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Entwined with nooks and crannies, rocky landscapes next to the sea, and striking monuments, the Athens of the North exudes enough air of mystery to lure you down a few more alleyways in the Old Town.

Home to some of the world’s largest arts festivals, jubilant pubs, and medieval castles casting breathtaking silhouettes, book your Edinburgh car hire alternative and revel in the down-to-earth vibes where you can let the rules slide once in a while.

Edinburgh favourites

Leave plenty of room in your schedule to experience the best of Scotland’s capital, which is bursting with medieval history and artsy cultural events.

Edinburgh Castle

Worth every minute of your time, head to the grand stone walls of the city’s iconic castle, which perches above the city on an extinct volcano. Feeling peckish? Go for an afternoon tea with homemade scones.

Camera Obscura

Perfect for all ages and tricking brains since 1835, experience a variety of fun and quirky optical illusions at one of Edinburgh’s oldest attractions.

Arthur's Seat

Head out into nature and hike to the highest point in the city for unparalleled views of the skyline and ancient hill forts believed to be structures from the days of King Arthur.

Hit the road

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Hit the road

Even though Edinburgh itself is a magical place with its charming old-world buildings and cobblestone streets, veer away from the city in your Edinburgh hire car alternative and you’ll encounter a whole new landscape.

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Loch Ness

Surrounded by elusive beauty and home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster, spend a day in the rugged Scottish Highlands where you can take a boat out to search for Nessie.

Stirling

Steeped in folklore, Stirling is known as the gateway to the Highlands. Standing strong and tall since the medieval days, make time to visit the majestic Stirling Castle.

Elie

Cruise along just over an hour to the gorgeous coastal town of Elie and you’ll be met with golden beaches, a historic 16th-century harbor, and spectacular views at the Elie Lighthouse.

Average ratings near Edinburgh
(4.9 stars)
Rizwan A.
Ford Mondeo 2015

One do the nicest guy I have met, super cool and flexible. The car had great mileage, it was clean and smell great. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to rent a car in Edinburgh.

Rizwan A.
- August 5, 2019
Timothy T.
Vauxhall Astra 2017

Best and smoothest car rental I have ever used! Highly recommended for your trip!

Timothy T.
- December 23, 2019
Linda S.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad is great very helpful and the car was exactly what I had expected. Would rent from him again

Linda S.
- December 28, 2020
Aaron L.
Vauxhall Insignia 2013

Nice car to drive, pulls well, tight handling, very roomy, great for a family, lots of luggage space. Ajay was very helpful and there were no issues, all smooth.

Aaron L.
- January 11, 2021
Aleksander U.
Toyota AYGO 2009

Great car for a road trip! Small and convenient for two people. It was a good choice to rent a car from Ben.

Aleksander U.
- August 18, 2019
Billie K.
Toyota Prius 2009

Super hospitable host. Dropped the car off to us and dropped us home at the end of our trip (as we were staying central Edinburgh) Amazing! Super lovely drive, as it is a Prius the car does lack power. But Scottish roads are well maintained and easy to drive. Would recommend

Billie K.
- October 14, 2020
Amal R.
Audi A4 2019

Very nice and comfortable car. Martin is such a nice guy we asked for an extension and he helped us in all ways he could. Overall it was a good experience as this was my first ever rented car in uk. Turo made it possible for me to rent a car without any hussle as we are international students.

Amal R.
- September 7, 2020
Avishai B.
Fiat 500 2010

Terrific rental - Best in EDI for sure! Outstanding car and host - will rent again!

Avishai B.
- August 20, 2020
Baptiste H.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin’s car is just perfect for a trip around Scotland. Definitely the good size to master the single track roads and crowded carparks of the Highlands, Skye and Lewis&Harris in August. And Kevin was really flexible and accommodating, bringing the car to our hotel in downtown Edinburgh.

Baptiste H.
- August 29, 2019
Brad K.
Toyota Prius 2009

Great car, very clean, great gas mileage. Could use some new windshield wipers since it rains for at least a little bit every day in Scotland, but I would not hesitate to book with Fahad again! Pick up and drop-off was a breeze - Fahad even parked the car in the hotel parking garage and left the keys with the front desk for me! We were a little late getting back to Edinburgh, but he was totally accommodating of that. It was a great trip through the Highlands thanks to Fahad!!

