If you’re looking for the easiest to use and most affordable car hire in Aberdeen, then you’ve come to the right place.
Just fill in one simple form, telling us what type of hire car you want and when you want it, and we’ll show you the best selection that Aberdeen’s car hire providers can offer you.
Best Price for Car Hire Aberdeen
Click and Drive Aberdeen compares deals from a wide range of car hire providers, so you can get the best deal on the car that’s perfect for your specific needs. Once you give us those few simple details, we’ll show you a selection of available cars that are perfect for you.
You’ll also see when multiple firms offer the same car, so you can see how much money you’re saving by choosing the cheapest. You can hire Aberdeen cars through our service, safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the best deal. You can search for car hire and book online getting cheap car hire, and compare prices from multiple supplier’s.
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Whether the hire car you’re looking for is a small run around, for zipping around the city with a friend, or something big enough for the whole family, you’ll find it here.
Because we search multiple providers, you get to choose from a wide range of cars for hire in Aberdeen. One company might not have what you’re looking for, but by searching them all, you’re guaranteed to find the hire car that’s perfect for you. For driver aged 21 and over we can offer competitive quotes, however for older drivers we will be able to offer concordable savings. Just enter the age of the driver and pickup date and droppoff date required and compare quotes. If you are looking for oneway car hire we can also help, just select this option before quote and the car hire locations that you require.
Like many people, you may have arrived here after searching for van hire. Whether you’re looking for a Transit Van or a VW Transporter, we have you covered. You’ll find a selection of vans, available from a range of car hire companies, through our car hire search tool.
Whether you need to move furniture, or carry your tools around for work, you can find a van for hire in Aberdeen in only a few clicks.
Hire Locations for Car Rentals
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Because we work with multiple providers, there are hire locations both throughout the city of Aberdeen, and at Aberdeen airport. Though not all deals are available at each of the hire locations.
If you’re flying into Aberdeen airport, then the airport car hire option on our search form means that you can pick up your car from the airport with the minimum of inconvenience.
Aberdeen International Airport is a busy place flying to over 50 destinations worldwide. On arriving at the airport once in the terminal all you need to is follow the signs. If you have flown in on an international flight you will need to go through passport control and customs. Once in the arrivals hall you will see a range of restaurants and bars. You will also find a good variety of shopping which includes Boots, Dixons Travel, WHSmith, World Duy Free as well as Costa and a Wetherspoons.
Once you have picked up your car rental from the rental desk, it is around 6.6 miles to Aberdeen city centre which takes around 25 minutes.
When flying from the airport you may want to take advantage of the airport lounges which are located on the first floor of the new Terminal extension. This airport lounge is called the Northern Lights Lounge and is open for all passengers and offer panoramic views of the runway and locally-sourced food by Aberdeen’s “kilted Chef” Craig Wilson.
Your Guide to the City of Aberdeen
Since you want to hire Aberdeen cars through our website, it’s only fair that we help you to put them to good use. Let our city guide help you find the best destinations in the city, to visit on your trip.
Enjoy Aberdeen’s Ancient Architecture
People have been living in the Aberdeen area for over 8,000 years. So, if you’re a fan of historic architecture, the city has a large selection of buildings that will tickle your fancy.
The grandest is, perhaps, Marischal College, which is the second largest granite building in the world. They started building the college in 1835, but the work wasn’t completed until the early 1900s, which shows you the scale of the job.
Because the local granite has a high mica content, the grey building sparkles like silver, when the light catches it.
You can find Marischal College on Broad Street, though it’s currently on long-term loan to the City Council.
But since you’re using our car hire Aberdeen service, why not venture further afield, if you enjoy historic buildings? Aberdeenshire has over 300 castles for you to visit, including Balmoral Castle, which is famous as the Royal Family’s Scottish home. Or the highly rated Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, a ruin that sits dramatically on a cliff top.
The Aberdeen Maritime Museum
The award winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum sits near the harbour, and admission is free.
The museum shows you the fascinating history of the North Sea, from shipbuilding, to oil drilling. The exhibitions change from time to time, but they all centre around the seafaring history of the local people. You could discover anything from ancient fishing techniques, to details of the high-tech drilling industry that’s the city of Aberdeen’s lifeblood today.
Highly rated by tourists, the Maritime Museum features a café and a souvenir shop, and they update it periodically with new exhibits.
You can find the museum on Ship Row, just around the corner from the Visit Scotland Aberdeen Information Centre.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
The Gordon Highlanders Museum is dedicated to the history of the Gordon Highlanders regiment, which has been fighting for British interests since the revolutionary war in France.
