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Car Rental in Aberdeen

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$24.28 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$24.28 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Compact
Citroën C3 Aircross or similar
Citroën C3 Aircross
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$26.65 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$26.69 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.23 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$27.81 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$28.27 / per day
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Aberdeen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.38 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:58 on 2020-07-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Country code
44
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$31.88 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Speed limit within town
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.0

Why rent a car in Aberdeen?

Aberdeen is a very interesting, underrated travel destination. The city boasts many green areas, a blend of different architectural styles, and a long, impressive beach. There are plenty of historic landmarks, high quality museums, and excellent dining opportunities. Different from Glasgow and Edinburgh in the south and not quite part of the Scottish Highlands in the north (yet offering easy access to both), Aberdeen is a unique breed of its own just waiting to be explored.

One-Way Car Rentals in Aberdeen

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Aberdeen and drop off in another city include:

  • From Aberdeen to Manchester - 65 offers from 44.64 USD per day
  • From Aberdeen to Luton - 65 offers from 49.20 USD per day
  • From Aberdeen to Liverpool - 46 offers from 44.64 USD per day
  • From Aberdeen to Derby - 10 offers from 61.17 USD per day

Top ways to enter Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen Airport: The third-busiest in Scotland, Aberdeen Airport handled more than 3 million travelers in 2018. The airport is served by 15 different airlines that offer a lot of domestic flights, as well as flights to and from destinations in countries like Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Ireland. Located in the suburb of Dyce, the airport is about 10km (7 miles) northwest of the city center and can be reached in 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Inverness Airport: Serving the largest city in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness-Dalcross Airport handles around 900,000 passengers every year. The airport is located 155km (96 miles) northwest of Aberdeen, a distance that can be traveled in about 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Dundee Airport: A very small airport that’s mostly used by private planes, as of 2019 Dundee Airport hosts only one public flight, connecting the city to Stansted Airport in London. Aberdeen is 114km (71 miles) north of Dundee and can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Edinburgh Airport: The busiest in Scotland and sixth-busiest in the United Kingdom, Edinburgh Airport hosts plenty of domestic flights as well as flights to and from destinations in Europe, North America, and East Asia. Located 201km (125 miles) south of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Aberdeen by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Aberdeen Railway Station.
  • By sea: If you arrive in Aberdeen by ferry, you can pick up a rental car at the Aberdeen Northlink Ferry Terminal. The terminal currently has ferry depatures to the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands, two archipelagos north of mainland Scotland. You can check the timetables and other information on the terminal’s official website

Useful city facts

Located on the North Sea coast, Aberdeen has an oceanic climate with cool winters and mild summers. The average temperature is 14°C  (57°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 4°C  (38°F) from December to February. October and November are by far the rainiest months. 

Located on the 57th parallel north, Aberdeen sees very little sunlight in winter, with only 6 hours and 40 minutes between sunrise and sunset around winter solstice; however, the city more than makes up for it in summer when the day is more than 18 hours long around summer solstice.

Top destinations and activities

  • Union Terrace Gardens. The most popular green area of Aberdeen, Union Terrace Gardens is a public park located right in the city center. Famous for its floral ornaments and offering a view of many of Aberdeen’s most famous buildings, the park gets crowded during the summer months when locals come here for a picnic and a fresh air; however, it can be even more picturesque in winter time when the area is covered under a blanket of snow.
  • Granite architecture. Nicknamed the Silver City, Aberdeen’s architecture is unique among the cities of Britain. Granite sparkles in the sunlight and weathers very slowly, giving the city a nearly brand-new look despite many of the buildings being more than 100 years old. Some impressive examples include the Marischal College building on Broad Street, the Central Library, and the Salvation Army Citadel. Union Street, a lane in the city center more than a mile long, has buildings of varied architectural styles, but they are all made of granite, giving it a truly fascinating look.
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Located right on the North Sea coast, Aberdeen has for centuries been a city of sailors and merchants, explorers and oilers. Located on famous Shiprow Street, this museum honors the city’s heritage offering a wealth of artefacts, explanations on ship and oil rig technologies, and impossible stories from the sea.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The United Kingdom drives on the left-hand side of the road
  • On-street parking is usually heavily restricted. Never park on a white, double yellow or double red line (stopping on motorways and along red lines is illegal).
  • You are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving unless you use a hands-free system.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 112km/h (70 mph) on motorways, 112km/h (70 mph) on dual carriageways, 96km/h (60 mph) on single carriageways and 48km/h (30 mph) in residential areas and areas with street lightning.
  • In Scotland, the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for both experienced and novice drivers. In the rest of the UK, the legal alcohol limit is 0.08% for both experienced and novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, a suspended license, or even imprisonment.
  • The population density of the Highlands is quite low, so the roads are not crowded and the driving is very enjoyable. However, many Scottish farmers keep sheep who occasionally wander on the roads and are one of the main reasons for road accidents in the region, so watch out for them. 
  • It’s not a bad idea to get familiar with the Highway Code, an official guide book of driving rules and tips in England, Scotland, and Wales, issued by the UK Government. The guide book can be downloaded online for free on its official website.
  • Proof of insurance and the documentation of the car needs to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency numbers are 999 and 112.

