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Car Hire at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is less than 10 miles from Glasgow City centre and also a great link to the whole of Scotland. Therefore car hire, both self drive and chauffeur driven, is a great option for getting to and around Glasgow.

The 8 car hire providers at Glasgow Airport are located on the Ground Floor of the terminal near WH Smith. Once you receive your keys you will be directed to your car which will be parked in the short stay car park opposite the terminal building. You will need to return your car to either Car Hire Returns Zone A or Zone B on St Andrews Drive. The return zone will differ depending on your provider. To find the zone you need to return your vehicle to, follow the signs for your car hire provider.

To book the cheapest car hire you should try and book in advance. This way you can make the most of seasonal deals and discounts the car hire providers have to offer.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
europcar glasgow logo + 44 (0) 871 384 1079 www.europcar.co.ukglasgow airport car hire
sixt glasgow logo + 44 (0) 8444 993 399 www.sixt.co.uk Exclusive 20%
discount
alamo glasgow logo + 44 (0) 8713 841 086 www.alamo.co.ukglasgow airport car hire
national car hire glasgow logo + 44 (0) 8713 841 140 www.nationalcar.co.ukglasgow airport car hire
avis edinburgh logo + 44 (0) 8445 810 147 www.avis.co.ukCar Hire from £14 A Day Worldwide
hertz glasgow logo + 44 (0) 8433 093 001 www.hertz.co.uk
budget glasgow logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 604 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
enterprise glasgow logo + 44 (0) 1418 401 300 www.enterprise.comglasgow airport car hire



Book online with the Car Hire Centre

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Booking online can be a great way of getting the best deals from the car hire providers at Glasgow Airport. It can take time to comparing all of the car hire providers prices at Glasgow Airport so this is why online comparison sites are useful.

The Car Hire Centre is one comparison site that compares all of the car hire providers at Glasgow Airport to provide you with the best price. You can get a quote from them online or over the phone if you would prefer by calling +44 (0)844 816 0099*.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.


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Map of Glasgow Car Hire Locations

Information for Under 25's

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Most of the car hire providers at Glasgow Airport allow drivers over the age of 21. Hertz, however, are the only provider who allow drivers over the age of 19. Hertz also offer student discounts to their Glasgow Airport customers who own a valid NUS card.

Most of the providers will charge a young driver’s surcharge to their customers under the age of 25. This fee is added daily and varies for each provider and each rental country. It is a mandatory charge and added because of the increased risk young drivers pose to car rental vehicles.

Documents Needed

When you collect your hire vehicle you will need to present at least a valid driver’s license (both the photo card and paper counterpart) and an additional form of ID such as a passport. Failure to present these will result in a cancelled car rental. Please be aware that your provider may request additional documents to hire a car with them so read their rental requirements on their website before departing on your travels to check what documents you may need.

Insurance

There are various car hire insurance options available to you which are worth considering. The most recommended insurance policy you should buy is a car hire excess insurance policy. Car hire providers will charge you anything up to £2,000 in excess if your car is damaged or stolen during your rental period. Buying car hire excess insurance can help you avoid this charge and can save you a considerable amount of money. Insurance4carhire offer both daily and annual car hire excess insurance policies to cover most eventualities.

You can find out more car hire insurance terms at the Car Hire Centre.

Tips

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The following tips will assist with your car hire and help you relax during your rental period:

  1. Book your car hire in advance to get the cheapest deals.
  2. Use online comparison sites if you are looking for the cheapest car hire.
  3. Request satellite navigation systems during booking if you are unfamiliar with the destination.
  4. Request additional extras such as child seats when you make the booking to guarantee their availability.
  5. Provide your flights details if you are collecting your vehicle from Glasgow Airport to avoid late pick up charges if your flight is delayed.
  6. Check your car for any damage before leaving the forecourt and inform your provider of any damage you discover to avoid being charged for it at the end of your rental.
  7. Familiarise yourself with the rental vehicle before leaving the airport. Have a drive around the forecourt to get used to how the vehicle drives.
  8. Check whether the vehicle takes Diesel or Petrol fuel.
  9. Try to return your vehicle on time. Leave plenty of time to get to your return location and plan for traffic delays just in case. Returning your vehicle late can result in an additional day’s hire being added to your booking.
  10. Read more car hire tips to fully prepare yourself for your rental.

Airport Surcharge

You may discover you are charged more if you hire a car from Glasgow airport rather than a local car hire provider branch. This is because car hire providers are charged by the airports for having a branch at the airport. Therefore the provider at Glasgow airport may pass this charge onto their customers in the form of an Airport Surcharge. For more information and to find out fee amounts contact your car hire provider.


Glasgow Airport Car Hire Providers

It can often be difficult to select which of the 7 car hire brands at Glasgow Airport to book your car hire with. To help you choose we have gathered information on each of the providers at Glasgow Airport.

Provider Extras

This table shows the additional extras and services offered by each provider at Glasgow Airport:



Child Seats
Satellite Navigation
Hire via Phone App.
Disabled Driver Hand Controls
Entertainment Systems


europcar glasgow

Hire a car with Europcar today and make the most of fantastic deals such as Airport Connect from only £49 for Glasgow Airport Guide visitors.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet

Opening Hours

The Europcar branch at Glasgow Airport is open 7 days a week from 6.30am until 11pm.

Minimum age of hire

Europcar customers must be over 21 and all drivers under 25 will be charged about £13 per day as a young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

From £4.99 per driver per day.

*Airport Connect

You can book one way car hire to or from Glasgow Airport with Europcar’s Airport Connect service which costs from £49.

Services for disabled drivers

You can request specialist services for disabled drivers be emailing Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com or calling 0870 384 1087.

