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Car hire Glasgow Airport (GLA) – cheap car rentals Scotland

Compare prices of Glasgow Airport car hire online 

The second busiest airport of Scotland (after Edinburgh Airport) is located in Glasgow.

Formerly known as Glasgow Abbotsinch, Glasgow International Airport – GLA is situated approx. 8 miles west of Glasgow city centre and accessible from it via M8 motorway.

Travelers planning to use Glasgow Airport car hire have at their disposal a variety of rent a car companies operating at the airport. Use Cartrawler search engine of car hire to compare rates from many suppliers and choose the most competitive Glasgow Airport car rental deal.

Vauxhall Astra compact class car hire Glasgow Airport
Vauxhall Astra - compact class car hire Glasgow Airport

Car hire companies Glasgow Airport
Most major car hire providers offer their services at Glasgow Airport, amongst them: Avis, Europcar, Alamo, National, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise,  Dollar, Thrifty, Firefly, Easirent, Interrent and Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Glasgow.

Please note, that some of the suppliers have rental desks conveniently situated at the terminal (or opposite the terminal building), others require a short shuttle transfer to their rental location in the immediate proximity of the airport.  The offers of Glasgow Airport hire cars available on Cartrawler state the pick-up mode – ‘Airport Terminal pick-up’ or ‘Pick-up: Shuttle bus’.

Cheap car hire Glasgow – compare prices online
When booking in advance and having compared rates at several rent a car suppliers, you can usually find the cheapest hire cars at Glasgow Airport with prices starting from around £90-100 for a week rental of a small city car, often a Fiat 500, or similar.

A single search on Cartrawler allows to compare prices within a wide range of rental classes,  and even when looking for the smallest cars it is no additional hassle to check prices of larger vehicles. In Glasgow Airport, the economy class cars (Ford Fiesta, Nissan Micra, Opel Corsa/ Vauxhall Corsa or similar) are often priced at the level of the smallest cars.

Glasgow Airport van / minivan rental
When a larger car for a 5+ group of travellers is needed, there are several choices of van/minivan car hire at Glasgow Airport.  Amongst the offered models are Opel Zafira, Renault Scenic (5+2), the full 7-seaters Ford Galaxy, Peugeot 5008, or even vans  with capacity for 9 people, such as Opel Vivaro, Ford Tourneo Custom or similar.

Ford Tourneo minibus 9-seater to hire from Glasgow Airport

2014 Ford Tourneo Custom 9-seater minibus (with sliding door on the right). © Foto: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk

Premium car hire Glasgow Airport
If  you are interested in a premium car hire from Glasgow Airport, use Cartrawler to find real bargains within the class of luxury vehicles. Offers of a Jaguar XF, or similar premium model to rent from Glasgow Airport for less than £50 per day (on a one week-rental basis) are not unseen on Cartrawler. Make sure to check driver’s age restrictions: many Glasgow Airport car hire offers require the driver to be 25 years old, or older. Drivers in their early twenties will also be able to rent cars in Glasgow, however, young driver’s fees may apply.

Find useful information in car rental conditions
When renting a car online, it is always a good idea to read thoroughly car rental conditions as they may vary considerably from suppliers to supplier.

Under ‘Rental conditions’ link in every Cartrawler offer you will find useful information about driver’s license requirements, fuel policy, mileage policy, amongst others.

Please note that unlimited mileage is not necessarily a common rule in Glasgow Airport car hire. Some of the car rental companies may apply restriction depending on the length of the rental. If you are planning to drive long distances in you hire car, always check beforehand, how much it may cost you.

Also, be aware that in quite a few Glasgow Airport car hire offers, additional proofs of address (for instance bank statements or utility bills) may sometimes be required by the car rental agent to identify the customer. Always refer to 'Rental conditions'.

Glasgow Airport facts – GLA airlines and destination
The primary airport of Glasgow currently serves over 7 million passengers, a number which is expected to raise to 24 million by 2030, thanks to a development and restructuration plans for GLA.

Glasgow Airport offers a wide selection of European routes, as well as flights to the USA, Canada, Arab Emirates, Turkey and Egypt, being the busiest international routes in 2016 Dublin, Amsterdam and Dubai.

London airports of Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick were the busiest domestic routes from Glasgow Airport. Amongst other domestic destinations were Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester and Leeds/Bradford.

Amongst the major airline at Glasgow Airport are Flybe, Jet2, Easyjet, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and the charter carriers Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.

Note that Glasgow metropolitan area is also served by a smaller airport, dedicated primarily to low-cost airlines, known as Glasgow-Prestwick Airport.

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Car hire Glasgow Airport (GLA) – cheap car rentals Scotland
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Published: Wednesday, August 06 2014
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