Toll roads

Currently there is only a single toll road in the United Kingdom, the M6 toll. You also have to pay a toll for using a number of bridges and tunnels, as well as for entering the central areas of London and Durham (a city in North East England).

As an alternative to the M6 around Birmingham, the M6toll is a 43km (27 miles) long portion of the road, also known as the Birmingham North Relief Road (BNRR), that relieves congestion on the M6 itself. There are toll gates where you can pay by either cash or credit card. As of March 2019, the price is £6.40 for using the toll road from Monday to Friday (from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.), £5.30 for using the toll road on Saturday or Sunday (from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.), and £4.10 for using the toll road at night time on any day (from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.). Find out more on the M6 Toll official website

Find out more about toll roads in the United Kingdom on the European toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Aberdeen Beach. Surfing is not the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think of Northern Scotland, and yet it is exactly what the beaches around Aberdeen offer. Even though the water is cold year-round, plenty of Britons and foreigners come here to hit the spectacular North Sea waves. Even if you’d like to stay dry, Aberdeen Beach is still a beautiful place to visit for a day outdoors - and with your own ride, you can also travel up or down the coast to find even more private spots just for yourself.
  • Cairngorms National Park. Made up of the same granite that provided the building blocks for Aberdeen’s splendid architecture, Cairngorms National Park is a place of desolate, but splendid mountain scenery. The area’s harsh weather creates a tundra-like environment and provides home to unique plant and animal species such as wildcats, golden eagles, and mountain hares. Dotted with little streams, lochs, and woodlands, the national park is a spectacular place to visit. Dinnet, a small town that’s called the gateway to the Cairngorms, is just 55km (34 miles) west of Aberdeen and can be reached in about 50 minutes by car.
  • Inverness. The capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is a charming little city with attractions like Inverness Castle, the Old High Church, and the Inverness Botanic Gardens. But the number one quality of Inverness is that it can serve as a base for exploring the rest of Highlands, from mysterious Loch Ness to the region’s stunning mountains and rugged coastline. Located 166km (103 miles) northwest of Aberdeen, Inverness can be reached in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Aberdeen is the Ford Focus, but many travelers also go for the Vauxhall Corsa and the Ford Mondeo. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Edinburgh. Made up of medieval palaces and gothic churches and surrounded by extinct volcanoes, Edinburgh is one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. There’s plenty of modernity, too, like the impressive buildings of the Houses of Scottish Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland, the latter of which is as interesting from inside as it is from the outside. Add to this the city beaches, the many festivals, and some of the best restaurants in the UK, and you get a travel destination you can’t resist. Located 206km (128 miles) south of Aberdeen, Edinburgh can be reached in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Glasgow. Larger than Edinburgh, but not the capital, Glasgow is often thought of as the less scenic, but more fun sister of the two grand Scottish cities. Celtic heritage is especially strong here and lives in the city’s music, traditions, cultural centers, and pubs. There’s plenty of famous landmarks, too, like the Glasgow Cathedral and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Located 235km (146 miles) south of Aberdeen, Glasgow can be reached in about three hours by car.
  • North England. The largest of the home countries, England is so much more than just London. Made up of bustling and diverse urban centers like Liverpool and Manchester, long rugged beaches, quaint villages, and the rolling hills of Yorkshire, there’s plenty to discover in it’s northern areas. Newcastle, the first large city when coming from Scotland, is located 407km (253 miles) south of Aberdeen and can be reached in just a little more than four hours. You’ll make your own trip from there.

Car Rental Prices in Aberdeen

  • Station wagons - from $75 per day
  • Large cars - from $60 per day
  • Medium cars - from $48 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $132 per day
  • Premium cars - from $99 per day
  • Small cars - from $42 per day
  • SUVs - from $62 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips to land a great rental car in Aberdeen:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Aberdeen is the cheapest in March when renting a car is almost 70% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Aberdeen

