Car Hire at Glasgow Airport

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Glasgow Airport, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
£ 12.81 per day
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 20.88 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 35.36 per day
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 48.58 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Standard
Hyundai Tucson or comparable
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 52.01 / per day
Premium
Skoda Superb or comparable
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
£ 58.70 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or comparable
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 67.64 / per day
Minivan
Ford Galaxy or comparable
Ford Galaxy
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 83.33 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-23.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Dialing code
44
Average car hire price
£ 47.42 / per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Glasgow Airport

Airport Car Hire

Busy and modern, Glasgow has been working hard to be recognized as a hub of innovation and culture. Although its charms might be rougher than those of neighboring Edinburgh, the city has plenty of heritage, architecture, and art. There are tens of sights and attractions in Glasgow for visitors to enjoy, but these are three of the most notable:

  • Glasgow Science Centre. One of the best of its kind, Glasgow Science Centre is a fun place for all generations to enjoy. Made up of multiple interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and laboratories open for visitors, this is the best place to see, touch, and smell science and invention. The centre also includes the Glasgow Tower, the largest freely-rotating tower in the world.
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. An impressively diverse museum, the Kelvingrove has interesting exhibitions on hundreds of topics. From paintings by world-famous artists like van Gogh and Dali to collections of artefacts from prehistoric civilizations and dinosaur fossils, this is the right place to quench your thirst of knowledge. Located in an impressive baroque building, the museum is inside the park of the same name.
  • Riverside Museum. Designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and recognized as the European Museum of the Year in 2013, Riverside is one of the most impressive contemporary buildings in the city. Inside, visitors can find locomotives, vehicles, ship models, and interesting collections dedicated to different means of transportation and industry. If you liked Riverside Museum, you might also appreciate the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, a folk museum dedicated to the roots and history of Glaswegians. 

Top international routes

  • London
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • Dubai
  • Bristol
  • Belfast

Main airlines

easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Jet2.com, TUI Airways, and British Airways

Terminals

The single airport terminal consists of three piers—the West Pier, the Central Pier, and the East Pier. West Pier is also known as the International Pier. All three piers are connected and you can easily walk between them.

Location

Glasgow Airport is about 16 km (10 mi) from Glasgow city center. Highway M8 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 45 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 62 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 56 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 46 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 87 per day

Car hire desks

Most are located near the domestic arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many snack kiosks, cafés, and restaurants, a sports bar, and a pub. For shopping, visit one of the many stores, duty-free outlets, Scottish-themed gift shops, or the airport supermarket. There are also ATMs, baby changing rooms, a children’s play zone, a spa, laundry service, photo booths, and a prayer room. Luggage storage, on the ground floor near the British Airways check-in desks, is open daily from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility and offers special assistance, but you should get in touch with your airline before your flight if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

Gulf Hillington petrol station, located at Sandwood Road, Glasgow G52 4JZ, can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. While other petrol stations are even closer to Glasgow Airport, travelers give this one a high rating.

Popular one-way hires

  • Edinburgh (88 km / 55 mi). The capital of Scotland is one of the most picturesque (and most visited) cities in all of the United Kingdom. Attractions include the beautiful Edinburgh Old Town, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Many nice beaches are also located within the city limits.
  • Prestwick (61 km / 38 mi). A small town best known as the location of the secondary Glasgow Airport, Prestwick nonetheless has its fair share of delights. The attractions include a number of high-quality golf courses, the Shaw Monument, and the St. Nicholas Church.
  • Manchester (352 km / 219 mi). Best known as an industrial center and the home of two famous English football teams, Manchester is also a city of science, arts, and culture. Some of the most popular destinations in the city are the impressive Manchester Town Hall, Central Library, and the People's History Museum, as well as famous areas like Chinatown, the Village, and Curry Mile.
  • Dublin (404 km / 251 mi). The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin’s attractions include the St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin City Gallery, Famine Memorial, and Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship Museum. The fastest trip from Edinburgh to Dublin includes taking a ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland, so if you plan to travel this way, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit you taking a rental car on a boat.
  • London Ashford International Railway Station (764 km / 475 mi). The capital of England and the United Kingdom, London is home to such world-famous landmarks as Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, and Trafalgar Square. London is also a foodie’s dream, with delicious cuisine from all over the world widely available in the city.
  • Cardiff (639 km / 397 mi). The capital and largest city of Wales, Cardiff is something of a hidden gem among British cities. Its attractions include the 11th century-built Cardiff Castle, the Wales Millennium Center of opera and dance, and St. Fagans National History Museum. After seeing Cardiff, you can visit the nearby Bristol or Swansea, two other interesting travel destinations.
  • Middlesbrough (304 km / 189 mi)
  • Leicester (505 km / 314 mi)
  • Tunbridge Wells (713 km / 443 mi)
  • Wellingborough (568 km / 353 mi)
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Airport information

Score
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Facilities and services 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Dining and car hire services 6.7
  • Lounge 5.6

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • IATA: GLA
  • ICAO: EGPF
  • Name: Glasgow Airport (GLA)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 98,217
  • Passengers (per year): 9,327,193
  • Distance from the city centre: 6.8 miles / 11 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0)870 040 0008

