Once a major industrial center of the United Kingdom, Scotland’s largest city has become known as an important and exciting center of culture and the arts since the early 2000s. Glasgow is an excellent city to visit to experience the sonorous and visually stunning landscape of metropolitan Scotland. Make the most of your visit by exploring the city’s surroundings by hired automobile as well! Book your rental car today.
Spring and summer, from March to August, are the most enjoyable seasons to visit Glasgow, when the weather is warm and the days are long.
A unique Glaswegian dialect of Scots is spoken in Glasgow, which native speakers of English should be able to understood without too much difficulty. While Scots, Scottish Gaelic, and English are the primary languages of Scotland, all native Scots speak English. Workers in major tourist areas are likely to speak a continental European language, such as French, German, or Spanish.
Glasgow is in the Greenwich Mean Time Zone, UTC+0.
The currency in the UK is the pound sterling (pound or quid in colloquial speech). Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs frequently available. If you are travelling to Wales or England from Northern Ireland or Scotland and the pound bills you received in the north are met with skepticism, you can exchange them free of charge at any bank.
Cheap car hire in Glasgow is available in 10 locations, including Glasgow International (GLA) and Prestwick Airports (PIK), and at the railway station. Interested in car hire in Glasgow City centre? It is also available!
At the time of writing, citizens of nations that comprise the European Union and European Economic Area, as well as Swiss nationals, do not require a visa to enter the UK. Citizens of a further 80 or so nations can enter with a valid passport and stay visa-free for up to six months. All other nationals will need to apply for a visa from a British embassy or consulate in their country of legal residence before they depart.
Like any large European city, driving in Glasgow can be stressful. Streets are often one-way and narrow, parking is difficult to find, and residents drive quickly and without much patience. Still, the city is drivable, particularly if you have access to complementary off-street parking. To make the most of your time and money, consider renting a car only when you plan to drive outside of the city itself.
Car hire in Glasgow starts as low as $15 a day. Here are some of the best deals in Glasgow:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is very little seasonal variation in price for automobile hire Glasgow, though you may find that for any given month, prices from the same agency go up or down by around $5. By far the cheapest locations to book a rental car are Glasgow International Airport and downtown, where agencies such as Green Motion and EasiRent offer exceptionally low prices.
Keep an eye out for discounts of at least 12% that keep these rental prices especially low.
Unless you’re renting from more highly priced, internationally recognized agencies such as Keddy, prices typically go up when you extend your rental period to over a week. Plan to hire your car only for the period of days during which you plan to explore Glasgow’s surroundings to keep your prices low and avoid the cost of parking.