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* The prices were calculated on 05/30/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Edinburgh Airport starting on 06/06/2023. 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.


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.


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 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 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!


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.
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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 in 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

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Tom C.
Adrian knocked it out of the park! Excellent service, prompt and knowledgeable. Everything was better than expected, thank you Adrian and Sixt!!
The reservation process was smooth. The only complaint was renting an automatic vs. a manual car. It wasn't totally clear how to do this and ensure the price was reflected appropriately. The car pick-up location was incorrect on the reservation receipt as well as on their web site. We had to ask our hotel reception where it was. Sixt eventually sent an email to tell us where the pick-up location was only after we found out from our hotel. Sixt should ensure their pick-up location is always current on their web site. Had an issue with the manual car as it started to smoke. Probably due to user error as it's been over 30 years since I last drove a stick. Sixt changed our car to an automatic but it came with a daily surcharge. Sixt should make their daily car rental charges the same regardless of car type (stick vs. automatic). After getting an automatic, everything went smooth. Had no issues with the car except for a low tire pressure warning that came on mid-way through the rental. It did not impact our time with the car.
Stuart T.
Nice vehicles and friendly staff. Easy pickup and delivery.
Bpbby P.
Great customer service. Adam was great
Susan Y.
Rob literally saved our holiday. We had a problem with the car provider our travel agent booked. He was able to provide us with a car and got us on our way in minutes after hours of messing around with the other provider! Thank you Rob and Sixt.
Turner M.
Great, nice, and quick service at Waverley . In Hawaii I had a bad experience with sixt and was hesitant to book here but had a lack of options. Glad I did though. Every employee we dealt with was nice and informative and quick. The car was clean and good as well. Would definitely book here again if I returned to Edinburgh.
Had a good easy experience with Sixt. They didn’t have the car I requested available so they upgraded me. Brought it back after hours and was able to simply drop the keys and got an email at 6:30 the next morning confirming the return. No surprise charges.
Very good experience ! We had a great time with the car and our rental agent, Adam, was very nice and comprehensive :)
Kimberley R.
Johna was super helpful and patient. Hard working guy who knows his stuff. Would definitely recommend and will be back to use the car hire service again in the future
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