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.
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.
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 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.