Top 20 Destinations around Glasgow Airport

  1. Glasgow Scotstounhill starting at £ 37.11 per day
    6.0 km / 3.7 miles away
  2. Stirling Railway Station starting at £ 34.63 per day
    36.0 km / 22.4 miles away
  3. Edinburgh Airport starting at £ 12.81 per day
    57.0 km / 35.4 miles away
  4. Edinburgh Sighthill starting at £ 41.62 per day
    61.1 km / 38.0 miles away
  5. Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station starting at £ 12.15 per day
    68.4 km / 42.5 miles away
  6. George Best Belfast City Airport starting at £ 24.19 per day
    171.1 km / 106.3 miles away
  7. Belfast Central Railway station starting at £ 25.48 per day
    174.8 km / 108.6 miles away
  8. Belfast International Airport starting at £ 17.08 per day
    181.5 km / 112.8 miles away
  9. Newcastle Airport starting at £ 26.03 per day
    186.4 km / 115.8 miles away
  10. Inverness Airport starting at £ 32.99 per day
    188.0 km / 116.8 miles away
  11. Aberdeen Airport starting at £ 26.36 per day
    196.4 km / 122.0 miles away
  12. Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 34.58 per day
    277.3 km / 172.3 miles away
  13. Holyhead Port starting at £ 47.80 per day
    283.6 km / 176.2 miles away
  14. Warrington Longford starting at £ 84.00 per day
    292.8 km / 181.9 miles away
  15. Manchester Trafford Park starting at £ 30.32 per day
    293.3 km / 182.3 miles away
  16. Liverpool Airport starting at £ 20.50 per day
    295.1 km / 183.3 miles away
  17. Manchester Airport starting at £ 16.24 per day
    306.5 km / 190.4 miles away
  18. East Midlands Airport starting at £ 20.11 per day
    386.6 km / 240.2 miles away
  19. Wolverhampton Old Heath starting at £ 28.60 per day
    390.0 km / 242.3 miles away
  20. Birmingham Airport starting at £ 15.69 per day
    412.4 km / 256.2 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Glasgow Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Glasgow Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Glasgow Airport
£ 30.87
January
£ 22.95
February
£ 24.16
March
£ 28.91
April
£ 39.08
May
£ 31.45
June
£ 36.76
July
£ 41.87
August
£ 143.28
September
£ 147.84
October
£ 148.96
November
£ 148.96
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Glasgow Airport is February with prices starting at £ 22.95 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 148.96. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 70. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Glasgow Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Glasgow Airport keep them for an average of 7 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in January keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length at Glasgow Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
7
October
7
November
7
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Glasgow Airport?

Though Glasgow Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. November is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
100%
January
93%
February
96%
March
108%
April
125%
May
96%
June
143%
July
125%
August
83%
September
84%
October
74%
November
74%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Mercedes Benz Vito 5 3 People Carriers
Arnold Clark Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Fiat 500
27 October 2022
Drove up through Scotland to skye, literally within 15mins of leaving Glasgow the scenery was breathtakingly and remained that way for the remainder of our stay - beautiful country!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
3 October 2022
Glasgow is a cool city and perfect starting point to tour the beautiful west coast of Scotland
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
16 June 2022
Enjoyed travelling round the west coast, seeing Oban and taking ferry to Jura, where George Orwell wrote 1984
Mexico
Seat Arona
19 April 2022
Stirling castle was fantastic and we loved Blair Drummond safari park. Both great destinations for kids.
United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
18 March 2022
Family after over 2 years.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
7 February 2022
I would recommend Easirent because it is a very competitive price for good service. You have a shuttle service that picks you up and brings you to the airport. Its easy to contact them and to follow the instructions.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
4 February 2022
Live locally, hired a car while my own was in the garage but for tourists, easy to use from Glasgow airport, plenty of places to visit within an hours drive
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
3 June 2021
Drove to the highlands from glascow and the car was smooth and fuel efficient, great roads past loch lomand, glen Coe, fort William, glen finnan, white beaches of arisaig, ferry over to Skye from mallaig, sky bridge to loch Ness and then the green loch in the cairngorms- great loop
United Kingdom
Mercedes Benz Vito
23 July 2020
It was a good experience, the rental representative were really nice.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.5 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
7.58 / 10
Total number of reviews
25
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
£ 47.36
Lowest daily price
£ 12.80
Total cars available
335

Top 13 Hire Companies at Glasgow Airport in 2023

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Remarkable 9.5 / 35 reviews
+441418478602 / +441418478603
Murray Street, Paisley PA3 1QW
£ 37 - £ 121
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Remarkable 9 / 16 reviews
+4403713841079
Car Rental Centre
£ 31 - £ 48
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.8 / 8 reviews
+4408433093031
St. Andrews Dr W, Glasgow, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 32 - £ 48
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8 / 25 reviews
+441418401300 / +441414134000
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 47 - £ 129
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8 / 10 reviews
+441418401300
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 48 - £ 130
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Avis
Outstanding 8.7 / 6 reviews
+4403445446003
St Andrews Drive
£ 33 - £ 79
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:30
Tue:07:00-22:30
Wed:07:00-22:30
Thu:07:00-22:30
Fri:07:00-22:30
Sat:07:00-22:30
Sun:07:00-22:30
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.6 / 21 reviews
+442070188246
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2SW
£ 38 - £ 117
National
National
Outstanding 8.4
+4401418401300 / +441414134000
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL CENTRE
£ 49 - £ 140
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.2
08433093031
CAR HIRE BUILDING
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+442078621732 / +442078621791
Car Rental Returns Building, St Andrews Drive
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.8
+442038980140 / +442070480573
Pheonix Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road,
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-19:00
Easirent
Great 7.6 / 138 reviews
+441416117100
35 McFarlane Street, Glasgow Airport, Paisley
£ 13 - £ 158
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.6 / 92 reviews
+4401414338268
Green Motion Glasgow airport, Unit 8 Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley
£ 20 - £ 89
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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