Hamilton car hire

Hamilton car hire

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Hamilton, SCT, United Kingdom
28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Hamilton, SCT, United Kingdom
Thu 28/10
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Thu 4/11
Noon
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Hamilton car hire information

Pick-up locationHamilton
Hire locations5

Hamilton car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Hamilton
Enterprise
Locations in Hamilton
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  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2 Aug 2016
Good, but not greatGood serviceSmaller car than advertised, ordered a Mercedes C Class or similar and got given A-Class. Had to upgrade because there wasn't enough room for passengers. Feel ripped off
Sunnycars
3 locations in Hamilton
Sunnycars
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
From £45/day
Arnold Clark
2 locations in Hamilton
Arnold Clark
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
From £51/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Hamilton
Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
From £30/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Hamilton
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Hamilton
Recent reviews
2 travellers who hired a car in Hamilton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.0

Car hire locations in or near Hamilton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£37/day

Good deal

£26/day

When to book a car hire in Hamilton

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Hamilton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Hamilton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Hamilton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Hamilton car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Hamilton

  • The town of Hamilton is situated in the Scottish county of Lanarkshire. This part of the Lowlands region includes excellent road networks between Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it easy to discover the northern Highlands after spending some time exploring the town. With car hire in Hamilton you have the flexibility to roam this historic landscape with a level of convenience unmatched by public transport. Edinburgh Castle lies 42 miles east along the M8, while Inverness Castle awaits you some 170 miles north via the A9.
  • Since Glasgow Airport (GLA) is the nearest air hub to the town, you can obtain car hire in Hamilton there once you’ve collected your belongings from the baggage reclaim area. The car hire centre offers several providers including Alamo, National and Budget, all of which can furnish you with a vehicle. To locate them, follow the directions from Domestic Arrivals to outside the building, where you’ll find a covered walkway leading to the centre a short distance away.
  • The M74 and East Kilbride motorway are the major roadways bringing vehicular traffic into Hamilton. During the morning and evening rush hours, the A72, A724 and B755 are the main interior roads, which will attract congestion as they converge in the downtown area. Expect a generous amount of pedestrian and cycle traffic along these streets, especially during the mid-afternoon hours. Anticipate moderate increases of overall traffic during the summer months from June to August due to tourist activity.
  • Consider the hours from 07:00 to 08:30 and from 18:00 to 19:30 as peak morning and evening rush periods in Hamilton. The M74/A723 interchange east of the town is an obvious point for tie-ups inbound and outbound, while the three roundabouts along the A72 bordering the town’s main retail area are very active from 13:00 to 15:00. The Cadzow St/Quarry St/Townshead St/Keith St/Castle St confluence in the heart of the town is a major magnet for traffic at any time, especially during the morning, afternoon and evening rush hours.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hamilton for £26 or less
  • Economy car hires in Hamilton are around 83% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Hamilton

  • Some car hire companies in Hamilton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Hamilton costs £37 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Hamilton is £5.18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamilton.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Turnhouse airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, INTERRENT, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Arnold Clark and Goldcar Rental SP.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, INTERRENT, Europcar, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Arnold Clark and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Hamilton costs £6 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Hamilton costs £24 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Hamilton costs £36 per day, on average.

  • In Hamilton, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Unit 7, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate, Inchinnan Road, Paisley,Renfrewshire (Shuttle) (16 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Hamilton costs £257 per week (£37 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Hamilton costs £1,103 per month (£37 per day).

  • Among the most affordable and agile Hamilton car hire options are small economy cars and compacts, which also tend to give you more miles to the litre and so are the most popular class of car. Larger vehicles such as SUVs, intermediate saloons and estate cars do have the advantages of increased storage space and passenger capacity, plus they offer a more comfortable ride over long distances.

  • South Lanarkshire Council mandates a legal speed limit of 30mph within the town limits of Hamilton, unless otherwise indicated. In rural areas outside the town centre, speeds are increased to 40mph. When driving on single-carriageway roads, you may proceed at up to 50mph, while along dual carriageways the limit increases to 60mph. The maximum allowed speed of 70mph is reserved for motorways.

  • Fuel prices in Hamilton average about £1.20 per litre of petrol and about £1.24 per litre of diesel. There are fewer than 10 refuelling stations around the town, which are mostly operated by Jet and Shell. Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are the only supermarket chain stores operating fuel pumps in the town.

  • South Lanarkshire Council also administers on-street parking in Hamilton. These are pay-and-display zones with a maximum period of 3h, where the tariff is £0.30 per 15min during the first hour and £1.50 for a 2h stay. Additionally, the council also provides a number of surface and multi-storey car parks with business hours from 07:30 to 19:30, Monday to Sunday. Here you can park for a fee of about £0.80 per hour up to a maximum tariff of about £5.80 for 24h. Between 19:30 and 07:30 you can park at these garages for free, unless otherwise restricted. Some of them provide designated parking for Blue Badge holders and payment can be made with cash or debit/credit card.