Edinburgh Airport Branch
3 Queen Anne Drive
Edinburgh Airport Branch:-
Tom or Paul 00 44 (0) 131 322 6597
Motorhome Manager’s Number:-
Tom Taylor 00 44 (0) 7460 404917
Airport Collection Procedure
Arriving at Edinburgh Airport
Please walk out of the terminal and turn immediate left. Follow the glass walkway, following the signs for the “Car Rental Centre”. Before the car rental centre you will see a coach park with bays numbered 1-13. Please wait at bay 7. Our shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes and displays a “Low Cost Parking” Logo. This bus will take you directly to our Queen Anne Drive branch, approximately 1 mile away.
If you require any assistance please ring our Branch manager Tom on 00 44 (0) 7460 404917.
The branch is only a few minutes around the corner so you can get there by Uber or taxi at your own expense if you are in a hurry and want to start your adventure around the lovely Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.
Our Contact Details
00 44 (0) 131 322 6597
Edinburgh Manager (Tom)
00 44 (0) 7460 404917
Head Office (Lisa)
00 44 (0) 1942 778899
Freephone number 0800 688 9869
From Edinburgh City Centre
The easiest way to the airport is to hop into a taxi or Uber and go straight to our branch at Queen Anne Drive, the full address is above. We also have a wonderful tram service from Princess Street straight to the airport. Also an Airlink 100 service runs 24 hours to and from the airport and calls at Waverley and Haymarket railway stations.
Dropping off your campervan at Edinburgh Airport
Please return the campervan to the Easicampers local branch at 3 Queen Anne Drive, Newbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH28 8LH. You will be taken by the shuttle bus back to the airport (1 mile).
We’ve got a great selection of motorhomes and campervans to hire in Edinburgh
If you’re looking to rent a luxury campervan/ motorhome in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh then look no further than EasiCampers!
NEW MOTORHOMES AND CAMPER ADDITIONS FOR 2019
- 2 BERTH. Fiat Toleno L motorhome, new for 2019, 2 berth with shower, toilet, kitchen. Can be 2 x single beds or one huge double.
- 2-4 BERTH. Fiat Tribute 669 motorhome, 4 berth with shower and toilet. Can be 2 x singles or 2 x double beds. We can remove top double bed if required leaving one double bed below.
- 2-4 BERTH. VW California Automatic T6. Iconic campervan with electric pop up roof. Sleeps 2 upstairs and 2 down. with bike rack and awning. Sleeps 4. No toilet on board but we can provide porta potti.
- 2-4 BERTH. Auto Trail T615, new for 2019, Luxury 4 berth motorhome sleeps 4 with shower and toilet. One double bed over the cab and 2 x singles in the main cabin.
- 6 BERTH. Ford Zefiro 675. Luxury motorhome, sleeps 6, shower, toilet, kitchen, bike rack. 1 x double bed over the cab, one double bed in the main cabin, 2 single beds (bunks) at rear of motorhome.
