Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

See the sights of Edinburgh and beyond

Explore the glorious and diverse Scottish landscape with car hire in Edinburgh. Enjoy great rates and benefits, such as Avios points on every rental, with British Airways. We also offer a guaranteed saving on flight + car packages.

Car hire in Edinburgh gives you the freedom to explore the city and further afield. Discover the beauty of The Lothians and across the Forth river, the Kingdom of Fife. Or visit Glasgow, Scotland’s most populous city, for a great night out. Head north to spend time in charming villages, visit historic monuments and explore the great outdoors – spotting wildlife along the way. Try some traditional Scottish whisky, at one of the many local distilleries. Or look for ‘Nessie’ at Loch Ness and explore the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms. Book with British Airways and choose a vehicle to suit your requirements, and save when you book your flights + car together.

Edinburgh car hire deals

See Edinburgh your way with one of our car deals

See Edinburgh and beyond

See the natural beauty of Edinburgh and its surrounds by car

Scotland’s most populous city.

Combine your stay in Edinburgh with a trip to Glasgow, Scotland’s most populous city — which is packed with entertainment, culture and shopping options. Glasgow’s arts scene is flourishing, with the roots of Scottish opera and ballet here. Alongside this, the museums and galleries on offer have everything you could ask for. Visit the fantastic Merchant City for boutique shops and superb cafés, or head to the ‘Style Mile’ for all your retail therapy needs. Glasgow gets going at night, with many bars and clubs open until the small hours, making it a night to remember.

Loch Ness near Edinburgh.

Combine Edinburgh city breaks with short stays in Inverness. Keep an eye out for the legendary monster ‘Nessie’ on a trip to Loch Ness and take a cruise down the loch. Let the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park take your breath away. While you are there, don’t miss a trip to Aviemore. In the winter you can try some brilliant home-grown skiing. A visit to mighty Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, is a must. From the summit you can see the loch-side town of Fort William below.

Whisky in Edinburgh.

Hire a car in Edinburgh and take a drive to the scenic towns that are home to some of Scotland’s whisky distilleries. Speyside, just south of Inverness has the largest amount of distilleries in one area, including Glenfiddich and The Macallan. Take in the stunning Highland scenery, including the majestic Cairngorm Mountains – this region offers fantastic walking and wildlife options. Don’t forget to stop by royal Balmoral Castle – the Queen’s residence in Scotland.

Oban and the West Highlands.

Hiring a car in Edinburgh gives you the freedom to admire Oban’s landscapes and seascapes. For terrific photo opportunities, visit stunning Loch Lomond and the aptly-named Loch Awe. Here, the ruined Kilchurn Castle against the dramatic mountainous backdrop is an unforgettable sight. Climb historic McCaig’s Tower for spectacular vistas across Oban. Get a ferry to the secluded Isle of Mull from Oban, which alongside its capital Tobermory, has featured in many films and TV shows.

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