Find our Glasgow Airport car rental desk as soon as you land in the vibrant Scottish city. You’ll find us just past the baggage claim in the domestic arrivals hall. Our friendly team is waiting to check you in swiftly and efficiently so you can get on with exploring the beautiful Scottish Lowlands. Arriving outside of our office hours between 7am and 10.30pm? Just let us know in advance and we will arrange everything for you.
A 30-minute drive from the city centre, the airport is a springboard to Glasgow’s vibrant music scene and buzzing culture. Reach Glasgow by taking the A77, which then becomes the M77. Once a major industrial centre, the city is now a popular destination for shopping, culture and entertainment.
Head beyond the city to scale misty, heather-clad slopes and traverse Scotland’s dramatic national parks. Our flexible one-way options mean you can collect your hire car at Glasgow Airport and drop it off at a different destination at the end of your trip.
To the north of Glasgow, you’ll find some of Scotland’s most beautiful locations and driving routes, including the Trossachs, the West Highlands and the Western Isles. Wherever you go, you can be sure of a warm welcome – starting at the Avis desk.
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Some 10 million passengers pass through Glasgow Airport every year, and many choose to start their adventures in Scotland’s largest city. Hailed a UNESCO City of Music in 2008, there’s no shortage of things to do on a night out in Glasgow. From spectacular performances by the esteemed Scottish Opera to lively local bands strumming across the city’s many music venues, there’s a tune to suit every taste.
Show business wasn’t always one of Glasgow’s key livelihoods. Straddling the immense River Clyde, the metropolis was born of a hard-working past, and its main economies were ship-building and marine engineering during the Georgian and Victorian eras. Merchant City was at the heart of Glasgow’s industry. Today peppered with boutique stores, art studios and theatres, this affluent precinct used to house wealthy tobacco traders in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Beer enthusiasts will enjoy a tour of Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery, Scotland’s oldest. But before you go, line your stomach with sturdy Glaswegian fare: haggis, black pudding, savoury porridge and sausage patties from the city’s many atmospheric pubs. For dessert? A deep-fried Mars bar, of course.
No trip to Scotland would be complete without a wee dram of home-distilled Scotch. Take a guided tour of Glengoyne, a 40-minute drive north of Glasgow’s city centre, for a warming snifter. Don’t stop there, though. There are more than 100 prime whisky distilleries across the country, all within driving distance of Glasgow.
Scotland’s beautiful Lowlands sprawl out from the city, with Trossachs National Park, home to Loch Lomond, likely to be your first encounter with the Scottish wilds. A 50-minute drive from the city, nature lovers can bask in unbridled wilderness here, with the 21 Munros to hike up and 22 glittering lochs to gaze out over.
Further afield, the quiet seaside town of Oban offers access to the unkempt wilds of the Hebrides, as well as a taster of some very reputable whisky. Head a little further north and you’ll come to Glencoe, a picturesque village of thatched cottages and historic pubs, perched within the epic surrounds of the West Highlands.
Hire a car with Avis from Glasgow Airport to make the most of Scotland’s lively cities, prime whisky distilleries and stunning natural scenery. More information on Glasgow car hire can be found here.
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In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
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