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You can specify required rental date and time, vehicle category, pick-up/return location criteria in the white form above. In case your return location is different from the pick-up location, check the box 'Different Drop Off Location?'.

The preset location address: Domestic Arrivals Hall, Glasgow Airport., Glasgow, Glasgow, Great Britain, area 'Glasgow - Airport'.

Alteration of the current rental location can be performed in three ways:
-by entering your desired destination in the 'Pick-up' field;
-by following the links to location pages shown below;
-by using the Glasgow interactive map on the left.

Hire process in Glasgow - Airport
Rental service. At the airport of Glasgow, provides cars to rent in all categories: economy, compact, full-size, minivan, SUV and cabrio. Renting a car in the airport is always cheaper than in other rental locations around Glasgow.

Reservation. When filling in the reservation form, always specify your flight number to Glasgow. This helps our rental supplier to control the car logistics based on the actual flight landing time. Also, read the car rental conditions carefully. They specify the required documents to be brought to the desk in Glasgow - Airport.

Finding the office. Upon landing follow the signs 'Car Rental' to find the rental location 'Glasgow - Airport'. These signs can be found in the baggage area and in the arrival hall of the Glasgow airport.

Communication. Keep the phone numbers of our support team and the rental office in 'Glasgow - Airport' with you during the trip (both numbers are provided in the confirmation voucher). In case of any deviations from the plan or delays, please make a notification call to the rental desk as soon as possible. In case of problems at the 'Glasgow - Airport' office, make a live phone call to our support.

At the office. Ask your rental officer in 'Glasgow - Airport', whether it is possible to upgrade the vehicle. Often, rental companies of Great Britain use the opportunity to make the customer happy by an upgrade. Also ask for telephone numbers to be used in case of car damage or theft situations.

Return. At the rental desk in 'Glasgow - Airport', ask the officer how tolerant the rental company is to the 'too-late' returns. Normally, a one hour delay is not penalized in Great Britain.

We wish you great holidays and fantastic time in Glasgow!

FAQ on the rental steps

'OrangeSmile.CarTrawler' enables advanced search through the most complete and up-to-date database of actual car rental offers in Glasgow, as well as an instant 3-step reservation service for your selected vehicle. All the booking stages, including the confirmation voucher, are provided in most common languages, including English. We guarantee that regardless of your rental dates, at the location 'Glasgow - Airport' you will always find a car at a price that will be lower than in other rental companies.
Typical models of vehicles in Glasgow
Mini & economy hatchback: Ford Fiesta, Citroen C1 and Mini Classic
Compact & intermediate sedan: Toyota Auris, Opel Astra and VW Golf
Full-size saloon & station wagon: Peugeot 508, Honda Accord and Renault Scenic
Premium & luxury limousine: Mercedes E Class, Mercedes C Class and Audi A5 Sportback
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: VW Touran, Peugeot 807 7 seater and Opel Zafira
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Rav4 and BMW X5
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: Renault Megane Cabriolet, Peugeot 206 Cabriolet and BMW 3 series Cabriolet
Rental locations near Glasgow
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Glasgow - Airport and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

Glasgow International Airport is situated 16 kilometres away from the city centre in Scotland. The airport is the second busiest airport in Scotland handling about 10 million people a year. GLA Airport was opened in 1966 and mainly operated domestic flights and several European flights. Nowadays the airport arranges flights to different parts of the world. There’s one runway at the airport. The main passenger terminal is divided into three piers: the West Pier, Central Pier, and East Pier. There’s a small Terminal 2 near the main one. Royal Air Force flying training is performed on the aerodrome.

You can drive from Glasgow to the airport using the M8 motorway. There are also buses (routes 500, 77) from the airport terminal to the city centre. The airport express bus delivers passengers to the city centre (Central Station) in 15 minutes. The express passes several city hotels. There’s no train station at the airport. There’s an official company at the airport offering taxi services.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

There are the following car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt. Information stands for customers are located in the domestic flight arrivals lounge. The company’s offices dealing with contracts are situated in the Car Rental Centre which is open 24/7. The companies offer different types of vehicles - from compact cars to family and off-road vehicles. When a car is booked in advance, some companies - Alamo, National, Budget - offer a 10 to 20% discount on their services.

To get to the car rental centre, you need to exit the baggage reclaim area, turn left towards the centre (opposite the Glasgow Airport Business Centre). A car can be taken from parking lots next to the Rental Centre.

The Europcar customer service office is situated on St Andrew’s Dr. It’s open from 6.30 am to 11 pm. The Thrifty office is situated on St Andrew’s Dr West opposite Parking P1.

Rental cars should be returned to a special parking lot near Garage P2.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

A huge parking complex includes special parking lots for staff, short-term Parking P1 and P2 (garage) near the terminal, long-term remote economy parking lot. Quick parking is available near the terminal (you are allowed to stay here no more than 10 minutes). Garage P2 is connected to the terminal by an overpass. P1 is within walking distance of the Central Pier. There’s free transfer between a long-term parking lot and the terminal. Free parking is allowed on the long-term parking lot for up to 30 minutes.

The following hotels are present on the territory of the airport: Courtyard by Marriott, Travelodge Glasgow airport central, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn Glasgow airport.
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