12 Seater Rental in Edinburgh

Why we're different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

12 seater hire providers we work with include the larger vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Europcar there are some firms we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not include these on our website.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our 12 seater rental price match guarantee means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

The reason we decided to do things differently is because we got frustrated with seeing customers having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and felt like we could do a better job.

Some of our favourite car hire places near Edinburgh

How to Hire a Car in Edinburgh with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to pick up your vehicle in Edinburgh and drive it across the border into a different country, you should always review the terms and conditions. Many car hire providers require that you inform them when you collect the car; and will charge extra fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You can find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border terms and conditions please get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to Rent a Car in Edinburgh with Child Seats

You can use your own child seats and booster seats for your rental, provided that they meet the legal safety requirements for use in Edinburgh.

You will be offered the opportunity to include them with your rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in local currency when picking up the car. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies in Edinburgh

Hiring a Car in Edinburgh with One Way Fees included

Most of the car hire brands we work with in Edinburgh permit you to pick up your vehicle in Edinburgh and return the vehicle at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on our website include any extra charges for this. You'll also find a full breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

Hassle free 12 Seater Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a 12 seater with us.

Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking in Edinburgh, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of additional charges that standard insurance doesn't.

Our essential cover doesn't cover things like cleaning fees, mechanical repairs, third party injury, loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle and other things. For more info see the terms and conditions on the extras page

Essential Cover includes fire, weather, theft, damage caused to the vehicle, flushing the engine after misfuelling, key cover and much more.

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for 12 seater hire cover we provide.

So that you're able to make an informed decision relating to which 12 seater rental insurance product is best for you for your rental in Edinburgh, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to rent a vehicle including a Premium cover product.

Lots of our clients choose the Premium Cover option when they're are renting a 12 seater because it usually lowers the security deposit for the excess to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle hire insurance excess risk. You can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your vehicle rental, so that you understand the exact cost of everything before you pay.

Car Hire Day Trips Close to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo

Located just 3 mile drive from Edinburgh, Edinburgh zoo is home to a wide variety of animals, including penguins, pandas and the UK's only koalas! As well as animals there are also other exciting things to do, like free hilltop safari rides and zoo keeper talks that parents and children can enjoy.

St Andrews Cathedral

Previously known as the largest church in Scotland, St Andrews Cathedral is just a short 31 mile drive away from Edinburgh. Although the site is mostly ruins, the cathedral is a brilliant educational museum filled with gothic architecture and medieval relics.

Sea Life Loch Lomond

Located on the beautiful Loch Lomond, the Sea Life Aquarium is the ultimate day trip! Filled with tanks that are packed with amazing sea creatures, ocean tunnels and even giant turtles! Driving there is really easy, it's just a short 54 mile drive away from Edinburgh.

Some of our favourite car hire places near Edinburgh for 12-seater hire

If you're looking for 12 seater rental with no deposit and no excess, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your rental (often to zero).

Need help or advice? Get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

If you plan to share the driving, look out for special bundles on the website for 12 seater rentals with free extra drivers included. These deals can save you a small fortune compared to paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.

Whether you are planning a business trip with a group or a family vacation, we compare a huge variety of low cost 12 seaters for hire in Edinburgh, from all of the brands you can trust including Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and many more, so we're sure to include an affordable 12 seater option that fits your needs perfectly.

We only compare 12 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will collect the vehicle with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small deposit for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might see at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some hefty extra fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.

Car rental during the COVID pandemic

As always ensuring the safety of our customers continues to be our number one priority. As before the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all hire cars. During the crisis, we have significantly reduced our cancellation and refund lead time, all refunds are handled inside of 24 hours of receiving the customer cancellation request - with the funds usually clearing to the customer's account in less than one week.

Improved car hire cleaning procedures at Edinburgh United Kingdom

Our car hire partners are carrying out extra cleaning procedures throughout the ongoing COVID pandemic. Here's an overview of some of the further measures being taken.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning every vehicle between every hire ,including disinfecting the car keys.

New protocols have been implemented by Greenmotion, including the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at all locations. Employees are also now wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between each rental.

Europcar have implemented additional car deep disinfecting measures. Car keys are also disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with each rental desk cleaned thoroughly between every customer interaction.

Prior to collection of all rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

We will continue to update this information as new information becomes available.

Our advice to find a deal on your 12 Seater hire

Additional drivers and child seats:

You'll find the prices of extras on our extras page. Quite often we have special deals, including additional drivers in the price. Where free extra drivers are available, you can find them listed on the search results page of website.

Factor in the dates you're booking:

To find the best deals for your vehicle rental in Edinburgh it pays to book, especially during peak times like Easter and Christmas. 12 seater rental can be in very high demand in the school holidays and the supply of larger vehicles is more restricted than most other types of rental. If the price drops after you've booked your rental with us, we include free cancellation, so you can cancel and rebook at any point up until 48 hours prior to collecting the car.

