Minibus Hire in Edinburgh

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

Brands we work with include the larger vehicle hire companies like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.

Stress Free Car Rental don't like to work with just any Minibus rental firms. We're careful to only work with vehicle rental companies you can trust.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our Minibus hire price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Pricing on our website includes additional fees that other vehicle hire websites don't usually include - this ensures that our process is as clear-cut as possible.

Our website collects and compares millions of prices at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to source low cost deals and ensure that booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as possible

Stress Free Car Rental work hard to ensure that we provide you with all of the best Minibus hire deals with no nasty surprises.

The reason we do things a bit differently is because we got annoyed with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and felt like we could provide a better service.

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Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals at Edinburgh on our site always include a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to pay a deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the hire car. Ensure that you fill the car up and return it full and there's no additional fees for fuel.

You will see full to empty policies on other websites that seem to be lower cost deals. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the refuelling and admin charges associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

Third party liability insurance

Hire cars at Edinburgh listed on this website always includes third party liability insurance.

Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might injure or kill other people (for instance your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). As legally they need to be covered, you could be responsible any claim, or treating any injuries or covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal fees and court fees.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, this means you'll need to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £1,000 to £2,000, varying dependent on the value of the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to cover your excess , you'll be reimbursed for any or all of the excess you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, your excess amount is often reduced to zero.

Car Hire Day Trips Close to Edinburgh

Edinburgh Zoo

Just a 3 mile drive from Edinburgh, Edinburgh zoo is home to a wide variety of animals, like pandas and the UK's only koalas! Along with animals there are also many other exciting things to do, for instance free hilltop safari rides and zoo keeper talks that parents and children will enjoy.

St Andrews Cathedral

Once known as the largest church in Scotland, St Andrews Cathedral is just a quick 31 mile drive from Edinburgh. Despite being mostly ruins, the cathedral itself is now a brilliant educational museum filled with gothic architecture and medieval relics.

Sea Life Loch Lomond

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

See our Edinburgh nearby locations in a list

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

We accept Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by your bank or credit card company when renting a Minibus on our website.

One thing to think about when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, Minibus hire companies sometimes block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the credit card hold can be a large amount of money , if you decide to pay using a debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not refunded until a couple of weeks after you've returned the vehicle.

Don't forget that frequently Minibus rental partners that will allow debit card on collection are more costly than those that accept credit card only.

Would you prefer us to allow you to pay with a method other than debit card and credit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We're open to new ideas regarding how we can enhance our service to make arranging your vehicle hire a Stress Free experience.

Frequently, Minibus rentals that come with our Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card on collection without any additional charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the different vehicle hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the second step of the website booking process.

Most of the Minibus hire partners we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the Minibus; often these do have different T&Cs related to them. Ensure that you review the contract terms if you intend to pick up the Minibus using a debit card.

It's ridiculously simple on the website to view which X rental partners will accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the search results page to compare the Minibus rental brands do accept your preferred card type at the counter.

When you include Basic or Essential Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will need to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the vehicle. You will usually be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the vehicle, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

It is good to understand the currency and payment options for your Minibus rental, as some payments for add ons (like extra drivers and sat nav) might need to be paid for in local currency (by credit card) at the collection desk.

You can book using a large range of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

Minibus hire insurance options:

Minibus rental in Edinburgh is fully insured with an insurance excess amount. You will be offered the chance to buy a policy to cover the excess on the extras page of our website. If don't insure the excess the amount blocked on your credit card is at risk if there is any damage to the car or it's stolen.

If you are planning a golf trip with your friends or a holiday with your extended family, our website compares a wide range of low cost vehicles for rental in Edinburgh, from all of the brands you can trust like National and many more, we're certain to have an affordable Minibusoption that meets your requirements perfectly.

Need an additional driver? look out for special bundles on our site for Minibus hire including free extra drivers. These deals can save you money compared to paying for additional drivers when you pick up the vehicle.

All of the vehicles in Edinburgh on our website include free cancellation and a price match guarantee. This means you can change your mind and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.

Would you like to hire a Minibus in Edinburgh without a credit card? We include all of the payment options allowing you to collect your Minibus hire using a debit card instead. You can use the filter section on our search page to find these options.

Our website only compares vehicles that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle in Edinburgh with a full tank and return it full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you collect the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other websites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for fuel, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.

If you're trying to find a Minibus rental in Edinburgh with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your vehicle rental (sometimes to zero).

Still confused? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.

Stress Free Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a Minibus in Edinburgh with us.

Essential cover will appear as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical Minibus rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

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

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 details see the T&Cs on the extras page of the website

Essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a selection of extra costs that standard insurance does not.

