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Ayr car hire

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Hire locations12
Airport locations6

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ayr

  • It’s a great idea to opt for car hire in Ayr when you’re visiting this town on the south-west coast of Scotland. One of the best reasons for this is that you can visit landmarks in the area around the birthplace of Robert Burns, like Culzean Castle and Country Park, which is 12 miles to the south of the town. There’s also the Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life and Costume. If you’re travelling with your family, the Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a kids’ paradise with its petting zoo.
  • Flying to the city and getting a hire car in Ayr couldn’t be easier. It’s only 4 miles from the centre of town to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. After you’ve left the baggage carousel, whether you’ve arrived in the international arrivals hall or the domestic one, follow the signs to the covered walkways leading to the parking areas, and you’ll spot the signs for Avis, Budget, Europcar and plenty of others right there. It’s only a short walk from both terminals.
  • By the standards of a big urban centre, you’ll find the driving generally sedate in Ayr, once you’ve left the busy A77 trunk road that you’ll use to reach the town itself. You’d be advised to slow down when you’re in Ayr and its residential streets, as the rainy weather can cause plenty of potholes, which the local council fixes regularly. So be aware of roadworks when you’re driving in these areas as well. An example would be the Belmont Area, specifically the Meadowpark thoroughfare, Merkland Road and Carrick Avenue.
  • One thing you’ll be accustomed to even if you’ve never been to Ayr before is the inevitable rush hour, even in a smaller town like this. Congestion comes to its peak at similar times to those in your typical UK city, between 08:00 and 09:00 in the mornings and later in the day from 16:00 to 17:00 and tailing off about half an hour later. The busiest roads to avoid during these time are Main Road, especially where it joins Low Road and High Road. The High Street in the busy city centre is also a flashpoint for gridlock.
  • Book your car hire in Ayr at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Ayr are around 1% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ayr

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ayr?

    While the traffic can be busy at times you shouldn’t have any trouble choosing a suitable Ayr car hire option. A moderately sized saloon will be appropriate, unless you’re alone and prefer something smaller and more compact, like an economical city car. However, given that you’re in a picturesque corner of Scotland you may be staying in the town and spending your days exploring the surrounding scenery. In this case, anything from an SUV or MPV to a luxury cruiser will do you well. If you’re travelling in a group, then a people carrier would be a good choice.

  • What’s the speed limit in Ayr?

    The speed limit in Ayr is 30mph, which is enforced by means of speed cameras. They’re signposted, but if you’re not familiar with the city, then take advance warning to be careful along the A719 Whitletts Road where it meets Walker Road, and once again when you’re approaching Glenmuir Place. On the A77 that you’ll use to explore the outlying areas, you’ll be free to travel at 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Ayr?

    You’ll generally have to pay for parking all across town, especially in the town centre, but excluding street parking in the quiet residential areas. Parking costs range from around £0.80 to £2. The car park closest to the centre is in Carrick Street, which is under a 2-minute walk to the shopping and restaurant zone. About a minute further away is the Kyle Centre, which is one of the cheaper car parks. A little further out is Boswell Park and one at Dalblair Road.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ayr?

    The average price of fuel in Ayr is R128,14 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 538 and R2 050, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ayr?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ayr.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ayr?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Ayr?

    A Standard car hire in Ayr costs R1 299 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Ayr?

    An Economy car hire in Ayr costs R747 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Ayr?

    An Intermediate car hire in Ayr costs R904 per day, on average.

Ayr car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

6,0

Cleanliness

7.0

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6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Ayr

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Unit 3, Boundary Road

+44 371 384 3420

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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6,8 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived at preswick aorport at17.00 there was no one there to collect us...on ur paper work we were told there was a shuttle service provided after 2 hrs of waiting in the cold we tried to call Eurocar and was directed to customer services in England Who knew nothing about our car hire and didnt even know where Preswick was We ending up staying with friends The following day at the eurocar office we were told they closed the office early at 1300 the day before because of bad weather condtions and staff had to get home !!! No one informed us even though i had given a contact number when i placed my order ...not happy customers

8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
The car was in poor condition and dirty inside. There were many scratches, marks and general condition poor.

1 out of 1

National

9,7

Wonderful

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1292 619123

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Arnold Clark

9,6

Wonderful

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146 Prestwick Road

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

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7a Whitfield Drive

+44 1292 619123

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Alamo

8,3

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 1292 619123

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
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Easirent

6,0

Okay

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Prestwick Airport

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keddy by Europcar

5,4

Fair

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Unit 3 Boundary Road

+44 371 384 3420

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Firefly

7,9

Good

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Prestwick Airport

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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Unit 3,Boundary Road, Ayr

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AbbyCar Car Rentals

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9FH5+W4M, Flamboyant Ave

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Free2Move

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196 Prestwick Road

+44 1292 518491

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
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2 travellers who hired a car in Ayr gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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