Car hire Glasgow: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Glasgow

Distance from
Glasgow city centre
6 mi
28 mi

Car hires in Glasgow: practical information

Where to rent a car in Glasgow

As the largest city in Scotland, it'll definitely help to have a car to get around this city, even more so if you plan to get out and explore the wild wilderness that Scotland is so famous for! The best way to plan your trip is to book an affordable car hire at the same time as your flights. At the airport you can pick up your rental from either Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise or Budget.

If you would like to pick up your rental car from the city centre, look for along Clydeside Expressway, also known as Seton Road. Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo and Car Hire Glasgow are all located there, Mitchells and Enterprise are on the other side of the M8.

Driving in Glasgow: parking and other tips

There are 20+ car parks dotting the downtown core of Glasgow, charging anywhere from £0.60 to £1.20 per hour or around £16/day. Street parking is also available in a few places for £0.50/hour but it's often limited to 1 or 2 hour intervals. Remember to pay in the nearby meter and display your ticket from the machine on your dashboard.

Many Glasgow hotels offer free parking to guests so if you know you're going to be renting a car, then reserve your spot in the hotel car park! Just one less thing to worry about while on holidays in Glasgow.

Road trips from Glasgow: what to do, what to see

Loch Lomond

Glasgow to Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Great Britain with dozens of islands to explore. The lake's shores are popular for hikers, as the waters are for those looking to do some sailing and canoeing. Cycle your way along the West Loch Lomond Cycle Path from Arrochar to Balloch or windsurf your way from one side to the other.

Edinburgh

Glasgow to Edinburgh

Edinburgh, just an hour away, is a great stop if you want to check out the castle and the capital city's other historical sights. Great shopping, dining, museums and galleries, an essential city break with your Glasgow rent a car. Come summer, Edinburgh is a hot-spot for festivals, especially for fringe theatre.

Fort William

Glasgow to Fort William

Fort William and the Highlands are just two and a half hours away. Fort William, being the largest town in the western Highlands, is the perfect destination for your day trip or weekend escape during your trip to Glasgow. You'll need good hiking shoes, possibly a trekking pole and some good rain gear. That far up north the weather can be 100% unpredictable and it's best to be prepared.

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