  1. London Car Rentals from $30.81 per day
    650.2 km / 404.0 miles away
  2. Edinburgh Car Rentals from $19.47 per day
    156.8 km / 97.4 miles away
  3. Manchester Car Rentals from $23.96 per day
    428.1 km / 266.0 miles away
  4. Belfast Car Rentals from $16.28 per day
    367.3 km / 228.3 miles away
  5. Glasgow Car Rentals from $21.22 per day
    201.6 km / 125.3 miles away
  6. Birmingham Car Rentals from $20.54 per day
    528.9 km / 328.7 miles away
  7. Luton Car Rentals from $26.37 per day
    604.1 km / 375.4 miles away
  8. Leeds Car Rentals from $19.37 per day
    372.7 km / 231.6 miles away
  9. Liverpool Car Rentals from $13.69 per day
    432.3 km / 268.6 miles away
  10. Bristol Car Rentals from $22.59 per day
    648.1 km / 402.7 miles away
  11. Inverness Car Rentals from $28.35 per day
    117.0 km / 72.7 miles away
  12. East Midlands Car Rentals from $21.52 per day
    489.3 km / 304.1 miles away
  13. Newcastle Car Rentals from $14.09 per day
    242.9 km / 150.9 miles away
  14. Cardiff Car Rentals from $28.08 per day
    649.9 km / 403.8 miles away
  15. Southampton Car Rentals from $23.48 per day
    697.5 km / 433.4 miles away
  16. Bournemouth Car Rentals from $26.68 per day
    714.6 km / 444.1 miles away
  17. Norwich Car Rentals from $30.08 per day
    550.2 km / 341.9 miles away
  18. Exeter Car Rentals from $18.48 per day
    723.7 km / 449.7 miles away
  19. Bolton Car Rentals from $23.03 per day
    404.8 km / 251.6 miles away
  20. Doncaster Car Rentals from $24.00 per day
    416.2 km / 258.6 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Aberdeen

  1. Aberdeen Airport Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    7.8 km / 4.9 miles away
  2. Downtown Car Rentals from $13.93 per day
    92.6 km / 57.5 miles away
  3. Dundee Airport Car Rentals from $36.16 per day
    95.8 km / 59.5 miles away
  4. 124.0 km / 77.1 miles away
  5. 132.0 km / 82.0 miles away
  6. Downtown Car Rentals from $25.71 per day
    148.1 km / 92.0 miles away
  7. 148.8 km / 92.5 miles away
  8. 154.5 km / 96.0 miles away
  9. Downtown Car Rentals from $29.06 per day
    162.3 km / 100.8 miles away
  10. 195.1 km / 121.2 miles away
  11. Downtown Car Rentals from $21.13 per day
    195.9 km / 121.7 miles away
  12. Glasgow Airport Car Rentals from $21.22 per day
    201.5 km / 125.2 miles away
  13. 236.6 km / 147.0 miles away
  14. 238.1 km / 147.9 miles away
  15. Downtown Car Rentals from $27.07 per day
    253.1 km / 157.3 miles away
  16. Downtown Car Rentals from $27.07 per day
    292.0 km / 181.5 miles away
  17. Downtown Car Rentals from $27.07 per day
    345.4 km / 214.6 miles away
  18. 366.3 km / 227.6 miles away
  19. 366.6 km / 227.8 miles away
  20. 366.6 km / 227.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Aberdeen?

Car rental prices in Aberdeen vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Aberdeen
$65.04
January
$79.87
February
$25.10
March
$86.72
April
$63.44
May
$81.24
June
$80.23
July
$53.63
August
$60.09
September
$66.41
October
$141.02
November
$141.02
December
The best month to rent a car in Aberdeen is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $25.10). This is 68% cheaper than the yearly average and 82% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $141.02 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Aberdeen?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in August, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Aberdeen
6
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
11
May
6
June
6
July
4
August
7
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Aberdeen?

While travelers visit Aberdeen year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Aberdeen by Monthly Searches
79%
January
294%
February
299%
March
28%
April
39%
May
20%
June
31%
July
33%
August
26%
September
53%
October
23%
November
275%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Vauxhall Corsa 2 2 Small cars
Easirent Skoda Yeti 5 3 Large cars
SIXT Citroen C4 Cactus 4 1 Medium cars
Enterprise Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT VW Golf 5 1 Medium cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris 5d
April 26, 2019
If you're staying in Aberdeen itself, you don't really need a car & parking in the city can be expensive. For getting around outside Aberdeen to see local scenery including the Cairngorms, castles, coast etc, a car makes life much easier.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
October 29, 2018
I travelled up the Dee valley and having access to a car is essential.
Argentina
Vauxhall Vivaro 9 seater
October 7, 2018
Visit Dunnottar Castle & do the Whisky trail.

Top 10 Suppliers in Aberdeen in 2020

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.3
+4401224774466
Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+4401224774466
Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
01224690099
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, 80 SKENE SQUARE
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6
+442070188246
Upper Farburn Road
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4403713840295
CAR RENTAL CENTER
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4403445446010
Aberdeen Airport Upper Farburn Rd Car Rental Ce
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
01224774466
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2
+4403713840295
UPPER FARBURN ROAD,ABERDEEN AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4401224700021
InterRent Park and Depart Wellheads Drive, Dyce
Easirent
Easirent
Very good 7.4
+441224608690
Courtyard Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Way, Dyce, Aberdeen
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30

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