130 Laidlaw Street, Glasgow City Centre+44 141 611 7103
C/o Ramada Hotel+44 141 611 7100
6.0 Good26 Mar 2019
Pros: The car was good and staff helpful.Cons: I am very frustrated that an extra 16 pound per day was required because I could not decline insurance. This had not happened before when I rented from them but was due to the way I booked it. The staff claimed this was a "requirement" but had not happened in my previous bookings.
2.4 Mediocre15 Mar 2019
Pros: Fraudulent business. I've never had such a terrible experience renting a car. And I'm travelling a lot for business and also for pleasure. They have charged me for things they are not supposed to.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2018
ScamCons: Cancelled booking after speaking with representative of easirent at Glasgow airport. Quoted price was £40 online but became £215 in person for a 24hour car rental. Did not trust them after this to continue with the rental.
2.0 Mediocre28 Nov 2018
Classic Bait and switchPros: NothingCons: Operating out of a trailer. Arrived with a Mercedes reservation, then offered a dirty Mitsubishi as a “comparable vehicle”. No price adjustments. Then the kicker, this gal goes on about how I need a notarized letter from my credit card insurance to them verifying liability coverage. Not mentioned in the reservation. So instead i am offered the chance to double the reservation cost through their insurance (again, for the Mitsubishi ) WITH a $2500 deposit. Total sham. I walked out. Plus you’re stranded once you get there which is probably why people pay the prices.
2.0 Mediocre6 Nov 2018
Pros: I made it out aliveCons: A nasty filthy dirt lot far from the airport
3.2 Mediocre12 Sep 2018
At least they had a quick drop off shuttlePros: Was quick for the drop off in GlasgowCons: It's not at the "Ramada" it's actually at easirent which once again is further away from the Glasgow airport.
4.8 Okay15 Aug 2018
Great vehicle but several service drawbacksPros: Vehicle was fine, but service was poor.Cons: Despite getting a nice vehicle, I will never rent from this company again. The shuttle from the airport was not easy to arrange and their location was difficult to find at drop-off (even with a GPS nav system!) The company refused to accept our personal collision insurance (even with the paperwork!), resulting in a fee for their provided insurance. After picking up the vehicle and seeing British roadways for the first time, my elderly father (who we paid 130 pounds to be listed as an additional driver) was uncomfortable driving there. I called the following day to cancel the additional driver for the remainder of the trip (13 of the 14 days), and the Easirent rep said it couldn't be done and was quite abrupt / rude on the phone.
2.0 Mediocre28 Jul 2018
Pushy, scammy car rental companyPros: NothingCons: Car didn't function properly. Needed service. Employee spent more time pushing insurance coverage on its than checking for damage that existed on the car. When we felt uncomfortable with the situation and wanted to cancel, they were going to charge the entire rental. Had to be picked up by calling them at an international destination.
6.0 Good5 Jul 2018
Not the rental we originally requestedPros: When we finally exhanged the vehicle in another city, it was comfortable.Cons: We requested a 7 seater but when we arrived, it was not available. We got a substitute but it was cramped even though it was a larger vehicle (one row of seats was missing 8n the Transporter). We managed to get it exchanged in Edinburgh (rented in Glasgow) but was told the wrong location to go so it took us several hours of our vacation time to do this. There was no manual in the vehicle so when the tire pressure light came on, we inflated the tires and had to stop frequently to make sure that everything was still okay. Return office in London is not well marked and instructions on where to park car not clear.
9.6 Excellent2 Jul 2018
AmazingPros: The staff were helpful and strives to get us the best deal possible. I suggest doing the top insurance policy with them because then you have no stress about the state of the car especially when your trying to learn how to drive on the wrong side of the road!Cons: There’s nothing really that I did not like about my experience with easirent. I’d rent with them again in a heart beat.
Pros: Steven at pickup was great and very helpful. He did not try a hard upsell, which has often happened to me. At drop off, Kristian was wonderful; there was a small bit of damage and he was comforting and helpful. He was very clear about the process.Cons: When we had to change the time of pickup because the airline cancelled our early flight it was very difficult to work it out; office hours were sketchy (no 24/7 service from Sixt on the phone) and the communication among the staff seemed less than perfectly effective. In the end it worked out though
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2018
GREAT SERVICEPros: Didn't take long to get the car and we received an upgrade.Cons: What's not to like?
