Step off the plane into your hire car at Aberdeen Airport. We’ve made it really easy, because we understand you can’t wait to drive the open road again.
Once you land, continue to arrivals and turn left outside the terminal. Walk under two glass covered walkways towards the car rental park. We’ll be waiting on the left.
Aberdeen Airport is in the suburb of Dyce, a short drive of 5 miles from Aberdeen city centre. Aberdeen city has a host of attractions to enjoy, including historic breweries, ancient castles and scenic reserves.
If you’re only in town for a night or two we’d recommend taking the time to visit either Crathes Castle, Haddo House or Balmoral, which are all a short drive from the city. If you’re there for longer, why not enjoy a road trip to nearby Dundee or Inverness.
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Once you touch down at Aberdeen airport and pick up your hire car, you’ll be in the city in no time. Aberdeen is nestled amid beautiful countryside not far from some of Scotland’s most scenic coastlines, and there are numerous attractions and sights to explore both in and around the city. Make sure you see the best of them with an Avis hire car.
Known as the Granite City, discover more about this port city’s fascinating maritime history; stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town, enjoy the unique architecture, shopping and cultural spots, or venture beyond the city for boundless nature and epic skies.
One hour west brings you to Balmoral Castle, one of the stunning residences of the Royal Family. Other notable sights nearby include the fairy-tale Craigievar Castle and Haddo House - both within easy reach of the city by car. Those who love the great outdoors can drive north to revel in the scenery of Balmedie Country Park where a long sandy beach with towering dunes extends for miles.
Whether you are looking for an efficient economy car or a roomy family car, the Avis fleet has you covered.
Aberdeen to Balmoral
Balmoral Castle is a private residence of The Queen and the Royal Family, and with its decadent beauty and stunning surroundings, it’s really not hard to see why this was chosen as their home away from home.
Driving there from Aberdeen Airport couldn’t be easier, it’s a lovely 90-minute ride from Aberdeen, we would recommend stopping off along the way to take in the incredible scenery.
Once at Balmoral you’ll know why the Royals love it so much. The beautiful gardens, the architecture and stately rooms all combine to make Balmoral one of the best attractions in the whole of Scotland.
Aberdeen to Dundee
This route is known as the Angus Coastal Route. Starting at Aberdeen, head south and you’ll be greeted with breath-taking views of bonny Scotland. Along the way stop off at any one of the picturesque seaside towns such as Broughty Ferry, often referred to as the ‘jewel in Dundee’s crown’, a beautiful, sleepy seaside town and a great place to get away from it all.
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.