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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Hamilton

  • The town of Hamilton is situated in the Scottish county of Lanarkshire. This part of the Lowlands region includes excellent road networks between Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it easy to discover the northern Highlands after spending some time exploring the town. With car hire in Hamilton you have the flexibility to roam this historic landscape with a level of convenience unmatched by public transport. Edinburgh Castle lies 42 miles east along the M8, while Inverness Castle awaits you some 170 miles north via the A9.
  • Since Glasgow Airport (GLA) is the nearest air hub to the town, you can obtain car hire in Hamilton there once you’ve collected your belongings from the baggage reclaim area. The car hire centre offers several providers including Alamo, National and Budget, all of which can furnish you with a vehicle. To locate them, follow the directions from Domestic Arrivals to outside the building, where you’ll find a covered walkway leading to the centre a short distance away.
  • The M74 and East Kilbride motorway are the major roadways bringing vehicular traffic into Hamilton. During the morning and evening rush hours, the A72, A724 and B755 are the main interior roads, which will attract congestion as they converge in the downtown area. Expect a generous amount of pedestrian and cycle traffic along these streets, especially during the mid-afternoon hours. Anticipate moderate increases of overall traffic during the summer months from June to August due to tourist activity.
  • Consider the hours from 07:00 to 08:30 and from 18:00 to 19:30 as peak morning and evening rush periods in Hamilton. The M74/A723 interchange east of the town is an obvious point for tie-ups inbound and outbound, while the three roundabouts along the A72 bordering the town’s main retail area are very active from 13:00 to 15:00. The Cadzow St/Quarry St/Townshead St/Keith St/Castle St confluence in the heart of the town is a major magnet for traffic at any time, especially during the morning, afternoon and evening rush hours.
  • Book your car hire in Hamilton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Hamilton are around 82% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hamilton

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

    Among the most affordable and agile Hamilton car hire options are small economy cars and compacts, which also tend to give you more miles to the litre and so are the most popular class of car. Larger vehicles such as SUVs, intermediate saloons and estate cars do have the advantages of increased storage space and passenger capacity, plus they offer a more comfortable ride over long distances.

  • What’s the speed limit in Hamilton?

    South Lanarkshire Council mandates a legal speed limit of 30mph within the town limits of Hamilton, unless otherwise indicated. In rural areas outside the town centre, speeds are increased to 40mph. When driving on single-carriageway roads, you may proceed at up to 50mph, while along dual carriageways the limit increases to 60mph. The maximum allowed speed of 70mph is reserved for motorways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Hamilton?

    South Lanarkshire Council also administers on-street parking in Hamilton. These are pay-and-display zones with a maximum period of 3h, where the tariff is £0.30 per 15min during the first hour and £1.50 for a 2h stay. Additionally, the council also provides a number of surface and multi-storey car parks with business hours from 07:30 to 19:30, Monday to Sunday. Here you can park for a fee of about £0.80 per hour up to a maximum tariff of about £5.80 for 24h. Between 19:30 and 07:30 you can park at these garages for free, unless otherwise restricted. Some of them provide designated parking for Blue Badge holders and payment can be made with cash or debit/credit card.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Hamilton?

    The average price of fuel in Hamilton is R132,55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 591 and R2 121, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hamilton?

    Compact (Seat Leon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamilton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Turnhouse airport include DRIVALIA and GREEN MOTION.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Turnhouse airport (EDI)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Turnhouse airport to off-airport locations is GREEN MOTION.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Hamilton?

    A Compact car hire in Hamilton costs R213 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Hamilton?

    A Mini car hire in Hamilton costs R350 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Hamilton costs R428 per day, on average.

Hamilton car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

8,0

Very Good

1 review

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8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Hamilton

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311 Glasgow Road

+44 371 384 3463

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311 Glasgow Road

+44 371 384 3463

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8,0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
No problems .. Good service staff make it a easy process

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Hamilton

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Shields Road

+44 845 602 1895

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,5

Very Good

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One location in Hamilton

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91 Bothwell Road

+44 1698 477827

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

2,0

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311 Glasgow Road

+44 371 384 3463

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Burnbank

+44 371 384 3463

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

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One location in Hamilton

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311 Glasgow Road, Burnbank, Hamilton

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Free2Move

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One location in Hamilton

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3 Braeview Place

+44 1355 271300

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in Hamilton

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311 Glasgow Road, Burnbank

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VIPCars Recommendation

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Shields Road Motherwell GB

+44 1292 261631

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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