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1 Drovers Road
EH52 5ND

☎ 0131 322 6597

Business Hours

Mon-Fri: 8AM-6PM
Sat: 8AM-2PM
Sun: 9AM-12PM

* Open on Bank Holidays

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Our Latest Reviews

Matthew LymberyMatthew Lymbery
13:01 21 Jan 24
This was the easiest end to end van hire I've ever experienced. So much so that I wasn't sure whether I had actually booked the van ! So simple compared to all other hire company's process. Great to get a welcome courtesy call - Add in a competetive price, a good quality van and a very simple pick-up and drop-off process. But highest praise go to the staff - Debbie and Nick were super-friendly and were really motivated to give top class customer service. Great experience all round and will be using again for both van hire and very tempted by their huge range of camper vans.
Jake KerrJake Kerr
15:52 03 Dec 23
Van Hire was a fantastic experience. The van was clean and in great working order. Staff were excellent and helpful. Will be using them again soon.
Donna BaillieDonna Baillie
13:16 26 Nov 23
Fantastic experience, good price and the staff were super friendly- to the point of offering me one of their breakfast sausages! Hire was super simple, excellent variety of vans and campers, would definitely recommend and will use again.
Steph BSteph B
06:53 20 Nov 23
Van was immaculate & very reasonably priced. Manager Debbie was amazing, couldn't have done more to help & make this an "Easi" straight forward process!
Susan HaySusan Hay
10:44 15 Nov 23
Hired a van for 10 days, immaculate condition at pick up.Staff extremely friendly and helpful.We will definitely be back next time we need to hire. Thank you
Michael PirrieMichael Pirrie
07:11 13 Nov 23
Hired a Luton Van from Easihire, Edinburgh. The van itself was pristine and the staff were really friendly. There are lots of different options and everything was at a good price.

Our Edinburgh Van Hire Fleet

Small Vans to rent in Edinburgh: Easihire’s small vans are ideal for transporting smaller loads or for moving smaller items. These vans have a payload of up to 800kg and can accommodate up to two passengers.

Medium Vans in Edinburgh: Medium vans are ideal for transporting medium-sized loads or for moving larger items. These vans have a payload of up to 1200kg and can accommodate up to three passengers.

Large Van Rental Edinburgh: Large vans are suitable for transporting larger loads or for moving large items. These vans have a payload of up to 1400kg and can accommodate up to three passengers.

Edinburgh Luton Van Hire: Luton vans are ideal for moving large items or for transporting a significant amount of goods. These vans have a payload of up to 1300kg and can accommodate up to three passengers. They also have a tail lift for easy loading and unloading.

About Us

Easihire is a family-owned van hire company, established for over 40 years, located in Edinburgh. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and aim to make the van hire process as easy and straightforward as possible.

Number #1 for van hire in Broxburn Edinburgh

Well-maintained fleet
Our vans are regularly serviced and inspected to ensure their reliability and safety.

Competitive rates
We offer affordable van hire rates, with flexible options to suit your specific requirements.

Convenient locations
Our vans are conveniently available in Broxburn Edinburgh, ensuring easy access for local residents and businesses.

Friendly customer service
Our team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, assisting you throughout the hire process and answering any questions you may have.

Flexible hire periods
Whether you need to hire a van for a few hours, a day, or an extended period, we offer flexible van hire options to accommodate your schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I leave my car at the Edinburgh branch?

Due to the size of the yard this may not always be possible. Please contact us the day before your hire so we can advise you on the current parking space. The site has 24-hour CCTV monitoring; however, all vehicles are left at your own risk.

What time can I collect my car or van?

You can collect your car or van from the Edinburgh branch anytime between:

  • 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 2pm Saturday
  • 9am to 12pm Sunday
Is there a minimum rental period to rent a car or van?

We offer a minimum rental period of 24hrs. You can take a vehicle for less than 24hrs, but we do not offer hourly rates.

