Scotland is the home of great legends and myths – who hasn’t heard of the monster of Loch Ness? Celtic myths, the stories of great kings and brave heroes like Rob Roy lend this legendary country its magic.
Scotland's historical sites invite you to visit the scenes from countless stories told in books and reenacted in films. The best way to enjoy the unspoiled natural heritage of Scotland is in a hire car.
Edinburgh Airport is a suitable starting point for such a magical mystery tour. Pick up your hire car directly at Edinburgh Airport (EDI). With TUI Cars you have access to the best rental cars at the airport. Edinburgh Airport is just 13 kilometres from the centre of the city.
Through Scotland by car: Edinburgh Airport and British traffic
In a hire car, you can experience and discover the Scottish countryside at close hand.
Please take note of a few details before starting your journey by car. Edinburgh Airport is a good starting point for a pleasant and safe car journey. In Scotland as in the rest of the UK you drive on the left. When driving out of the airport most drivers from the European continent automatically follow the signage and traffic and drive on the proper side of the road. However, if there is a sudden turn to the left after a long journey and there are no other cars to help orient you, it is only too easy to drive on the wrong side. So please bear this in mind. As a rule most tourists from the continent quickly adapt to driving on the left. On narrow, single lane roads there is always a spot that allows cars coming from opposite directions to pass. We recommend that you avoid bypass roads – although you can travel faster on them, you see less of the breath-taking landscape.
To the Highlands by car: Edinburgh Airport is your starting point
Anyone traveling to Scotland must undoubtedly go to the Highlands. The Scottish Highlands are the home of the old clans, bagpipes, kilts, whisky, haggis and the Gaelic language.
Visit clan country in your rental car. Edinburgh Airport is an ideal starting point for a leisurely drive through the natural landscapes of Scotland and seeing historical sites. The small town of Fort Augustus, for example, is about a three-hour drive from the airport.
The best strategy for driving from Edinburgh to the Highlands is to head to Fort Augustus, the gateway of Loch Ness in the very heart of the Highlands. This is also a convenient place for parking the car for a while and heading off on foot or bike to experience the impressive beauty of the Great Glen Way.
Book an extra driver package and save money. For only €1 extra per day you get a 2nd driver included in the extra driver package No extra costs to add extra drivers at the local car rental office Bookable for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Available for all vehicle categories and rental periods Each additional driver costs GBP 12 per day – max. GBP 100/rental