Edinburgh has a large number of black cab taxis and decent public transport. There's also carshare options from car pools to car share clubs and schemes.

Edinburgh Car Share

  • Tripshare Edinburgh Edinburgh branch of UK National Liftshare site. Car pooling with people going your way. Free to use.
  • Enterprise Car Club Formerly City Car Club, owned since 2015 by the Enterprise car rental company. Vehicles throughout Edinburgh and the UK which offers the convenience of easy access to a fleet of cars and other vans for shorter urban journeys such as shopping trips, without the bother of owning the car.
  • Bla Bla Car Paid carpooling service linking passengers with drivers for trips around the UK.


Ride-hailing apps

  • Freenow BMW/Daimler owned taxi hailing app (formerly myTaxi).
  • Gett Provides ride-hailing for black cabs.
  • Uber Taxi like, app-based service Uber arrived in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2015.

Edinburgh Car Hire (includes minibus and van hire)

  • Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Scottish company offering reservations for car, van and minibus rentals across the U.K.
  • Avis Car rental in Edinburgh and across 120 UK and 3,800 international locations.
  • Budget Car Hire Range of Edinburgh car rentals. 3,400 locations in over 128 countries.
  • Alamo Car Hire International car rental firm with Edinburgh and Edinburgh airport locations.
  • Hertz The car rental giant has four rental locations in Edinburgh - two central, one on the west and one at the airport.
  • Sixt German car rental company with one branch at Edinburgh airport and three in the city centre.

Edinburgh Car Parking (including Edinburgh airport parking)

  • Edinburgh City Council Parking Detailed parking information for visitors and residents from Edinburgh City Council including car parking fees, parking tickets and fines, resident's parking permits, impounded vehicles, Edinburgh parking zones and such like.
  • Edinburgh Park and Ride Map of park and ride points around Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh Traffic Cams

Traffic Scotland, an arm of the Scottish government, maintains live web cams on key routes in and out of Edinburgh.

General Motoring info

  • Traffic Scotland Latest reports on road and rail conditions
  • Forth Road Bridge Updates on conditions on the Forth Road Bridge
  • UK Government The portal page on motoring in Britain.
  • Car Fuel Data Stats on most economic vehicles in terms of fuel, car tax, and CO2 emissions from the Vehicle Certification Agency.

U.K.wide Car Sites

  • DVLA Government site with info on car registration, road tax, driver licensing, and so on.