Orkney Islands in a CampervanFebruary 14, 2019
Have you ever been intrigued by the isolation of the Orkney Isles. If so why not hire one of our campers from our Easicampers depot at Edinburgh Airport. After collecting your campervan from our dedicated staff it’s time to start on your adventure. This is a journey that will take you through forest and country […]
National Trust Scotland in a MotorhomeFebruary 9, 2019
Just like in England and Wales, there is a National trust for Scotland. Although you can join for a year you can just pay on the day at the relevant attraction. If you are a member of the English National Trust you do get entry into all of the Scottish properties. Visit https://www.nts.org.uk for information […]
Edinburgh Festival CampingFebruary 7, 2019
Are you looking for a designated campsite where you can relax and see performers? Then there is no need to look any further. Everyone knows trying to find a hotel in Edinburgh is extremely difficult, with prices of rooms, taxi’s to and from destinations costs can soon escalate. It is a city that has so […]
East Coast Ideas in a CampervanFebruary 7, 2019
Here at Easicampers we have a depot just outside Edinburgh Airport a 10 minute shuttlebus journey from the arrivals hall. After arriving at the airport make your way to the dedicated transfer spot where our shuttle bus will pick you up and take you direct to our location at 3 Queen Anne Dr, Newbridge EH28 […]
Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019February 6, 2019
Glasgow Summer Sessions (GSS) is an outdoor music concert in Bellahouston Park on the dates 16th – 25th of August 2019. The Edinburgh Summer Sessions (ESS) has not announced this year’s acts and dates, but you can sign up on the GSS website to get emailed so you’re the first to know and get all […]
Ayr Coastal HighlightsFebruary 6, 2019
After collecting your motorhome from Easicampers in Edinburgh why not head west towards the coast of Ayrshire, Scotland and enjoy this spectacular part of this scenic country. After your comprehensive vehicle demonstration by our dedicated staff why not head along the M8 towards Glasgow then take the M74 and M77 down to Kilmarnock, just over […]
Events happening in Edinburgh in February 2019January 26, 2019
What’s going on in Edinburgh in February? Hired a motorhome or campervan and travelled to Edinburgh and you’re stuck for plans to do? Here are a few things going on in Edinburgh that you can go to and see/do: 9th February 2019 Scottish Cup; Hibernian VS Raith Rovers At Easter Road Stadium, 15:00pm K/O How […]
Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a MotorhomeJanuary 26, 2019
Why not go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer in a VW Campervan or a Ford Zefiro Motorhome! What does “Fringe” mean? Well Fringe theatre is in an experimental style. The term “Fringe” originates from the festival itself, there is a lot of small theatres. These are similar to the New York Broadway Theatre’s. […]
Romantic valentine’s trips in EdinburghJanuary 24, 2019
When you think of Valentine’s Day, would you consider a motorhome trip? If your answer was no, well I’m here to change your mind and give you plenty of reasons to enjoy an Easicampers Motorhome for that romantic time away with the one you love. If your answer was yes, then here are some great […]
Looking for Nessie RoadtripJanuary 24, 2019
Is it a Myth? Is it the truth? Why don’t you hire one of our campers and take a trip around Loch Ness and find out for yourself whilst in one of our VW Campervan’s which are available from our Easicampers Edinburgh branch located just 5 minutes shuttle bus journey form the terminal building. Once […]
Edinburgh CastleJanuary 24, 2019
As Edinburgh has been labelled by many as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, naturally it is a very intriguing and popular tourist attraction to visit. A great way to see all that Edinburgh has to offer is in a Motorhome from Easicampers. We have 2,4 and 6 Berth Motorhome hire vehicles available […]
Edinburgh is a true fairytale city
Hiring A Campervan – Your Perfect Guide
Let your holiday planning begin with Easicampers Edinburgh
We’ve got something very special for any potential customers at Easicampers Edinburgh Campervan Hire branch. A full in-depth review of our brand new Volkswagen California Ocean SE Campervan. We’ve got absolutely everything covered, from real customers who have experienced and documented everything first hand, for you to read, review, compare and help make your mind up that you’ll be choosing the best vehicle available.
Booking Your Campervan or Motorhome
The booking process was completely straightforward and easy to do, we simply visited easicampervanhire.com and chose our location and holiday dates. Once submitted, our order was placed and we were contacted via email to confirm. You pay in full online via a credit card and leave a deposit to cover the costs of any accidents that might occur.
Picking Up Your Campervan
We put the postcode for Edinburgh in to our SatNav and set off early in the morning to collect our campervan. The drive took no time at all and we were greeted by the very friendly staff.
Our initial impression of Edinburgh was lovely, the lot is well decorated and the staff had everything ready for us inside the office. Once the forms had been signed we were shown to our campervan and Mike (Easicampers Edinburgh’s Staff Driver) gave us a full tour. We were shown where everything is stored and how to operate the roof, the electrics, the fridge, etc. He was incredibly patient and helpful and we didn’t feel at all rushed to check out. You can leave your car in Easicampers Edinburgh’s secure lot during your vehicle hire which is very convenient and saved us time searching for a parking space in a town we weren’t familiar with. Once we had transferred all our things to the van, we set the Sat-Nav for our holiday destination (we chose Devon) and said goodbye!