Is there a minimum age requirement to hire a car or van?

Drivers must be over the age of 25 and driving for more than 2 years on a British / European driving licence. For anyone who doesn’t fit this criteria, please contact the branch directly and we will send your details through to our insurance provider (typically this can take 24hrs to get an answer). There is no maximum age requirement.

Are there rules on penalty points that I need to know about before I rent a car or van?

All drivers must not have any serious convictions or driving offences. If you have points on your licence for a speeding offence, we can allow up to 6 points. For clarification on points, please contact our Edinburgh branch.

What documents/ID do I have to bring with me to rent a car or van from you?

Drivers must bring a valid photo driving licence, 2 separate proofs of address (dated within 3 months) and a licence check code (dated within 21 days and not previously used). If you’re unsure of how to obtain your check code, bring your national insurance number to the branch and we will do it for you.

Can I hire a car or van if I live outside of the UK?

Yes. EU countries, USA ,Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand licence holders can hire and are not subject to a licence check. For countries not listed, please contact the Edinburgh branch directly and we will send your details through to our insurance provider (typically this takes 24hrs to get an answer). You must have previous driving experience in the UK.

How long will the van or car hire check-in process take?

For drivers that have not used us before this can take between 10 to 20 minutes from entering the branch to leaving with your vehicle. For drivers that have used us before, the process can be as quick as 5 minutes.

What is your car/van fuel policy?

We operate on a like-to-like fuel policy. All vehicles are to be brought back on a similar fuel level to when you collected the vehicle. If the vehicle returns to our Edinburgh branch low on fuel you will be charged full pump price as well as an admin charge of £30.

What is your excess car/van policy?

Our excess options depends on the vehicle you are hiring.

For cars and small vans (up to Transit custom size). Your excess liability is set at £1250 and is to be held on a credit or debit card (for car hire we only accept credit cards). This can be reduced to £250 for an extra £25 per day. Between 4-7 days your excess reduction is charged at £70 per rental.

For larger vehicles Your excess liability is set at £1500 and is to be held on a credit or debit card. This can be reduced to £250 for an extra £25 per day. Between 4-7 days your excess reduction is charged at £70 per rental.

How long does it take to get my excess deposit back?

If you leave your deposit on a credit card this will be returned within 24hrs (subject to your bank’s policy and weekends)

On a debit card this can take between 5-10 working days.

What’s the best van to rent to suit my needs?

Below you will find a list of our vehicles along with their dimensions and weight capacities. For details on cars and trucks please contact the Edinburgh branch.

The list will be in order from small to large vehicles and all dimensions are stated in millimetres (mm) and weight in Kilograms (kg)

Peugeot Partner or Vauxhall Combo

Load height-1190mm
Load length-1740mm
Load width- 1460mm
Load width between wheel arches-1200mm
Max loading weight-625kg

Transit Custom or similar (dimensions may differ slightly on alternate vehicles, contact branch for more information)

Load height-1406mm
Load length-2555mm
Load width-1620mm
Load width between wheel arches-1320mm
Max loading weight- 950kg

Peugeot Boxer or Fiat Ducato

Load height-1932mm
Load length-3705mm
Load width-1800mm
Load width between wheel arches-1422mm
Max loading weight-1485kg

Luton with Tail Lift

Load height-2150mm
Load length-3990mm
Load width-1880mm
Max loading weight-1080kg

VW Crafter or Ford Transit extra-long wheelbase

Load height-1932mm
Load length-4070mm
Load width-1800mm
Load width between wheel arches-1422mm
Max loading weight-1575kg

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The Edinburgh Van Hire Guide

At some point in our lives we’ll need to hire a van, whether it’s to move house or to transport large items. This guide has been created to give you what you need to know before you arrive at the Edinburgh branch and get behind the wheel. Many road users would describe van drivers as a ‘stereotype’ but there is a lot more to driving a van than what you may think!