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national car hire glasgow

You can find the latest National deals and discounts on their website. If you hire cars frequently throughout the year you should consider joining National Car’s HireRewards scheme to get 10% discount on all rentals throughout the year.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The National Car branch at Glasgow Airport is open Monday to Sunday from 7am until 11pm.

Minimum age of hire

National Car customers need to be over the age of 21 and all drivers under 24 will be charged an additional young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

From £6.50 per additional driver.

HireRewards

HireRewards is the National Car loyalty scheme. The scheme offers a range of benefits including free membership, 10% off all rentals, free home delivery, free additional drivers and much more. You can find out more on their website.

Airport Connect

One way hire to or from Glasgow Airport can cost you as little as £49 with National Car’s Airport Connect service.

Drivers with disabilities

If you are a driver with a disability, you can request amendments to your rental vehicle by emailing mobility@nationalcar.com at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

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alamo glasgow

Alamo offer great car hire while trying to save you money. They aim to provide you with the best possible service at Glasgow Airport and get you on the road in your vehicle as soon as possible.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Alamo is open during the following times:

  • Mon: 7am-11pm
  • Tues: 7am-11pm
  • Wed: 7am-11pm
  • Thurs: 7am-11pm
  • Fri: 7am-11pm
  • Sat: 7am-11pm
  • Sun: 7am-11pm

Minimum age of hire

Alamo customers at Glasgow Airport must be over the age of 21. The young driver’s surcharge applies to drivers under the age of 24.

Cost of additional driver

If you want to add an additional driver to your Glasgow Airport Alamo booking you will be charged just under £6 per day.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is a one way car hire to or from the airport which is valid for one day. The price starts from only £49 making it cheaper than long term car parking or train tickets.

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hertz glasgow

The Hertz journey begins when you book your car hire. Hertz offer top quality cars at reasonable rates.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Hertz is open 7 days a week from 6.30am until 11.30pm but you can hire vehicles outside these times by calling 08708 44 88 44.

Minimum age of hire

Hertz is the only provider at Glasgow Airport who allows drivers over the age of 19 to hire a car with them. They also offer 15% off car hire to students who own a valid NUS student car. All drivers aged between 19 and 24 must pay daily young driver’s surcharge, even those who received student discounts.

Cost of additional driver

The booking must be made in the name of the main driver, who must be present on collection of the vehicle. You can then add additional drivers from £9 per day with a maximum charge of £90 excluding tax.

Services for physically challenged drivers

Hertz will install hand controls for disabled drivers at all of their UK locations. These controls will be added free of charge if you are registered disabled and can confirm this at the time of rental. Hertz also ned 24 hours notice to fit the controls. To request features please call 0870 840 0084 when you make your booking.

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avis glasgow

Avis offer unbeatable car hire with regards to service and quality cars. They have great deals all year round to save you money.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The Avis branch at Glasgow Airport is open from 07:00 hours to 22:30 hours, 7 days a week. They do offer out of hours return but not collection.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be at least 23 to hire a car from Avis at Glasgow Airport. Avis charge a young driver’s surcharge fee to all drivers under 25 years old of £11 + VAT per day. The maximum charge for young driver’s surcharge is capped at £110.

Cost of additional driver

Additional drivers cost from £9 per day with Avis. The maximum additional driver fee is £90. All additional drivers must also bring both parts of their driving license.

Disabled Driver Options

Avis offer additional disabled driver options such as adding specialist hand controls to the vehicle. You can book this service by calling 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before your rental is due to start.

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sixt glasgow
  • Distance from airport : 0.2 miles
  • Terminal: 64 Inchinnan Road
  • Location on map

Whatever your Budget, Sixt have a car rental to meet your needs. The branch is a short journey from the airport and Sixt will pick you up and take you to your vehicle.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The Sixt branch at Glasgow airport opening hours are as follows:

  • Mon-Fri: From 7am - 8pm
  • Sat: From 8am - 6pm
  • Sun: From 8am - 5pm

When you arrive at the airport call Sixt using their telephone in baggage reclaim hall or freephone them on 0800-0329822. Then go to the Coach pickup point and Sixt will collect you from bus stop number B8.

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age to hire a car from Sixt varies depending on your rental vehicle. For most vehicle groups the minimum age is 21, but for prestige or large vehicles the minimum age will be higher.

Price of a Satellite Navigation System

You can book a satellite navigation system from Sixt from only £8.40 per day.

One way hire

One way rentals start from £60 with Sixt.

Cost of an additional driver

The charge for an additional driver starts from £5.22 per day.

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budget glasgow

Budget provide their customers with the best possible quality vehicle at great value prices. You will find they often have fantastic deals and offers if you book with them in advance of your trip.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

You will find budget is open 7 days a week from 7am until 10.30pm.

Minimum age of hire

All drivers at Glasgow Airport wishing to hire a vehicle with Budget must be over the age of 23. All drivers under 25 will pay a daily young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

You can add additional drivers online when you are making your booking from £9 per rental day.

Disabled Driver Options

If you are a disabled driver you can ask Budget to add features such as Lynx hand controls free of charge by calling 0844 544 3407 at least 24 hours before your rental starts.

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enterprise glasgow

Enterprise offer a range of vehicles and expert customer service so you can get on with your travels and enjoy your rental period.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The opening hours for Enterprise at Glasgow Airport are as follows:

  • Mon - Fri: 7am - 22:30
  • Sat - Sun: 7am - 7pm

Disabled driver information

Enterprise will add specialist hand controls to their vehicles for disabled drivers who need them. To request please contact Enterprise 48 hours before the start of your rental on 01279-682955.

Minimum age of hire

Enterprise customers must be over 23 to hire a car with them from Glasgow Airport. Drivers under the age of 24 will be charged an additional fee called a young driver’s surcharge ranging from £15-£30 per day, depending on their age and required vehicle group.

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