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Private Whisky Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh

Private Whisky Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh
9 hours
USD 732.40
There are many whisky distilleries within a day’s drive of Edinburgh visit three distilleries and sample “uisge beatha”, the “water of life” on a private day tour.

Private 'Outlander' Film Locations Day Trip from Edinburgh

9 hours
USD 671.93
Private day trip of locations featured in the ‘Outlander’ TV series. Depart from Edinburgh and follow in the footsteps of the Jamie and Claire as you visit the locations used for Lallybroch, Crainsmuir (Culross), the infamous Fort William (Blackness Castle), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and Inverness of the 1940's (Falkland). This tour accommodates up to 7 persons.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Car Rental

Welcome to the car rental Edinburgh Airport information page with information on Edinburgh Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Edinburgh driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Edinburgh Airport car rental options and search for the best available Edinburgh car rental rates in the search box below.

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Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

There are many Edinburgh Airport car rental agencies available.


Edinburgh Airport car hire desks are located in the new Car Rental Centre, just a short walk via a covered walkway. If you land at the International Terminal, walk through the Domestic Terminal and exit through the doors at the west end of the terminal. Then follow the signs.

Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Companies

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt, Thrifty

Edinburgh Driving Information

Driving is on the left side of the road.

All Edinburgh Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.

Your local drivers' licence is required.

An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).

Edinburgh Driving Stress Level: 6/10

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 Car Rental Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends a Edinburgh Airport car rental.

If you are travelling around Scotland, then a Edinburgh Airport car rental is a very convenient option to explore the cities and countryside.

 EDI Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Shuttle

The Edinburgh Airport Car Rental Centre is within walking distance via covered walkway.

Car Rental Shuttle Tipping Recommendation: Not required

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016