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Climate chart Edinburgh

max 37°F min 30°F
max 43°F min 36°F
max 45°F min 34°F
max 48°F min 36°F
max 54°F min 43°F
max 59°F min 46°F
max 63°F min 48°F
max 61°F min 46°F
max 57°F min 45°F
max 50°F min 45°F
max 45°F min 39°F
max 43°F min 34°F

Weekly overview Edinburgh

Weather Edinburgh 7 days

Thursday 30-05-2024 Moderate rain 50°F / 61°F
Friday 31-05-2024 Partly cloudy 46°F / 61°F
Saturday 01-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 48°F / 64°F
Sunday 02-06-2024 Partly cloudy 45°F / 64°F
Monday 03-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 50°F / 63°F
Tuesday 04-06-2024 Sunny/Clear 46°F / 63°F
Wednesday 05-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 52°F / 55°F
Thursday 06-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 50°F / 63°F
Friday 07-06-2024 Moderate rain 46°F / 52°F
Saturday 08-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 46°F / 52°F
Sunday 09-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 50°F / 61°F
Monday 10-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 50°F / 57°F
Tuesday 11-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 48°F / 59°F
Wednesday 12-06-2024 Patchy rain possible 48°F / 57°F

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Edinburgh attractions and Travel Tips

Why rent a car in Edinburgh?
Steeped in rich history, Edinburgh is a beautiful city of castles, cliffs, and captivating monuments. With plenty of world-class galleries and museums celebrating both national and local arts, the city is also perfectly placed to explore the alluring Scottish landscape with rental cars from Edinburgh. Whether you’re looking to sample the country’s finest whiskeys or explore Scottish clan history, Scotland comes to life when you rent a car in Edinburgh.

HAPPYCAR helps you find the best car hire in Edinburgh by collating and comparing all available rental rates on your dates. At the click of a button, you can easily find the cheapest car hire in Edinburgh including convenient pick-up locations. Choose from cheap rental cars from Edinburgh airport EDI, cheap rental cars from Glasgow airport GLA, and other great deals throughout Scotland and Great Britain.

Rent a car in Edinburgh - Quick and easy
Access to the internet - that's all it takes to bring your car rental in Edinburgh closer. Thanks to the HAPPYCAR service, you can choose between the different car rental suppliers' products. What makes our service unique is the comparison of car rental prices and additional add-ons.

Using our many filters, you will quickly find the right offer that meets all your needs. Think for example of the following popular filters:
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  • The best fuel policy
  • Automatic or manual

Rent a car in Edinburgh - What's important to know?
1. What kind of vehicle should I rent in Edinburgh?
Travelers may prefer to choose a small and compact cheap car hire in Edinburgh because fuel costs are quite high. Small vehicles will ensure a more economical visit. Compact cars are also great for navigating the narrow, cobbled streets of the city center.

2. What is the cancellation policy?
You can cancel your low-cost car hire from Edinburgh should your travel plans change. HAPPYCAR allows you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance, free of charge. Any later and you will incur a charge.

3. What is the speed limit in Edinburgh?
Scotland’s roads have a speed limit of 30 mph, but many of the inner-city roads of Edinburgh will be marked with 20 mph limits. Main single-carriage roads have limits of 60 mph, while expressways are 70 mph. Keep your eyes on signs, however, as local limits are also enforced.

4. What documents do I need to pick up the rental car?
Every car rental company in Edinburgh needs the following documents from you: 
  • ID/ passport
  • Driving license
  • Credit card
  • Your car rental voucher
All documents must be issued in the name of the main driver.

What to do in Edinburgh?
You can take day trips with an Edinburgh car rental. Glencoe, the Highlands, the Trossachs, and Loch Lomond are among the top destinations you can reach with a car hire from Edinburgh. Many historic towns and villages are nearby, including Roslin, Stirling, and Falkirk. You can also visit the oldest university in Scotland and the birthplace of golf: St Andrews, fifty-two miles away by car and across the Firth of Forth. 

Book your cheap car rental in Edinburgh through HAPPYCAR. Our service compiles the best possible rates, helping you choose the best car for your trip. HAPPYCAR has you covered wherever you’re traveling, from cheap car rentals in Colorado Springs to cheap car rentals in Philadelphia.
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