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Green Motion Glasgow airport

Green Motion car hire at Glasgow Airport is quick and easy to enjoy.

After you arrive at Glasgow Airport (as you exit the Arrivals), please call +44 (0) 141 433 8268 to arrange collection. Please be advised that once you have called for the shuttle bus collection, it can take between 5 - 15 minutes for the shuttle bus to arrive. A Green Motion representative will collect you in our Green Motion shuttle bus from Car Park 2, Zone D. Car Park 2 can be found as you exit the main terminal building, below the multi story car park.

If you are arriving at Glasgow Airport by train, the nearest station is Paisley Gilmour Street, just over 1 mile from the terminal and connected by the McGill's 757 bus service.

If you are arriving at Green Motion Glasgow Airport by bus, please board the McGill's bus 757 at stance 7, right outside the main terminal building. The bus runs from 0610hrs to 2300hrs, 7 days a week. We are located at the bus stand opposite the Phoenix Industrial Estate, so please leave at this stop. Once you have left the bus, Green Motion is located on the left at Unit 8, Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate. Please note that charges apply for the bus service.

To make a car rental booking at Glasgow Airport, simply click on the 'get a quote now' button and enjoy great service, great car rental deals and do your bit for the environment.

Contact Glasgow airport

Green Motion Glasgow airport
Unit 8 Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate
Inchinnan Road, Paisley
Glasgow
PA3 2RS

Opening hours

  • Sunday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Monday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Friday: 07:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday: 07:00 to 22:00

Further information to help with your car rental from Green Motion Glasgow International Airport

After you’ve safely landed in Glasgow and collected your hire car from Green Motion Glasgow Airport, we know that you will be eager to get your car on the road and start exploring the United Kingdom.

If you are unfamiliar with driving in the United Kingdom, it is important to remember that you must drive on the left hand side of the road. We also recommend that you consider hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you arrive at your destination with speed and accuracy.

Enjoy your car hire in Glasgow

If this is your first time driving a car in Glasgow, our advice is to stay calm and take your time. As already mentioned, remember to drive on the left. We also recommend for your own peace of mind to consider hiring a GPS to ensure you can navigate around Glasgow with ease (ask at the rental counter for details).

There are many roundabouts throughout the UK, they are actually relatively easy to manoeuvre around (once you get your head around them) and they help to keep the flow of traffic running smoothly. There are two key things to remember when approaching a roundabout: get in the correct lane for the direction you are want to drive (left, straight or right) and always give way to the driver on your right.

When travelling on the motorways or dual carriageways, the speed limit is 70 mp/h (112 km/h) and 60 mp/h (97 km/h) on single carriageways. The speed limit outside the city ranges from 40 mp/h (64 km/h) to 50 mp/h (80km/h) and 30 mp/h (48 km/h) in built-up areas unless started otherwise. For your own safety it is important that you obey the local traffic and speed restrictions.

Should you require any assistance while in Glasgow, the UK emergency services can be contacted by calling 999 for police, fire fighters and medical services.

For further advice and information on renting a car at Glasgow Airport and enjoying the best offers and discounts we have on offer, remember to get a car rental quote from greenmotion.com. Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000 or by calling Green Motion Glasgow Airport directly on +44 (0)141 433 8268.

Green Motion Glasgow Airport are looking forward to meeting your car hire needs in the United Kingdom.

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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or reservations@greenmotion.com.

How can I contact Green Motion Glasgow Airport?

You can contact Green Motion Glasgow Airport by phone on +44 (0)141 433 8268 or by email on glasgow@greenmotion.co.uk.

What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through greenmotion.com a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

  1. A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply)
  2. A valid passport
  3. A valid credit card in the driver’s name (noting that in most cases debit and prepaid cards are not accepted)
  4. A booking voucher from either greenmotion.com or alternatively from one of Green Motion’s supplied partners
​Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

​Can I select a specific car / van model?

No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process.

​Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion Glasgow Airport rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival.

Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the renal station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.

​Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on reservations@greenmotion.com however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help.

​Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Typical deposits / pre-authorisations can range from £150 GBP to £1500 GBP dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.

​Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion Glasgow Airport offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.

​Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.

In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

​How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion Glasgow Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.

In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion Glasgow Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter

Is roadside assistance including with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion Glasgow Airport offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

​What happens if my flight is delayed?

In the event that your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Glasgow Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 2 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 2 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

​What happens if I arrive at the rental office outside office hours?

In the event that we receive no notification that your arrival has been delayed there is little we can do to facilitate your rental once the rental office is closed. In the event that we have received contact notifying us of your delay, you will be advised whether or not we can accommodate your late arrival and whether or not it will attract any out of hours or late fees.

​Am I able to return my car before Green Motion Glasgow Airport opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

​What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion Glasgow Airport?

Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at glasgow@greenmotion.co.uk. Alternatively if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at customerservices@greenmotion.co.uk.

Discover Glasgow

Car rental in Glasgow with Green Motion

Glasgow, as the largest city in Scotland and the third largest city in the UK (coming after London and Birmingham), is perfectly situated on the River Clyde in West Central Scotland. 

The city has developed from a small rural settlement to one of the largest seaports in the United Kingdom. 

Glasgow is known for its Glasgow patter - an accent which many visitors find rather difficult to understand, so be prepared to listen to the locals carefully!

The city is culturally diverse and modern, with many hidden gems and historical architecture as well as having a reputation for its art and music scenes. We would recommend that you spend some time in Glasgow's Cathedral and modern Riverside Museum. 

 Planning a trip to Glasgow? Remember to stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter! #GreenMotion