The best campervans and motorhomes for hire near Glasgow
The River Clyde has long been the centre of the city and flows westward towards the islands of the Inner Hebrides. While often thought of as a bustling city bursting with cultural delights, Glasgow is also just 40 kilometres from Clyde Muirshiel’s regional park. The largest in Scotland, it offers a plethora of walking trails and acts as a fine introduction to the nation’s lochs perfect for any motorhome hire in Glasgow. A similar distance north is the stunning vistas of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, meaning that between them there are staggering arrays of ways to connect with Scotland’s landscapes.
Glasgow is well connected with the rest of Scotland by road. One of the main entry points is the M8 motorway, which starts its journey in Edinburgh. Those coming from England will likely make use of the M74, which connects up with the M6 at Carlisle.
Airlines offering direct flights to Glasgow International Airport (GLA) include KLM from Amsterdam and Lufthansa from Frankfurt. EasyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair operate Europe-wide connections at their most comprehensive during the late spring and summer. As an example, it takes just 1.5 hours to reach Glasgow from Amsterdam, with the airport 10 km west of the city.
Glasgow Central is also the main rail terminus for the UK’s west coast mainline, connecting the city with London’s Euston station via Manchester in as little as 4.5 hours.
Most parking for a motorhome rental in Glasgow is found on the north bank of the River Clyde. It comprises a mix of multi-storey structures designed primarily for family-sized cars, and pay-and-display on-street parking. Cadogan Square and Sauchiehall Street are the locations of two major multi-storey car parks. The likes of Dunlop Street and Newton Street in the Financial District have bay parking. Finding parking spaces gets easier, and cheaper, the further from the centre you’re able to stay, and most residential streets will have parking available. Prices start at £8 per day.