Brad K.
- July 29, 2019
Anvar Jamal S.
Peugeot RCZ 2010

It was a nice experience renting Ahmed’s car. We - me and my wife drove it to Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Stirling and in Edinburgh. Thanks for being flexible when returning the car. The car itself got some power but don’t expect a quick throw like powerful sports one. Some of the features in the car I liked were automatic wipers - good for Scottish weather haha and cruise control to get my legs relaxed on highways. There is plenty of space for luggage - better than a Mini I think. Some things to take care of - this is a turbocharged engine so if you drive revving up engine all the time -you should expect to have a low mileage but that should be a problem if you drive normally. If you want to save some money on cleaning (we opted to pay £30 for cleaning as we didn’t had time to clean) , so take your time - go to a car shop and do a manual inside and outside clean which shall cost just mere about £10. Drive with style that’s the car for you then.

Anvar Jamal S.
- September 11, 2019
James M.
MINI Cooper 2018

James’s mini is a great car - fun to drive. Very easy to deal with. Would definitely use James again if I’m in Edinburgh

James M.
- August 18, 2019
Tiffany P.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin is absolutely lovely, as is his car. Kevin went out of his way to deliver and pick-up his car exactly where I requested in Edinburgh, his car was very clean and fueled up, and it was a super smooth drive. Would definitely hire from Kevin again. Thank you!

Tiffany P.
- August 24, 2020
ManSe R.
Nissan Leaf 2018

Such an excellent car for a perfect trip with our family. Michael is incredibly nice and super kind. If you want to travel around Edinburgh and are familiar with an electronic car, I believe nothing could be better than this one. Slient and no cost for petrol. Highly recommend it.

ManSe R.
- June 25, 2020
Ria O.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Brilliant car, Tomasz was very friendly and adhered to covid guidelines. Had a great trip with the car, will definitely be renting again!

Ria O.
- September 15, 2020
Nevena K.
Hyundai i10 2009

We had an amazing time and took this car from Edinburgh through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Loch Ness to Inverness, Dunrobin Castle and all through the Isle of Skye. We had absolutey no problems and loved every second of our trip. Antony was the perfect host and made sure all our needs were met. We wholeheartedly recommend him!

Nevena K.
- September 18, 2019
Gergely K.
Peugeot RCZ 2010

Great way to see Edinburgh and Scotland, the car was a perfect choice. Mo is a good person to rent from!

Gergely K.
- January 4, 2020
Carole P.
MINI Cooper 2015

Nick is very friendly and flexible on timing. The organisation for check-in and out is super clear and convenient in the heart of Edinburgh, but in little streets where I was able to handle the car away from traffic. He answers very quickly if you need advises on his car. The car is awesome! Easy and responsive, very clean. It drives easy both in mountains and the city. Thank you Nick!

Carole P.
- December 28, 2019
Victor N.
Fiat 500 2010

It was my second time booking Darren's car and I'd do the same so many times for sure. Darren was very flexible regarding the pick up and drop off. Car is very cheap to run and everything went fine. I'd really recommend

Victor N.
- September 16, 2020
Margreet C.
Ford Fiesta 2016

The car is in great condition and we had an amazing trip in Scotland. Tomasz is friendly and easy going with us. We highly recommend him :)

Margreet C.
- August 11, 2020
Jan Č.
Vauxhall Astra 2017

Car was in perfect shape, spotless clean. It was delivered to the Airport on time. We didn't want to return the car to the airport since we stayed in Edinburgh for couple more days, so we agreed to return it to Edinburgh office and David dropped us back to the city centre. Great customer service.

Jan Č.
- January 2, 2020
Johnny P.
Hyundai i10 2010

Nice little car and Jorge (the host) was excellent at explaining the cars features and was easily contactable throughout the trip. Car was reliable and good with fuel. Would recommend.

Johnny P.
- March 4, 2020
Akmal Z.
Audi A1 2013

This car is clean, and is in a great condition. Kevin is the best host you could've wished for. We had a small mishap during the trip when we punctured one of the rear tires, and kevin was quick to response to our call for help, advising us on what to do etc. Handled the situation like a true professional. Was also kind enough to drive all the way to our home to pick the car up. Definitely would recommend using his service!

Akmal Z.
- March 1, 2020
Raelle G.
Toyota Prius 2009

We used Fahad's Prius for a second time, this time for a much longer multi-day trip because we loved his flexibility and a car with no issues. Again there were no issues, Fahad was very nice, communicative, flexible - everything was perfect!

