00
    Su.09:00 - 12:00
    Bank Holiday09:00 - 12:00

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV, Truck

Sixt rent a car in Edinburgh

Our Service | Traffic Information | Sixt Tips | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Travel | FAQs

Our drop-down menu can be used to find more detailed information about each Edinburgh car rental branch. Find out opening hours and special services like the extended hours during the week at our location on Dunedin Street near Edinburgh Castle. Click on the second tab of the menu for a useful overview map displaying exactly where we are situated. Once you move to our bookings page you can make a price comparison of our various rental vehicles. You may just be surprised that an upgrade to a luxury car rental, like a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, is more affordable than you think. Check out our discount coupons and latest deals before securing your online reservation. You can also download the Sixt app to rent a car in Edinburgh on your smartphone or tablet and have the chance at some of our locations to reserve the vehicle of your choice thirty minutes prior to pick up. Please be aware that while we always provide a model from your selected car rental category specific models are subject to availability at our Edinburgh branches.  

Our Service back to top

Our extensive fleet of leading brand rental cars means more choice for you. From economy family cars to drive premium models we can accommodate just about any kind of travel and mobility needs. A sports car or convertible is ideal for some fun in the city while a roomy SUV will make short work of Edinburgh's steep hills, as well as busy main roads like the M8, the A68 and A1. If visiting the city as part of a large group stay together in comfort and convenience with a spacious minivan. Our Edinburgh Dunedin Street branch even has a range of vans and trucks to help you haul cargo or move house. No matter what kind of rental vehicle you book you can customize your experience with our attractive rates on useful add-ons. Extras like an additional driver, a GPS or insurance protection can help you have an optimal drive. Child seats suitable for babies, toddlers and small children are also available for safe travel in the Lothian region.

Other bookable extras:

  • 24/7 Roadside Protection
  • Glass and Windscreen Coverage
  • GPS including Bluetooth, traffic and speed camera updates

Traffic Information back to top

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is located on the east coast close to some of the country's busiest motorways and roads. Many visitors fly to Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) which is 10 miles west of the city center. Once you've collected your car rental at Edinburgh Airport it's a straightforward drive into the city on the A8 Glasgow Road. If you're coming to Edinburgh by train you will probably arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station. Our rent a car office at the station is the perfect place to pick up a vehicle for your stay in Edinburgh.

Driving in Edinburgh is easier than you may think. Princes Street and Shandwyck Place are not open to private vehicles and some of the town center is one-way traffic only. However, your GPS will help you work out the best routes, enabling you to get from A to B quickly and safely. The A8/M8 connects the city to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, while the A68/A1 leads south to magnificent Border towns like Jedburgh and on to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the north of England. Rent a car in Edinburgh and drive north through South Queensferry to enjoy fabulous views of Ayr and the Firth of Forth or west to Glasgow and the Western Isles.

Sixt Tips back to top

Edinburgh is a city that is home to attractions which appeal to all ages. Children will love Edinburgh Zoo with its unique hillside layout and it's just a short drive to Corstorphine from the city center. Drive out to the coast at North Berwick to see the Bass Rock, a haven for seabirds, or use your rental vehicle to discover little-known gems like Edinburgh's canal district and Portobello Beach. If you're visiting in summer, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a must; the massed bands and displays against the looming backdrop of Edinburgh Castle after dark is sensational.

A car rental allows you to visit historic sites like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles Cathedral whenever you wish. Many people love having a roomy rent a car for trips to shopping centers like the Gyle or the designer boutiques of Multrees Walk while others enjoy being able to catch sporting events at local stadiums. Be sure to try haggis, a Scottish national dish made from oatmeal and lamb, at one of the city's many restaurants. Finally, don't forget to pick up tartan souvenirs, Scotch whisky and shortbread for your family and friends from the quaint gift shops in the Grassmarket.

Sightseeing Destinations back to top

Forth Bridges

The Forth Rail Bridge was voted the number one man-made attraction in Scotland during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, coming ahead of Edinburgh Castle and the Kelpies. The 126-year old bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you can enjoy terrific views of it and the road bridges over the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry.

Distances to Forth Bridges/South Queensferry

  • From Edinburgh Airport: 5.9 miles about 15 minutes
  • From Edinburgh city center: 10.5 miles about 31 minutes

Jedburgh

Car rental in Edinburgh allows you to plan a day or weekend trip to the beautiful Scottish Border town of Jedburgh. This friendly historic market town boasts the best preserved of the Border abbeys, Jedburgh Abbey, which dates from the 12th century. Other notable attractions include Jedburgh Castle Jail, once written about by Edgar Allen Poe, and Mary Queen of Scot's House where the tragic Queen stayed during the 16th century.

Distance to Jedburgh

  • From Edinburgh Airport: 54.7 miles about 1 hour 23 minutes
  • From Edinburgh city center: 47.5 miles about 1 hour 20 minutes

Glasgow

You can reach Scotland's largest city easily by road to visit some of the UK's best museums and galleries. A shoppers paradise, the city also boasts a great range of shops and stores. Glasgow was named the European City of Culture in 1990 and it has recently been voted the UK 'Capital of Love'.

Distances to Glasgow

  • From Edinburgh Airport: 39.2 miles about 55 minutes
  • From Edinburgh city center: 46.4 miles about 1 hour 26 minutes

Business Travel back to top

Edinburgh's proximity to convention spaces like Edinburgh International Conference Centre and the Royal Highland Center at Ingliston makes it a popular business destination

Distance to Edinburgh International Conference Centre

  • From Edinburgh Airport: 6.5 miles about 22 minutes
  • From Inverness city center: 1.5 miles about 12 minutes

Distance to Royal Highland Centre

  • From Edinburgh Airport: 0.5 miles about 2 minutes
  • From Edinburgh city center: 8.6 miles about 33 minutes

FAQs back to top

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.

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Which documents are needed to pick up a rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

What is included in the rental charges?

Can I rent a specific car model?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

What is Sixt's refueling policy?

What add-ons are available and how much do they cost?

Can I rent a car with unlimited mileage?

Does Sixt deliver and/or collect rental cars?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?