Car & Van Hire in Aberdeen
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Aberdeen, also known as the Granite City, is a Scottish port town filled with maritime history, unique architecture and beautiful scenery with distilleries scattered throughout within short driving distance. After exploring the city centre and strolling down the Aberdeen beachfront Esplanade, you can venture outside of the Granite City to see the wonders of the Scottish wilderness.
If you fly to Aberdeen, you can find us at Aberdeen International Airport where we can help you at our counter. If you’re in the city centre and need to hire a car, you can drop by our Downtown Aberdeen branch on Skene Square. We can also help get you on the road in North Aberdeen and South Aberdeen.
Wide Range of Rental Cars
No matter what kind of vehicle you need for your stay in Aberdeen, you can rest assured our agents can find you the ideal rental. With one of the world’s largest fleets, we can provide you with anything from an economy car rental, to people carriers to hire out for a family trip. If you want to tackle the Scottish Highlands, an SUV with space for hiking gear would be perfect for some ‘Munro bagging’. We cater to your driving preferences to make sure your car hire experience is as comfortable for you as possible. We give you the choice of petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrains, with manual or automatic transmissions so you can drive with ease. Our fleet is also ULEZ compliant, giving you great miles per gallon and access to places where polluting vehicles cannot go.
If you need extra driving equipment for your time in Aberdeen, we have optional extras such as GPS, child seats and boosters. We can also help you put more than one driver on your rental, just ask one of our friendly agents and they will help you get the most out of your Enterprise rental.
Van Hire in Aberdeen
If your visit to Aberdeen requires extra cargo space for some haulage, our van fleet is here to help. Our fleet features the latest van models, which meet emission standards, providing you with a comfortable and modern vehicle to drive. Our vans range from small short wheelbase vans, all the way to the large long wheelbase vans for those after Luton van hire. For the cheapest van rental rates, get a quote above to make use of the online Pre-Pay pricing, or visit one of our Aberdeen branches where one of our agents will be able to help.
Cheap Car Hire in Aberdeen
If you’re after the best priced rental cars in Aberdeen, look no further. As a Which? Recommended Provider, we are proud of our great customer service, competitive pricing and clearly explained costs of our rentals. If you want to join the 20 million happy customers we serve every year, experience renting with us yourself by getting a quote above and make use of our pre-pay service to get the cheapest quote. To see what vehicles you can pick up from our Aberdeen branches, visit our car fleet page.
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Car Hire in Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen International Airport is about seven miles north-west from the city centre. You can use both, the A92 and A90 to get to the connecting A96 that takes you to the airport in the Dyce area. Find our Aberdeen International Airport branch in the car rental centre, where our agents will help get you on the road to continue your journey to Aberdeen, or the Highlands, all in the comfort of an Enterprise rental car. We understand returning your rental can be difficult due to flight times being outside of normal business hours. That’s why we offer flexible After Hours Service – the option to return your rental even if we’re not in. You can park your rental in a designated Enterprise parking spot and leave the keys in the 24-hour key drop box, located on the wall of the car rental centre beside the main door. If you have any queries, our helpful agents will be able to help you when you land – seven days a week.
At Enterprise, we understand our customers need flexibility when hiring a car or van. To ensure you recieve the best experience, we offer a number of car rental services that would help meet customer needs.
One Way Car Hire
Free Pick Up and Drop Off Service
Long Term Car Hire Service
Explore the sparkling ‘Granite City’
Aberdeen is a city built on maritime industry, where shipbuilding and fishing is prominent to this day. It’s nicknamed ‘Granite City’ thanks to its distinct architecture that uses locally quarried grey granite stone. The buildings tend to ‘sparkle’ in the sun, due to small mineral particles reflecting the light, making the historical buildings appear even more beautiful during sunny days. If you take your rental to the city, park in one of the many long stay car parks like NCP Shiprow and go for a stroll around the city’s beautiful streets and beachfront. Visit the maritime museum to delve deeper into the history of Aberdeen and its port, or just to see the incredible oilrig model. From there, you can walk to the historical fishing village of Footdee and see the original fisherman cottages, then continue onto the Esplanade to see Aberdeen’s beach and maybe have a chance of seeing Bottlenose dolphins. You have to visit Old Aberdeen for a peaceful walk through Seaton Park and Aberdeen University’s historical King’s College grounds.
Climb atop a Munro in the Cairngorms
The Granite City is also a perfect place to start road trips around the region. With the Cairngorms National Park a short two hour drive away, you can experience some of the highest ‘Munros’ in Aberdeenshire and Moray – Scottish mountains with a height over 3,000 feet. The Cairngorms National Park is filled with unique wildlife, rivers, lochs and hiking paths. For those who love wildlife, the Cairngorms are a great place to see the endangered Capercaillies and Scottish Wildcats – but only if you’re lucky enough, as they try avoid human contact.
Taste the world’s finest Whiskeys in historical distilleries
For those into the golden Scottish spirit, the Cairngorms are home to plenty of Whiskey distilleries, such as Dalwhinnie Distillery or Royal Lochnagar Distillery. If you take the A96 from Aberdeen to the northwest, you can visit the two famous distilleries of Glenfiddich and The Macallan Estate – just make sure you have a designated driver as you definitely will do the tasting session. By renting a car with Enterprise, you’re opening the door to making great memories and experiencing the unique things Aberdeen and its surroundings have to offer. Get a quote above and experience the Scottish regions of Aberdeenshire and Moray in a comfortable Enterprise rental car.
When driving around Aberdeen and the surrounding area, there a few key things to remember:
- Aberdeen uses standard UK speed limits. Most built-up area roads will have a 30mph limit with some 20mph limit zones. Single and dual carriageways are also aligned with standard national speed limits, unless specified otherwise on road signs.
- The AWPR or Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (A90) is a great way to dodge Aberdeen roads during peak hours when going to the airport.
- If you decide to venture out of the city into the countryside, make sure you’re aware of animal warning signs. Reduce speed and use the car’s full beams at night, but make sure to turn them off if you see an animal to prevent them from getting dazzled.
- During snowy weather, reduce your speed accordingly and try losing road speed earlier than usual as Aberdeen roads can freeze-over.
- In an emergency, dial 999 or 112 on mobiles.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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