Raelle G.
- August 1, 2020
Linda S.
Hyundai i10 2010

Jorge was easy to communicate with and helpful. The car was great to drive perfect for my small trip to visit a friend. Would definitely recommend and would hire again for sure.

Linda S.
- August 11, 2020
David T.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Tomasz was a great host and went above and beyond to make the pickup and drop off convenient including driving me to the train station. His car was very clean, and the great fuel efficiency helped on the trip. I would definitely use this vehicle again. Thanks Tomasz!

David T.
- September 17, 2020
Antanas D.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017

Great service, very friendly and helpful. The process was easier and quicker than the ussal rental companies. We had arranged for pick up in the center of town and delivery at the airport. They arrived even earlier at the airport, we loved the car. Strongly recommended.

Antanas D.
- August 22, 2019
Ben G.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Excellent car, very smooth driving, Scott is a top guy and helped us with everything. Easy pick up and return in pretty much the very centre of Edinburgh. Thank you Scott!

Ben G.
- September 6, 2019
Frank W.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott's VW was perfect for exploring Edinburgh and Northern Scotland. Pick-up and drop-off was super easy, and Scott was very communicative and friendly. Thanks, Scott, for the great trip!

Frank W.
- November 8, 2019
Renard R.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was an awesome host. His car was clean, awesome to drive and most importantly Scott was nice and very responsive. I would most definitely rent from him again.

Renard R.
- August 11, 2019
Charlotte G.
Hyundai i30 2015

Antony is very nice and friendly, flexible as well for the delivery of the car. The car is perfect for a road trip through Scotland and was very easy to drive, won't hesitate to hire that car again, we recommande!

Charlotte G.
- October 2, 2019
Ioanna S.
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2013

Alvaro was so gracious to accommodate me at the last minute when I really needed to rent a vehicle. He even cancelled other plans to let me have the car. The car is fantastic and drives really well. It looks perfect as if it was brand new. Alvaro was always communicative whenever I had a problem. I hope I can rent again from him in the future.

Ioanna S.
- November 14, 2019
Nicole F.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad made our first Turo trip so easy! The car was super easy to drive around the Highlands of Scotland and he offered to drop off the car at our place which was very convenient.

Nicole F.
- January 4, 2020
David T.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great guy! Highly recommended if you are in Edinburgh.

David T.
- February 1, 2020
Ash A.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Fabulous car and lovely owner. Would definitely book this car again.

Ash A.
- September 21, 2020
Vu P.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren was great to deal with, super fast communication, flexible pick up and return times. The car was great and clean. I would definitely hire from again and recommend!

Vu P.
- March 2, 2020
Isac N.
Hyundai i10 2010

Jorge is a great host and everything went smoothly. The car itself is fun to drive and is perfect for the small roads in Scotland. We were 4 people driving around almost all day without problem. for a small car it's quiet as well, which is a bonus if conversation is something you enjoy. I recommend renting this car from Jorge!

Isac N.
- March 16, 2020
Simon D.
Audi A1 2013

Great little car, Kevin is a top host. Highly recommend

Simon D.
- October 10, 2020
Tyler K.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Tomasz was great and incredibly accommodating. He met us at the nearest station and even dropped us off close to our accommodation afterwards. The car was great, incredibly clean and drove really well.

Tyler K.
- September 2, 2020
Alexander H.
Honda Civic 2019

Adrian could not have been a kinder, more understanding and helpful host. He is very communicative and responsive. His car is great. I strongly recommend him to everyone.

Alexander H.
- September 2, 2020
Callum D.
Audi A1 2013

We used the car for a couple of days to travel around Scotland and it was really good, no issues at all.

Callum D.
- September 13, 2020
Nicolas J.
Volkswagen Polo 2016

Lauren was very nice, and the car is perfect for weekends or small trips.

Nicolas J.
- August 19, 2019
Vladimir T.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

This was an excellent experience. They were so friendly and flexible. Would 100% rent again. The car was also 100% alright so yeah everything was perfect! :)

Vladimir T.
- August 2, 2019
Stephen M.
Vauxhall Insignia 2017

They offered to deliver the car and pick us up from our hotel. The staff were amazing and the price was great and the car they had was basically brand new! Would rent again!!

