Car Rental Aberdeen

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Pick-up location Aberdeen
Rental locations 26
Airport locations 15

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Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Aberdeen
Alamo
Locations in Aberdeen
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 122 464 2642
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 122 477 4466
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
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Alamo reviews in Aberdeen

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Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
8.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Aberdeen
Hertz
Locations in Aberdeen
Car Rental Bld Aberdeen Apt
+44 843 309 3001
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
  • 8.0
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 7.3
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
22 Jul 2017
It was great!
Pros: Good value
8.0 Excellent
9 Jul 2019
Pros: All of the staff I spoke to were very friendly and helpful.
Cons: With a one-way rental, we had never been to the Stena terminal before and on google maps it’s very confusing where the Hertz return location is. Even after phone confirmation with the Hertz rep on site we were unsure where to park because there are ZERO signs that say car rental, Hertz, etc.
6.8 Good
13 Jul 2018
Car rental from Glasgow instead of Aberdeen
Pros: The car was compact, comfortable, and clean. Overall it was the right car for our vacation. At Glasgow airport Hertz, the younger woman at the pick-up and drop off was very nice and helpful, regardless of the trouble the other member of staff made.
Cons: Although we called ahead to Hertz in Glasgow from Dublin airport about switching our pick-up location (due to delays and missed flights) which would be "no problem at all", they seemed to have nothing available when we got there. When they finally found a vehicle similar to our initial order, we felt like there were A LOT of added/hidden costs. The person helping us out was rude, and we seemed like an inconvenience. When we got to the car at the lot, about to load it, another member of staff claimed we were taking the wrong vehicle (which we were not) and continued to the lot-office to check. I later followed as we didn't understand what the issue was. Other staff also didn't understand what the problem was, so after some deliberation on her side she exclaimed "whatever, just tell her it's fine... Just let them take it!" Some of the staff should've handled the situation better by communicating with both the colleagues and clients. The explanation of the rental agreement should not be done rudely, and the pick-up/drop-off staff member handled the situation quite poorly.
Rated no. 3
Enterprise
enterprise
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
4 locations in Aberdeen
Enterprise
Locations in Aberdeen
80 Skene Square
+44 122 464 2642
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
829 831 Great Northern Road
+44 122 469 0099
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Car Rental Centre
+44 122 477 4466
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Girdleness Road
+44 122 489 4679
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.0
  • 9.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
26 Apr 2016
Pros: Everything
5.6 Okay
19 Apr 2017
Not open when arrived for pick up
Cons: I phoned to say that i would arrive just after 11pm abd was that a problem. I was told by Staff at Enterprise Aberdeen Airport that although they shut at 11pm someone would wait. I arrived to find everything shut. I needed a taxi and then return the next day. I was told my car was not there but a similar would be found. I thought the JUKE was slightly small for the size i ordered.
Rated no. 4
Easirent
6.9 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Aberdeen
Easirent
Locations in Aberdeen
C/o Marriott Courtyard Argyll Way
+44 122 460 8690
  • 6.7
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
29 May 2017
3 rentals and counting!
Pros: Quick service, great prices, speedy and friendly!
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jun 2017
No car was actually available
Cons: When I arrived, I was informed that the prior customer had returned the car wrecked and there was no other car available for me to drive. There was also no other rental car available at any other rental company nearby. Needless to say, this caused major havoc for my intended vacation plans (which involved driving to 3 other cities in the area), and ended up costing me 3x as much on trains/buses and having to change plans for hotels. One of the guys at the customer service desk did his best to help (allowing me to use their phone for international calls, etc.), while shortly after the other kicked me out of their small waiting area, where I was using wifi to rearrange my plans, because other customers were on their way in. I won't be using them again.
8.8 Excellent
13 Jul 2017
july in scotland
Pros: great car.
Cons: too many undisclosed add-ons. felt like death by a hundred cuts.
Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Aberdeen
Avis
Locations in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Airport
+44 344 544 6010
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:30 - 23:00
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
6 Aug 2019
Cons: Was very disappointed with booking a "Premium Class" car through this service - Website stated a "Mercedes C Class or similar". An extremely basic Volkswagen Golf was the car we received on arrival at the Avis counter. Fitting a family and luggage into this car was awful. Extremely disappointed.
Arnold Clark
arnoldclark
2 locations in Aberdeen
Arnold Clark
Locations in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Airport
Canal Road Mounthooley
+44 122 462 2714
FLIZZR
flizzr
2 locations in Aberdeen
FLIZZR
Locations in Aberdeen
Car Rental Center Upper Farburn Road,aberdeen Airport
+44 844 499 3399
Upper Farburn Road
+44 844 499 3399
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Aberdeen
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Aberdeen
16 Broomhill Road
+44 371 384 1092
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
Sunday
Car Rental Center
08713840295
National
national
2 locations in Aberdeen
National
Locations in Aberdeen
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 122 464 2642
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 122 477 4466
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Sixt
2 locations in Aberdeen
Sixt
Locations in Aberdeen
College Street Car Park L8
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 15:00
Upper Farburn Road
+44 207 018 8246
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Aberdeen
Sunnycars
Locations in Aberdeen
16 Broomhill Road
Brent Road
Europcar
europcar
1 location in Aberdeen
Europcar
Locations in Aberdeen
Car Rental Center
+44 371 384 0295
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Aberdeen
Firefly
Locations in Aberdeen
Car Rental Building Airport, Upper Farburn Road
+44 843 309 3001
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 23:00
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Aberdeen
INTERRENT
Locations in Aberdeen
InterRent Park and Depart
+44 122 470 0021
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Aberdeen
Thrifty
Locations in Aberdeen
8 - 12 St Machar Drive
+44 122 497 4750
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
9 travellers who rented a car in Aberdeen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Aberdeen

