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Edinburgh Waverley station

Waverley Station Car & Van Hire Deals | May 2019

Car Hire from £22/day & Van Hire from £12/day

10% Student Discount Using Code 'GMSTUDENT'. 

Please note, a valid student ID is required at pick-up.

To make a rental booking with Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley, simply enter your rental location, time and driver’s age and click on ‘Search’ to browse our range.


Green Motion car hire at Edinburgh Waverley is located at Greenside Row on the left side at the Q-Park car park

From Edinburgh Waverley Station | Princess Street exit:

  1. Exit the station via Waverley Steps onto Princess Street
  2. Continue onto Waterloo place, turning left onto Leith Street.
  3. At the traffic lights turn right on to Greenside Row.

From Edinburgh Waverley Station | Carlton Road Exit

When you arrive at Waverley Train Station please follow the signs for 'Way Out to Carlton Road' which is situated next to platforms 2 and 3.

  1. Go up the steps and out of the station
  2. Walk under the arch bridge and continue until you reach Starbucks Coffee shop and turn right onto Greenside Row
  3. Walk down the hill until you reach the entrance for Q parks car park on the left. The branch will be directly in front of you. The journey will take you approximately 5 minutes.

From Edinburgh Bus Station:

  1. Exit Bus station via Eldon Street, walk down turning right onto York Place.
  2. Continue onto York place and take a slight right on to Broughton Street.
  3. At the roundabout take the second exit on to Leith Street.
  4. At traffic lights turn left onto Greenside Row.
  5. The branch is located at the Q-parks on your left-hand side.

Street Level entrances to car park (for pedestrians) You can access the car park via 3 street level entrances: The corner of Leith Street & Greenside Row (at the traffic lights) Inside the Omni Centre Carlton Square building entrance (opposite pedestrian crossing)

Please take the lift from any of these entrances to -3. You will find the branch at the front of the car park next to the entrance/exit barriers and the Q-park office.

Contact Edinburgh Waverley Station

Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley station
26 Greenside Row

Opening hours

  • Monday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 to 16:00
  • Bank Holiday: 08:00 to 16:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00 to 18:00
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Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley Station

After you’ve safely landed in Edinburgh and collected your hire car from Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley Station, we know that you will be eager to get your car on the road and start exploring the United Kingdom.

If you are unfamiliar with driving in the United Kingdom, it is important to remember that you must drive on the left hand side of the road. We also recommend that you consider hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you arrive at your destination with speed and accuracy.

Our office is located within the NCP Scotpark, just minutes away from the Arrivals Terminal. Please take the complimentary yellow NCP bus from stand number 8 across the road from the Tram stop.

Enjoy your car hire in Edinburgh

If this is your first time driving a car in Edinburgh, our advice is to stay calm and take your time. As already mentioned, remember to drive on the left. We also recommend for your own peace of mind to consider hiring a GPS to ensure you can navigate around Edinburgh with ease (ask at the rental counter for details).

There are many roundabouts throughout the UK, they are actually relatively easy to manoeuvre around (once you get your head around them) and they help to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. There are two key things to remember when approaching a roundabout: get in the correct lane for the direction you are want to drive (left, straight or right) and always give way to the driver on your right.

When travelling on the motorways or dual carriageways, the speed limit is 70 mph (112 km/h) and 60 mph (97 km/h) on single carriageways. The speed limit outside the city ranges from 40 mph (64 km/h) to 50 mph (80km/h) and 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas unless started otherwise. For your own safety it is important that you obey the local traffic and speed restrictions.

Should you require any assistance while in Edinburgh, the UK emergency services can be contacted by calling 999 for police, fire fighters and medical services.

For further advice and information on renting a car in Edinburgh and enjoying the best offers and discounts we have on offer, remember to get a car rental quote from Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000 or by calling Green Motion Edinburgh Airport directly on 0116 243 7676.

Green Motion Edinburgh are looking forward to meeting your car hire needs in the United Kingdom.


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Most of the answers from the FAQs can be found within our terms and conditions page which can be found at We strongly recommend to look through our terms and conditions prior to your rental. However, if this does not answer your question or if you would like to speak to us directly, please feel free to contact us by phone or email, you can find our contact information below.

How can I contact Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley?

You can contact Green Motion Edinburgh by phone on 0131 3000068 or by email on [email protected]

What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through Green Motion a full list of our terms and conditions can be found on

Mandatory documentation will include:

  • A full and valid driving license (exclusions apply)
  • DVLA check code for all UK licence holders
  • A valid passport
  • Proof of address (utility bill or bank statement dated within the last 3 months)
  • A valid credit card in the main driver’s name
  • Booking voucher from Green Motion or partners
Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website and you will be directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

Can I select a specific car / van model?

No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however you may contact the branch to discuss options.

Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival. 

Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the rental station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.

Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on [email protected] however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help. 

Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit/pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Typical deposits/pre-authorisations can range from £200 GBP to £2505 GBP dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.

Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion Edinburgh offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.

Is roadside assistance included with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion Edinburgh offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

What happens if my journey is delayed?

In the event that your journey is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Edinburgh. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch to avoid them treating the rental as a “no show” and reselling the rental car.

What happens if I arrive at the rental office outside office hours?

Green Motion Edinburgh's opening hours are from 08:00 to 18:00 during the week, and 08.00 to 16.00 on Saturday and Sunday. In the event that we receive no notification that your arrival has been delayed there is little we can do to facilitate your rental once the rental office is closed. In the event that we have received contact notifying us of your delay, you will be advised whether or not we can accommodate your late arrival and whether or not it will attract any out of hours or late fees.

Am I able to return my car before Green Motion Edinburgh opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion Edinburgh Waverley Station?

Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at [email protected]

Discover Edinburgh

Scotland's capital is a true delight.

The hilly city has a Georgian New Town and a medieval Old Town, with sprawling gardens and neoclassical architecture throughout.

Looming above the city on a hilltop is the breathtakingly beautiful Edinburgh Castle which stores Scotland's crown of jewels and Stone of Destiny.

The city is also home to an extinct volcano named Arthur's Seat which is located in Holyrood Park.

Are you ready to pack your bags and spend a few days in Edinburgh yet? Book with Green Motion Waverley Station today!