Driving Your Campervan
When you look at a larger vehicle such as the California, you would naturally assume it will be quite cumbersome to drive but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The model we had was an automatic which of course takes a little while to get used to. I found that the lack of a clutch pedal meant keeping my left foot rested and doing all the braking and accelerating with my right foot. The 7-speed gearbox changes automatically for you as soon as you hit ~2500 revs and you can barely feel the change as it is so seamless. There is an override gear function within the accelerator pedal if you do wish to take back the control, plus the gearbox does switch to semi-automatic should you feel the need to be in control.
The sport mode enables you to accelerate much quicker as the automatic gearbox allows the revs to build higher before shifting up. Once in sport gear, I found that the van handled better and kept a consistent smoothness and range.
On the motorway, it feels very much like you’re in an average car, not a van. The fact that it’s automatic means it maintains set speeds a lot better than a manual would, plus the VW accelerates quickly enough to give plenty of confidence over-taking other drivers in heavier-set traffic. I found it to feel very stable in windy conditions unlike other larger vehicles which feel top-heavy and like you’re in a constant battle. Everything is within easy reach and not much movement/stretching is required to operate the controls. Driving is extremely comfortable given the seating position which provides the ability to drive extremely long distances without the need for a break.
The California Ocean is fairly quick and nimble round corners and narrow city streets. I found it easy to navigate small gaps between cars and even the steepest hills were combated with switching to a lower gear and keeping the acceleration steady. The suspension is fantastic compared to a normal sized car, so much so that you barely feel the bumps and holes in the road, just make sure everything in the back is strapped down and not rattling around inside the cupboards (which we forgot to do on the first journey after an overnight stay!)
During the times I was a passenger, I felt extremely comfortable. Everything in the front cabin is designed for a long journey. There’s tons of legroom, adjustable seats, armrests, head restraints, even heated seats! With dual climate control I found I could keep myself pleasantly warm without the driver being affected. It is so comfy and easy to fall asleep that driving any distances longer than 100 miles will be no problem at all in this vehicle – something very important for long-distance holidaymakers.
Dashboard / Technology
The interior dashboard features an AUX in cable but not a USB port, we simply bought an adapter that went into the car cigarette lighter to use as a phone charger. This was inexpensive and sold at the petrol station on the way, only a slight nuisance but on the manual model there is a fully integrated Sat-Nav and USB DAB radio. Everything is where you would expect it to be and operating the radio and the air-conditioning is simple. Cup-holders and lots of storage compartments in the door, seats and dashboard made for convenient at-your-fingertips storage.
Having the AUX cable with us already meant that we could use our mobile phones and MP3 players to play music through the sound system, a complete must for a long road-trip although I can’t guarantee you and your passengers will always agree on the playlist! During our evenings, we successfully connected our laptop computer to the van’s surround sound system meaning watching a film was perfectly easy to set up. Easicampers Edinburgh Campervan Hire provided us with a mains adapter which enabled us to plug in the laptop’s charger (perfect if you’re working away from home). There is a single mains socket located behind the passenger seat, as well as conveniently located 20A power sockets at the end of the cabinet and down the side of the rear seats.
The driver has automatic sidelights turned on, varying speed windscreen wipers, radio controlled wing mirror functions and a non-complicated trip computer that tells you how many miles to the gallon you are using, how far you’ve traveled, and average speed.
Key controls and the control panel
From the key fob you can lock and unlock the van, turn on the auxiliary heater and unlock the boot. I found this really useful because it works from quite far away when returning to the van, you can point the key and get the heating fired up for when you arrive. Or great if you’re about to park up and get into the back for a cup of tea or spot of lunch. It is worth noting that the van locks itself after a certain period of inactivity, the radio turns itself off and the doors and boot need unlocking manually from inside or from the key outside. This only becomes a problem when you leave the van to enter the boot, in which someone inside will need to unlock it for you.
TOP TIP: You cannot lock the van from inside using the key remote, as it sets the alarm and sensors which will of course be activated as soon as you move again, emitting a high pitched alarm (most embarrassing in the middle of a campsite). Always lock up for the night using the door controls.
