A little bit about our airports here in Central Scotland and the personalised car hire service we provide from Glasgow Airport, Prestwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport.
A little secret…Glasgow Airport is not actually in Glasgow! ‘Glasgow airport’ is situated beside the industrial town of Paisley. Famous for its ancient Abbey, Saint Mirins Cathedral, the birth place of Robert the Bruce, its cotton mills which were the industrial power house through the 19 century and of course the famous ‘Paisley pattern’ design woven into garments the world over. So if you’re flying into’ Glasgow airport ‘and Paisley wasn’t on your bucket list it really should be.
Anyway, back to the point! Glasgow Airport is around 10 miles from Glasgow city centre. However, fear not! Here at Clarksons we offer a fully personalised, no cost ‘meet and greet service’ where our representative will meet you in the arrivals lounge with your name board as soon as you exit customs.
Your rental paperwork will have been completed prior to your arrival and this will be present upon meeting. Your Clarksons hire car will be waiting for you in the main car park no more than a 2 minute walk from the terminal.
The major advantage for you is no huge rental desk queues and an immediate departure from the airport to continue your onward journey.
There is more extensive information here on our website about car hire from Glasgow Airport
On the subject of airport locations we’d like also to cover ‘Glasgow Prestwick Airport’, which in fact is even further from Glasgow city centre than Glasgow Airport. ‘Glasgow Prestwick’ is around one hour by road from Glasgow city and is located in Ayrshire in south West Scotland.
Ayrshire is a vast, mainly rural area steeped in history and the ancestral home of ‘the Bard’ himself – Robert Burns. The village of Alloway was his birthplace where his family home is now open to the public accompanied by a fascinating visitor centre. This really is ‘Burns country’ and holds a wide range of other delights to suit all tastes waiting to be discovered in your Clarkson hire car.
Once again our officer will meet you in the airport terminal with our personalised ‘meets and greet’ service and your Clarkson rental car will be waiting for you in the car park directly outside the terminal.
Find out more details about our personalised car hire service from Prestwick Airport.
Edinburgh – our capital city, which I’m sure needs no introduction!
Edinburgh Airport is located around 30 minutes from the city centre and here we operate from the Eastfield Road car park which is one of the main car parks located within the airport perimeter.
Once again Clarksons operate a no cost meet and greet service and your Clarksons rental car will be waiting in the car park which is a two minute transfer on the shuttle bus.
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car hire service from Edinburgh Airport.
If you are arriving in Scotland by rail we operate a similar type of car hire service for the arrival points of Edinburgh Waverley Station as well as Glasgow Central Station and Queen Street Station – please enquire.
So there you have it – Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Loch Ness, Burns Country, Glencoe, Bannockburn, Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument the list goes on… and it’s all there and more waiting to be explored in your Clarkson hire car.