Car Hire at Glasgow Airport

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Glasgow Airport, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Glasgow Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 16.23 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 18.53 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
£ 21.79 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Intermediate SUV
Kia XCeed or comparable
Kia XCeed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 27.26 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Glasgow Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 46.11 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Standard
MG HS or comparable
MG HS
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 46.47 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 53.40 / per day
Glasgow Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 series or comparable
BMW 3 series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 61.79 / 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 04:00 on 2024-06-14.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 36 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.57 per litre or £ 5.94 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.93 per litre or £ 7.31 / 1 gallon
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 £ 44 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 22 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 19 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 106 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 43 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 16 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 19 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)
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Airport information

Score
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.3
  • Check-in and departures 8.6
  • Facilities and services 7.5
  • Wi-Fi 6.8
  • Dining and car hire services 7.2
  • Lounge 7.2

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • IATA: GLA
  • ICAO: EGPF
  • Name: Glasgow Airport (GLA)
  • Distance from the city centre: 6.8 miles / 11 km

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In which month is car hire at Glasgow Airport the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Glasgow Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Glasgow Airport
£ 19.25
January
£ 25.21
February
£ 33.90
March
£ 37.47
April
£ 50.92
May
£ 66.11
June
£ 62.60
July
£ 58.49
August
£ 38.70
September
£ 33.44
October
£ 27.14
November
£ 33.70
December
The best month to hire a car at Glasgow Airport is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 19.25 per day. This is 53% less than the yearly average and 71% less than hiring a car in June (when the average price is £ 66.11 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What’s the usual hire length for renters at Glasgow Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in January, the average hire length is 7 days, while in February, it is only 5 days.
Average number of hire days at Glasgow Airport
7
January
5
February
6
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
5
October
5
November
7
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Glasgow Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Glasgow Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Glasgow Airport in August in comparison to hiring a car in in February.
Monthly searches at Glasgow Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
73%
January
60%
February
81%
March
78%
April
108%
May
99%
June
138%
July
183%
August
126%
September
114%
October
62%
November
78%
December

Car Hire Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Arnold Clark, Keddy, GreenMotion, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 16 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Peugeot 3008 5 3 SUVs
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Mercedes Benz Vito 5 3 People Carriers

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
19 April 2024
Rented from Glasgow Airport to explore Loch Lomond and surrounding areas.
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
26 March 2024
A nice relax, walking and exploring
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
15 November 2023
Travelled for daughter’s wedding. Fabulous
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
17 September 2023
drovevto Skye from Glasgowvwas awesome and Skyevwas magical
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United Kingdom
Ford Focus
26 August 2023
Visited family. Ice cream in the Art Deco Nandini's Café in Largs was wonderful. Dean castle was fabulous, the younger members of the party had a great time. Homeland Spice in Saltcoats is the best Indian Restaurant I have ever visited, food was incredible and the service excellent.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
21 August 2023
We spent a week in the highlands which was very special but definitely required lots of driving.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
11 August 2023
We stayed with friends near Glen Coe. It was absolutely stunning. They took us to various beaches and beautiful locations.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
4 July 2023
Highlands are beautiful - people are friendly - great experienc!
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
27 June 2023
Just a straight drive to Perth late on Friday for a wedding on Saturday returned on Sunday morning so unfortunately no sightseeing or the likes but an amazing wedding. and an amazing Free upgrade to our car which was great.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
1 May 2023
Absolutely beautiful views around Loch Lomand and the Trossachs
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.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
52
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 36.45
Lowest daily price
£ 16.23
Total cars available
479

Top 15 Suppliers at Glasgow Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2 / 41 reviews
+441418401300
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 23 - £ 419
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Very good 8.9 / 124 reviews
+441418478602 / +441418478603
Murray Street, Paisley PA3 1QW
£ 39 - £ 208
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.7 / 63 reviews
+4403713841079
Car Rental Centre
£ 18 - £ 70
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8.5 / 93 reviews
+4401416117100
Glasgow Airport, 35 McFarlane St, Paisley PA3 1SA
£ 18 - £ 101
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
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.5 / 49 reviews
+441418401300 / +441414134000
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 25 - £ 403
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 12 reviews
+4408433093031
St. Andrews Dr W, Glasgow, Paisley PA3 2ST
£ 23 - £ 46
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 26 reviews
+442070188246
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2SW
£ 33 - £ 127
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.2 / 11 reviews
+4403713841079
Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2SG
£ 22 - £ 64
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Avis
Very good 8 / 9 reviews
+4403445446003
St Andrews Drive, Paisley, Glasgow, PA3 2TD, United Kingdom
£ 27 - £ 78
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
National
National
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
+4401418401300 / +441414134000
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL CENTRE
£ 26 - £ 433
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
+4403445444604
St Andrews Drive, Paisley, Glasgow, PA3 2TD, United Kingdom
£ 27 - £ 78
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+4408433093031
Caledonia Way, PA3 2ST, , Car Hire Building
£ 23 - £ 42
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.5 / 127 reviews
+4401414338268
Unit 8 Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley,
£ 16 - £ 173
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.5
+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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2
+443713841079
Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2SG
£ 48 - £ 74
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
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