Aberdeen Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Aberdeen

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.

Aberdeen Car Rental FAQs

For additional questions, please visit our main car rental FAQs page.

Enterprise Car Rental Services

At Enterprise, we understand our customers need flexibility when hiring a car or van. To ensure you receive the best experience, we offer a number of car rental services that would help meet customer needs.

Need to drop off in a different location?

One Way Car Rental

Looking to rent a car for a one-way trip? No problem! Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers easy and convenient one-way car rentals from most of its 10,000 locations in 90+ countries. Choose from a great selection of vehicles, including economy, saloons, SUVs, people carriers and vans.

Need help picking up and returning car?

Free Pick Up and Drop Off Service

Our free pick-up service is available at non-airport locations during normal business hours. After you have reserved your vehicle online, we'll call and you can arrange your free pick-up.

Need a car for an extended time?

Long Term Car Rental Service

Looking for a flexible alternative to a traditional rental or lease agreement? We've set up dedicated long-term branches throughout UK to provide our customers one-on-one attention. Just let us know when and where you need to rent a vehicle, and we'll take care of the rest.

Traveling to 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 rent 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 rental 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 Rental 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 rental. 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 Rental in Aberdeen

If you’re after the best priced rental cars in Aberdeen, look no further.  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.

If you’re a frequent rental user and want to get more out of your custom, sign up for our Enterprise Plus rewards program. Every time you book with us, you gain redeemable points that can be used to get free rentals with us in the future.

Car Rental in Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is about seven miles north-west from the city center. 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 center, 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 center 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.

Things to do in Aberdeen

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.

Driving Information in Aberdeen

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.