The control panel above the Rear-View mirror has a range of options. From here you can open and close the roof, adjust the temperature of the cabin, set the thermostat timer, adjust the fridge power levels and see the status of the leisure battery. Again it is so easy to use, very self-explanatory but the team at Easicampers Edinburgh Motorhome and Campervan Hire explained it all and demonstrated everything before we left, plus left the user manual in the glove compartment for us to look up anything unusual. I really feel that the technology is not overwhelming and that all kinds of users would find it easy to operate.
Parking your VW Campervan
As the T6 is really no longer than an ordinary estate car, parking was not an issue at all. After a few attempts I found a sweet spot to remember where to line up the van which meant I would not be overhanging either end of a space, and with the huge wing mirrors, seeing all around as I parallel parked between two cars was no problem at all. This meant we did not have to worry about where we would be allowed to go, the under 2m height meant no car parks were off limits and anywhere that was covered was accessible. One thing I would advise, is to remember that the boot opens outwards and upwards, so always leave an extra 1m of room for the boot to be opened if you need access to it. There are no parking sensors either so in some situations if you are nervous about room, get your partner or children to get out and assess the vehicle from the back.
We received the VW with a 1/4 tank of diesel and filled up £40 before joining the motorway for Devon. By the time we had arrived in Devon (255 miles) we were back to 1/4 tank. Of course the MpG changes with the driving style, but we found it really efficient and only had to fill up twice. Driving with differing speeds will have different effects on the fuel efficiency but the trip computer tells you how good/bad you are doing and how far you have to go on the fuel that is in the car depending on how you are currently driving.
Filling up was fairly easy although you have to open the passenger door to access the petrol cap which can be slightly inconvenient if the passenger is sleeping against the door(!)
Camping In Your Easicampers Edinburgh Campervan
This model can sleep up to 4 people although it is probably better suited to a couple or a couple and two small children. With the roof up, you can stand up and walk around inside. It makes it easier to get about and do things without ducking. The front seats are very spacious and you could even hold luggage and bags by your feet. The back of the van converts from a double seat to a bed with the pull of a lever and the table turns the bedroom into a living room and kitchen. The boot opens up and turns into a roof which helps in poor weather when trying to access the boot. In sunnier weather you can sit in the boot space and your partner can set a chair up under the shelter of the boot/roof.
The boot space can be made bigger by raising the back bar and you could definitely fit the luggage of four adults plus bedding and camping gear in there. Obviously when driving, the space in the back of the campervan can be used for storage but its important to remember that this will all need to go somewhere once the bed is out. The awnings that Easicampers Edinburgh provide are useful for this because you’ll have waterproof storage without taking up interior space to live in. Personally we managed to fit all our things in the boot and decided not to put the bed down during the day and just store our things on the bed whilst travelling in the van.
Volkswagen have clearly thought out all aspects of the camping lifestyle. Everything has a clever function and place to store or conceal it. The van can turn from driving mode to living mode so easily it is purely ingenious. Everyone can get round the table as the front seats swivel round to face the back. You can pull up and set up anywhere although a campsite is always better due to the electric hookup and waste water services. When you are not hooked up to an electrical current, all the interior features use either diesel or the van’s leisure battery which can run out. The van’s control panel will tell you how much energy is left so you won’t be caught out unaware.
A few tips for the ultimate convenience I would recommend are:
When parked up for the night, be sure to take everything from the boot that you will need to save on getting out into the cold (the boot can’t be accessed from inside the van.
Push the drivers chairs forward and lean them inwards before trying to swivel them so that they are clear of the doors.
– Put everything in its’ correct place before driving so nothing is flung around or rattling about.
– Keep an interior light on at night in case you need to leave the van for any nighttime toilet trips
– Always turn the gas off at the source before driving anywhere.
– Have a window or door open when cooking or operating the roof.
– If the cabin feels cold, close the roof for extra coziness.
As well as the roof opening for more space, a large awning comes out from the side of the van creating extra covered space to live in. We used this awning for sitting at the table outside in the daytime and when getting ready (shoes on and off) to talk to the people inside the van. The awning just adds extra room to move about in yet still feel connected to the inside. There is a handle in the main storage compartment under the sofa-seat which you insert into a small hole at the side of the awning and turn the handle to bring the awning out. There are small feet that hook out to support it. Again, Easicampers Edinburgh were brilliant showing us how to do it on pick-up and we had no trouble packing it away each morning. Even if you are forgetful with where everything goes, the van beeps an alarm to warn you when you start the engine, prompting you to check everything and make sure the roof is down.
