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Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.3 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 11
Average rating: 8.3 / 10
Number of reviews in Glasgow: 11
Frank B Avis Glasgow Airport
“All good”

“All good, no complaints.”

23-10-2019 08:01
Wouter Baack Enterprise Glasgow Airport
“Quick and convenient”

“Excellent service, except that my customer data had not been forwarded to the rental company as a result of which a lot of paperwork still had to be taken care of.”

05-01-2015 17:43

Location information for Glasgow

Car rental Glasgow
Car rental Glasgow

Introduction

Glasgow (in Scottish: Glesca) is the largest city in Scotland. It has gone through a difficult time after a large part of the shipbuilding industry and associated industries left the city in the 1960's and 1970's. Since the 1990's, a lot has happened in Glasgow: the city centre was completely renovated, keeping the old (beautiful!) architecture intact. It is once again a friendly city with a vibrant nightlife, beautiful parks and interesting museums. The revival did not benefit all the people of Glasgow though: it is one of the poorest cities in Great Britain and some suburbs are very desolate.

Population

The city itself has 630,000 inhabitants, but in Greater Glasgow the population is three times higher. The people of Glasgow speak a dialect that is hard for outsiders to understand.

Location

Glasgow is located on the river Clyde in the west of Scotland. This part of Scotland is fairly narrow due to the inlets in the west (Firth of Clyde) and in the east (Firth of Forth). Edinburgh is located on the latter Firth, only 70 kilometres to east of Glasgow. The city is located 150 kilometres to the north of the English border.

Economy

Despite the downturn in the 1960's and 1970's, shipbuilding still plays an important role in the local economy, mostly marine ships and private yachts. In addition, there are textile factories and there is chemical industry. Software development and biotechnology are the growth sectors. In addition, many people are working in the (financial) service sector. Glasgow is an important financial centre. Tourism also contributes to the economy: the city itself has beautiful old buildings and a big and diverse shopping centre. Many tourists go to the Scottish Highlands via Glasgow.

Airports

The city has two airports. The main airport is Glasgow International Airport, with flights to cities in Great Britain and the European mainland, and to some intercontinental destinations. This airport is located 13 kilometres to the west of the city, and it is connected to the centre of Glasgow via a shuttle bus. Most charter and budget airlines use this airport, but Ryanair uses Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, about 50 kilometres to the south-west of the city. There is a half-hourly train connection to the centre of Glasgow.

Public transport

In the heart of the city is the bus station on Buchanan Street. This is the centre for all (local and regional) bus connections. Glasgow has an extensive network of bus lines, including some high-speed connections that take the so-called Quality Bus Corridors.

In addition, the city has a metro, which consists of only one circular line. Because the metro does go through the inner city, underneath both banks of the Clyde, it is a good way for tourists to move about. Because of that one circular line and the orange colour of the train, the metro is also jokingly called 'The Clockwork Orannge'.

There are two trains stations that are connected to each other. In the north of the centre is Queen Street Station, with connections to Edinburgh and the north of Scotland. Glasgow Central Station is located on Argyle Street and it is the terminal of the West Coast Main Line, with connections to cities in England and Wales.

Traffic and Parking

Like in the rest of Great Britain, people in Glasgow drive on the left. This means the steering wheel in your rental car is on the right. If you have never driven on the left, we recommend you practice first in a quiet neighborhood.

The main motorway - the M8 - runs right through the city. It connects Glasgow to Edinburgh on the east coast, and it also connects the two airports of Glasgow. To the east of the city, there are exits to the north (the Highlands) and to the south (England - M74).

The centre of Glasgow is not big, and it is easy to explore on foot, especially because many (shopping) streets are car free and there are many one-way streets. There are a few pedestrian bridges across the Clyde.

Parking in the street in Glasgow is possible, although often only for a limited times. If you park too long, your car will be towed away. It is better to park your rental car in one of the 20 garages that are clearly indicated. The best chance of finding a space is in the garages in the north and north-east of the centre (Junction 16, 17 or 18 of the M8). The car parks are not cheap, the cheapest are those that are run by the city itself (Concert Square, Cambridge Street and Charing Cross).

Hotels

The city has a large number of hotels in virtually all price categories, with the exception of a 5 star hotel. Luxury hotels (3 and 4 stars) are situated especially along Argyle Street and near Queen Street Station. Due to the increasing importance of financial services and tourism, we strongly recommend booking your hotel room in advance, especially for a room in the city centre.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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