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Glasgow Airport, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$49.12 / per day
Compact
VW Caddy or similar
VW Caddy
  • 2x
  • 6x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$62.93 / per day
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$74.25 / per day
Intermediate
Mercedes-Benz A-Class or similar
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$132.08 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA or similar
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$133.31 / per day
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$203.15 / per day
Minivan
Ford Galaxy or similar
Ford Galaxy
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$133.82 / per day
Premium Elite
Mercedes Benz E class or similar
Mercedes Benz E class
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Easirent
$158.86 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Glasgow Airport and head into the city! Check out museums like the Glasgow Science Center, the Police Museum, St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art, the Riverside Museum, which has a collection of land vehicles and marine vessels, and the Hunterian Museum, which features exhibits of scientific instruments, coins and medals from Scotland’s Roman times, and even dinosaur fossils found in the area.

Get a feel for the city’s varied architecture by visiting Glasgow Cathedral, the City Chambers, Clyde Auditorium, and the Willow Tea Rooms. For a day outdoors, the Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, and Glasgow Park are all wonderful choices. And make sure to drive your rental to Fossil Grove, a truly special place located in Victoria Park—here you’ll see the last of a forest that’s more than 300 million years old. Top off your day with a true Scottish meal of Scotch pie or haggis with tatties and neeps (you can even find a vegan version).

Glasgow’s a great destination, but there’s so much more to explore! With a longer term rental car deal you can visit nearby Edinburgh, see the Scottish countryside and head all the way to the Highlands, or drive to nearby northern England. You can even pick up your rental car at Glasgow Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Glasgow Airport is also known as Abbotsinch Airport and Port-adhair Eadar-nàiseanta Ghlaschu.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Dublin
  • Amsterdam
  • Dubai
  • Bristol
  • Belfast

Main airlines

easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Jet2.com, TUI Airways, and British Airways

Terminals

The single airport terminal consists of three piers—the West Pier, the Central Pier, and the East Pier. West Pier is also known as the International Pier. All three piers are connected and you can easily walk between them.

Location

Glasgow Airport is about 16 km (10 mi) from Glasgow city center. Highway M8 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, Easirent, and GreenMotion

Car rental desks

Most are located near the domestic arrivals hall.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many snack kiosks, cafés, and restaurants, a sports bar, and a pub. For shopping, visit one of the many stores, duty-free outlets, Scottish-themed gift shops, or the airport supermarket. There are also ATMs, baby changing rooms, a children’s play zone, a spa, laundry service, photo booths, and a prayer room. Luggage storage, on the ground floor near the British Airways check-in desks, is open daily from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility and offers special assistance, but you should get in touch with your airline before your flight if you’d like this service. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Gulf Hillington gas station, located at Sandwood Road, Glasgow G52 4JZ, can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. While other gas stations are even closer to Glasgow Airport, travelers give this one a high rating.

Popular one-way rentals

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$76.45 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%

Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 5.6

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

  • IATA: GLA
  • ICAO: EGPF
  • Airport name: Glasgow Airport (GLA)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 8 m / 26 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 98,217
  • Passengers (per year): 9,327,193
  • Distance from City: 6.8 miles / 11 km W of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0)870 040 0008

When are car rental prices cheapest at Glasgow Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Glasgow Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Glasgow Airport
$40.17
January
$29.86
February
$31.43
March
$37.61
April
$50.85
May
$40.92
June
$47.83
July
$54.48
August
$186.42
September
$192.35
October
$193.80
November
$193.80
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Glasgow Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $29.86. You can see that this is 67% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 85% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $193.80 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Glasgow Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: February the average rental period is 8 days, while September, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length at Glasgow Airport
7
January
8
February
7
March
6
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
5
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Glasgow Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Glasgow Airport July, while the fewest number of travelers rent September.
Glasgow Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
109%
January
95%
February
82%
March
111%
April
132%
May
97%
June
145%
July
127%
August
73%
September
77%
October
75%
November
76%
December

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Top 6 Best Glasgow Airport Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
0141-8401300
CAR RENTAL CENTRE, GLASGOW AIRPORT
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
0141-8401300
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL CENTRE
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713841079
GLASGOW AIRPORT, TERMINAL BUILDING
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713841079
CAMPSIE DRIVE
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
0044 0141 433 8268
Green Motion Glasgow airport, Unit 8 Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+44 (0)141 611 7100
35 McFarlane Street, Glasgow Airport, Paisley

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