Booking your car rental online before the actual trip is a sound idea for several reasons
- It ensures that you drive away in the model of car that you request
- The all-inclusive price is fixed
- It saves time at at the car rental desk (although you wouldn't believe that if you've stood in the huge queues at Alamo in Miami)
- The complete online booking is done at your own computer rather than at your destination where you are likely to be surrounded by a hassled partner and a selection of unruly youngsters
Start planning your trip to Glasgow by booking car hire from two of the country's leading car hire suppliers. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Glasgow airport. Both of our car rental suppliers employ dedicated support staff at the end of the telephone waiting to answer any extra questions that may come up before or after hiring a vehicle.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car hire quotes from our partners for cheap Glasgow airport car hire. Glasgow has 2 airports. Glasgow Airport is used by most airlines including Easy Jet and is situated some 13 km west of Glasgow whereas Glasgow Prestwick International Airport is Ryanair's chosen airport and that is situated 50 km from the city centre.
Glasgow, once a rather unattractive industrial monster but now undergoing a Renaissance, is a grandiose, architecturally divine city supporting a huge tourist influx throughout the year.
Set upon the banks of the River Clyde and laid out on a compact street grid system, Glasgow city centre can be navigable by foot. For the less energetic however, there is always the city�s proficient Underground system to turn to. Affectionately named the �Clockwork Orange�, the Glasgow Subway links the main districts of the West end, the South side and the city centre through fifteen short stops.
For visitors on a tight budget, the city offers a �Discovery Ticket� enabling unlimited sightseeing and travelling at a generous discount. Available by the day, these cards are purchased from any Subway station at �1.60 (EUR 2.36). The Roundabout ticket, another money saving device to attract visitors to the city�s attractions, costs �3.50 (EUR 5) and allows unlimited travel around Glasgow and surrounding towns. There are two train stations in Glasgow, the Buchanan and the TIC close by to the main city centre George Square.
One of the main crowd pleasers in Glasgow is that of the excellent shopping opportunities here. The main streets of Buchanan, Sauchiehall and Argyle are cleverly pedestrianised. This ensures that bargain hunting is not distracted or delayed by crossing busy roads. While you are in the mood, head over to long established retail therapy nerve centre, Princes Square for upmarket Scottish branches. As well as a magnet for shoppers, the city centre offers substantial helpings of clubs, restaurants and, of course, coffee bars.
The trendy West end houses the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom. Set upon the hill amidst the Medieval district of Glasgow, students contribute greatly to the fun loving, vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere here.
Art lovers return to Glasgow for its incomparable array of museums, art galleries, collections and sightings of the work of designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. With so many pieces to enjoy, it makes sense to purchase a ticket on the brilliant �Mackintosh Trail�. The ticket costs �12 (EUR 17.70) and will admit you to all twelve of the Mackintosh attractions including the Glasgow School of Art, The Willow Tearooms and the Lighthouse with unlimited Underground transport included.
In addition to the Mackintosh Trail, Glasgow�s Gallery of Modern Art has one of the most impressive collections of exhibits at any given time. The City of Glasgow owns an auspicious collection of art across its museums and the Burrell Collection exhibits a private collection of thousands of pieces of art.
Glasgow is very well situated for a trip out to the Trossachs National Park. A mere twenty kilometres journey out of Glasgow and you could find yourself exploring sensational countryside aback a pony and/or a rock face. Whilst driving around the city has its difficulties, there is nothing like getting back behind the wheel and enjoying a stirring drive through the Trossachs. Pack a picnic while you are at it and enjoy lunch on one of the banks of the resplendent Loch Lomond. During July, Balloch Castle Country Park beside Loch Lomond holds its annual Highland Games. Expect kilt clad, rippling muscle bound competitors, Scottish dancing and caber tossing, shot putt, hammer throwing and the tug of war. The winner of the Games leaves with prize money of �8500, which goes some way to explaining why the competition is so fierce.
Follow the River Clyde along until it widens into the Firth of Clyde estuary and explore the charming and unassuming island of Ailsa Craig of the coast of Southern Ayrshire. Also to be found here is Clyde Muirshiel Country Park complete with fantastic woods and moorland. It is at this location you are likely to discover a number of castle ruins, remnants of the industrial age and national parks.
The River Clyde will also unearth the delights of the pretty town of Lanark. It was at this point the river powered the textile mills of the region. You can visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the eighteenth century cotton mill. The neighbouring Clyde Valley is such a picturesque area that you will want to take your time wander round.
If Glasgow puts you in the mood for another city, why not head over to majestic Edinburgh. Fifty kilometres to the east of Glasgow is the city of festivals complete with castle, palace, Princes Street shopping and the seaside.
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There are two airports in Glasgow, Prestwick (PIK)
and Glasgow International (GLA). GLA is the larger of the two airports handling the majority of Glasgow's flight traffic while PIK generally handles low cost airline, charter and freight craft.
Prestwick Airport is approximately 51km north east of the city centre and is easily navigable by road. A congestion free 30 minute drive from the city centre on the M77 motorway brings you to the airport terminal.
Stagecoach Western express coach services from Glasgow Prestwick to Buchanan Street Station operate every hour (every 30 minutes at peak times) with a journey of 50 minutes. The fare costs �3.30 (EUR 5).
With its own railway station and just 80 metres from the check-in desks, travelling to and from Glasgow Prestwick couldn�t be any easier! The ScotRail service runs every half hour (hourly on Sundays)from Glasgow Central Station taking about 44 minutes.