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr 2018
Bait & SwitchCons: Car that I booked through your website was not what was confirmed by Sixt. Multiple hours spent trying to resolve with no luck. Will not utilize the service again.
2.0 Mediocre8 Aug 2017
Booked no cars availableCons: Booked through kayak no car available didn't get a refund till now
10.0 Excellent28 Apr 2017
First time hirerPros: The friendly, helpful manager and staff made the entire process painless. I was shown round the car and advised on its controls etc. before driving off. Quick pick up and return. I was completely satisfied with the car's condition and, as suggested, it was perfect for my needs. I'll definitely use the Glasgow office again, and would recommend them with out reserve.Cons: The only issue with the car (a Jaguar xe) was the low roof as I, and a passenger, banged our heads exiting the car.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2016
long weekend in glasgowPros: helpful, friendly staff (what else would you expect in Glasgow) convenient central location 5 minute walk from central station and next door to motorway system for north south east or west from Glasgow. I even got a upgrade to larger car! Great value will certainly use this company again on my frequent visits to glasgowCons: can't think of anything
Being charged 1400£ for the tiniest tire tread tearPros: Comfortable new car that was reliable. But...Cons: Upon return they point out a tiny tear in the drivers side tire. I'm talking 1cm deep and 3cm wide, in the tread (not side wall). Was told it would be a discussion but by the time I got off my flight home I had been charged $2000CAD and was only left a 30 second voicemail. Unbelievable.
8.4 Excellent8 Jul 2016
Debit card use challengesCons: When you use a debit card you have to provide two recent utility bills or other prrof of address. That can be challenging for someone from abroad. Was resolved through use of internet and electronic bills, but caused a delay.
Pros: Quick and professional service both in picking up and dropping off the car.
6.8 Good10 Jul 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficient.Cons: I was charged for a scratch that was on the bottom of the front bumper and possibly already on the car prior to my renting it. It was so low that I had to bend over to see it.
7.6 Good20 Oct 2018
Quick exitPros: Quick exitCons: Took us 3 people to ask where to drop off the car. Not a simple system.
10.0 Excellent4 Aug 2018
First time renting in Scotland was a dream come true!Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Great car, just what we ordered. Mercedes aclass was nearly brand new! Put 900 miles driving in Scotland and saw lots of sites. Would not hesitate driving again in UK.Cons: Not a thing.
4.0 Okay26 Nov 2017
Ripped off again in Scotland.Cons: I was ripped off again. The second time this has happened to me in Glasgow, UK. At the end of the rental, I was charged for scratches on the wheel rim which I did not cause. All of the wheels had scrapes and scratches on them. The person checking me in only looked at ONE rim and pointed out several scratches which he said "looked new". They charged me GBP 120.00 for the scratches, and a GBP 55.00 fee for "damage processing". How ridiculous. I am going to contest these charges, because I did not drive up on curbs or otherwise damage this rim. I only parked in the hotel parking lot and at the COSTCO parking lot, both of which had parking slots and no curbs.
8.0 Excellent9 Oct 2017
Pros: The car itself was great.Cons: The site says the office is in the terminal. It was not. Just a Hirt walk. But still misleading. The wait to pick up the car was long. It cost way more than the original quote. And the directions for drop off were easily missed. I found it more by luck than by following the roadside directions.
8.0 Excellent5 Jun 2017
Pros: The Peugeot 308 handled well and was large enough to be comfortable for three people and luggage. We drove it around for two weeks in England and Scotland. The staff at the Glasgow airport were knowledgeable and friendly, though service was a little slow due to many customers.
6.8 Good25 Apr 2017
Pros: Customer service person was great - we found the staff to be incredibly pleasant. The car itself was great.Cons: The rental was MUCH more costly than what was advertised and the bill that came afterwards was very hard to understand. They press you to add insurance and then there are increased taxes and fees that you don't know about. The bill was about 25% more than we were expecting. Pretty frustrating... and expensive.
10.0 Excellent22 Apr 2017
Representative was very helpfulPros: Our flight was delayed, so they gave away our car. However, the person working there helped us get a nice car replacement.Cons: Our flight was delayed, so they gave away our car.
