Edinburgh Airport Car Hire

Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport car hireEdinburgh Airport is situated off of the A8 Glasgow Road. Links to the M8 and M9 motorways are close by and the city centre of Edinburgh is just 8 miles west. For those wanting to get to Glasgow it takes under 50 minutes to do the 39 mile drive, mainly along the M8 motorway.

For those picking up a car from Edinburgh Airport, if it is your first time it can seem a little daunting. It´s easy when you know how, but can be frustrating if you don’t know what do in advance and what to bring. To that end we have listed a few tips below which we hope will help:

  • Check out insurance options in advance which usually includes Vehicle Damage Cover and Theft Damage Cover as well as Third Party. But you may want to take out additional cover to reduce your excess if you do have a problem or to add personal insurance.
  • Take both parts of your driver’s licence as the car hire agency need the photocard to check your identity, and the paper counterpart to check for endorsements. If you turn up with only the photocard they can find out from the DVLA about endorsements, but will charge you a small admin fee for this.
  • Take your reservation number and allow enough time for collection, because there are important checks and paperwork to go through with you before you collect the car.

If you are using GPS satellite navigation in your hire car the postcode for East Midlands Airport is EH12 9DN.

You can get a free online car hire quote for your Edinburgh Car Hire here

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire Tips

Below are nine major car hire companies located at the Edinburgh Airport:

Alamo at Edinburgh - Avis at Edinburgh - Budget at Edinburgh - Dollar at Edinburgh - Enterprise at Edinburgh - Europcar at Edinburgh- Hertz at Edinburgh - National at Edinburgh - Thrifty at Edinburgh

These car hire firms are situated in the arrivals hall of the airport. It is advisable to prebook if you are planning to hire a car at Edinburgh Airport. Not only does this ensure that you can get the make and model you want, but it can also save you money and time. Best of all, it can prevent disappointment in the event that no cars are available.


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