Car Hire in Glasgow
Car hire Glasgow
You’re busy and Glasgow is a large city, so we’ve made car rental really easy. Collect your car from Glasgow Airport, city centre, central train station or Queen Street train station.
Travelling further afield? You can collect your rental from Edinburgh if it’s easier. If you’re flying in, we can meet you at Edinburgh Airport or even Aberdeen Airport. Where would you like to meet us to begin your journey?
The car you pick is the car you get ... with Select Series and Avis PrestigeAvis Select Series cars are available from Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow city centre. Choose from a selection of high-powered, hand-picked models.
Alternatively, take a top-of-the-range Avis Prestige car out for a road trip with high style. We stock a limited number of high-calibre Range Rovers, executive Jaguars, classic Porsches, sleek Mercedes, swift BMWs and handsome Audis.
Plan your journey in GlasgowWhere to begin? Glasgow's arts and culture scene has few equals. The red sandstone Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum houses one of Europe's great art collections. The Burrell Collection, housed in parkland just outside the city, reveals one man's collection of over 8,000 objects. These comprise works by Rodin, Degas and Cézann, as well as examples of late medieval art, Chinese and Islamic art.
On Glasgow Harbour, the locally constructed Tall Ship floats beside the Riverside (transport) Museum. On-ship displays recreate shipboard life during its heyday in 1896, while inside the museum whole streets have been recreated from the city's past.
Cross the Bridge of Sighs and visit the the Necropolis: the views are wonderful; the elaborate Victorian tombs are bewitching; and with luck you might see wild deer bounding between the graveyard's statues.
The Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's west end cover 50 acres of leafy lawns. At their centre, wrought iron-framed glasshouse Kibble Palace encloses exotic ferns.
Road trips from GlasgowThe Clyde estuary and islands
With a hire car, the Clyde valley, Argyll sea lochs and the old shipbuilding centres on the Clyde estuary are all within easy reach. Drive around attractive coastal peninsulas or ferry out onto craggy islands. One of the most accessible islands, Bute, is a 2.5-hour drive from Glasgow. The compact island is made up of rolling hills, sandy beaches and heather-covered moorlands – making it a pleasant escape for cyclists, walkers and wildlife-spotters.
Scotland's capital is just an hour's drive away from Glasgow. Tours take visitors deep under its elegant Georgian terraces into medieval tenements; the famous Royal Mile leads to a fairy-tale Castle; climbers on 250-metre Arthur’s Seat, which looms above the city, are rewarded with stellar views.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
An hour’s drive north-west from Glasgow takes trippers to Loch Lomond and the Trossach mountains. Discover 220 miles of mountains, glens, woodlands and lochs where 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened bird, animal and plant species call home. Fancy a climb? Forty summits in the park top 750 metres.
Driving rules in the United KingdomWhich side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.