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Rent a Camper Van in Edinburgh
Explore the beautiful south of Scotland in the country’s capital city when you rent a camper van in Edinburgh. Meander through Edinburgh’s historic streets, marvel at the history of nearby castles at Stirling, Alnwik, and Doune, and take to the water for some rafting excitement in Grandtully. Venture further and visit bustling Glasgow, escape into nature at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, or explore the Scottish Boarders and Northumberland. Whatever your adventure style, you’re in the perfect place for it all when you rent an RV or camper van in Edinburgh!
Where Can I Pick Up My Rental Camper in Edinburgh?
Depending on your mode of transport, your roadsurfer camper van rental station in Edinburgh is conveniently located just 10-minutes away from the airport. For those that have packed lightly and want to stretch their legs after their flight, it’s just a 45-minute walk. Find our station address and how to get to us via public transit below.
R6 Industrial Estate
Newbridge EH28 8LH
Getting to the station
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI): From the airport, board bus 747 or bus 909 to “Ratho Station”. From here, it’s a 3-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
From Edinburgh City Centre: From the city centre, board bus X18, X38 or X24 from “Princes Street” to “Ratho Station”. From here, it’s a 3-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
Please be aware that there is no parking at the roadsurfer site.
roadsurfer Camper Van & RV Rentals in Edinburgh
Ready for a Scottish adventure with your loved ones or your furry best friend? Choose the perfect home on four wheels suited for your needs – the larger Family Finca or the Road House for family vacations, the Couple Cottage for relaxing getaways with your partner, or a solo trip with the iconic VW California Ocean. The following RV and camper van rentals are available in Edinburgh:
*Please note that our UK roadsurfers are right-hand drive.
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Edinburgh
If this is your first time renting a camper van in Edinburgh, then we’ve got all the information you’ll need, from where to empty your grey water tank close to our station, to the best places to get those last-minute grocery essentials. Read on for our top travel tips.
Camper Vans & RVs With Ready-To-Go Camping Gear
There’s no need to bring your whole kitchen with you when you rent an RV or camper van from roadsurfer. Our kitchen box included with your class B RV rental has all the kitchen equipment you’ll need for your trip, meaning you can save money and cook in your home on wheels rather than go out to eat. You’ll find pots and pans, utensils, cutlery, plates, plus a French press coffee pot and mugs for your morning brew. Your camper van also comes with an awning and a camp table with chairs to help you make the most of your outdoor living space. You’ll need to bring your own bedding or add some when you book your roadsurfer, and there are plenty of other extras you can add too- see full details in our equipment list on our website.
Best Time of Year to Visit Edinburgh
The best time to rent a camper van in Edinburgh is April to June, when flowers bloom and nature wakes up from her winter slumber, but before the roads get too busy with summer traffic. In September and October the surrounding countryside will begin to shed its summer bounty turning the forests to dazzling shades of red and yellow, whilst still being warm enough to enjoy #vanlife
Of course, while summer is the busiest season, it’s also festival time. August sees the Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Festival, all taking place in the city. Summer weather makes it a perfect time to roam the city in search of entertainment. Remember that in Edinburgh there is always a chance of rain, so bring your rain gear, whatever the season.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Edinburgh
When you rent a camper van in Edinburgh, you’ll need to fill up your water tank with fresh water at the beginning of your drive, and empty your black water before returning to the station. CAMPA has a map showing black water and fresh water sites in Scotland, and UK Motorhomes has a directory of facilities in the UK (you’ll need to scroll down to the Scotland section). The closest water/black water facility to the roadsurfer station is a 30 min drive north over the Forth Bridge. If this doesn’t fit with your route then the best option may be to make sure you start and end your trip with a stay at a campsite that offers those facilities.
Gas Stations Near Our Edinburgh Station
Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:
- BP – Cliftonhall Rd, Newbridge EH28 8PW
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Parking in Edinburgh
If you want to park your camper van or RV rental and explore the city, there are many free Park & Ride car parks from which you can take the tram or the bus, for example:
- Ingliston: Eastfield Rd, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LS
Most city center car parks are limited to 4 hours. Car parks on George Street and Queen Street will cost around £4.60 per hour. Parking in the city center is free on Sundays before 12:30 pm and on certain public holidays.
Last Minute Essentials in Edinburgh
When you rent a roadsurfer RV or camper van in Edinburgh you’ll find everything you need inside, but you will need to stock up on food! There are plenty of options to choose from depending on what else you might need.
- Hermiston Gait Retail Park: (Milton Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DG) is a 10-minute drive and has a Tesco supermarket, TK Maxx department store, Decathlon for sports and outdoor clothes and equipment, Home Bargains, Aldi supermarket, and a Costa Coffee.
- Tesco Extra: (30 Meadow Pl Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 7UQ) is a 13-minute drive away, where you’ll find food, toiletries, clothing and homewares, as well as a gas station.
- The Gyle shopping center: (Edinburgh EH12 9JT ) is a 10-minute drive and has Morrisons and M&S for food shopping, plenty of clothing shops, Starbucks and Costa Coffee, Boots pharmacy, Subway for a quick bite to eat, and a gas station.
Coffee Shops Near Our Edinburgh Station
Fuel yourself as well as your camper van for the trip ahead. Other than the options listed in the ‘essentials’ section, there is a Greggs around the corner from the roadsurfer station (Newbridge Industrial Estate, U10D, Cliftonhall Rd, Newbridge EH28 8PJ).
If you want to drive a little further, then Brew Culture in Queensferry (31A High St, South Queensferry EH30 9PP) does great coffee and is perfectly situated for those heading over the Firth of Forth. The Wee Winchburgh Café (41 Main St, Winchburgh, Broxburn EH52 6RA) is a 10-minute drive northwest, ideal for those aiming for Loch Lomond and Beyond.
Campgrounds Near Edinburgh
You might not be ready to start a long drive the day you pick-up your camper van or RV rental from our Edinburgh station. Linwater Caravan Park is a quick 10-minute drive from our location, great for anyone picking up their roadsurfer late in the day or needing to drop their vehicle off first thing in the morning. Gallowhill Caravan and Camping Park is a 30-min drive, perfect for those heading over the Fourth Bridge. Heading West? Carr’s Hill is 30-minutes away.