Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Car Hire / Rental
Equipped with offices of four major car hire companies, Edinburgh Airport (EDI) handles hundreds of thousands of passengers wanting to rent a car from the airport. Car rental companies operating at Edinburgh Airport are listed below.
Edinburgh Airport's car hire booking desks are all located in prime spots in the Arrivals Hall and can offer on-the-spot service, as well as pre-bookings. Although there is a good complement of cars available between them, it is a good idea to book in advance in order to secure the car of your choice.
Speed limits in Edinburgh, Scotland
Urban areas: 48 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 64 kph / 40 mph
Towns and residential areas: 32 kph / 20 mph
Motorways / highways: 112 kph / 70 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a big and busy city and it will therefore come as no surprise that driving around the centre can be difficult at the best of times. Parking is difficult and traffic wardens are vigilant and never far away. However, driving outside provides the freedom needed to fully appreciate this part of Scotland, and many people choose to drive to nearby Glasgow, which can be reached in approximately one hour.
The City Council in Edinburgh is continually trying to improve traffic levels and has introduced restricted areas. However, many people simply prefer to park for free outside of the centre, in the 'peripheral zone', and walk into central Edinburgh. Those wishing to park in the city will find parking spaces and garages along the Castle Terrace (close to the castle), on Lothian Road, along Princes Street, at St. John Hill, and also at the St. James Centre.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Car Rental Companies
The following is a list of car rental firms that have offices at Edinburgh Airport (EDI):
- Avis Auto Rental
- National Rent-a-Car
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Car Rental