Car hire Scotland
There's no better way to see Scotland than by carHandsome Edinburgh and its lively big brother Glasgow are just an hour’s drive apart. From Glasgow, it’s a short jaunt east to the heritage site of Bannockburn and 16th-century Stirling Castle.
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Superminis to supercars: Unlock Avis in Scotland
Come city, airport or major country town, we’ve got you covered in Scotland. Whether you fancy a stealthy hatch for an urban jaunt, a classy coupé for a romantic road trip, a herculean 4x4 or a spacious people carrier for a family holiday, we have the perfect car for you.
Avis’ curated Select Series collection is available in the UK. Choose from models including the the Audi A1 Sportback supermini and the svelte Audi A5 Sportback..
And, you don’t have to drive full-circle: make the most of one way car hire across Scotland.
Plan your journey in ScotlandThere's so much to explore in scenic Scotland. Edinburgh is one of most pleasant cities in which to wander: tours take visitors deep under streets of elegant Georgian terraces into medieval tenements once beset by plague; the famous Royal Mile leads to the fairy-tale Castle; climbers up the 250-metre-high extinct volcano known Arthur’s Seat are rewarded with stellar views.
In Glasgow, find a thriving music scene and some of the most imaginative museums and galleries in Britain (mostly completely free to enter). From here, drive to the nearby Clyde valley, the Argyll sea lochs and the old shipbuilding centres on the Clyde estuary.
From "Granite City" Aberdeen, it’s a scenic 90-minute ride out to Balmoral Castle, the private residence of The Queen and the Royal Family. A 1.5-hour drive west from Aberdeen will lead you to the ancient pine forests, lonely moorlands and looming mountains of Cairngorms National Park. Park up at the Glenlivet Estate, for its “Walks, Whisky and Wildlife.” Golfers will find plenty of nine- and 18-hole courses to challenge dotted around the park.
Inverness is a great springboard from which to encounter the Highlands’ secluded mountains, glens, lochs and rugged coastline. Located beneath Ben Nevis, Scotland’s tallest mountain, Fort William reveals the 21-arched Glenfinnan viaduct that plays a starring role in the Harry Potter films.
From Ullapool, an hour-and-a-half north-west of Inverness, drivers can ferry out to the Outer Hebrides and into the windswept streets of Stornoway: an astonishing 150-mile round-trip takes in standing stones, lochs and white-sand beaches looking out onto sparkling seas.
Driving rules in the United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.