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Explore the beautiful south of Scotland and the country’s capital city when you hire a campervan in Edinburgh. Meander Edinburgh’s historic streets, marvel at the history of nearby castles at Stirling, Alnwick, and Doune, and take to the water for some rafting excitement in Grandtully. Venture further afield to buzzy Glasgow, escape into nature at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs national park, or explore the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Whatever your adventure style, you’re in the perfect place for it all when you rent a motorhome in Edinburgh!
Depending on your mode of transport, our roadsurfer campervan rental station in Edinburgh is conveniently located near the airport and is a 10-minute taxi ride. 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 transport below.
R6 Industrial Estate
Newbridge EH28 8LH
Getting to the station
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI): From the airport, take 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, take bus X18, X38 or X24 from “Princes Street” to “Ratho Station”. From here, it’s a 3-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
Please note that there is no parking at the roadsurfer site.
*Please note that our UK roadsurfers are right-hand drive.
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
If this is your first time hiring a campervan 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 tips.
When you hire a campervan in Edinburgh you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a cafetière plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Edinburgh you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the station. Full details of what’s included and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Edinburgh campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.
The best time to hire a campervan 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, and the summer weather makes it the perfect time to roam the city in search of entertainment. Remember that in Edinburgh there is always a chance of rain, so bring your waterproofs whatever the season.
When you hire a campervan in Edinburgh you’ll need to fill up your water tank with fresh water at the beginning of your drive, and empty your waste water before returning to the station. CaMPA have a map showing waste water and fresh water sites in Scotland, and UK Motorhomes have a directory of facilities in the UK (you’ll need to scroll down to the Scotland section). The closest one to the roadsurfer station is a 30 minute 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 these facilities.
When you hire a roadsurfer campervan or motorhome in Edinburgh please remember to refill with diesel and AdBlue at the end of your trip. The most convenient petrol station near our location is:
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.
If you want to park your campervan or motorhome 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:
Most city centre car parks are limited to 4 hours. George Street, Queen Street will cost you around £4.60 per hour. Parking in the city centre is free on Sundays before 12:30 p.m. and on certain public holidays.
When you rent a roadsurfer campervan 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:
Fuel yourself as well as your campervan 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.
You might not be ready to start a long drive the day you pick-up your campervan rental from our Edinburgh station. Linwater Caravan Park is a quick 10 minute drive from our location, great for anyone picking up their van late in the day or needing to drop their van off first thing in the morning. Gallowhill Caravan and Camping Park is a 30 minute drive, perfect for those heading over the Forth Bridge. Heading West? Carr’s Hill is 30 minutes away.
To rent a campervan or motorhome in the UK, you must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of one year.
For all UK registered renters, a driver license check is compulsory at the time of pick-up at one of our UK stations in order to be fully covered by our insurance package.
If you are registered in the UK and have more than 6 points on your driving license and/or with specific past driving convictions you will not be able to drive our vehicles.
For this purpose, if you are renting in the UK you will need to provide the following:
You can enter the required information on the website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence in advance and generate a check code and show it at the time of pick-up at the station. Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days.
Drivers with a driver’s license from other European countries picking up our vehicles in any UK station are not subject to the driver license check.
You’ll need a VE103 vehicle on hire certificate to show you’re allowed to use a hired or leased vehicle if you’re driving it abroad. Read more on GOV.UK article “Taking a vehicle out of the UK: For Less than 12 months”.
You can get a VE103 for a fee from the:
Our campervan rentals in Europe and North America are pet-friendly and can be booked for you and your furry companion. Please note that there is an additional one-time dog fee that needs to be paid during the booking process.
Please remember to bring the following documents when you come to pick up your roadsurfer:
The minimum rental period for our campervans and motorhomes is three days, applicable throughout the year, regardless of the season.