Car Hire from Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city is renowned for its style and culture. With museums, galleries, impressive architecture, nightlife, shopping and an array of eateries, Glasgow has much to offer. The best way to take in all Glasgow has on offer after flying into Glasgow International Airport is by hiring a car and Skyscanner can help you find the best car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Glasgow International Airport
There are desks for Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget and Dollar/Thrifty inside the terminal building near domestic arrivals. Hire cars are collected directly opposite the terminal building.
Petrol Stations near Glasgow International Airport
If you have rented a car that has a ‘full to full’ fuel policy you must ensure you refuel before returning your car in order to avoid excess charges.
The nearest petrol station to Glasgow Airport is less than 1km from the terminal building on White Cart Road.
Driving around Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow is an ideal location for most of the popular destinations Scotland has on offer. When leaving Glasgow International Airport by car you will be on the M8 motorway from where you can access the M80 and M74 motorways to reach the popular destinations near Glasgow.
Getting to your Destination
Here are some of the popular destinations visitors to Scotland can easily reach after hiring a car at Glasgow International Airport.
Glasgow is a year round destination for tourists due to its active arts scene with regular cutting edge productions and high-profile exhibitions that have earned the title of European City of Culture in 1990. Check out our guide to things to do in Glasgow here.
Glasgow International Airport is 10 miles from the centre of Glasgow City and can be reached by following the M8 which you can join from the airport’s exit road.
There are 17 car parks in Glasgow including 7 multi-storey, 10 pay and display car parks and 1 temporary event car park close to Hampden Park. Charges are £1.80/hour for a maximum of 10 hours. Overnight parking is available between the hours of 6pm-8am at a cost of £2.50.
Oban is the largest town in Argyll & The Isles and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. Also known as the ‘Seafood capital of Scotland’ due to its award-winning restaurants, Oban is a busy town nestled in the Scottish Highlands. On route to Oban you will pass through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Oban is 98 miles from Glasgow International Airport and can be reached by joining the M8 for 1 mile before joining the A82 towards Deanery Brae for 96 miles taking you directly to the centre of Oban.
There are several car parks in Oban including two free long term car parks at Longsdale and Lochavullin and free short term parking at Ganavan Sands, Pulpit Hill and McCaig’sTower. It is also possible to park in the main streets of Oban town, costing 80p for 40 minutes with a maximum stay of 2-4 hours depending on which zone you are in.
The city of Edinburgh is known for its annual festival in August and offers a range of activities and attractions making it popular with international and British holidaymakers alike. The Old Town is a maze of narrow cobbled streets lined with shops, bars and eateries.
Glasgow International Airport is 55 miles from Glasgow International Airport and can be reached by staying on the M8 from the airport’s access road, leading directly into Edinburgh.
There are plenty of pay and display street parking bays throughout Edinburgh which are outlined in blue for visitor parking. Rates start at £1/hour-£3.50/hour and operating hours are 08.30am-6.30pm.