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    Car hire in Glasgow at the best prices

    Make your getaway in Glasgow easy by booking with Auto Europe. We guarantee the lowest prices by price comparisons with all major car rental suppliers. With over 60 years of experience in car hire, Auto Europe have exclusive access to the best deals. Find your quote and book online today. Being the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow is the commercial capital with a rich cultural lifestyle along with Victorian architecture. Friendly Glaswegians, a great music scene, and the proximity to the stunning Highlands make Glasgow an interesting alternative for a holiday trip. Explore the city at your own pace with a car hire in Glasgow.

    With a wide selection of car categories, pick-up locations as well as various suppliers, you are sure to find the perfect rental service. Auto Europe can tailor car rental in Glasgow to adjust it to your personal needs and seek out the best the region has to offer including the beautiful countryside. Our car hire reviews in Glasgow provided invaluable insight into what our previous clients have experienced during their car rental through us.

    How is the traffic in Glasgow?

    As a metropolis, Glasgow receives a large amount of traffic, especially in the peak hours. In the city centre, there are many one-way streets and bus lanes. Therefore, it is advised to pay special attention to the road signs. With a car hire in Glasgow, you can reach Edinburgh within an hour via the M8. The M74 will take you south to England. By driving north-east from Glasgow via the A82, you will arrive at the picturesque Loch Lommond and the Trossachs National park. For more information, have a look at our UK driving information.

    Where can I park my car hire in Glasgow?

    Parking on the streets is time-limited and fees depend on the zone you are in. Parking machines accept coins; after collecting your ticket, place it behind the windshield. Parking time limits are displayed on the road signs. There are also a number of public car parks dotted around the city to use as an alternative, when on-street parking is too difficult to find.

    Glasgow Airports

    Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
    Glasgow international airport which was formerly known as Abbotsinch airport is located 8.6 miles west of the city of Glasgow. It is the main airport in the west of Scotland is ranked 8th busiest airport in the UK. The main airlines operating from Glasgow airport is British airways and Loganair. The other airlines that use the airport as a base include Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair and TUI Airways. It is made up of two terminals.
    Telephone: +44 844 481 5555

    Glasgow Prestwick International Airport (PIK)
    Situated 30 miles south-west from Glasgow, Prestwick Airport is a major hub for Ryanair. It is a less busy airport than Glasgow international airport and consists of one main terminal. However it is the fifth busiest airport in Scotland in terms of passenger traffic
    Telephone: +44 0871 223 0700

    What to do in Glasgow

    Glasgow Is a large city that is full of activities that would entertain people for days. Here are some of the most popular thigns to do when you pick up your rent a car in Glasgow:

    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: Since its refurbishment in 2006, it has become one of the main attractions in Glasgow. The city is home to 22 galleries with a variety of things to see and discover.

    • Riverside Museum: The ultra-modern museum of transport and travel. This museum includes all forms of transport through the decades. You can learn about all the items in an interactive way this could be fun for all the family

    • Glasgow Cathedral: Today, this is the gathering of the Church of Scotland. It is an old historic cathedral that is architecturally spectacular. A lovely sight to get a glimpse of the old Scotland

    • Gallery of Modern Art: This is a popular museum for modern art. It is a world- class museum that is popular for people to meet and see beautiful art, create and share new ideas.

    • University of Glasgow: The University has a significant part to play in the history of Glasgow. This is the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world and the second oldest university in Scotland. The University is spread out, however, it is architecturally breathtaking.

    Best day trips with my car rental in Glasgow

    Why not take advantage of your stay in Glasgow and discover nearby places? There is a vast amount of things and places to see around Glasgow. Visit the areas that take you closer to nature and allow you to experience Scotlands enchanting countryside:


    Scotlands capital is just under one and a half hours away from Glasgow. It is a lovely mix of a medieval old town and Georgian new town. Edinburgh is worth the trip to see the famous magical city. Authors such as JK Rowling got inspiration for the Harry Potter series from Edinburgh.

    Stirling Castle:

    This is one of Scotlands best castles. The main things to do while at Stirling Castle is to stand in the Great hall, which is the largest banqueting hall in Scotland and admire the original ornate facades.

    Isle of Arran:

    This is the biggest island in the Firth of Clyde. The Isle of Arran has a great history from the Neolithic period and Viking age. The island is a great place to enjoy miles of coastal pathways, hills, mountains and forest areas.

    Benmore Botanic Garden:

    The garden was founded in 1670. Today, the garden is known worldwide for its plant science, horticulture and education. It consists of four separate gardens. It is said to be a great place to visit and is extremely interesting.

    Dumbarton Castle:

    The castle was built in the Iron Age. It overlooks the town of Dumbarton. It holds the record of the longest stronghold in Scotland. It is an interesting place to go visit with wonderful views.

    Have a look at our Scottish day trips page for more ideas and inspiration.

    Geographic Information & History

    Glasgow is located in the west central Scotland, some 45 miles west from Edinburgh. As a port city, Glasgow has played a significant role in the transatlantic trade between the UK and Northern America. The River Clyde runs through the city and provides a water channel to the North Atlantic. This city is known for its overcast sky. Due to the oceanic climate, autumn and winter are mild with many rainy days. During summer, temperatures range around 20 degrees Celsius with rain showers happening quite frequently.

    The legacy of Glasgow is spread around between art galleries, museums, old buildings and rivers. The site of Glasgow has been present since prehistoric times. The medieval era is evident throughout the city with buildings such as the cathedral. The local history of Glasgow is evident in many of the museums throughout the city.

    How to get around Glasgow

    Strathclyde partnership for transport (SPT) offers combined tickets for the underground, buses and some rail connections.

    Bus Lines

    First runs most of the bus service within the city and Greater Glasgow. You can either get a ticket on the bus by putting the precise amount of money on the tray, or use the SPT ticket. There are other bus services providers in Glasgow, and unfortunately, not all of them accept SPT tickets.

    The Underground

    There is one underground line that goes around the entire centre of Glasgow. Service runs every 4-8 minutes with trains going around the circular line.


    There are two main railway stations in Glasgow, Glasgow Central- with services to England and southern Scotland and Queens Street Station- where trains to Edinburgh and northern Scotland such as Dundee depart from.