Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)
Car Hire / Rental
(Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
The main Aberdeen to Inverness road, the A96, is less than a mile from the airport. Although public transport services to and from Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) are very good, the airport has offices of four major car rental companies, offering a faster means of accessing the city and getting around (see car rental listings below).
Many travellers renting a car at Aberdeen Airport enjoy the freedom that it provides, particularly when staying outside of the city centre. To the southwest, Dundee, Kinross, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all within driving distance of Aberdeen.
Reserving a car in advance of your intended visit will ensure that you get a car of your choice. Car hire firms offer maps of the Aberdeen area and also provide useful driving tips. You will be expected to return the car with a full tank of fuel or pay an additional charge.
Speed limits in Aberdeen, Scotland
Urban areas: 48 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 64 kph / 40 mph
Towns and residential areas: 32 kph / 20 mph
Motorways / highways: 112 kph / 70 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Aberdeen
Driving around Aberdeen is not difficult, although no motorways exist in this region. A comprehensive network of 'A' roads connect Aberdeen to other parts of the Scottish highlands. The A90 is one of the main roads in this region and heads in a north-south direction, close to the coastline.
Noteworthy roads in central Aberdeen include Union Street, which runs through the heart of the city until Mercat Cross, next to Castlegate. A number of streets in the historic Old Aberdeen area have restricted access and are best explored on foot.
Parking in Aberdeen is not often a problem, with plenty of multi-storey car parks around the city. The Bon Accord Centre is home to a large car park, close to the shops, while other garages can be found along West North Street, Shiprow (close to the tourism centre), Huntly Street, Trinity Centre, and more. Park and ride is also a popular option nearby, from either Kingswells or the Bridge of Don area, with these car parks being linked by regular buses.
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) Car Rental Companies
The following is a list of car rental firms that have offices at Aberdeen Airport:
- Avis Rent-A-Car
- National / Alamo
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) Car Rental