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Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport

On arrival:

Green Motion Edinburgh Airport is located within the airport NCP Scotpark Car Park. We offer a complimentary shuttle service for all Green Motion customers via the NCP Shuttle Bus Service. Please proceed to the coach park, which is next to the multi storey car park and opposite the Tram Station. Please follow signs to the Tram Station and proceed towards the covered walk way. Once in the covered walk way area, go towards the pedestrian crossing and when safe to do so, please cross over to the coach park and wait at coach park stand 8. The shuttle bus runs approximately every 10 minutes (24 hours a day) journey time 3 minutes, even if your flight is late at night. Look out for the little yellow bus and friendly bus driver.

On return:

Directions to Green Motion Edinburgh Airport by Car

  • Approaching Edinburgh airport from the East or West on the A8 Glasgow Road, take the exit for Edinburgh airport/Park and Ride
  • Navigate the dual roundabout onto Eastfield Road, following signs for Edinburgh airport and avoiding the immediate turn to the left (this is a different car park)
  • Drive down Eastfield Road for 0.1 mile and turn left at the next roundabout (you'll see our bright yellow NCP sign and Green Motion Vehicle Rental Sign at the car park entrance)
  • Drive up the side road to our car park and turn right for Car Park 2 (Green Motion Vehicle Returns).
  • If using a sat nav, enter Eastfield Road and our shared postcode EH28 8LS

Getting to the terminal building after your vehicle return

  • Please park the rental vehicle in one of our car return bays, these will be sign posted Green Motion Returns Bay.
  • Once you have safely parked and removed your belongings from the vehicle, please make your way to our rental returns station and one of our representatives will then proceed to check the vehicle back in.
  • Our Green Motion representative will then close your rental, please make your way to the NCP bus shelter which is located outside our rental returns station, the complimentary and frequent NCP shuttle bus service which runs approximately every 10 minutes, will take you to the airport terminal coach park in approximately 3 minutes.

For enquiries please contact our Central Reservations team at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 2071864000.

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Contact Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport, NCP Scotpark
Eastfield Road
EH28 8LS

Opening hours

  • Monday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Friday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Sunday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Bank Holiday: 07:00 to 22:00

After you’ve safely landed in Edinburgh and collected your hire car from Green Motion Edinburgh, 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.

Please contact us directly at [email protected] . We have a wide range of offers to propose. You can also ask directly at the agent at the counter ! 

How can I contact Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport?

You can contact Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport by phone on 0131 285 0600 or by email on [email protected].

What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

1.Driving Licence: A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply), and of the licence is British it needs to be accompanied by the DVLA Code that replaced the old paper counterpart. Please obtain it before the time of rental at Some licences require an international driving licence (please contact us or look on our website)

2.Identification: A valid passport. For local customers, two physical copies of proof of address will be required too.

3.Credit card: A valid credit card in the lead driver’s name (noting that in most cases you will require the PIN code to pre-authorise the security deposit) with enough funds to cover the deposit.

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 here and you will be automatically 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 for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process.

Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our on-line 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 servicing Edinburgh Airport rental branch. These additional options will be paid on arrival.

What is your fuel policy?

At this location, we work on a Like-For-Like basis, so you simply need to bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you start with (which will be noted upon collection of the car). However, it is also possible to prepay the amount of fuel available in the car at the time of collection at the discounted rate.

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 security 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] or +44 (0) 2071864000. However, there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help.

Can I extend my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website, please contact us by email at [email protected] and you will be provided with a quote for said extension.

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-authorisations are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damages 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 £800 GBP dependent on the car type and agreed excess.

Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport 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.

Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.

In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately, we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition, we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that if we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released generally within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.

If you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 2.5 hours from the original pick up time, so please provide your flight number when booking the car. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 2 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

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

Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport's opening hours are from 06:00 to 23:59 7 days a week. If we receive no notification from the renter that the arrival has been delayed there is little we can do to facilitate your rental once the rental office is closed. If we have received contact notifying us of your delay, you will be advised whether 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 servicing Edinburgh Airport opens?

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

One way rentals

We do accept one way rentals from the Edinburgh to the Glasgow branches and vice versa. However, this service needs to be pre-booked and pre-paid for £80 GBP. If you would like to do so, please contact us at  [email protected].

If you need to return the car to another locations than Edinburgh airport or Glasgow airport, please contact us directly at [email protected].

Visiting the Scottish Islands

Our rentals only include driving within the UK mainland and any islands connected to it by bridges. If they are not, please see the conditions for overseas driving in our terms here.

Returning the car

When returning your car after the rental, please use the address printed on the rental agreement provided when collecting the car 


Vehicles are not returned to the rental office, but to the parking lot where the car was first checked-out.

When you exit from Edinburgh or from Glasgow, follow the signs for Edinburgh airport. You will pass Arnold clark and Premier air car park, continue to drive toward the airport and at the roundabout take the 1st exit, you will see the GREENMOTION sign.

You then have to take the right hand side carpark (once again see the Greenmotion sign). Press the button and take a ticket. Once you pass the barrier, take right and follow the road until the Greenmotion bays (same area where you collect it).

For further directions please call +44 (0) 131 285 0600 and listen to the pre-recorded Option 3.

What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion servicing Edinburgh Airport?

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]. Alternatively, if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at [email protected].

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 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. For further details:

When travelling on the motorways or dual carriageways, the speed limit is 70 mp/h (112 km/h) and 60 mp/h (97 km/h) on single carriageways. The speed limit outside the city ranges from 40 mp/h (64 km/h) to 50 mp/h (80km/h) and 30 mp/h (48 km/h) in built-up areas, except for the Edinburgh city centre where the limit is 20mp/h (32km/h). 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 at Edinburgh Airport 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 servicing Edinburgh Airport directly on 0131 285 0600.

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