Green Motion car rental Edinburgh Waverley station United Kingdom


Edinburgh Waverley station

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 (driving and walking):

1. Exit the station via Waverley Steps onto Princess Street 

2. Continue onto Waterloo place (A1) turning left onto Leith Street (A900). 

3. At the traffic lights turn right on to Greenside Row.

From Edinburgh Waverley Station Carlton Road Exit (walking directions):

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 0.2 miles 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 parks 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 (B901). 

3. At the roundabout take the second exit on to Leith Street (A900). 

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
Q-Park
Edinburgh
EH1 3AJ

Opening hours

  • Sunday: 08:00 to 16:00
  • Monday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 to 16:00

Further information to help with your car rental from Edinburgh

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.

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 maneuverer 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 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 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 greenmotion.com. 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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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or [email protected]

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 greenmotion.com a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

  1. A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply)
  2. A valid passport
  3. A valid credit card in the driver’s name (noting that in most cases debit and prepaid cards are not accepted)
  4. A booking voucher from either greenmotion.com or alternatively from one of Green Motion’s supplied 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 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 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 Airport 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 renal 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 £150 GBP to £1500 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.

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 in the event that 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.

​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?

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 up directly with Green Motion at [email protected]

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