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Hiring a car from Glasgow airport

Glasgow is at once a historical and modern city. Vibrant nightlife, great shopping, interesting museums and galleries plus a whole nation of people who are all willing to offer you a warm welcome and a chat, makes this city a fun and memorable place to visit.

Why hire a car at Glasgow Airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of Glasgow Airport

Glasgow airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

Car hire desks are located on the ground floor of the main terminal building.

What should I buy at duty free?

Scotland is one country that’s never short of unique souvenirs to take home. Pick up a haggis, box of shortbread or a traditional kilt from Duty Free.

Are there any cashpoints?

Cash machines are available before and after the security gates.

Where's the best place to eat?

There’s a great selection of cafes and restaurants at Glasgow airport, but Fresh Food Central has an open-view kitchen so is the best place to visit if you like to see the chef at work.

The secret tip

The Scots are incredibly passionate about football. Unless you fancy a heated discussion, stick to something less controversial, like politics or religion.

Glasgow airport the gateway to...


Distance: 9 miles

This is Glasgow’s oldest bar and restaurant and it’s easy to see why it’s still going strong. Expect a warm welcome with a variety of entertainment on offer, including movies while you eat, or, if you have bags of energy - and you really do need it - a ceilidh every Friday night. This traditional Scottish dance will literally sweep you off your feet.

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Distance: 18 miles

This is Scotland’s largest regional park and home to mediaeval forts, lochs, woodland and protected wildlife. Pack a picnic and your camera in the hire car before taking a scenic tour across any of the winding rural roads in this 108 square mile patch of natural beauty.

West Scotland

Distance: 23 miles to Largs

The jagged coastline of Scotland’s west coast is one of the most dramatic and scenic in the UK. Hiring a car from Glasgow Airport makes perfect sense if you’re looking to escape it all and be lost somewhere breathtaking for a few days. Start at Largs and head north; from there you’re free to stay on the mainland or take the car across on one of the ferries to the islands.