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 Car Hire Aberdeen Useful Information

Aberdeen, often referred to as the "Granite City" due to its many gray stone buildings, is located in northeastern Scotland. It's known for its maritime history, cultural heritage, and as a hub for the North Sea oil industry. Here's what you need to know about driving in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas with your hire car:

Driving in Aberdeen:

  1. Side of the Road: Like the rest of the UK, you drive on the left-hand side of the road in Aberdeen.

  2. Documentation: You should have a valid driving license. If your license isn't in English, it's advisable to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). You'll also need insurance and the car's registration documentation.

  3. Speed Limits:

    • Built-up areas: 30 mph (48 km/h), though in some residential areas or near schools, it might be 20 mph (32 km/h).
    • Single carriageways: 60 mph (97 km/h)
    • Dual carriageways and motorways: 70 mph (113 km/h)
  4. Parking: Aberdeen city center can be quite busy, so it's advisable to use designated car parks. Some areas have on-street parking with a "pay and display" system.

  5. Traffic: Like many cities, Aberdeen can experience rush hour traffic, particularly during weekday mornings and early evenings.

  6. Roundabouts: Being familiar with how to navigate roundabouts is beneficial, as they are common in the UK. Vehicles already on the roundabout have the right of way.

Distances from Aberdeen Airport:

Aberdeen Airport is located in Dyce, about 7 miles (around 11 km) northwest of Aberdeen city center.

  1. Aberdeen City Center: Approximately 7 miles (11 km), about a 20-minute drive via the A96.

  2. Stonehaven: Around 16 miles (26 km), approximately a 30-minute drive via the A90. It's a picturesque harbor town south of Aberdeen, known for the stunning Dunnottar Castle.

General Tips:

  • Roads are generally well-maintained, but always be cautious of the weather, especially during the winter months when ice can be an issue.

  • Aberdeen and its surrounding areas have many single-lane roads, especially in the countryside. Use passing places to let faster vehicles overtake or if you encounter oncoming traffic.

  • Scotland has strict drink-driving laws with low limits. The legal alcohol limit is 50 mg of alcohol in every 100 ml of blood, lower than the rest of the UK.

  • If you're planning to explore beyond Aberdeen, the Aberdeenshire area offers a scenic coastal trail, historic castles, and the famous whisky-producing Speyside region.

Remember to always be alert and adhere to local traffic laws. Aberdeen and its surroundings provide a mix of city driving and scenic routes, making it a rewarding driving experience. Safe travels!

 

Current Rental Rates in Aberdeen

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 150.54 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 1053.84 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.36 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 366.57 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.24 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 393.70 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Aberdeen: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Aberdeen is known as the ‘Granite City’ because of its geology.
  • It’s the major oil centre for Europe.
  • The area has been inhabited for nearly 8,000 years.
  • 1319 saw it gain the status of a royal burgh.
  • The city has won ‘Britain in Bloom’ more times than any other place in the UK.

Best car rental companies in Aberdeen

9.0
No.1: ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN,
based on 566 reviews
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94
80
93
94
43 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 1270 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
19 min (average wait time)
7.0
No.3: DOLLAR,
based on 3143 reviews
81
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67
61
72
17 min (average wait time)

Aberdeen car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    ARNOLD CLARK CAR & VAN RENTAL
  • € 366.52
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 52.36
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
    Standard
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 3008
  • 11
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Aberdeen

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February€ 73
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April€ 81
May€ 77
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August€ 73
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November€ 58
December€ 66
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February€ 80
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April€ 81
May€ 81
June€ 101
July€ 89
August€ 76
September€ 78
October€ 69
November€ 61
December€ 76
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February€ 172
March€ 161
April€ 149
May€ 156
June€ 163
July€ 144
August€ 154
September€ 140
October€ 130
November€ 144
December€ 161
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March€ 97
April€ 107
May€ 99
June€ 107
July€ 114
August€ 95
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November€ 79
December€ 96
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April€ 175
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January€ 53
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March€ 54
April€ 58
May€ 48
June€ 48
July€ 56
August€ 67
September€ 44
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