Car rental in Scotland

 

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* The prices were calculated on 01/28/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Edinburgh Airport starting on 02/04/2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Scotland Car Rental Deals

Scotland Car Rental Deals

Rent a car Scotland with SIXT for an unforgettable vacation in some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. Rocky, rugged and wild Scotland's highlands soar over enchanting castles and slate grey lochs. A car rental in Scotland is one of the best ways to explore the wilderness and the country's culturally rich cities. Scroll through our branch menu below to find your ideal pick-up location, clicking on the right tab allows you to view where we are situated in the region on Google Maps.
Rent a Car with Sixt in Scotland

Rent a Car with Sixt in Scotland

Our branches are conveniently located next to major transport hubs so you can start your car rental road trip in Scotland straight on arrival. Our car rental fleet features a diverse selection of premium brand vehicles in a range of styles. With our affordable rates you can drive around Scotland in an up-to-date Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW among other top manufacturers. Keep reading on to find out more about Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, our pick for Top 3 cities to visit, as well as useful information about our rental car services and tips for traveling in the region.
Our Services

Our Services

With car rental locations near hotels and motorways, we can get help you plan a seamless trip when you rent a car in Scotland with Sixt. Our additional deals on add-ons provide you with easy solutions to customize your car rental in Scotland. To ensure the availability of the rental vehicle and optimal extras you desire make sure to book online in advance and have a better chance at our great car rental deals in Scotland.
Recommended optional features for your car rental
  • Additional drivers
  • Baby, child and booster seats
  • GPS
  • LDW, Roadside Protection, and Tire and Glass Protection
With our diverse range of vehicles you can be sure to choose a car rental in Scotland that suits your mobility needs. Our extensive fleet can accommodate a variety of budgets and travel plans. Below is a look at the rental vehicle types we have on offer for your road trip in Scotland.
What to Know When You Rent

What to Know When You Rent

Driving license

With Sixt car rental in Scotland all non-UK residents are required to present a driving license that has been valid for at least one year, as well as a passport or ID card which is valid for a period of at least 3 months beyond the end of the rental period.

Minimum age and additional drivers

The minimum age to rent a car in Scotland is 21, a surcharge is applicable for drivers under 25. Further age restrictions may apply depending on the vehicle class, please check our rental information section on the booking page for more details.

Refueling

All of our car rentals in Scotland are provided with a full tank of gas, please refuel your vehicle when returning it to your pick-up location.

Accidents

In the event of an accident please contact the police right away and inform Sixt of any damage to the rental vehicle. You can contact all of the emergency services in Scotland on 999, for minor traffic accidents you can contact the police on 101.
Tips for the Region

Tips for the Region

Scotland is famous for its huge amounts of lochs and castles and these can be useful landmarks to plan your trip around. Many people come to spend time in the Scottish Highlands where one can find a plethora of top attractions. One such is Loch Lomond, the biggest lake in Britain, surrounded by stunning scenery of and contains 30 small islands. The nearby Trossachs National Park is famous for its romantic beauty and varied scenery, the result of it being on the fault line between the Highlands and the Lowlands. Hiking in the area is superb with excellently marked and maintained footpaths. Also home to amazing nature and wildlife is Argyll Forest Park, a distinct area within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. There are many islands and archipelagos you can choose to visit as well like the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. If you are traveling in the north in autumn or winter you have a good chance of seeing the northern lights with Northern Scotland being on the same latitude as Stavinger, Norway.For iconic views and staggering geological formations the Isle of Sky is also a must-see. The island also has one of Scotland's new dark sky parks, which take advantage of Scotland's wilderness to enjoy the age old activity of stargazing.
How to get to the Isle of Sky from the Scottish mainland:
  • Take the Skye Bridge that connects the village Kyle of Localsh with Kyleakin on Skye
  • The privately owned Glenelg ferry connects Glenelg with Kylerhea on Skye
  • Take the Calmac ferry that goes from the port of Mallaig to Armadale in Sleat, in the south of the island
Important Cities

Important Cities

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an architectural delight at every turn with fantastic medieval tenements, winding lanes and Georgian splendor. Besides its well preserved architecture and listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Scotland's capital also boasts the famous Edinburgh Festival. Every summer people from all over the world come to the city for its hundreds of fringe theater and comedy shows. The city is also surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lothian's, which are well worth exploring in your rental car. A climb to the top of the prehistoric volcano Arthurs Seat for some of the best views of the city is also recommended.

Glasgow

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and bursts with life and character. It has an amazing arts and music scene, hosting festivals including the one of a kind Celtic Connections annual winter music festival. Its architecture is stunning and diverse, with older buildings setting a stark contrast to bold, modern and contemporary buildings. The city's residents are known for their friendliness that gives charm to Glasgow's edgy urban and cosmopolitan sensibilities. Keep an eye out for buildings designed by the legendary Charles Rennie Mackintosh, they are scattered all over the city!

