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Car hire Glasgow

Get a great deal on your next Glasgow car rental

Explore the glorious port city of Glasgow and its surroundings with SIXT car hire. Whether you need to collect your Glasgow car hire from Glasgow Airport, Glasgow Central Station or the city centre, SIXT has a number of branches conveniently located to make your car hire experience seamless. Hire an MPV and take the whole family on a holiday to remember or choose a van so that you can fit all your camping equipment in the back before setting off to a National Park. SIXT will be on call to answer any of your questions throughout your Glasgow car hire, 24 hours a day. 


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SIXT Services in Glasgow

However long you intend to stay in Glasgow, SIXT can cater for your car hire requests with ease. Choose between a one-day rental or a long-term rental and explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Include a child seat with your booking if you’re travelling with children and make sure you don’t take a wrong turn by adding a sat nav to your car hire in Glasgow. With a range of vehicles to choose from, such as a saloon or a premium MPV, you can pick a car best suited to your journey. 

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Glasgow car hire FAQ

How old do I have to be to hire a car in Glasgow?

Drivers can hire cars in Glasgow from 21-years of age. Many car rental companies in Glasgow have a minimum age of 25, however SIXT has a range of car categories available for younger drivers. All drivers must have held their licence for at least one year in order to drive a hire car.

Can I hire a car without a credit card?

Yes, it's possible to hire a car with most major debit cards at our branches in Glasgow. Please make sure that the card you use is in the driver's name and present when you pick up your car.

Can I book a one-way car hire in Glasgow?

Yes, it's possible to pick your hire car up at one of our Glasgow branches and return it to another SIXT location. We have branches all across Scotland and the UK, including in nearby Edinburgh. Please enter the pick-up and return branches in our booking form to check availability.

Explore Glasgow with your hire car

  • Take your hire car to visit the green spaces in the city. Spend some time in Kelvingrove Park which is alongside the Kelvin River or head out in your hire car to the Pollock Country Park, just half an hour from the centre of Glasgow, with miles of walking trails.
  • Just over an hour’s drive north-west of Glasgow is Loch Lomond, renowned for its beautiful highland scenery and walks along the water. Your hire car will give you the freedom to visit villages and stop off at the Loch Lomond Distillery.
  • Buchanan Street runs the length of Glasgow’s shopping district and there you’ll find Buchanan Galleries with a range of shops and restaurants to while away a rainy afternoon. Park your hire car in the Buchanan Galleries Car Park so it’s easy to drop off your shopping bags during the day.

Summer in Glasgow

With so much to offer in and out of the city during summer, there’s little wonder why Glasgow is such a popular tourist destination. Drive an hour up to The Trossachs National Park, where you can experience nature at its finest whilst taking a hike. Also, an hour away by car is Lunderston Bay, where you can relax on the beach and go for a swim. Finally, check our Glasgow Botanic Gardens, where you can enjoy a wide array of flower displays. 

Driving information for Glasgow

  • Glasgow International Airport is 8 miles west of the city centre. Our branch is located inside the car rental centre at the airport which is just a short walk from the terminal building. Glasgow Central Station is within an easy walk of our city centre branch while Glasgow Queen St Station is just a short taxi or bus ride away.
  • The centre of Glasgow has tricky one-way systems, especially in the business districts of Blythswood Hill and Anderston, along with bus lanes and pedestrianised areas. The good news is that these can be easily navigated with one of our sat navs.
  • There is limited street parking in the city centre but double check you are not in a residents' zone. Underground and multistorey car parks are available across Glasgow. Our staff are always happy to advise on local driving when you collect your vehicle.
  • Edinburgh is just over an hour away from Glasgow by car. The easiest way to get there is by hopping on the M8 for around 40 miles before taking the A71 exit. Stirling is around 40 minutes away on the M80, while we’d recommend heading on the A82 for a day trip to Loch Lomond.


Hrvoje Golubic (.

We got super car with free Apple connect and navigation. The personnel on pickup was very helpful and kind, as on the return of the car. Very easy and straight forward. Big plus for renting with debit card. Hopefully i will do it again to travel around Scotland

Cameron F.

While we had a tech issue when taking the visa deposit, staff (Ish) handled it courteously and competently- a reql pleasure!

Anne K.

Rafa is the friendliest rep we have come across 😀

Lionsbane211 1.

THIS IS NOT WHERE SIXT CAR RENTAL IS!,Its in the Q park ,this is a mistake that they need to correct .They are the only car rental that I'm aware of that rents to 21 year Old non-locals and one of few that accepts debit card.And I had a very good experience especially being an American drivingin in uk for the first time

Richard O.

Easy to rent and when we had a flat, service was very good

jenny m.

Our flight from Frankfurt was delayed and we arrived late in Glasgow. The hire company we were suppose to hire a car from had gone home. The Sixt employee was still in the hire office and allowed us to hire a car from Sixt. The car was great. The name of the employee is Isfahan Hussain and I would like to say thank you to him for rescuing our weekend.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
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  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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