When to book a rental car in Aberdeen

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Top tips for renting a car in Aberdeen

  • There is hardly a better way to explore the eastern coastline of Scotland and all the attractions of Aberdeen – such as the Maritime Museum or the Art Gallery – or the inner Scottish countryside than by renting a car. Benefit from the flexibility and a sense of freedom when visiting the coastal city when you get your own rental car.
  • Aberdeen Airport is located about six and a half miles from the heart of Aberdeen and travelers can rent a car directly from there to be in the city in about twenty minutes. There are various onsite car rental agencies of internationally renowned companies like Avis, Hertz, and Europcar, to name a few.
  • In Aberdeen, like the rest of the UK, cars drive on the left side of the road, plus the steering wheel is on the right-hand side of the car. Travelers who are not used to this should consider renting a GPS system with the car, as it makes it easier to navigate on the other side of the road. Remember to enter roundabouts clockwise and be extra attentive at intersections.
  • Peak times in Aberdeen are usually around 6-9 am and 4-7 pm in Aberdeen during the week, and traffic can increase dramatically with waiting hours sometimes as long as 1 hour. Try to avoid these times for driving if possible and find ways through little alleys and streets rather than bit arterial roads like the A96, for instance.
  • Book your rental car in Aberdeen at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Aberdeen

What is the best rental car company in Aberdeen?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Aberdeen are Enterprise (8.5, 12807 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2242 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1070 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Aberdeen?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Aberdeen?

As Aberdeen is located in the north, it is wise to rent a 4-wheel-drive car, especially when visiting during the winter. Parking and traffic can be challenging in the city, so opt for a smaller car if possible, as it can fit into more parking spaces and will also need less gas – which can get pretty expensive in Europe and the UK.

What's the speed limit in Aberdeen?

Even though the rest of European countries uses the metric system, in the UK the imperial system prevails to some extent and speed limits are given in miles per hour. Bear in mind that the posted signs are on the left side of the road. General regulations permit 30 mph in residential areas, but it goes down to 20 mph around schools. 50 mph is permitted on rural roads and up to 70 mph on freeways (called motorways in the UK and usually marked with an “M”).

How are gas prices in Aberdeen?

Although the UK never fully adopted the metric system, gas is measured in liters, so bear that in mind when refilling the tank and checking prices. The average price for one liter of gas is around £1.20 ($1.52, which is $6.08 per gallon). Payment can be done by cash or card at the machines or the counter after refilling the tank.

Where are the best places to park in Aberdeen?

On-street parking in Aberdeen is usually time restricted and metered, with a fee of around £1 ($1.27) per 20 minutes. There are also various parking lots and garages available, some of which are even free of charge. The Denburn, Chapel Street, or Frederick Street parking lots, for instance, can be used without paying a fee after 5pm.