Car hire in Scotland

 
     
 

Scotland . . . golf, fishing, shooting and placid hilltop lakes and long, incredible vistas of mountains and glens, as well a Glasgow and Edinburgh, two of Britain's most civilised cities.

Scots have a long history of resisting English pressure and were finally squeezed into an act of union in 1707. It's a hairshirt that never fit comfortably, ánd in 2004, a Scots parliament was opened for the first time since the 28th of April 1707.

Back in 1706 Scots passports were cosigned by the French monarch and had been since 1295, when a treaty of aid between Scotland and France was signed. It could be said Scots are the oldest European citizens of Britain.

 
     

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Scotland, then, has a broad European cultural history running back to earliest times.

It's not all bagpipes and kilts, but that is a fine thing for a Gael, and so is a drop of Scotch whisky . . . even if they do spell it wrong. So if you are following your Scots heritage, use a hire car from one of our many outlets, and our unique "quote and pick" system will ensure you don't part with a ha'penny too much.

To sample it take your hire car and head out into Scotland.

These links will take you to our Scottish car rental locations. Pick up and drop off details are on your booking confirmation . . .

 
Glasgow Airport Glasgow City Edinburgh City
Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Railway Station Aberdeen City
Aberdeen Airport Inverness City Inverness Airport
Perth Prestwick
 

Pick up and drop off locations in Scotland

 
     
 
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Glasgow Airport


The M8 Motorway via Junction 28 gives easy access to and from the airport. The airport is about 20 minutes drive from Glasgow City Centre and about two minutes from Paisley, the nearest town. You can drop off passengers outside the terminal building, but if you want to see them off please use one of the car parks.  
Location Information

Glasgow, is a medium sized regional airport with over 40 airlines carrying 8 million passengers a year. Car hire pick up points are located in the UK arrivals area. Rental returns are well road signed on the way into the airport.
 
 


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Glasgow City

Various addresses throughout the city. Please consult your booking confirmation for pick up and drop off details.
 
Location Information

Glasgow is a "post industrial" city that has settled comfortably into its new role as a rising cultural capital of the North, vying with Edinburgh which has an older gentility to it. It's an easygoing city and you'll find your chosen rental provider without any problems, and start looking over Scotland.
 
 


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Edinburgh City


Highly civilised and easily navigable, you'll have no trouble finding your rental location in Edinburgh. Details of the address will be on your confirmation paperwork

Location Information

Edinburgh is the ancient capital of the lowland Scots, and ancestral home of a significant number of the world's bankers and entrepreneurs. It is also the site for the world famous Edinburgh Festival, an annual celebration of the performing arts, and the equally famous Military Tattoo, held in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.

 

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Edinburgh Airport


Road access to the airport is easy from the two-level junction on the A8 midway between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. If approaching from the Edinburgh side join the A8 from the city bypass and proceed towards Glasgow. From the North and West you should join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and proceed towards Edinburgh. Follow signs for airport.


Location Information

Car hire desks are located in the UK arrivals hall. There is a free bus service every ten minutes from the terminal forecourt at stand 17 to the car pick up area. For pre-booked cars with other off-airport companies, some can be contacted using a courtesy phone located between UK arrivals and check-in halls.
 
 



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Edinburgh Railway Station


The main railway station in Edinburgh is called Waverley. Waverley Station is at the centre of Edinburgh. It is set deep in the valley between the old and new towns in the shadow of the castle.

Location Information

From outside the railway station, the Edinburgh Airport Bus leaves for the airport. The main tourist office is also next to the station. Within the station there are all the services you would expect. Car hire pickup and drop off information will be found on your confirmation paperwork.

 
 


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Aberdeen City


This little Northern city is known as "Granite City" for the main building material of the region and the splendid buildings which have been crafted from it. It's cold but friendly ands there is a number of our hire outlets.
Location Information

Aberdeen, is an easy town to get around in, and most things are near to hand. Your location for pick up or drop off will be found on your booking confirmation paperwork.
 


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Aberdeen Airport

The access road to the airport is signposted from the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road. The airport is 7 miles from Aberdeen city centre. The main car park is located in front of the terminal.
 
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There are no desk locations at Aberdeen, but off-airport operators can be contacted via the airport information desk. Follow road signs for rental returns.
 
 


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Inverness City


Far to the North, Inverness overlooks Loch Ness. It is a beautifully preserved city with a really magnificent castle overlooking it, and close to many historic landmarks. The climate could best be described as "bracing". But you won't have to walk around much to find your hire car, a phone call will get it straight to your hotel.


Location Information

Inverness has a number of hire operators as it is a major tourist destination, thanks to "Nessie", the Loch Ness monster (sponsored by the Inverness Tourism Board . . . no, we made that up!). Details of contacts for your hire car service will be on your confirmation paperwork.
 
 


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Inverness Airport


Inverness Airport is the principal air hub for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Located 10 miles east of the City of Inverness it offers excellent facilities to the travelling public in a modern terminal building.


Location Information
Car rental operators have desks in the main concourse, or, if out of hours, simply ring the number on your paperwork and arrange for a pick-up.
 
 


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Perth


Perth, at the head of Britain's largest river, is a compact town, and your confirmation paperwork will contain the address of your local car hire provider.


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Meet and greet service is the norm in Perthshire, and so simply ring the number on your paperwork and wait for the driver to bring the vehicle around.
 
 


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Prestwick


A small town close to Glasgow, but home to a busy transatlantic airport, and some of the best golf courses. The city has a mild climate and a relatively fog-free atmosphere, which contributed to the development of the airport. Population 13,705 (1991).


Location Information

Simply check the address of your car hire outlet on your confirmation paperwork and call to arrange a pickup
 
 

 
     
 

Exact Scotland location opening times will be found on your booking confirmation email


Also all information relating to extras such as roofracks or baby seats can be seen and booked as part of the booking process

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How to get the best of Scotland highland and lowland.

Taking off from one of our eleven main outlets in Scotland and heading into the countryside is beginning of an exhilerating experience.

Transport won't be any problem at all if you use our revolutionary "Quote and Pick" system . . . simply hit the button for a quote anywhere on these pages, then scan through the quotes from every one of our suppliers in any given area, and pick the best one for you. We have pick up points all over Scotland, the rest of the UK and Ireland, and with more coming on line all the time, we'll keep you moving.

Driving in Scotland is deceptive, if you put a ruler on the map and measure all the miles between points it will seem that distances are short, but the climbing, turning, twisting narrow and torturous nature of much of the rural road system means you should leave a fair margin in your guesstimate of times and fuel consumption.

Having a network of hire care providers who can look after vehicle problems is important too, and we have just such a network.