The capital of Scotland is a fascinating city, filled with majestic history, charming narrow passageways and cobbled pavements. Edinburgh’s beauty will draw you in to explore every inch of the Old Town, but venturing outside of the city’s boundaries is always a pleasure. Take an Enterprise rental down the scenic Lothian coast, or cross the Queensferry Bridge to the Lomond Hills and witness the breath-taking vistas Scotland has to offer.
When you fly into Edinburgh Airport, you can find us in the car rental village which is a short walk away from the terminal. If you arrive to Edinburgh by train, get your rental from our Waverley Train Station branch to carry on with your planned journey. If you simply need a car when you are in the city, we have five branches in Edinburgh – find us by the port of Leith and close to the city Bypass in Sighthill to name a few.
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when renting a vehicle are a valid drivers license, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when renting here.
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your rental. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car rental insurance page for further details.
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may rent full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for renting a vehicle here.
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car rental driving license requirements here.
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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Edinburgh is the perfect city to get lost in. The Scottish capital is willed with cobbled alleyways, historical architecture spanning centuries and beautiful parks overlooking the city. There’s other types of entertainment you can expect from a bustling city, like the Edinburgh Zoo. The capital’s Edinburgh Castle is a tourist favorite, where you can witness the One O'Clock Gun being fired to signal the hour. From there, you can take a stroll down the Royal Mile to the eclectic Old Town to experience the heart of Edinburgh. If you are into science, why not visit Dynamic Earth in Holyrood for an interactive lesson about the Big Bang. You can hike in the nearby Holyrood Park to escape hustle and bustle and see the city from Arthur's Seat - a place where King Arthur once admired the beauty of his kingdom according to legend.
By renting a car, you can also plan day trips to visit the surrounding Scottish wilderness and highlands. A great place close to Edinburgh is the uninhabited Cramon Island, accessed by a path only exposed during low tide. It’s on the way to Queensferry Bridge – a beautiful crossing that is also the way to beautiful Lomond Hills Regional Park. You can venture further north to the Cairngorms national Park in the Scottish Highlands and conquer the peak of Ben Macdui to witness the unforgettable landscape.
If you want to witness history, you can travel on the M9 towards Stirling where you can visit the towering middle age Stirling Castle – once the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. When returning towards Edinburgh, you could stop off at Falkirk to see the Kelpies. It’s the biggest equestrian monument in the world, dedicated to all the hard-working horses throughout ages. You can also see The Falkirk Wheel, a one-of-a-kind rotating boat lift connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal.
When driving around Edinburgh and the surrounding area, there a few key things to remember: