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Cheap Car Hire in Scotland from £11

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Scotland with a pick-up date of 14/9 and drop-off date of 21/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Scotland car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Scotland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

£35

Cheapest price per day

£11

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Scotland?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Scotland, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 103 pickup locations in Scotland to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Price

£19 - £67

Out of all the popular cities in Scotland, Glasgow is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £19/day. Renting a car in Glasgow is 72% cheaper than renting one in Lerwick where the per day rate is around £67. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Scotland to get a rental car in are: Edinburgh (£20/day), Aberdeen (£23/day), and Inverness (£24/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Glasgow should expect to spend around £19/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Scotland is Glasgow.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Scotland?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Scotland and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

January

£18

February

£20

March

£30

April

£34

May

£41

June

£35

July

£38

August

£39

September

£32

October

£28

November

£22

December

£32

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Scotland is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Scotland

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Scotland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

There are, in total, 3,752 car hire locations in Scotland that are operated by 74 companies. In the past week, small car is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: £11/day). Explore 6 car types currently offered from Scotland hire providers:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Passenger van

Passenger van

Luxury

Luxury

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

Commercial

Commercial

Standard estate car

Standard estate car

Luxury SUV

Luxury SUV

Compare available car types for hire in Scotland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Scotland to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Small cars

£16 - £39

All Car Types

£26 - £74

To hire a small car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £25/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Scotland (~£16/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£39/day). In fact, January is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a small car saves you 51% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £55/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Scotland (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~£76/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a medium car is 8% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £88/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Scotland (~£53/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£121/day). In fact, January is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a large car is 43% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £47/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Scotland (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£66/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a SUV saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £107/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in Scotland (~£79/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£159/day). In fact, February is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a van is 53% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £111/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Scotland (~£76/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£159/day). In fact, January is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a luxury car is 55% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Scotland luxury car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a convertible in Scotland, you would pay an average price of £61/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Scotland (~£51/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£167/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Scotland, hiring a convertible is 18% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto£11/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Opel Corsa£12/day
2
M
A/C
Opel Corsa
Volkswagen Golf£12/day
4
M
A/C
Volkswagen Golf

Top hire agencies in Scotland

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Scotland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Scotland. Reviews were last updated on 22 July 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Scotland, including pickup locations serving Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Easirent

6.0
Okay
128 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.1

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.5
Very Good
46 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.9

Budget

7.6
Good
47 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.8

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.4

Sixt

7.1
Good
39 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

6.7

Europcar

6.6
Okay
48 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

6.3

Hertz

6.4
Okay
76 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.1

Overall

6.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.2

Value

5.7

GREEN MOTION

4.7
Mediocre
84 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

5.9

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.3

Value

4.7

Arnold Clark

10.0
Wonderful
6 reviews18 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.2

Value

9.5

Best Scotland car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Scotland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Scotland with an average daily rate of £23. Data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car hires in Scotland, including locations near Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Kia Picanto£11/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Opel Corsa£12/day
2
M
A/C
Opel Corsa
Volkswagen Golf£12/day
4
M
A/C
Volkswagen Golf

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Scotland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 July 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Scotland?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £36/day when booking a car hire in Scotland. The absolute best deal a user found was for £13/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Jul. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Scotland?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Scotland from the following companies over the past two weeks: GREEN MOTION (£11/day), Alamo (£19/day), and DRIVALIA (£26/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Scotland?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Arnold Clark (9.6 rating), National (9.0 rating) and McNicoll Vehicle Rental (8.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Scotland.

  • What are petrol prices like in Scotland?

    The average price of petrol in Scotland is £1.46/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £65 and £95 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Scotland for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    GREEN MOTION offers hire cars in Scotland for about £141 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Scotland for the best price?

    Booking early can save you upwards of 40% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 7 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Scotland.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Scotland?

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Scotland.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Scotland for a month?

    The monthly cost of a car hire in Scotland is £605 (£20/day) on average.

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Small car hires in Scotland

Find small car hire deals in Scotland from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Scotland cost an average of £13 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Kia Picanto£11/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Ford Ka£12/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka
Toyota Aygo£12/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo

Car hires by fuel type in Scotland

Browse car hires by fuel type in Scotland. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Scotland. Deals were last updated on 22 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Scotland. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (£25+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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