See our Edinburgh nearby Minibus locations in a list

About Scotland

For city dwellers, you've got lots of choice! Between Edinburgh and its charming counterpart Perth to more northern cities like Aberdeen there is a pace and size of city just for you. If you want to get away from everything take your rental car from Stress Free Car Rental and drive up to Northern Scotland, maybe even take a ferry up to the Orkney Islands!

Scotland is also supported by two main airports. If you're arriving and departing Scotland from different airports, you can 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. The pricing displayed on the website always includes all one-way fees in the price .

Scotland, with its jaw-dropping coastline, scenery and iconic cities like Glasgow that are filled with great buildings and stories, is a more appealing place to visit than ever before. With fantastic transport links in Edinburgh on both public transport and by hire vehicle it couldn't be easier to visit this great country!

Hire car brands you can trust 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

How to Hire a Car in Edinburgh and Cross Border Fees

If you'd like to collect your vehicle in Edinburgh and take it over the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Most car rental providers require that you inform them on collection; and will charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you fail to do so, it's possible that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the information relating to cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking 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.

Hiring a Car in Edinburgh with Unlimited Mileage

We offer unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals in Edinburgh are often less expensive than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit will always be clearly visibile. If you choose a rental including limited mileage, you'll be charged a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The total mileage allowance for the rental is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily mileage allowance). You don't have to remain within the daily limit on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental does not go over the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

When you opt for a limited mileage car hire, we recommend checking the charges for excess mileage. These can be found in our term and conditions section.

Hiring a Car in Edinburgh with Child Seats

You're allowed to take along your own child seats and booster seats for your rental, so long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in Edinburgh.

You'll also have the opportunity to include them with your car rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in local currency when you collect the rental.

Hiring a Car in Edinburgh with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you will be required to leave a security deposit on your debit card or credit card. Security deposits vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the excess . Car hire Security deposits in Edinburgh can be anywhere between £100 and £2,200.

When you choose to book a rental in Edinburgh with Premium Cover included, you can reduce your deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (usually less than £100), this is refunded when the rental is returned with a full tank.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest level of Minibus hire insurance we offer.

Choosing Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the vehicle hire counter, It might be cheaper to buy this up front on our website at the same time as you make your Minibus hire booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your Minibus rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before you pay.

Many of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when hiring a vehicle because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that you have no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the vehicle using debit cards with Premium Cover if credit card is a problem.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which Minibus rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.

Popular vehicle types in Edinburgh

Hiring a car during the COVID pandemic

During the COVID pandemic the safety of customers remains our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental include free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire including insurance. Throughout April and May, we've reduced our cancellation and refund lead time, our team deal with all refunds within 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - the refund usually clearing to the customer's credit card in less than a week.

Improved hire car cleaning and sterilisation procedures at Edinburgh United Kingdom

All of our car hire partners are implementing extra cleaning precautions throughout the ongoing COVID pandemic. Here's an overview of some of the addional measures being taken.

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

Europcar are carrying out additional vehicle deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Keys are also disinfected between all rentals and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfection is complete. Infection risk has been further reduced by ensuring that a zero contact policy is in place at the rental desks, with each rental desk cleaned between each customer interaction.

New processes are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Employees are now wearing PPE including gloves and masks. Greenmotion are also fully sanitising each vehicle between every rental.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in have implemented a complete clean pledge. Involving the deep cleaning each car between each rental ,including disinfecting the car keys.

We will continue to provide further information as new information becomes available.

Top tips to find a cheap Minibus rental

Factor in the time of year:

To bag yourself a deal for your vehicle rental in Edinburgh, it makes sense to book in advance, especially during peak times like Easter and Christmas. Minibus hire can be in high demand in the easter holidays and the availability of larger vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If the price drops after you've booked your rental with us, we include free cancellation, this means you can cancel and rebook anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.

Fuel and mileage policies:

When you're comparing the options for your rental on different websites, be sure to factor in the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Many other websites hide this away in the terms and conditions. If you go over your mileage allowance or rent a Minibus with a full to empty fuel policy, you might end up with some unexpected charges when you return the vehicle. We only compare full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Excess and Security Deposit:

Be sure to compare the amount you're required to pay as a security deposit on your card. Often, for cheaper Minibus rentals, you'll have to pay a more expensive security deposit, this will be held on your credit card when you collect the car. You will always see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Child Seats and other extras:

You can see the cost of these on our extras page. We often 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.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you plan to take the Minibus across a border into a different country from Edinburgh additional fees are usually charged by the car hire company. Be sure to check the T&Cs for these before you book as they can be expensive. If you can't find them on our website, please contact one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.
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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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