TOP TIP: Don’t have the awning out in times of heavy wind or rain as this can lead to tearing.
We found the upstairs cabin (when the roof is open there is a shelf in the roof that can support the weight of two adults) to be larger and more spacious for sleeping. Although this is colder as the material that the roof is made from is similar to a tent. The downstairs cabin is slightly smaller due to the fridge and cooker taking up some of the room but both are long enough for adults over 6 foot. The crate in the boot that covers the luggage can be angled for a more supported sleeping position and we found this really handy when watching a movie as we could sit up in the bed then lower it for sleep time. Although the top bed is sturdy and spacious, I would much rather put the children up there and sleep downstairs in the main body of the van just for ease, climbing up into the top can be a little tricky if you’re short like me! There is a net that slots into the gap at the end to prevent anything from falling down during the night or you can close the shutters. There is also a little angled lamp upstairs which is really handy for night-times.
Surprisingly we didn’t find the night times to be very cold, the van retains the heat really well and if you keep the door-opening to a minimum you can adequately heat the van before bedtime to last until morning. We just had a duvet and a blanket but with proper camping sleeping bags you would be more than comfortable. My top tip for sleeping downstairs would be to make sure there is a pillow or blanket between yourself and the fridge as it can get rather cold against your back.
There are privacy blinds all along the sides and the back of the campervan and you have screens that you can fit to the front windscreen and driver/passenger doors. From the outside, these blinds block the light and sound out really well meaning you can listen to music/watch TV or a film without disturbing any camping neighbours. From the inside it means no torches or sunlight can come through, waking you up. If you use these at night, always remember to put the blinds up before trying to open the door.
Easicampers Motorhome Hire Edinburgh kindly include everything you need for eating on your trip inside the campervan. Utensils, plates, mugs, cutlery, etc make for a very simple set up that covers all the basics. Once you’ve turned the gas on (in the back-most cupboard at the rear) you can use the two-ring hob to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you set the van up to have the two front seats swiveled round, you can comfortable cook from the backseat with enough room on the table to serve up. There are a few storage lockers to store food and a huge top-loading fridge that has adjustable temperatures for cooling and freezing. Everything worked brilliantly, the cooking was fast and everything was perfectly sized with a camp-stove kettle perfect for cups of tea and coffee every morning.
Campervan Hire for Edinburgh Scotland v England 6 nations
Hire a campervan from Easirent Edinburgh to watch the 6 nations Scotland v England game and take a tour of the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
Why not stay at the motonhall caravan and camping park this is just 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh city centre, for those feeling energetic an hours walk. Also the park is conveniently situated on the main bus route into the Edinburgh city centre.
With so much to see and do in and around the Capital City, you’ll be spoilt for choice. While all year round the Castles, Museums and Galleries offer more traditional attractions.
The beautiful Pent land National Park is within sight to the South of the park with its spectacular hill walking routes into Midlothian. To the North are the parks of Blackboard Hill, home to the Royal Observatory and Hermitage of Braid, which has a visitor centre.
Hill end Dry Ski Slope is also just a short journey away. Don’t worry about the snow conditions…Seven days a week, fifty weeks a year, Midlothian Snow sports Centre offers Europe’s longest and most challenging artificial ski slope.
Tickets to the Scotland v England game they are available to purchase from the Murray field stadium or online.
An Alternative Scotland Campervan Itinerary
Day 1: We start in Edinburgh. Collecting one of our campervans from our Edinburgh depot then heading west up and over the Forth Road Bridge to Bannockburn and Stirling Castle. Just a short drive away from here is the William Wallace Memorial. Be sure to check out the size of Willy’s Claymore as it gives an indication to how big he was. Then head east through to St Andrews for a round of golf and a walk through the town. Stay overnight in the Perth area for Scone Castle.
Day 2: Head straight up to Inverness via the picturesque town of Pitlochory. When in Inverness try to find the Lochness monster on Lochness or visit the Culloden where the last major battle in the UK took place. You can easily spend a day in the Inverness area.