Border crossing and one-way fees:

If you intend to drive the 12 seater over a border from Edinburgh into a different country, extra fees are usually charged by the car hire provider. Be careful to check the terms and conditions for these fees before you book as it can be quite expensive. If you don't see them on the website, please contact one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Picking up your 12 Seater hire in Edinburgh with no credit card and other ways to pay.

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by a bank or credit card company when booking your 12 seater on our website.

When you opt to include Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it often means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will usually be given the option to purchase a top up policy by the hire partner when you collect the vehicle, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you prefer us to accept payments using something other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to get in touch and let us know. We are open to new ideas re how we can enhance our service and make paying for your vehicle hire as Stress Free as it can be.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your 12 seater, 12 seater rental companies frequently block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a large amount of money and if you opt to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

All about Scotland

Scotland, with its incredible coastline, scenery and historic cities like Glasgow packed with modern architecture and stories, is a more appealing location to visit than ever . With easy-to-use transport links in Edinburgh on both public transport and by rental car it couldn't be easier to visit this historic visit!

Scotland is also an internationalist country with two major airports. If you plan to arrive and depart Scotland from different airports, it's possible to pick up your car hire at Glasgow Airport and drop off the hire car at Edinburgh Airport or collect/drop off at any other airport in the UK. All prices displayed on the website always includes any one-way fees in the price .

For people wanting to escape the city, you've got lots of choice! Between St Andrews and its charming counterpart Kirkcaldy to more northern Scottish cities like Aberdeen there's a pace and size of city that will be just for you. Or if you fancy getting away from everything take your rental vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental and head Northern Scotland, why not take a ferry to the Orkney Islands - the choice is yours!

Trusted car hire brands we work with in Edinburgh United Kingdom

EDINBURGH AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
EDINBURGH AIRPORT(CAR RENTAL CENTRE
EDINBURGH AIRPORT
EDINBURGH
EH12 9DN

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

EDINBURGH WAVERLEY PRESTIGE

Address
UNIT 6 PLATFORM 2 THE NORTH MALL
WAVERLEY TRAIN STATION
EDINBURGH
EH1 1BB

Opening hours

EDINBURGH WAVERLEY

Address
WAVERLEY STATION PLATFORM 2
UNIT 6, THE NORTH MALL, WAVERLEY
EDINBURGH
EH1 1BB

Opening hours

EDINBURGH AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
EDINBURGH AIRPORT(CAR RENTAL CENTRE
EDINBURGH AIRPORT
EDINBURGH
EH12 9DN

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

EDINBURGH WAVERLEY PRESTIGE

Address
UNIT 6 PLATFORM 2 THE NORTH MALL
WAVERLEY TRAIN STATION
EDINBURGH
EH1 1BB

Opening hours

EDINBURGH WAVERLEY

Address
WAVERLEY STATION PLATFORM 2
UNIT 6, THE NORTH MALL, WAVERLEY
EDINBURGH
EH1 1BB

Opening hours

E'BURGH WAVERLEY STATION

Address
WAVERLEY STATION
LEVEL 2, NEW STREET CAR PARK
EDINBURGH
EH8 8BH

Opening hours

EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
12 ANNANDALE STREET
EDINBURGH
EH7 4AN

Opening hours

E'BURGH WAVERLEY STATION

Address
WAVERLEY STATION
LEVEL 2, NEW STREET CAR PARK
EDINBURGH
EH8 8BH

Opening hours

EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
12 ANNANDALE STREET
EDINBURGH
EH7 4AN

Opening hours

E'BURGH WAVERLEY STATION

Address
WAVERLEY STATION
NEW STREET CAR PARK
EDINBURGH
EH8 8BH

Opening hours

EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Address
12 ANNANDALE STREET
EDINBURGH
EH7 4AN

Opening hours

EDINBURGH NORTH

Address
67 SALAMANDER STREET
EDINBURGH
EH6 7JZ

Opening hours

Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley Station

Address
Edinburgh Waverley station
Q-Park
26 Greenside Row
Edinburgh
EH1 3AJ

Opening hours

EDINBURGH

Address
10 PICARDY PLACE
EDINBURGH
EH1 3JT

Opening hours

EDINBURGH WAVERLEY RR ST

Address
10 PICARDY PLACE
EDINBURGH
EH1 3JT

Opening hours

Edinburgh Central

Address
Q-Park OMNI
Greenside Row
Edinburgh
EH1 3AN

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 14:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 12:00:00

EDINBURGH SCOTLAND GB

Address
EDINBURGH CITY WIDE
EDINBURGH
EH12 5LA

Opening hours

EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Address
42 HAYMARKET TERRACE
Edinburgh
EH12 5LA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:30:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

EDINBURGH SCOTLAND GB

Address
EDINBURGH CITY WIDE
EDINBURGH
EH12 5LA

Opening hours

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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