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car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

Hi.

We are planning to fly up form Luton to Edinburgh early morning (arriving 930am) and spending the day in Edinburgh before picking up a hire car downtown to drive to the lakes district.

If we did this I am not sure what we would do with our luggage (1 suitcase) during the day.

Alternatively would we be better off picking up the hirecar from the airport and having it during the day? I wasnt sure how easy it is to drive around the centre or whether you can park all day?

any advice welcome

Thanks

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1. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

Get the car at the airport, put your luggage in the boot, then drive the mile or so to the Ingleston Park & Ride and take the bus from there

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2. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

too easy

thanks for prompt advice

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3. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

Yes the above makes sense if it's not too much more expensive to pay for a hire car for the time it's sitting on the park n ride car park. It's not even a mile to Ingliston park and ride- it's on the road coming out of the airport before you hit the A8. Free parking then £1.50 each on the bus (single). You need the correct change for the bus. That puts you in quite a good spot to head to the Lakes round the city bypass then.

Definitely don't be tempted to take the car into town!!

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4. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

Depending when your trip will take place, there may be tram from the park and ride.

Collecting rental car at the airport makes sense, lots of choice, whereas the city centre locations are small and sometimes have inventory control issues.

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5. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

www.left-baggage.co.uk/…

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6. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

If you do need to find somewhere in the city then the bus station has lockers

edinburgh.gov.uk/info/…2

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7. Re: car hire and luggage storage in Edinburgh

thanks everyone for your replies!

Definately wont drive in!

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