5.6 Okay21 Apr 2017
Didn't have car, extra feesPros: The first person I met seemed to want to be helpful (but she handed me over to another)Cons: They didn't even have the car we booked (7 person) on site, despit having booked it weeks in advance. They gave us a 5 person car, tried to tell us it was better than the one we booked and if we wanted the 7-seater we would have to come back to the airport at night and hopefully one would be ready. Then they added extra fees for "minimum required legal insurance", saying we were quoted the wrong amount because we booked on the US site (we have French drivers licenses). Disappointing.
Pros: Staff was dishonest with gas prices, check their word against the receipt. Also any tiny unnoticeable ding on the hubcap will be changed to you. Scotland is the worst place I ever rent cars.Cons: Service.
10.0 Excellent5 Oct 2019
Pros: Fantastic support!! Got a puncture in the tire but everyone was wonderfully helpful and got through it with ease!
6.4 Good18 Jun 2019
Pros: I called Hertz 2x before I picked up the car, the 1st time to let them know that my flight was delayed 12 hours, and I was told they would still have my car available. The 2nd time I called to extend my rental a day, and they were very helpful, and extended the reservation at very little cost.Cons: Economy Car was not held for me, despite me having called beforehand to confirm it would be. No real effort was made to provide a smaller car when I expressed concern over the huge replacement vehicle I was given (Scotland has tiny roads and they gave me a Volkswagon Caddy). No personnel at drop-off
10.0 Excellent16 Jun 2019
Pros: The staff member who helped me with pickup was so kind and helpful! I really appreciate her patience. (I think her name was Anne, but I don't remember.) Thank you for the free upgrade!!!Cons: I wish the Oxford office had been open when I arrived. I felt a little nervous leaving the car.
9.6 Excellent12 May 2019
Pros: The car, a brand we had never even heard of (a Seat Leon), was comfortable, compact, thoughtfully designed, quiet, and a pleasure to drive.Cons: They could have given us a manual or instructions on the Infotainment system. It was not easy to work out what all the functions were and how to use them, and we didn't even find the CD player (in the glove compartment) until near the end of our trip.
8.0 Excellent23 Sep 2018
Pros: Price was decent and car was small (trust me fellow Americans, you want a small car here)Cons: No details on return location other than address
6.0 Good13 Sep 2018
Pros: Kieran was really friendly and helpfulCons: Extra fees at the time of pick up. Felt really shady
2.0 Mediocre8 Jul 2018
Cons: I never received the car. The airport wouldn’t give it to me. I spent 360GBP for a taxi from Glasgow international to Inverness.
6.0 Good27 Apr 2018
Unclaimed DamagePros: Great little car.Cons: They charged us for damage that we definitely did not do.
10.0 Excellent16 Apr 2018
Great servicePros: Lovely staff on the desk, very helpful and friendly. Nice clean var.Cons: Having to pay for a child’s car seat and pay so much for insurance.
Not as AdvertisedCons: I chose this company because it was listed as at the terminal. It wasn't. I had to call them three times to be picked up. It took 45 minutes after discovering they weren't at the airport. No floor mats and they were going to charge a cleaning fee if the carpets weren't clean upon return. It was bloody raining all week. That's why you have floor mats.
Unit 7, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley,Renfrewshire (Shuttle)
2.0 Mediocre12 Mar 2020
Pros: nothingCons: To be open later than 8 pm as they are at an airport they cancelled our reservation for all three days 4 hours after we hadn’t picked it up .
2.0 Mediocre25 Dec 2019
Pros: Nothing. I did not get the car at all. I paid $203 for full rental and they tried to charge me 700 pounds on pick up and charge more costs. Awful experience and awful car rental company. I eventually walked away from the car rental due to what they were trying to charge me in addition, when clearly the confirmation said 0 due at pick up.Cons: Stay away from Green Motion Car Rental at all costs. Awful experience, awful customer service. Downright lies spewed at pick up. Saying I needed a passport to rent car, but would waive requirement if I paid 300 pounds. Would not accept my credit card, but would take my Debit card for an extra charge per day. Very rude to me when all of this was questioned saying it was in the small print of their terms. Please remove this car rental company from your advertising.
4.8 Okay29 Oct 2019
Pros: Staff was helpful, but found many other issues having going though a 3rd party for reservation, requiring a very high hold on our CC.Cons: They gave me a truck instead of the car I reserved, given this when the tail gate support came off, I got charged for the dysfunction with the tailgate.
2.0 Mediocre6 Oct 2019
Cons: Employees working at the agency tried to scare me off for me to take a full insurance and pay a lot of money. I walked out of the agency and went renting somewhere else where they didn't try to influence me through fear mongering.
