Car hire Edinburgh

Get a great deal on your next Edinburgh car rental

Edinburgh car hire facilities are plentiful when visiting the Scottish capital. SIXT has conveniently located branches across the city centre, at train stations and Edinburgh Airport. Our top-class economy cars are affordable to all – perfect for short stays or business trips, and to get around the city quickly. Families on holiday can choose something like a 4X4 for lots of visibility when taking in the sights of Edinburgh. We only provide newer, sought after models, which offer quality and reliability. Our friendly 24/7 service is always there to help you pick a first-class hired car at an economical price.


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You might not be spending much time in Edinburgh, so a compact or saloon might be all you need from us. If you have some leisure time on your hands, then you can treat yourself to a luxury car, a 4x4 or even a convertible or sports model, and go sightseeing at will. They all come with bookable extras like sat navs or child seats, and you can add an additional driver if you want to share the load with someone else on your trip. It doesn't matter if you need a one-day rental, a weekly rental or longer – we can always meet your needs.  

Sixt Services in Edinburgh

Edinburgh car hire FAQ

Can I book a one-way car hire in Edinburgh?

Yes, it is possible to pick your hire car up at a branch in Edinburgh and drop it off at another SIXT location elsewhere in the UK, including in London. In our booking form, select the Edinburgh branch where you want to collect your vehicle and a different return branch in order to check availability.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Edinburgh?

Unlike with many car rental companies, it is possible to hire a car from SIXT at 21 years of age. As long as you have held your driving licence for at least one year, you'll be able to hire a car from a number of different car categories in Edinburgh. For all drivers under the age of 25, a young driver surcharge will apply.

Can I book a car with unlimited mileage?

Yes, we do often offer unlimited mileage but this depends on the branch, pick-up date and car category. Please select one of our Edinburgh branches in our booking form, the pick-up date and time. When selecting your car category you'll be able to see which cars come with unlimited miles.

Explore Edinburgh with your hire car

  • Park your hire car in the NCP Edinburgh Holyrood Road car park. After visiting nearby Edinburgh Castle pop into Holyrood Palace where you’ll be able to see some of the historical rooms in the palace as well as catch a glimpse of artworks in today’s State Apartments.
  • Your hire car will provide the freedom to escape the city and explore the nearby coastline. Just over an hour away to the east is the picturesque fishing village of St Abbs with its heather-covered hills and majestic views. Drive over the Forth Bridge to visit St Andrews, famous for its university and golf course.
  • With its Georgian architecture and The Georgian House where you can get a ticket and walk through the interior decoration of the 18th century, the New Town neighbourhood in Edinburgh is well worth a visit.

Summer in Edinburgh

This is the perfect season to visit another famous Scottish attraction, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It's a treasure trove of over three million natural specimens. You can also visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey, with its stunning historical architecture and beautiful gardens. The fine weather will afford panoramic views of the city from Calton Hill, where you can find the Scottish National Monument. Simply use the Sat Nav available with your hire car.  


Charissa D.

Such a wonderful experience working with Conrad!! We came in from Athens with my family of 5 at 12:00am. What a wonderful first impression of Scotland. He was so polite and give us more than we expected.

Zeb C.

Recently used the services of Sixt at Edinburgh Airport and the service was absolutely faultless. Cane - the chap behind the desk - was incredibly considerate to my situation and did his upmost to help me, whist being totally charming and polite. Excellent customer service - I'll be back!!

Steven S.

No Surprises. Sixt provided a car for the price quoted and also provided some good recommendations. I will use them again when in Edinburgh.

Olivia F.

We were refused hire from Greenmotion car hire around the corner from Sixt as our Australian drivers license didn’t display date of issue. The staff at Sixt couldn’t have been more helpful or friendly when we found ourselves in this stressful situation, offering a solution to the problem and finding us a car to hire that day. Could not recommend more highly, thank you so much to Jonas and the whole team.

Andie H.

We rented two cars at the end of April and all of the staff we interacted with was awesome! Adam was a pleasure and helped us get the right car for our needs. It did need to be switched out which was handled by the manager (I assume) immediately and we were ready to roll. Adam went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience (including teaching my dad how to read the gas gauge 😂) I wish I had asked him more questions because the help we had gotten from him made what could have been a stressful situation into a wonderful adventure. Great location too - definitely would recommend

Nanette M.

This Sixt car rental experience went smoothly and efficiently from start to finish. The staff members we dealt with were knowledgeable and helpful. We were given options the were clear and concise. The pick up and return process was probably one of our most pleasant car rental experiences ever.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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