Car Hire at Glasgow Airport
To hire a car at Glasgow Airport, you can visit the Car Hire Depo next to Terminal 2 (away from the main terminal). It's really easy to pop in and talk with a car hire representive for advice, prices or to hire a vehicle. You should breeze straight through.
Travel to places not always accessible by public transport
Try a different car to what you're used to driving
Travel when you want to
Why use the car hire at Glasgow Airport?
Hiring a car makes your life easier, especially if you're exploring rural Scotland. It may be a little pricey compared to other transport choices (trains, buses, taxis etc.) but it's the best option if you need flexibility!
Remember you're paying one-off for the car, rather than per person so if you're travelling in a big group, it might be a great way to even out the cost and maybe even save money.
You'll have the freedom to explore the local area or even trek further up into Scotland, knowing that you're driving a trusted vehicle from one of the top car hire providers in the business.
*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.
Car Hire Excess Insurance
When hiring a car abroad, you know that you’ll be libable for that car. For instance, if it were to get stolen or damaged, you’ll need to pay the rental company when you’re returning the car to them. However, with buying car hire excess insurance, you’ll be protected from the extra cost as you can claim that money back should an accident occur. Majority of the car hire companies will add some form of insurance but it might not always include excess insurance or all the costs. So make sure to check different provider’s policies when booking your car hire!
We would highly recommend a policy from
. Not only can policies be obtained for rental within France, Germany, Italy, Spain and more, but excess on damage and and theft can be covered up to £6500 per year.
Compare Car Hire
Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?
Compare the best deals on car hire from the different providers with our Car Hire Comparison gadget with the Car Hire Centre. With data provided by RentalCars, we'll find a car and a price to suit your trip!
Map of Glasgow Car Hire Locations
You'll find the car rental desks in the Car Rental Centre, located past Terminal 2 on the right side of the main terminal. Alternatively, some desks for car rental providers can be found in the main arrivals hall.
Important information you need before you rent a car:
And of course, a few handy tips!
- Make an early reservation: This way you are making sure that you get a very good rate and so you are saving money. Use our car hire gadget above to browse for the best deals.
- Look for any damage: you need to have a look at the car for body paint issues or scratches. If you do notice something, do take pictures of it so that you can have proof of it and you can’t be charged extra for it.
- Young people’s Surcharge: Most car hire companies will charge a small fee if you’re a young person so make sure you are aware of that and you’ve checked the prices.
Glasgow Airport Car Hire Companies
To help you out, all of the providers will have child seats and sat navs available to hire, as well as providing hand controls for disabled passengers. Sometimes these added extras might cost you so it's worth checking the details when you book or pick up your car. On top of this, they all also have a handy app so you can keep on top of your booking at all times.
Europcar Glasgow Airport
Book outside these hours for an extra charge
22; Drivers aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS (Young Driver's Surcharge) which starts around £32.50 per day. Different car classes have different minimum age requirements.
Depending on what vehicle you're hiring, you can add an additional driver for a fee.
They provide VW Caddy Maxis and VW Crafters which have been equipped for the needs of those with disabilities. Please contact the Europcar team on 0371 384 1079 to arrange.
Sixt Glasgow Airport
Why not download the app to book, track and add extras to your rental? Time to enjoy those 24hr return slots!
21. There is a student discount available! But there is a young person surcharge for those under the ages of 21-25.
Additional drivers can be added for a small fee.
Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle but please remember to give them at least 3 days notice.
Hertz car rental Glasgow
"The staff are friendly and helpful, the car itself was nearly brand new." - Russell Hatcher on Google
23. Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge of £37.70 per day.
Add an additional driver for £13 a day.
Hertz can provide handed controls, accelerators and wheelchair friendly vehicles. Please call the team on 0843 309 3031* to pre-book, giving at least 48hrs notice.**
Avis Glasgow Airport
It's super easy to use website or app to book your vehicle with the Avis; your Scottish journey starts today!
23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge.
If you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, you can add an additional driver for free, but otherwise there will be a fee.
Avis can provide you with an adapted car, given they have 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0344 544 6003 to book.
Budget car hire Glasgow
If you're looking a van, a little runaround or a high-class saloon, Budget Rent a Car could have something to fit your trip for the best rate.
23; Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 is applicable to those under 25 y/o.
Feel free to add an additional driver from an estimated £12.99 per day, depending on vehicle type.
Assistance and hand controls can be fitted into the car. Call the team on 0808 284 4444 to talk through or pre-order.
Enterprise Glasgow Airport
"Great customer service and greeting on return of vehicle" - David Kay on Google
Drivers over 30 are able to drive all the vehicles and for those over 25, they can rent cars, SUVs and Standard, small people carriers, and vans.
Add an additional driver for £18.33 per day for an airport location, and £15.60 per day for any other location.
Hand controls can be fitted to the car, free of charge. You can also nominate a surrogate driver if you cannot drive and take advantage of the Specially Adapted Vehicle hire.Simply call 0800 633 5665.
* Calls will cost around 7p per minute plus your phone company’s network access charge.
** They also Offer Adapted Vehicle Hire which offers an optional collection and delivery service. Call the local team on 01895 439111 quoting "Hertz15" to talk through what you need. Prices from £45