Stephen M.
- October 16, 2019
Elliot S.
Audi A1 2013

Went for a weekend trip to the Scottish Highlands, Kevin was an excellent host and did everything he could to make sure the trip went smoothly. Pickup and drop off were very simple and he was flexible about times and locations (within reason). The car is exactly as described, and is comfortable and immaculate inside and out, while being very competitively priced. I wouldn't hesitate to book this car again, and can't recommend both car and owner enough!

Elliot S.
- July 28, 2019
Aymeric P.
Hyundai i30 2015

It was a very Nice Trip with Anthony’s car ! It’s easy to call him , and he is a very nice host.

Aymeric P.
- October 20, 2019
Vasile C.
MINI Cooper 2017

great car & communication, had a lovely trip

Vasile C.
- November 14, 2019
Sean R.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Will was exceptionally helpful and offered great advice for my trip. The car was exactly i needed and easy/comfortable to drive for 6 hours a day. Highly recommend

Sean R.
- November 12, 2019
James N.
MINI Cooper 2017

Nice nippy little car well suited to highland road tripping! Super easy to pick up and drop off. Being a Turo virgin, I misread the mileage limit and exceeded it a fair bit (completely my fault!) so I'd recommend buying extra mileage if you're heading to the highlands. Many thanks Charlie!

James N.
- December 4, 2019
Brandon N.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren’s an amazing host, and his car is just perfect for a road trip! Interior’s clean and neat, and Darren was very helpful with my queries, prior and during my trip. Thanks for the awesome ride!

Brandon N.
- February 5, 2020
Kégan R.
Hyundai i10 2010

Great trip. Car was clean and everything we needed for a day trip. Jorge was easy to get a hold of and quick to respond. Would recommend to anyone

Kégan R.
- March 16, 2020
Himaya P.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren was a friendly host. He was flexible and communicated well. The car was very clean and in great condition. Would definitely use again!

Himaya P.
- August 24, 2020
Jason A.
Toyota Prius 2009

Great car, great service and very accommodating. Would highly recommend

Jason A.
- August 23, 2020
Alex B.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin was a great host. Took the car for a week to the north coast of Scotland. No problems. Easy communication. Would recommend 100%

Alex B.
- August 8, 2020
Mikael L.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren was really nice and flexible it’s a really good car I recommend it thank you very mush !

Mikael L.
- August 7, 2020
Andrew D.
Ford Mondeo 2015

The car was great and big enough for my tall family of four and suitcases. Comfortable for exploring the countryside. Will was quick to respond and helpful.

Andrew D.
- August 13, 2020
Nick R.
Audi A1 2013

Kevin was absolutely brilliant from delivery to pick up. Very clean car, smooth transaction. Would highly recommend!

Nick R.
- August 16, 2020
Giampaolo I.
Fiat 500 2010

Perfect car and super nice owner. Darren has been always available and willing to help. I would definitely recommend him and his car. Thank you again

Giampaolo I.
- August 17, 2020
Audry D.
Audi A1 2013

Great host and great car. I would rate more than 5 stars if I could. Highly recommend!

Audry D.
- August 10, 2020
Audry D.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Great car and host. Would recommend 👍

Audry D.
- August 16, 2020
Adrian P.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren was amazing and the car even better.The car is really economical and quite spacious.We were 4 people and bo one complained about the space.Would definitely book the car again.

Adrian P.
- September 1, 2020
Kottewa K.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Car was great and excellent drive. Tomasz went above and beyond with helping us to pick up and he dropped us off in airport. He helped us bringing our phone back to us which we left in the car. Highly recommended and he is great!

Kottewa K.
- September 22, 2020
Linda S.
Toyota Prius 2009

Good car to drive, pleasant host

Linda S.
- September 15, 2020
Cody T.
Toyota Prius 2009

Fahad was incredibly accommodating to ensure that we were able to make the most of our journey with his vehicle. Such a great host in every way! The car itself was great for 4 people and plenty of luggage. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to rent a vehicle in Scotland.

Cody T.
- September 26, 2019
Steven R.
Suzuki Splash 2013

This little car took us all over Scotland and back. If you have the opportunity, rent this small and fuel efficient car. Parking in most of Scotland was tight and some roads were super small. But this little gem of a vehicle fit through everything. Steven was also very accommodating. He picked us up from the airport early and worked around our departure schedule. This is just what you need when you’re worried about getting on a flight in time.

