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Car Hire in Paisley, United Kingdom


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Located to the west of Glasgow, Paisley is a weaving town and namesake of the iconic fabric print. Surrounded by countryside and a spectacular abbey, it makes a great day trip from Glasgow.

To experience Paisley at its best, car hire is a great idea. 

The Europcar car rental experience in Paisley

Europcar Paisley station is near Glasgow Airport, ideal if you are flying into the city and heading elsewhere. Our fleet includes a great range of vehicles including smaller city such as Vauxhall Corsa; as well as larger cars like VW Jetta, if you need more space.

Car hire in Paisley is available on both a short and long-term basis. 

Driving in Paisley

In the United Kingdom, if you live within the EU, you just need a valid driver's licence to rent a car.

The speed limit is 70 miles per hour (112 km/h) for cars on motorways and dual carriageways, 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) for single track roads, and 30 miles per hour (48 km/h) for built up areas. Near schools or pedestrian-heavy areas, the speed is reduced to 20 miles per hour.

If you are driving in more remote areas of Scotland, be aware that the road surfaces might be different. Plan your journey, bearing in mind that the weather may affect driving conditions, and that there might be less petrol stations. 

There are no toll fees on Scottish roads or bridges. In Paisley, parking is divided between on-street and off-street. There are three zones. In zones 1 and 2, parking fees apply from Monday to Friday, between 8am to 6.16pm. In zone 3, parking fees apply on Monday to Friday, between 8am to 5.16pm.

Usually, you can park for a maximum of 2 hours. In off-street car parks, you can usually stay for up to 24 hours or longer. Free parking on Saturdays and Sundays in metered bays only.

Discover Paisley and surroundings by car 

Paisley is one of the largest towns in Scotland’s, and rather under the radar. The home of the paisley pattern once sported on a shawl by Queen Victoria, the town still maintains its textile roots. Aside the breath-taking 12th century Abbey, Paisley also has a great arts scene, charming shopping areas and some great cafés and restaurants.

Renting a car means you can see a bit more of Paisley and the surrounding areas. Popular day trips from Paisley include Stirling and Loch Lomond.

Further afield, the Scottish capital Edinburgh (57 miles/91 kilometres) and St Andrews (83 miles/133 kilometres) are within driving distance.

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Visit Loch Lomond

The second largest inland stretch of water in the UK, Loch Lomond and its 30 or so islands is a protected area near Stirling. If you are water sports fan, you will be right at home here with kayaks, canoes, windsurfers, jet skis, speedboats and more to have fun with. You can also get a game of golf in, at one of the top courses in the area. One of the islands is home to a population of wallabies - most commonly found in Australia!

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Privilege is the Europcar loyalty program with four tier levels: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. When you rent a car in one of our 140 countries, we reward you with points. Earn more points and you move up a tier level - every time you move up a tier, we give you free weekend of car hire.

Visit Paisley Abbey

One of the most beloved attractions in Paisley is the Abbey. Dating back to the 12th century, with unique gargoyles and impressive stained-glass windows, it is considered the seat of the House of Stewart. The Abbey organ is considered one of the finest in Scotland and was originally built by a famed French organ builder. The Abbey is well worth a visit if you are in Paisley, or driving nearby.