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Cheap Car Rentals in Scotland from C$ 17

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
4 Mar — 11 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Scotland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Luxury

Average price per day

C$ 64

Cheapest price per day

C$ 17

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Scotland, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 113 pickup locations in Scotland to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

Price

C$ 15 - C$ 102

Out of all the popular cities in Scotland, Glasgow is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 15/day. Renting a car in Glasgow is 85% cheaper than renting one in Lerwick where the per day rate is around C$ 102. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Scotland to get a rental car in are: Edinburgh (C$ 16/day), Inverness (C$ 45/day), and Aberdeen (C$ 62/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 C$ 15/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 26 February 2024.

January

C$ 31

February

C$ 37

March

C$ 48

April

C$ 78

May

C$ 89

June

C$ 82

July

C$ 86

August

C$ 82

September

C$ 62

October

C$ 52

November

C$ 39

December

C$ 58

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 rent in Scotland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 26 February 2024.

At C$ 18/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for rental in Scotland in the past week. Out of 61 car rental agencies operating in Scotland, there are, in total, 3,568 rental locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

C$ 17+

Compact

Compact

C$ 18+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 25+

Standard

Standard

C$ 49+

Mini

Mini

C$ 16+

Premium

Premium

C$ 41+

Passenger Van

Passenger Van

C$ 178+

Luxury

Luxury

C$ 64+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

C$ 24+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

C$ 31+

Compact station wagon

Compact station wagon

C$ 35+

Intermediate station wagon

Intermediate station wagon

C$ 42+

Compare available car types for rental in Scotland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 26 February 2024.

Small cars

C$ 24 - C$ 83

All Car Types

C$ 55 - C$ 129

To rent a small car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 56/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Scotland (~C$ 24/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 83/day). In fact, January is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a small car saves you 40% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 106/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Scotland (~C$ 61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 147/day). In fact, January is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a medium car is 14% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 154/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Scotland (~C$ 86/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 219/day). In fact, November is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a large car is 40% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 99/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Scotland (~C$ 65/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~C$ 186/day). In fact, February is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a SUV is 7% 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 SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 156/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a van in Scotland (~C$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 216/day). In fact, January is about 59% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a van is 41% 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.

To rent a luxury car in Scotland, you would pay an average price of C$ 194/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Scotland (~C$ 82/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~C$ 383/day). In fact, November is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Scotland. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Scotland, renting a luxury car 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 luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Honda CivicC$ 18/day
4
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Honda Civic

Tips for renting a car in Scotland

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Scotland including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 26 February 2024.
  • Scotland, like the rest of the UK, has specific regulations regarding child car seats. Babies must travel in a rear-facing infant carrier suitable for their weight until they weigh at least 9 kilograms (approximately 20 pounds). Children over 9 kilograms and up to 15 kilograms (approximately 20 to 33 pounds) must use a child car seat or booster seat. Children weighing between 15 kilograms and 36 kilograms (approximately 33 to 79 pounds) or up to 135 centimeters (4 feet 5 inches) tall must use a booster cushion, booster seat, or a forward-facing child car seat with a seat belt.
  • Many of the cars that are driven in Scotland have a manual transmission. However, most car rental agencies offer a variety of vehicles, including automatic transmissions, to cater to different customer preferences and needs. When making a reservation, be sure to specify that you require an automatic transmission vehicle. Keep in mind that automatic cars may be in slightly lower supply than manual cars, so it's a good idea to book in advance to secure the type of car you prefer and to ensure that you are able to receive an automatic.
  • In Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom, if your driving license is in English or has an English translation, you generally do not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to rent a car. However, it's always a good idea to check the specific requirements of the rental company you plan to use, as policies can vary. Some rental companies might have their own policies or may require an IDP for non-European Union (EU) license holders. Also, note that if your driver's license is not in English, it's recommended to have an IDP or an official translation of your license to present to authorities if necessary.

Top rental agencies in Scotland

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Scotland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Scotland. Reviews were last updated on 26 February 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Scotland, including those serving the greater Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Easirent

6.0
Okay
128 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

7.0

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

6.1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.6
Very good
38 reviews23 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.3

Budget

7.7
Good
41 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.6

Sixt

7.4
Good
41 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

6.8

Hertz

6.9
Okay
72 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.4

Europcar

6.5
Okay
40 reviews27 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.8

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

6.1

National

10.0
Wonderful
1 review7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Arnold Clark

9.5
Wonderful
7 reviews20 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Overall

9.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

9.5

Best Scotland car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Scotland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Scotland with an average daily rate of C$ 39. Data was last updated on 26 February 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car rentals in Scotland, including locations near Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Toyota YarisC$ 17/day
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Toyota Yaris
Honda FitC$ 17/day
2
5
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A/C
Honda Fit
Nissan SentraC$ 18/day
4
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A/C
Nissan Sentra

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Scotland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 26 February 2024.

Should I rent a car in Scotland?

The largest cities in Scotland typically have a bit of public transport, including Edinburgh. However, if you plan to explore remote Scottish Highlands, islands, or countryside where public transportation is limited, having a car offers great flexibility, and is oftentimes a necessity. Scotland offers stunning scenic routes like the North Coast 500. Having a car allows you to enjoy these picturesque drives. A car is also necessary if you would like to travel between cities, as trains and buses are not always available.

What is driving like in Scotland?

In Scotland, you must drive on the left side of the road. This might be different from what you're accustomed to in some countries, so be extra cautious, especially when turning, entering roundabouts, or crossing intersections. Many roads in Scotland, especially in rural areas, can be narrow and winding. Some roads might not have separate lanes for each direction, so be prepared to give way to oncoming vehicles. Single-track roads are common in remote areas, where passing places are provided for cars to pass each other. Drive carefully and be prepared for changing weather, especially in the Highlands.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Scotland?

Most major car rental agencies in Scotland require renters to be at least 21 years of age. However, some rental companies may have higher minimum age requirements, especially for certain rental categories, such as large passenger vans or for expensive luxury cars. In addition, they often charge extra fees for drivers under the age of 25 due to the increased risk associated with younger drivers. These fees vary depending on the specific car rental company, so you will need to check with the agency that you will be renting with to see how much it will cost you.

What is the cheapest rental car found in Scotland?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 58/day when booking a rental car in Scotland. The best deal a user found was for C$ 20/day from Goldcar Rental SP, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental 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: DRIVALIA (C$ 16/day), GREEN MOTION (C$ 24/day), and Europcar (C$ 34/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and Arnold Clark (9.6 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Scotland.

What are gas prices like in Scotland?

The average gas price in Scotland is C$ 2.41/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 108 and C$ 156 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

From GREEN MOTION you can rent a car in Scotland from about C$ 383 per week on average.

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

Booking your car rental early can save you up to 58% on your rental. Aim to book your car rental at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Scotland.

Can I rent a car for a month in Scotland?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Scotland for a month is certainly possible.

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

Goldcar Rental SP currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 81% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in Scotland. Typically, a monthly car rental in Scotland can be found for C$ 1,642. You can find car rental deals to be on average C$ 55 a day.

Car rentals by fuel type in Scotland

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Scotland. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Scotland. Deals were last updated on 26 February 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Scotland. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (C$ 18+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 18+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 29+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 38+

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