A tour of the museum walks you through all the great wars, from colonial era India to 1994, when the regiment merged with two other Highland regiments. Then it shows you the modern era, including the part the regiment played in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
You’ll get to discover all the regiment’s greatest battles, see historical weapons, and learn what life was like for its soldiers throughout history.
The museum’s closed on Sunday and Monday, but open all other days, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is £7.50 for adults, with discounts available for families, children, and concessions.
It sits a short way outside the city centre, on Viewfield Road, but that shouldn’t be a problem when you use one of our cars.
Duthie Park Winter Gardens
Visiting the David Welch Winter Gardens, at Duthie Park, is a great day out for the whole family. One of Europe’s largest indoor gardens, it’s divided up into themed areas.
From Japanese and Victorian gardens, to tropical paradises, and even a cactus room, there’s enough variety to keep everyone interested. No matter your taste in gardens and plants, you’re sure to find an area (or two or three) that you enjoy.
Better still for those on a tight budget, admission is free.
The gardens bloom year round. But opening times change with the season, so it’s best to check them before your visit.
You’ll need one of our car rentals to help you reach Balmedie Beach, because it sits 9.5 miles to the north of Aberdeen. It’s well worth the short drive though.
The beach features golden sand, which is perfect for building sandcastles. It’s also vast enough that there’s room for everyone, no matter how many people show up.
Long golden beaches like this one, coupled with the sparkling granite buildings, have earned Aberdeen the nickname The Silver City with the Golden Sands.
Balmedie beach comes with good amenities. There’s a small play park, picnic benches, and public toilets, so you can take the whole family and make a day of it.
As you’d expect from a beach, admission is free.
St Machar’s Cathedral
Lying in Old Aberdeen, St Machar’s is on the small side for a Cathedral, and actually lost cathedral status centuries ago. Even so, it’s well worth visiting, and isn’t far from the city centre.
St Machar’s is famous for its ceiling, which visitors frequently rave about. The flat ceiling of the nave was built in the early 16th century, and shows 48 coats of arms, belonging to the kings of Europe, and to Scotland’s most important earls and bishops.
Accompanying the ceiling is a beautiful frieze, which starts in the nave’s north-west corner.
If you have a sense of the macabre, St Machar’s is the final resting place of ten Bishops of Aberdeen, who died between 1350 and 1682. It also features a centuries old graveyard in the grounds, complete with aging tombstones.
Rumour has it that William Wallace’s arm is buried in the wall of the church. Just don’t ask the staff about it, unless you want to annoy them. Apparently, many tourists ask about this rumour, despite a complete lack of evidence.
If you’re in the mood for some clean group fun, then take your rental car to Palmerston Road, and indulge in a room escape game, at Breakout Games.
The staff lock you and your team in a room that’s filled with riddles, puzzles, and clues. You have 60 minutes to solve them all, and escape.
Each room has its own theme. There’s Frankenstein, the Amazon, Black and White (chess themed), and v75 (virus laboratory.) Each has a unique mission and puzzles to solve.
The games are each suitable for between 2 and 8 players, so you can go for a fun day out with a group of any size.
Driving in Scotland
Scotland is a great place to drive and has some of the most stunning scenery in the world. It has also just launched its answer to Route 66 which is named NC500 or North Coast 500 which is 500-mile route which takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.
As this route becomes more popular, it is vital that you plan your trip and book accommodation in advance. There are over 600 places to stay along the route and although the official North Coast 500 route suggests it can be done in 5 days, this we feel is not enough time to fully appreciate and visit the places you wish to see on route. The big mistake drivers make is looking at the map and thinking we only have 60 miles to go.
The highland mile is not the same, as you have to factor in the road conditions, such as winding roads where it is easy to get stuck behind caravans and also as you drive you will often stop at one of the endless unmissable photo stops.
You can start the route at any point, however most people arrive from Aberdeen then drive to Inverness. Inverness is a great place to stay your first night with plenty of accommodation and entertainment available.
The route begins at Inverness Castle then heads north via the A862 towards the Black Isle. It is advised that you plan your route beforehand and get the official North Coast 500 map, which is available from the visit Scotland shops. You can use your SatNav, however this will often take you on the fastest route and you will miss out on many of the good bits.
You should also be aware that once you get outside of Inverness 3g will be very patchy, and it also pays to try and keep your fuel tank over half full as many sections have very few petrol stops and most close early. If you wish to view the route at 4x speed checkout this video by Billy Manson.
Drive with care and you will enjoy this great route around the north of Scotland.
Enjoy Yourself in Your Ideal Car
We hope our car hire service helps you enjoy your time in Aberdeen, whether you’re going for business or pleasure.
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