Day 3: The next day head north to John o’Groats through some of the most amazing barren countryside you will ever see. Stay overnight in John o’Groats area.
Day 4 & 5: That Morning continue west to Ullapool. If you’re travelling in July check out the local Highland Games or alternatively the Loopallu music festival. At Ullapool head through the stunning Ross County to The Isle of Skye. It’s easy to spend a couple of days here. The Isle of Skye is definitely the place to go sea kayaking or hiking. Just make sure you take plenty of insect repellent for those pesky mosquitos.
Day 6: After the Isle of Skye head south to Fort William and Ben Nevis (The UK’s highest mountain) for some serious hill walking before heading to Glen Coe scene of the Brutal massacre of the McDonald Clan.
Day 7: On the last day drop south west through the Trossach country to Rob Roy’s grave and a wee spot of Hairy Cow spotting or alternatively drive down the western shore of Loch Lomand before finishing in Edinburgh.
If you’d like any information on hiring one of our Campervans or Motorhomes or to book one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Easirent Edinburgh.
Explore Edinburgh and Scotland
Here I have an awesome 7 day Campervan Hire driving itinerary through Scotland!
Anyone for Haggis?
Day One – Collect your Campervan or Motorhome from our branch in Edinburgh and head up to the Forth Road Bridge to Bannockburn and Stirling Castle. Just a short drive away from here is the William Wallace Memorial (He was the one who defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297). Travel & stay overnight in the Perth area for Scone Castle, which was the crowning place of Scottish kings. Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned there.
Day Two – After breakfast head straight up to Inverness via the picturesque town of Pitlochory. When in Inverness try to find the Lochness monster in Lochness. With Loch Ness only being a short drive away from Inverness you’d be daft not to go 😉
Day Three – After breakfast try and visit the Culloden, which was where the last major battle in the UK took place. From Inverness head west to the Isle of Skye along Lochness before heading North to the Isle of Skye. Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland and was once voted the fourth best island in the world by National Geographic magazine. There are two ways to get there. The more direct round is from the Kyle of Lochalsh over a bridge via Eilean Donan ‘The most photographed’ Castle in Scotland. The second and more romantic takes a car ferry from Mellaig.
Days Four and Five – After a day or so roaming the Isle of Sky travel to Fort William. If you have time take a trip to the coastal town of Oban which is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’.
Day Six and Seven – The final 2 days can be spent getting back to Edinburgh. A Stop at Loch Lomand for a picnic or Arrochar for a drop of Scotland’s favourite tipple- Whiskey would be recommended. Then head South to the Border Region of Dumfries. Which leads us to the final day, heading West through the Scottish Border region stopping of in Moffat, Peebles and Galashiels to Edinburgh.
So there we go!! Get planning your Scotland trip today.
Edinburgh Traditional Christmas Market 2019
Hire one of our Campervans or mMtorhomes from our Edinburgh Depot and stay in the beautiful City of Edinburgh for a festive break away.
Edinburgh’s Christmas starts on the 21st November and ends on the 4th January. Edinburgh’s Christmas offers no shortage of things to see and do this winter. The younger children (and the adults who are child at heart) will love Santa Land, the festive fairground with plenty of fun rides and a Children’s market full of gifts and toys. There is also an Elves’ Workshop hidden in the Christmas Tree Maze. However make sure you leave some time to meet the main man himself at his Grotto!
There is also an outdoor Ice Rink, hire a pair of skates and twirl across the ice with the glittering city as your backdrop. Towards the end of December no Christmas in Edinburgh is complete without Hogmanay! This year’s programme includes the Torchlight Procession through Edinburgh’s Old Town on 30th December, followed by the famous street party, a ceilidh, a concert in Princes Street Gardens and a spectacular fireworks display on 31st December.
If you would like any advice on your Edinburgh self-drive holiday, then get in touch with the Easicampers Edinburgh Campervan & Motorhome Hire Branch today. Our friendly team are local travel experts and can give recommendations on which rental vehicle is best suited to you or even where the best places are to visit in Edinburgh and the stunning surrounding countryside of the Highlands.