Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s capital airport and the fifth busiest in the UK, serving an average of almost 10 million passengers a year to more than 40 destinations around the world. It is set to grow as the nation opens itself up further. The airport is just 6 miles west of the city of Edinburgh, and is closely connected to major road networks, so an Edinburgh Airport car rental is an excellent idea with which to explore the surroundings. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for an Edinburgh Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of how you travel through Scotland and the UK. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Edinburgh Airport started as an air base in 1915 and offered its first commercial flight in 1947, now the busiest route in the UK. In 1987, the airport was privatized and its routes and airlines grew quickly and now almost every regional and international airport in the country, along with most major European cities, offers flights to Edinburgh. BAA has pledged £200 million to Edinburgh Airport over the next decade to keep up with growing passenger demand.
The main terminal features all the facilities you would expect at a small international airport, with airport lounges, currency exchange options and a good range of eateries, and the airport also offers a range of 300 whiskies to taste and purchase. There are a number of good places for plane spotting around the airport, but the best is perhaps around Ingliston Market, with great views of the planes, airport and runway.
There are many things to do around the airport in Edinburgh, something a car hire Edinburgh Airport can make possible. Edinburgh Castle and its old town is a must-see, along with the Museum of Scotland, the largest museum in the UK outside of London, and its shopping choices are broad. Close by is Glasgow and Dundee with some stunning scenery in between, and it is also easy to head south into England, to experience various national parks. The excellent location of the airport means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Edinburgh airport and on to all of the UK’s major cities, with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat.