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Glasgow city centre car hire

Our Glasgow car hire branch is conveniently located only five minutes' walk away from the city centre and the Glasgow's main shopping district.

Returning your hire car to Avis Glasgow City Centre
This rental location is located on South Street: turn on to Broomielaw then turn right at the first set of traffic lights and follow the road on to the top, then turn left on to Argyle street.

If you are returning your rental car out of hours, please park outside the branch and leave the keys in the drop box located by the entrance gate.

Plan your journey from Glasgow city centre

In Glasgow, find a thriving music scene and some of the most imaginative museums and galleries in Britain. There's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe's great art collections, or the much-vaunted Burrell Collection, one man's collection of 8,000 objects, displayed in a beautiful woodland setting to the city's south.

On Glasgow Harbour, a Clyde-built Tall Ship is berthed beside the Riverside (transport) Museum. On-ship displays recreate shipboard life during its heyday in 1896, while inside the museum whole streets have been recreated from Glasgow's past.

From gothic Glasgow Cathedral hike around the Central Necropolis hillside graveyard nearby: in fine weather the views are wonderful, but the elaborate Victorian tombs are intriguing come rain or shine.

Take to the Style Mile for designer stores and boutique oddities. Visit the nearby Glasgow School of Art’s shop on Dalhousie Street and purchase a knickknack from a designer of the future. Make room for tea with a side of shortbread at the renowned Willow Tea Rooms.

Road trips from Glasgow

The Clyde estuary and islands
With a hire car to hand, the Clyde valley, Argyll sea lochs and the old shipbuilding centres on the Clyde estuary are all within easy reach of Glasgow. Steer around attractive coastal peninsulas or ferry out onto craggy islands. One of the most accessible islands, Bute, is a 2.5-hour drive from the city. The compact island is all rolling hills, sandy beaches and heather-covered moorlands – making it a pleasant escape for cyclists, walkers and wildlife spotters.

From Glasgow, it’s a 30-minute jaunt north-east to one of Scotland’s most important heritage sites. Bannockburn saw the pivotal defeat of the English army by Robert the Bruce in 1314. A new visitor experience re-enacts the battle in 3D.

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
An hour’s drive north-west from the city takes trippers to Loch Lomond and the Trossach mountains. Discover 220 miles of mountains, glens, woodlands and lochs where 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened bird, animal and plant species call home. Fancy a climb? Forty summits in the park top 750 metres.

Driving rules in the United Kingdom

Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.

Country driving laws
  • Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
  • Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
  • There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
  • Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road

Speed Limits
All speed signs will be in mph.

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
  • Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
  • Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
  • Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.

Child safety / Seatbelt laws
  • It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
  • Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size

Please note, it is the child’s parent/guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.

This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.