Car hire at Aberdeen Airport
What I need to know
You have your pick of vehicles when hiring a car at Aberdeen Airport, with several car hire companies to choose from. This means you can find the perfect car to suit your needs, especially when using our site. We also offer 24/7 customer support and free cancellation, making your trip to Scotland even easier.
Where to pick up my car
There are a number of different options when it comes to deciding where you want to pick your car up when arriving at Aberdeen Airport. Several companies have offices in the arrivals hall, so you can simply collect your keys and go. However, others provide free shuttle buses or meet and greet services instead.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Aberdeen Airport is the ideal destination to really appreciate everything that Scotland has on offer. Close to the coast and surrounded by plenty of atmospheric countryside, simply driving around is a good idea. Alternatively, you can visit one of the city's art galleries, brave the beach and try a dram or two of Scottish whisky.
Nearby Aberdeen Airport
If you want to improve your golf game, you can do so in as little as half an hour from Aberdeen Airport by heading to Peterculter Golf Club via the B979. An 18-hole course surrounded by greenery, it's a great way to enjoy the great Scottish outdoors.
Alternatively, brave the Scottish weather and head to Balmedie Beach, which is ideal for surfers and bodyboarders.
For those who want to see how the Royal Family live, the A93 will take you to Balmoral Castle in around an hour and a half. Here you can explore parts of the grounds, gardens and interiors, with regular exhibitions taking place. You can also try your hand at salmon fishing if this takes your fancy.
Eating and drinking
Aberdeen prides itself on the food on offer, so you will never go hungry during your visit. Its coastal location means you're guaranteed to get great seafood and fish dishes, especially if you visit any one of the quaint seaside cafes. You'll find a great selection of traditional pubs and modern restaurants, serving up the latest cuisine as well as Scottish classics like Cullen skink, haggis and delicious Aberdeen Angus beef.
Things to do
No matter what time of year you visit Aberdeen, you'll find something interesting to do. There are some great museums, including the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, which will teach you all about the city's seaside heritage and the Gordon Highlanders Museum.
You might also want to take advantage of being in Scotland and try some great whisky, which you can do at the Glenfiddich Distillery.
As well as the stunning Scottish countryside and coastline, there is plenty of sightseeing to be done in and around Aberdeen. There are a fair few castles in the region that you can head to, but the red brick and turreted style of the 17th-century Craigievar Castle should not be missed. For a breath of fresh air, head to Duthie Park, which features 44 acres of greenery.