Glasgow car hire

By Mike MacEacheran, your Glasgow expert

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Hiring a car in Glasgow

Like most international cities, Glasgow is no different when it comes to a vast selection of car hire companies. A number of car hire desks are on display at Glasgow International Airport, including Avis (www.avis.co.uk/Glasgow_Airport), Europcar (www.europcar.co.uk/car-hire-GLASGOW_AIRPORT.html), Budget (www.budget.co.uk/car-hire/car-hire-glasgow.htm), National (www.nationalcar.co.uk/Spw/630/uk/EU/GB/GLAT01/GLAT01), Alamo (www.alamo.co.uk/Spw/740/uk/EU/GB/GLAT71/GLAT71), Hertz (www.hertz.co.uk/rentacar/car-hire/britain/glasgow) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (www.enterprise.co.uk/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?gpbr.). A number of discounts are on offer so it pays to organise one online in advance from the list on the airport website (www.glasgowairport.com). Alternatively, use the booking tool above to compare prices and see our money-saving guide on Car Hire to get the best deals.

In the city centre, travellers arriving by rail or bus from another part of the UK have just as much choice. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an office on Oswald Street (0141 221 2124; www.enterprise.co.uk) around the corner from Central Station and is the most easily accessible by foot from the city centre. Elsewhere, the majority of the other marquee names, including Thrifty (www.thrifty.co.uk/car-hire/glasgow.htm), Avis, Hertz and National, are located near Anderston on the low level line – a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

For something entirely different, why not get your motor running and hire a motorbike to explore Glasgow’s nearby attractions. West Coast Harley (147 North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DA; 0141 883 1450; www.westcoastharley.com) offers a series of rental packages worthy of the great Evel Knievel.

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