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Glasgow is known for its fierce rivalry with the city of Edinburgh and it is starting to really compete with the Scottish capital as a place of cultural importance. Lots of redevelopment over recent decades has helped to inject a new lease of life into Glasgow and so there is plenty to do and see there.

Hiring A Car In Glasgow

The various Glasgow car hire firms are made up of big, international favourites and more homely local options, so you should be able to get a good deal whether you choose to book car hire from Glasgow Airport or one of the firms in the city proper. If you're flying up on one of many cheap flights to Glasgow it makes sense to pick up your vehicle once you land.

Places To Visit In Glasgow

The Victorian influence is clearly seen on Glasgow's architecture and cultural heritage. The banks of the River Clyde still show echoes of their past and are popular with wandering tourists exploring the nearby art galleries, museums and eateries. Use the cheap hotels Glasgow offers to weary travellers as a base and organise car rental in Glasgow to explore hotspots all over the city. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Glasgow Cathedral two such sights well worth seeking out.

Alternatively, use your car to explore the wider beauty of Scotland and use Glasgow as the start of your Scottish adventure.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Glasgow, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Glasgow. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Glasgow!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.