8 Seater Hire in Edinburgh

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! Along with animals there are also other exciting things to do, for instance free hilltop safari rides and 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. Despite being mostly ruins, the cathedral is now a fantastic educational museum filled with gothic architecture and medieval relics.

Sea Life Loch Lomond

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

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

Some of our favourite car hire places near Edinburgh

Prices for car hire at Edinburgh

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Edinburgh for a 35 year old lead driver

Green Motion availability at Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley Station

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£330.99

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£551.49

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £2505
Damage excess: £2505
Theft excess: £2505
More info
Green Motion

£378.28

Mercedes Vito

9-seat Luxury
or similar

Mercedes Vito
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £50
Damage excess: £0
Theft excess: £0
More info
Green Motion

£598.78

Stress Free 8 Seater Essential insurance options

As well as being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a 8 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 wide-range of extra charges that standard insurance does not.

Essential cover will appear as an option in the vehicle hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical 8 seater rental combinations the cover might not be available.

How to Hire a Car in Edinburgh with no Insurance Excess

The car will already be covered for accidents and theft as part of the hire price you'll see displayed on our website. This type of insurance is often referred to as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire cars in Edinburgh include CDW in the price displayed, there is also often an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card on collection. The insurance excess is the total amount you'd be liable to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. However, the excess on rental cars can be expensive. It's often between £900 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the vehicle, the insurance excess is held on your card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not charged to your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you return the vehicle. You don't usually have to pay currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the vehicle is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, the amount is fully refunded to your card without anything further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess amount will be taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess amount can be high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up cover at the collection desk.

To view car hire options in Edinburgh with a £0 or reduced excess check out our Premium Cover options.

How to Hire a Car in Edinburgh with Unlimited Mileage

We offer both limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals in Edinburgh can often be less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The total mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental does not exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

If you opt for a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. These can be found in our term and conditions section.

Renting a Car in Edinburgh with Child Seats or booster seats

You can use your own child seats for your rental, as long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in Edinburgh.

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

Car Hire in Edinburgh with One Way Fees included

Most of the car providers we work with in Edinburgh allow you to collect the car in Edinburgh and drop off the car at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices on the website already include any extra charges for this. You'll also find a breakdown of the additional fees on the payment page.

Our advice to find a deal on your 8 Seater hire

Child seats and additional drivers:

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

Factor in the time of year:

To bag yourself a deal for your rental in Edinburgh it pays to book, especially during peak times like Christmas and School holidays. 8 seater rental can be in exceptionally high demand in the summer months and the availability of large vehicles is more restricted than most other types of rental. If you change your mind or the price drops after you've booked, we include free cancellation, this means you can cancel and rebook at any point up until 48 hours prior to collecting the car.

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 understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

Stress Free Car Rental work to deliver you with all of the best 8 seater rental deals with no unexpected fees.

We don't like to work with just any 8 seater hire companies. We're cautious to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.

Whether you are planning a business trip with a group or a family vacation, we compare a huge range of low cost 8 seaters for hire in Edinburgh, from all of the brands you can trust including National and many more, we're sure to have an 8 seater rental that fits your needs perfectly.

Our website only compares 8 seaters that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will collect the vehicle with a full tank and drop it off full. A small amount for 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 websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty extra fees for fuel, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.

Need help or advice? Get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.

Need an additional driver? look out for special offers on our site for 8 seater rentals including free extra drivers. These deals can save you a small fortune compared to paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.

Popular vehicle types in Edinburgh

Hiring a car during the COVID pandemic

As always the safety of customers continues to be our top priority. As before the crisis and throughout we provide free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Throughout the current crisis, we have significantly reduced our cancellation and refund lead time, all refunds are handled within 24 hours of receiving the cancellation request - the funds usually clearing back to the customer's credit card in less than a week.

Improved vehicle cleaning and sterilisation processes at Edinburgh United Kingdom

Our car hire providers are implementing additional cleaning processes during the ongoing pandemic. The following is an outline of some of the extra steps being carried out.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning every car between every rental .

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning process, involving rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

Europcar are carrying out additional car deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Vehicle keys are disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with all work areas cleaned thoroughly between each customer collection.

New protocols have been implemented by Greenmotion, including the installation of safety protection screens and sanitiser units at rental locations. Employees are also now wearing PPE such as masks and gloves. Each car is being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between every rental.

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

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest option for 8 seater hire cover we offer.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision relating to which 8 seater rental insurance product is best for you for your rental in Edinburgh, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to provide you the ability to buy a Premium cover product.

Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also choose to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle rental desk, it's often less expensive to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 8 seater rental booking.

Some of our favourite car hire places near Edinburgh for 8-seater hire

Collecting your 8 Seater hire in Edinburgh using a debit card and other payment card options.

You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card provided by your bank or credit card company when hiring a 8 seater on our website.

Usually, 8 seater rentals that come with our Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card on collection with no additional charges. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the vehicle hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.

Stress Free Car Rental accepts a huge number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

All about Scotland

Scotland, with its incredible coastline, scenery and historic cities like Glasgow filled with modern buildings and history, 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 great country!

For city dwellers, you've got lots of choice! Between Berwick-Upon-Tweed and its charming counterpart Edinburgh to more northern Scottish cities like Aberdeen there's a pace and size of city just for you. Or if you want to get away from it all take your rental vehicle from Stress Free Car Rental and visit Northern Scotland, why not take a ferry to the Orkney Islands - the choice is yours!

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 collect 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 pricing on the website always includes any one-way fees in the price .

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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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