2.0 Mediocre14 May 2019
Pros: N/ACons: Customer service , clear terms and conditions
2.0 Mediocre16 Mar 2019
Cons: Website needs to be more clear on prices. You think your getting a good deal until you go to pick up the car.... now iv already paid for the car hire now they want a credit card with £1200 excess or pay £200 deposit on top of £35 per day non refunded. But dont explain this when you pay for the hire
2.0 Mediocre4 Nov 2018
Con merchantsPros: Con merchantsCons: Con merchanta
3.6 Mediocre16 Feb 2018
Cons: the daily insurance add on is a total rip off
9.2 Excellent14 Dec 2017
Pros: The service was outstanding
4.4 Okay22 Nov 2017
That Corsa was dangerous.Pros: Staff were courteous enough and once the airport shuttle arrived to get me, i wasnt kept waiting too long. The shuttle did take almost half an hour to show up though.Cons: Car was dangerous. Felt like it had been in an accident, didn't track straight. Aquaplaned and veered out on control when encountering even the smallest amount of standing water at relatively low speeds. I was genuinely concerned for my safety. Charged nearly £50 for a young drivers' fee for being 6 months under 25. Not advertised ANYWHERE other (quoted £38.50) than in the small print. Very unhappy overall.
Being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow has really great public transportation which includes both buses and a subway system. However, you’ll appreciate having a hire car to get to the rural areas and countryside to enjoy towns like Loch Lomond, Houston (known for its brewing companies), and Stirling (a great place for history buffs).
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland. Renting a car from the Glasgow Airport is both easy and convenient. The hire car center is a short walk from both the main terminal and terminal 2. With over seven hire companies to choose from, you can rent everything from a compact car to an SUV or luxury vehicle for your business trip or vacation.
Along with getting used to driving on the left side of the road, you should be aware of bus lanes when driving in Glasgow and other cities in Scotland. Watch for designated bus lane markings and note that these lanes are designated for buses only during certain hours of the day. Note that cameras monitor the bus lanes looking for law breakers.
When driving around Glasgow, you’ll find that it gets busiest between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and in the early morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. it can be just as congested. During these hours you’ll especially want to avoid driving around the city center. Additionally, you’ll want to stay off of the City Bypass and highway M8. Watch the news for traffic reports regarding accidents and construction projects for specific updates.
25% of our users found a car hire in Glasgow for £13 or less
Book your car hire in Glasgow at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport car hire locations in Glasgow are around 31% more expensive than airport locations on average
Compact car hires in Glasgow are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Glasgow
Some car hire companies in Glasgow which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Sixt and Alamo
On average a car hire in Glasgow costs £20 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent (£13/day), GREEN MOTION (£14/day) and Budget (£17/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Unit 7, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley,Renfrewshire (Shuttle) PA3 2RS (7 miles from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Glasgow is £3.36 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £40 and £54, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Glasgow.
A Compact car hire in Glasgow costs £24 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Glasgow costs £11 per day, on average.
A Premium car hire in Glasgow costs £15 per day, on average.
In Glasgow, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Unit 7, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley,Renfrewshire (Shuttle) (7 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Glasgow costs £140 per week (£20 per day).
On average a car hire in Glasgow costs £600 per month (£20 per day).
Roads throughout Scotland can be somewhat narrow, therefore you might want to consider renting a small, compact vehicle if there will be only 2 or 3 of you in the car. Additionally, as with many cities in Europe, cars with an automatic transmission are quite rare. Consequently, if you are not used to driving a stick shift, be sure to request an automatic when making your reservation.
Signs are posted throughout the city noting the legal speed limits. When driving in and around the downtown area, you’ll need to drive at speeds of only 20 mph. However, once you are on the expressway, you can pick up the speed to a maximum of 70 mph.
The average price for a gallon of petrol in Glasgow is about 4.40 euro ($5.00). This is a tad bit higher than in other cities in the United Kingdom, including Liverpool and London. Along with petrol, the price of diesel is also considered pricey at this time.
Finding a parking spot on the street of downtown Glasgow can be nearly impossible. Therefore off-street parking is the most popular option when in the city center. Many residents find it most convenient to park far away and take the subway (which offers an all-day parking fee) to city attractions such as Ibrox Stadium, Riverside Museum, or Glasgow Cathedral.