With an eclectic mix of heritage and culture, Glasgow is one of Scotland's most-visited cities. Offering a wide range of attractions to explore, you'll also find easy access to one of the UK's most picturesque backdrops, Loch Lomond National Park, as well as Edinburgh, Scotland's capital.
Being the UK's third largest city has enabled Glasgow to become a hotspot for both business and leisure. So if you're planning on driving around the city itself, or looking to take in neighbouring Lothian or the Scottish Borders, you can simply hire a car from either of our conveniently located pick-up points.
We have a wide range of cars available to suit your needs and with no credit card fees, a 24-hour helpline and frequent flyer points, there are lots of benefits to arranging your car rental with us.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0700-2300
Address:St. Andrews Drive, Paisley, Scotland
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Address:138 Hydepark Street, Scotland
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Address:99 Bogleshole Road,
Address:1 Washington Road,
off Renfrew Road,
Address:21 Leggaston Road,
Off Darnley Mains,
Address:15 Cobden Road,
St Rollox Business Park
Address:99 Kings Inch Drive
Forge Retail Park
Widely regarded as Scotland's second city, Glasgow offers excellent road links – both in the city centre and beyond.
The city has two motorways running either side of the River Clyde (the M8 and the M74) to help you easily navigate your way to your destination. Following the M74 south leads you to the English border at Carlisle, whereas taking the M8 east out of the city takes you to Edinburgh and Livingston, while heading in the opposition direction will lead you to the west coastline.
The beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is within driving distance, taking around an hour to reach when you head north on the A82. Continue further north if you're looking to head into the Scottish Highlands, or visit Aberdeen or Inverness.
As well as the motorways that take you through inner Glasgow, there are a series of ring roads so you can conveniently navigate the city. The A804 and A803 are your best option for taking in the northern area of the city – where Glasgow Cathedral can be found. You can take High Street and Saltmarket to work your way down to the River Clyde. From here, following Clyde Street and Broomielaw to reach the commercial parks and leisure hotspots on the recently renovated waterfront.
You'll need to cross one of the city's bridges – such as the Clyde Arc, Tradeston or King George V – to take in the south of the river. There's a one-way system in operation in the heart of Glasgow's busy shopping quarter, as well as large pedestrianised areas.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Glasgow's heady blend of history and culture make it one of Britain's liveliest cities – a bustling hub of world-famous attractions, conversation-starting architecture and a year-round offering of events and attractions.
Since being named European Capital of Culture in 1990, the city has truly embraced the arts and is widely regarded as one of the international performance leaders. Organisations such as Royal Orchestra of Scotland, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland have all boosted Glasgow's contemporary arts scene.
You won't be disappointed if you prefer your arts on canvas or in exhibits, with Glasgow home to a wide range of fantastic galleries. Head to Royal Exchange Square and you'll find the Gallery of Modern Art, while if you take Argyle Street west out of the city centre you can explore the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum's historic collection.
Sporting heritage is one of Glasgow's major passions, and the city is home to the two most successful teams in Scottish football. You'll find the white and green hoops of Glasgow Celtic playing at the aptly named Celtic Park, and a five-mile drive over the river via the M74 and M8 takes you to Ibrox Stadium, home to the Gers, Glasgow Rangers. These Old Firm teams have won 100 league titles between them, so if you're a football fan then catching either of these clubs in action is a must.
Regeneration of the city's waterfront has turned this once industrial landscape into an energetic hub for both business and leisure. Situated on either side of the River Clyde, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Riverside Museum are two of the larger additions, or you can enjoy some riverside retail therapy at intu Braehead, easily accessible from the M8. The Greater Govan & Glasgow Harbour now boasts a range of commercial projects and business parks, and the Broomielaw-Tradeston Bridge, opened in 2009, has created a thriving urban quarter.
Glasgow's architectural backdrop also offers much for visitors. The mixture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's pioneering art nouveau works and the modernistic designs of today like the city's SSE Hydro Arena, juxtaposed against the buildings of Glasgow's industrial past, creates one of Scotland's finest urban landscapes.
If you're hiring a car in Glasgow, you'll find that it's well worth getting out and about and exploring the Clyde Valley and coast too. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark, a village that sits a mile from the market town of Lanark, or journey to the picturesque Argyll sea lochs, known for fishing and oysters.
Alternatively, if rest and relaxation is on your agenda, the beautiful shoreline of Largs is on Scotland's west coast, less than an hour's drive away from Glasgow. Wander the Victorian promenade, treat yourself in one of its many ice-cream parlours, or hop on board the famous Waverley Paddle Boat if you're visiting in the summer months.
Scotland's second largest city has a unique story to tell, and it's one of growth and reinvention. Take in Glasgow's fascinating history – it's all around you – and see for yourself how it broke free of its largely industrial past to be the much-visited and thriving tourism hotspot it is today.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.