Glasgow International Airport Car Hire
If you want to hire a car to be picked up from Glasgow Airport when you arrive, make sure you book in advance to ensure that you get the make and model you require along with any extras like GPS or child or bab seats.
Also pre-booking a hire car will often get you the best deal.
When driving your rent a car in Scotland please bear in mind that different speed limits apply depending on the type of road and the vehicle you are driving. You must not exceed the maximum speed limit set for the road and your vehicle:
|built up areas||single carriageway||dual carriageway||motorways|
|cars & motorcycles||30mph||60mph||70mph||70mph|
|cars towing caravans or trailers||30mph||50mph||60mph||60mph|
The speed limit is the maximum and does not mean it is safe to drive at that speed irrespective of conditions. Driving at speeds too fast for the road and traffic conditions can be dangerous and you should always reduce your speed when:
- The road layout or condition presents hazards, such as bends.
- You are sharing the road with pedestrians and cyclists, particularly children and motorcyclists.
- You are driving in difficult weather or at night
Car Hire at Glasgow International Airport
If you are looking to rent a car when you arrive in Scotland so that you have the freedom and flexibility to explore the beautiful countryside at your leisure here are some tips for getting the best value for money:
- Book your hire car in advance: Hire car pricing models are very similar to those of airlines. When there are lots of seats available the prices are low but as soon as they start to sell out the prices go up!
- Car hire prices are in 24-hour blocks priced by the day. For example: if you get a quote for a rental to start at 9.00 on a Monday to be returned at 11:30 on the Tuesday you will be quoted for 2 days. So you may want to consider taking back the car at 9:00 on the Tuesday to get a one day price.
- Try renting on a different day as car rental locations get busy on different days, and some locations may get a lot of customers picking up a car on a Friday for the weekend but are not very busy during the week when prices may work out cheaper.
- The longer rental, the more economical it is because hiring a car on a longer rental agreement reduces the risk to the car hire firm of it sitting around making no money and they can pass on their savings to our customers. For this reason many advertised prices are based on a 7 day rental.
You can get a free online car hire quote for your Glasgow Car Hire here
Car Hire Companies at Glasgow International Airport
There are seven major car hire companies located at the airport next to the UK Baggage reclaim area which is on the ground floor (Arrivals).
They are: Alamo at Glasgow International - Avis at Glasgow International - Budget at Glasgow International - Enterprise at Glasgow International - Europcar at Glasgow International - Hertz at Glasgow International - National at Glasgow International