Steven R.
- October 8, 2019
Giovanni B.
Ford Fiesta 2016

great experience with a great car! it has all to make a confortable trip

Giovanni B.
- December 7, 2019
Gaetano T.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

He was nice and the car was in a very good state. We had no problem during the trip and the host was very kind and friendly.

Gaetano T.
- December 2, 2019
Alin Z.
Hyundai i30 2015

Renting this car from Antony was a Great experience! I would Always do ist again

Alin Z.
- July 26, 2019
Victor N.
Fiat 500 2010

Car extremely clean and well maintained. Flexible pick up and drop off. Had a lovely wee trip. Great communication with Darren. Really recommend 🙂

Victor N.
- July 19, 2020
Daisy M.
MINI Cooper 2015

We had such a great experience with Nick and his mini. He was super responsive and flexible with us. The car was great and made our trip so much easier. Would definitely recommend!

Daisy M.
- December 28, 2019
John R.
Audi A6 Saloon 2018

Brian and his A6 are top notch. He was kind, accommodating and quick to respond...an ideal person from which to hire a car. The A6 was clean, loaded with everything I needed and was a blast to drive. 10/10

John R.
- December 29, 2019
Giampaolo I.
Fiat 500 2010

Darren is always the best! Super recommended! 5 stars!

Giampaolo I.
- September 27, 2020
Kottewa K.
Audi A1 2013

Drive was great. Kevin and her partner were very supportive and punctual. Car was clean and in an excellent condition.

Kottewa K.
- September 12, 2020
Stephanie A.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Tomasz was very helpful and the car was great

Stephanie A.
- September 9, 2020
Becky L.
MINI Cooper 2017

A lovely car to drive and super easy to collect and drop off. :-)

Becky L.
- August 11, 2019
Kenni A.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Saved our vacation! Amazing guy!

Kenni A.
- October 3, 2019
Adri L.
Ford Fiesta 2016

Perfect car and thomas To! Go take it!

Adri L.
- October 16, 2019
Seth S.
Vauxhall Corsa 2017

Great car for a great price! Very willing to work with you on the pickup and drop off. Would book again!

Seth S.
- October 18, 2019
Baptiste W.
Hyundai i10 2009

Everything was perfect with that lovely little car, Anthony was really kind and funny, he even drived us back to our flat after we gave the car back ! Perfect from end to finish

Baptiste W.
- October 8, 2019
Grant F.
Audi A1 2013

Awesome car. Kevin was super helpful with pick up and drop off!

Grant F.
- October 27, 2019
Rodrigo M.
Ford Fiesta 2011

Laura was a great host and we loved her car. Easy experience overall

Rodrigo M.
- August 29, 2019
Muhammad A.
Ford EcoSport 2014

Kirsteen is very nice and give us an Excellent and very polite service ... We and my family wish her best of luck in her future..

Muhammad A.
- August 18, 2019
Morgan J.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great car for Scotland as the roads can be narrow and so happy I had an automatic transmission. It made navigating the country much easier.

Morgan J.
- August 16, 2019
Marek C.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

excelent car, Scott is very friendly and responds almost immediately

Marek C.
- July 25, 2019
Ryan F.
Ford Mondeo 2015

Renting from Will could not have been easier with pickup near city centre. Having the sleeping bags and foldable camping chairs in the boot is a huge plus. Very happy with my experience. Would rent from again!

Ryan F.
- September 6, 2019
Kayne N.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Great car and host. Will definitely recommend

Kayne N.
- December 29, 2019
Andrew S.
Volkswagen Golf 2011

Scott was a great “car host”. He was easy to communicate with and quick to respond if we ever needed anything! We used his car to get up to the highlands for a few days and it was beautiful. This car did a great job and was perfect for the small highland highways. Would definitely recommend this car to anyone thinking about wanting to see a little more of Scotland! Car is in great condition and ran wonderfully!

Andrew S.
- January 6, 2020
Delvis S.
Fiat 500 2010

Very welcome host. Small extra help also offered at pickup/return. Recommend. Car in good condition.

Delvis S.
- January 24, 2020
Tommy K.
MINI Cooper 2018

James is wonderful to work with and this Mini is excellent. The car drove really well and is in great condition.

Tommy K.
- September 5, 2019
Thomas W.
Toyota Prius 2009

We toured from north to south, east to west, about 1500 miles in Fahad’s Prius! Not a mechanical problem at all, and great fuel mileage! Would rent again.

Thomas W.
- September 1, 2019

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