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    Car Hire at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

    Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and has been since the 15th century. The city is a popular tourist area meaning there are plenty of attractions and things to see on your trip. Edinburgh Castle is a must see for those visiting the area, it makes one of the main components of the city’s skyline. You can book online to enter the castle and take advantage of the free guided tours. The castle also has venue hire for special occasions as well as a gift shop. Camera Obscura is the oldest attraction in the city and is a museum which focuses on optical illusions including things such as mirror mazes and a vortex tunnel. Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden is also a very popular tourist attraction, it was created in 1670 for the study of plants for medicinal purposes. Today however it is mainly for public viewing and holds 275,000 plants and the tallest palm house in Britain. You can be sure to find something to impress whilst on your journey through the stunning city.

    Edinburgh has a very vibrant nightlife where you’re sure to find something for everyone. Frankenstein is one of the themed bars based in the city located inside a 19th century church, it hosts weekday trivia nights and plays the original Frankenstein Movie on a large TV screen repeatedly as well as an animatronic Frankenstein Monster which comes from the ceiling each hour with smoke billowing from its body. Tigerlily is a large high end bar and lounge situated in a boutique hotel serving cocktails to mostly an older crowd with stunning furnishings and beautiful floral décor. Bar 4042 is a different type of club where you can play games such as ping pong past 3AM while drinking beer and cocktails along with a dance floor and DJ. This club is more popular with the younger crowd but can easily be enjoyed by anyone.

    Along with a vibrant nightlife there are many restaurants that are worth eating in when visiting Edinburgh. 83 Hanover Street is one of them, as one of the city’s first fine dining experiences with its cosy basement location. It is known for its traditional Scottish cuisine mixed with recipes from Chile where the chef is originally from. Ting Thai Caravan is perfect if you are looking for something slightly out of the ordinary. It started as a festival pit stop food but became so popular it now has permanent residence. Food can be eaten in or taken away but has a wide range of eccentric dishes such as Seafood Jungle Curry.

    For cheap rates on a wide range of vehicles book through Auto Europe today for your car hire at Edinburgh Waverley Station. With over 24,000 pick-up points at over 180 countries worldwide you are sure to find something to suit you and your journey. For information on driving in Scotland check our Driving Information UK page. Our Edinburgh car hire reviews is a great place to learn about what our customers think of our Edinburgh car rental service.

    Station information

    Edinburgh Waverley Station was first opened in 1846 after The Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway was opened in 1842. It was then rebuilt between 1892 and 1902 lying between old town and modern Edinburgh. Several improvements were made to the station between 2012 and 2014 such as new lifts, escalators and a larger entrance from Market Street, with a new drop off point and disabled parking access being added. It was again redeveloped in 2017 platform 12 was extended to allow for higher capacity trains. Platforms 5 and 6 were also extended in 2019 due to increasing passenger numbers. The station runs services to other cities such as Glasgow and Aberdeen.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Edinburgh Waverley Station

    When you rent a car at Edinburgh Waverley Station you will find the car hire services located on platform 2 however the vehicles are located on the new street car park, which is just a short 5 minute walk onto the adjoining street. As a general rule bookings require you to have a credit card in the name of the main driver and your driver’s licence with you. However some rental companies may require additional documents, so please be sure to read your rental voucher thoroughly and be aware of the terms and conditions of your booking before arrival. If you are unsure of any aspects of your booking please call the team who will talk you through the details.

    Alamo at Edinburgh Waverley Station Alamo at Edinburgh Waverley Station
    Edinburgh Waverley
    Edinburgh, UK EH1 1BB

    + 44 131 556 6340
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Fridays 07:00 AM-08:00 PM
    Saturdays-Sundays 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
    National at Edinburgh Waverley Station National at Edinburgh Waverley Station
    Edinburgh Waverley
    Edinburgh, UK EH1 1BB

    + 44 131 556 6340
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Fridays 07:00 AM-08:00 PM
    Saturdays-Sundays 07:00 AM-05:00 PM
    Enterprise at Edinburgh Waverley Station Enterprise at Edinburgh Waverley Station
    Edinburgh Waverley
    Edinburgh, UK EH1 1BB

    +44 131 556 6340
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Fridays 07:00 AM-08:00 PM
    Saturdays-Sundays 07:00 AM-05:00 PM

    Station Facilities

    The station has many facilities from food and drink to shopping amenities. Some of these include WHsmith, Uppercrust, Paperchase, MandS, Costa Coffe and Burger King. All entrances in the station are step free allowing for easier disabled access and lifts connecting to all necessary platforms. There are also facilities to accommodate for visually and hearing impaired travellers. There are ticket offices, cash machines and telephones. As well as baby changing facilities, there are also men and women’s shower facilities located in the toilet block. Showers are available for a small fee but are not suitable for wheelchair access. There is also lost property, free Wi-Fi and photo booths, post box and fresh water fountains.

    How to get to and from Edinburgh Waverley Station

    Using your car hire at Edinburgh Waverley Station makes travelling to and from easier, however you can no longer gain access to the station itself with private vehicles and pick-up and drop off points are located on Carlton Road, Market Street and New Street car park. You can take a taxi which are usually located outside of the Waverley Steps exit onto Princes Street to the right of the Balmoral Hotel. There is also a taxi rank located on Hart Street around a 5-10 minute walk from the station. You can also travel by bus, Edinburgh has many buses running through a variety of routes. The bus station is conveniently located between 5 and 10 minute walk from the station or a 5 minute car journey, with buses also stopping on adjoining streets. There is also an Airlink bus which travels from Edinburgh Airport to Waverley Station with only a few stops.

    Parking tips

    Parking your car rental at Edinburgh Waverley Station can be done on the stations car park on new street. The short stay parking is no longer available, however the station has a multi storey and prices vary depending on time of day. It is open 24 hours a day and season tickets can also be purchased. The station also has bicycle parking spaces in the car park and on platform 2, 3 and 19. There is also street parking around the area which has paid metres, some of which are free on Sundays. You can find parking around the city itself with free parking available at Ocean Terminal Leith as well as in the Roseburn area, St Margaret’s Loch, Meadowbank Shopping Centre and Pilrig Street . There are also NCP car parks, one being located in Castle Terrace.

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    Edinburgh Tourist Information