Will I be seen as another ‘white van driver’ around Edinburgh?

According to research there are 4 million vans on the UK roads and vans cover almost 50 billion miles per year. Demand for new vans is at record levels. You certainly will be among a lot of fellow van users on the roads and there will be plenty of other road users hiring a van for the first time.

There is a certain stigma attached to van drivers. In the UK, certain road users would describe ‘white van drivers’ as being careless, inconsiderate and rude drivers. However, a road safety report conducted around 5 years ago concluded that van drivers were less likely to be involved in an RTA compared to drivers of other vehicle types.

Did you know the commercial van market contributes to around £11 billion per year to the economy? Vans are a vital part of modern life in Edinburgh. You will see many different trades using vans such as plumbers, couriers, builders as well as electricians. When hiring a van in Edinburgh we are sure you will be a courteous and peaceful van driver alongside other road users.

Choosing a van which is right for the job

Before you look for a local van hire firm such as, we think it’s important for you to know what to look for in a van before you book it. Here is four factors you should consider:

The right van will be decided by:

How much will your goods weigh?
How will you fit the goods into the van?
How big is each object you wish to transport?
How many items will you need to move around?
Your answers to the above will dictate the size of the van you need. Generally speaking the bigger the van, the daily rate increases slightly. All our van rates are very competitive!

Selecting the right size of van

Our fleet of vans vary in size: small vans like the Berlingo, regular vans like a Transit SWB, to a larger van like a Luton. If you underestimate the size of the van you need, you may end up doing more trips to transport all your items. If your items are too heavy to lift, then a Luton van would be a wise choice as the tail lift on the rare will make life a lot easier. Our friendly hire team at Edinburgh will show you how to operate all of the controls!

Driving the van

First time van hirers may be surprised to learn how good the power steering is and how the dashboard is very similar to a car. Your seating position however is much higher than a car, and you’ll notice a lot more wider space inside. You will have to take great care when parking, and going under entrances or bridges due to the greater vehicle height. Many underground or public car parks have a two metre (6’6”) height restriction.

In terms of driving around corners in the van, we recommend you brake gently. Brakes on a van can be sharp as they are designed for a full load. Please also be sure to adjust the wing mirrors and your seat for best comfort and visibility.

Speed limits can vary for vans. Vans over 7.5 tonnes are restricted to 60mph on the motorway. Vans below this weight may drive to the national speed limits. You simply cannot beat checking your routes in advance and allowing yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Important documents for hiring a van from Edinburgh

Hiring a van from Edinburgh is a very straight forward process but there are some important items of documentation/ ID that you’ll need to bring with you on the day of your hire.

You will ALWAYS need to show us your valid driving licence
You should bring proof of ID with you such as a recent utility bill
You should bring a credit/ debit card with you as we DO NOT accept cash payments
You will sign a “rental agreement” at the Edinburgh branch. The rental agreement also has terms and conditions that you should read, understand them, then sign. We’ll be clear of your responsibilities in the van and while it’s in your care. We’ll also be clear on what to do should in the unlikely event you have a breakdown in the van.

How does the van insurance work?

We provide CDW (collision damage waiver) insurance included in our rates. Our friendly rental team at Edinburgh will discuss further insurance options to lower your excess. Contents inside the van is not covered by us. Ensuring the goods are well secured in the van is your responsibility.

Driving away on your hire van

Before you leave our Edinburgh branch in the van you should confirm with our rental team:

• Which type of fuel you should use
• How to operate the fuel cap
• How to operate the lights and windscreen wipers

You should also agree a day and time to return the van. On weekends our business hours at Edinburgh are much shorter compared to through the week.

Loading the van

We strongly recommend you stack your goods properly in the back of the van. During transportation, things can move around so stacking your items safely is paramount. Straps can be useful to prevent heavy items falling over. We recommend the heaviest items should be at the bottom of the pile. We also recommend you spread the load evenly across the base of the van. Take care not to overload the van.