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Car Rental at Glasgow Airport

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Glasgow Airport, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$11.43 / per day
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Economy
Vauxhall Corsa 3 door or similar
Vauxhall Corsa 3 door
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$25.19 / per day
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Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.47 / per day
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Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.83 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$49.37 / per day
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Full-size
VW Transporter 24M3 or similar
VW Transporter 24M3
  • 3x
  • 24x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$69.67 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$47.74 / per day
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Minivan
Ford Transit Tourneo or similar
Ford Transit Tourneo
  • 9x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Easirent
$57.92 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:03 on 2020-05-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$23.82 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.0
Glasgow Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Glasgow Airport and head into the city! Check out museums like the Glasgow Science Center, the Police Museum, St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art, the Riverside Museum, which has a collection of land vehicles and marine vessels, and the Hunterian Museum, which features exhibits of scientific instruments, coins and medals from Scotland’s Roman times, and even dinosaur fossils found in the area.

Get a feel for the city’s varied architecture by visiting Glasgow Cathedral, the City Chambers, Clyde Auditorium, and the Willow Tea Rooms. For a day outdoors, the Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, and Glasgow Park are all wonderful choices. And make sure to drive your rental to Fossil Grove, a truly special place located in Victoria Park—here you’ll see the last of a forest that’s more than 300 million years old. Top off your day with a true Scottish meal of Scotch pie or haggis with tatties and neeps (you can even find a vegan version).

Glasgow’s a great destination, but there’s so much more to explore! With a longer term rental car deal you can visit nearby Edinburgh, see the Scottish countryside and head all the way to the Highlands, or drive to nearby northern England. You can even pick up your rental car at Glasgow Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Glasgow Airport is also known as Abbotsinch Airport and Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu.

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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $51 per day
  • Large cars - from $46 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $60 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Interrent (Tel: +4401418891684)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +441418401300)
  • Alamo (Tel: +441418401300)
  • Arnold Clark (Tel: +441413011887 / +441418478602 / +441415670561)
  • SIXT (Tel: +448444993399)
  • Keddy (Tel: +4403713841079)
  • Avis (Tel: +4403445446003)
  • Europcar (Tel: +4403713841079)
  • Interrent (Tel: 01418891684)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +4401414338268)
  • Easirent (Tel: +441416117100)
  • Rhodium (Tel: +34965233425 / +442038980140)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +442078621732)

Car rental 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 gas station

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

Popular one-way rentals

  • 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)

Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 5.6

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • IATA: GLA
  • ICAO: EGPF
  • Name: Glasgow Airport (GLA)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 8 m / 26 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 98,217
  • Passengers (per year): 9,327,193
  • Distance from City: 6.8 miles / 11 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0)870 040 0008

Top 20 Locations near Glasgow Airport

  1. 0.9 km / 0.5 miles away
  2. Car Rental Downtown from $69.73 per day
    33.6 km / 20.9 miles away
  3. 43.3 km / 26.9 miles away
  4. 57.0 km / 35.4 miles away
  5. 68.4 km / 42.5 miles away
  6. 68.5 km / 42.5 miles away
  7. Car Rental at Dundee Airport from $25.20 per day
    101.7 km / 63.2 miles away
  8. 105.4 km / 65.5 miles away
  9. 170.8 km / 106.1 miles away
  10. 171.1 km / 106.3 miles away
  11. 177.1 km / 110.1 miles away
  12. 180.6 km / 112.2 miles away
  13. 181.5 km / 112.8 miles away
  14. 186.4 km / 115.8 miles away
  15. 188.0 km / 116.8 miles away
  16. 196.4 km / 122.0 miles away
  17. 198.4 km / 123.3 miles away
  18. 205.6 km / 127.8 miles away
  19. 208.3 km / 129.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Glasgow Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Glasgow Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Glasgow Airport
$39.09
January
$29.06
February
$30.58
March
$36.60
April
$49.48
May
$39.82
June
$46.54
July
$53.02
August
$181.41
September
$187.19
October
$188.60
November
$188.60
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Glasgow Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $29.06. You can see that this is 67% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $188.60 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

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

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
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 is the busiest car rental month at Glasgow Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Glasgow Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
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 Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars

FAQ

is it possible to return the rental car around 4:30 AM to make an early morning flight?
Yes, it is possible to drop off the car at 4:30 AM for an additional fee. When searching for a car, enter your preferred drop-off time to see what is available (all prices will include the fee making for a simple comparison).
How old do I have to be to rent a car?
The minimum age to rent a vehicle Glasgow is 21. Most rental companies also charge a young driver fee to those under 25.
Will I still have to purchase insurance from the rental company when I arrive or will this be the final price?
Basic coverage is already included in the price. If you accept liability for the excess of this coverage you are not required to purchase any other coverage. You can, however, purchase our Full Coverage, to provide further protection.
Do my driver's license and credit card have to be under the same name?
It is a requirement that the person who signs the rental contract must present both a driver's license and credit card in their name to pick up the car.

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Hyundai i30
August 13, 2019
Lots to see but spread about. Public transport isn't the best.
United Kingdom
VW Sharan 6+1
March 28, 2019
Pick up very near to airport.

Top 13 Suppliers at Glasgow Airport in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+4401418891684
Phoenix Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Rd, Paisley PA3 2RP
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
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+441418401300
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
$25 - $186
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+441418401300
Glasgow Airport, Car Rental Centre, Paisley PA3 2ST
$25 - $97
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9
+441413011887 / +441418478602 / +441415670561
16-30 Murray Street, Glasgow
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+448444993399
64 Inchinnan Road
$25 - $84
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713841079
GLASGOW AIRPORT, TERMINAL BUILDING
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446003
Glasgow Airport 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
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713841079
CAMPSIE DRIVE
$30 - $107
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
01418891684
St Andrews Drive Glasgow Airport
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+4401414338268
Green Motion Glasgow airport, Unit 8 Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley
$61 - $121
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+441416117100
35 McFarlane Street, Glasgow Airport, Paisley
$11 - $120
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.4
+34965233425 / +442038980140
Pheonix Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, PA32RP
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+442078621732
Terminal 1, St. Andrews Dr W, Paisley PA3 2ST

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