Perth

Another city of architectural splendor is Perth, connected to Edinburgh by the M90 to the south. Perth has exquisite restaurants, independent boutiques, excellent castles and traditional tearooms. We highly recommend taking a trip to the outskirts of Perth in your car rental to visit Scone Palace. The palace is a luxurious country house steeped in history, being the coronation place of many Scottish monarchs, and it is only two miles north of Perth's town center.
Climate, Cuisine & Travel with Children

Climate, Cuisine & Travel with Children

Climate

Known for its unpredictable weather, Scotland can be rainy one second then bathed in glorious sunshine the next. The dramatic weather shifts add to the scenery with changing colors and moods. Mountainous regions are snowcapped in the summer and obviously much colder all year round, at lower altitudes there are many warm sunny micro-climates due to the gulf stream.

Cuisine

Scotland has had a food revival in recent years with restaurants selling more traditional dishes with locally sourced produce, meaning the days of the deep fried mars bar are over. Seafood is in abundance due to Scotland's large fishing industry, also expect brilliant cheeses and local meats.

Traveling with children

Scotland is an excellent country for walking and camping, with many castles along the way which will delight and inspire kids. Being a country of the great outdoors there are a lot of adventure parks and activities such as climbing and kayaking. Scotland also has incredible wildlife including the highland cattle, puffins, sea eagles, Minke whales, dolphins and seals. The peak months for whale watching are June and July.
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Good to know when renting in Scotland
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Scotland?
To rent a car with SIXT at Scotland you need to be at least 21 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car at Scotland.
Can I choose a different drop-off location in Scotland?
It is possible to rent a car one way between stations for pick-ups in Scotland. A fee may apply.
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Customer reviews & feedback
4.5
Based on 4559 reviews
Vehicle return
(4.7)
Vehicle handover
(4.6)
At the Sixt branch
(4.6)
Damo D.
(5.0)
Fantastic customer service from all of the guys! Very welcoming atmosphere, all enquiries where dealt with professionally. Would definitely use again.
Sarah S.
(5.0)
We had a great experience renting from this location in early January. The location in the parking garage was a bit tricky for our taxi driver to find but rest assured it is in the parking garage like Google Maps/Uber/etc. says - just follow the bright orange signage. The car was clean and in good condition and the service was friendly and efficient. Contactless/after-hours drop off was also very handy. Would rent from this location again.
Debt D.
(5.0)
A very good rental experience with great communication. I was emailed and called before my reservation which was super helpful as I booked via a 3rd party and the address they gave me was incorrect. This made sure I found the location with ease and the service and cars were first class. Would highly recommend
吴.
(5.0)
great experience!
Ewan H.
(5.0)
After having had a nightmare trying to rent with other companies, due to my drivers license address not matching by bank card address purely due to how the address is formatted, I was beginning to think that our trip was going to have to be cancelled. We booked online with Sixt about 10minutes before arriving to the office (be aware that while the location states Waverley station, the office is actually in Q-Park, Omni Centre (about a 5min walk from the station). When we arrived we were seen to straight away. The age (21) was not a problem and nor was any license checks as the agent Adam checked through secondary proofs of address I had to confirm everything - which I do not understand why the other companies were not able to do. While there is a young driver charge for under 25s of £79/day, Sixt still ended up cheaper than some other companies - and they were the only ones who seemed able to actually give us the car. The car we got was brand new, in great condition, nice and big for a long road trip through Scotland and Adam talked us through all the policy and all the options available to us which was very useful. Our return could not have been easier, I turned up on time and met the agent Jonas who took the keys, did a quick check of the car and determined everything was in order and that was it. As first time renters (at 21) we thought there would maybe be some problems but Adam gave us good advice for the rental and renting in the future which gave me confidence and the return of the car with Jonas couldn't have been further from the nightmare of rental car returns I had heard online. Thank you to Sixt for saving our holiday and especially to Adam and Jonas for being such great agents to us inexperienced renters!
Jonathan T.
(5.0)
Very straightforward car rental. Helpful staff. Car upgrade which was appreciated!
syed m.
(5.0)
Great car selection with affordable prices. Tiptop car condition and latest range available for customers. Will return in the future.
ASR Q.
(5.0)
Awesome Experience Good Customer care and Fast processing Plenty of selection - New Cars Clean and tidy interiors Strategically located in the Mall parking
R.
(5.0)
Overall, Sixt's services are top in my rental experiences in the past few years. I've used the several times, far more than any other rental company. No matter whether in Glasgow City, Glasgow Airport, or other countries in Europe. The only minor problem I experienced is the fuel policy. A case is that I chose 'full tank' policy since the staff said the fuel rate is lower than any regular gas station. When I got the car, I found the tank was not full but I still was charged the full tank quantity. Further, when I refilled the tank during the trip, I figured the full tank fee was only about 75% of Sixt's full tank price. Since I had a bad experience with 'full tank' option, I choose 'like to like' option on another rental. I took pictures of the fuel gauge while picking up and returning the car. No surprisingly, I was billed with extra fuel after 3 days I returned car. The extra fuel fee is a lot, the amount is enough to refill 1/4 tank of fuel. The gauge was at the full level when I returned it and it was impossible to pump so much extra fuel in. I knew it because I checked the tank size for the car model. I reported to customer service and showed the picture. The customer service returned the fuel surcharge after I filed my complaint. Unlike a lot of rental companies, each branch's service quality varies. It looks like sixt's customer service is more willing to solve customer's problems from every branch. That is an important reason I keep using their services.
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