About Aberdeen International Airport - Dyce (ABZ)
Address: Car Rental Center Upper Farburn Road,aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen, Ab21 7gr
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is an international airport in the suburb of Dyce in Aberdeen, Scotland. The airport is located approximately five miles (9 km) from the city center, making it the ideal gateway for exploring the city of Aberdeen and beyond.
For those wishing to use Aberdeen as a base to explore further afield, the nearby cities and destinations of Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Scottish Highlands are all located less than a three-hour drive away by hire car.
Due to its reasonably central location, you can easily fly into Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), rent a car and continue your road trip around Scotland. The Scottish Highlands are just 99 miles (159 km) away to the north of the city, while the well-known Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are 127.5 miles (205 km) and 146 miles (235 km) away respectively to the south of Aberdeen.
If you’re hoping to explore a bit of the city of Aberdeen itself, Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is conveniently located close to a variety of notable landmarks. If you’re staying in the city, it’s just a five-minute drive to Aberdeen’s harbour where you can spot dolphins between April and August, a 10-minute drive to the medieval arched bridge of Brig O’Balgownie, and a 40-minute drive to Slains Castle in Cruden Bay — a ruined castle that inspired Stoker’s Count Dracula.
Choosing your car
There is a wide range of airport car rental companies and hire cars to choose from at Aberdeen Airport (ABZ). Take your pick of Aberdeen airport car rentals from Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Alamo, Click & Drive, Sixt, Hertz, and National, most of which have car hire desks inside the terminal building for easy pick-ups. With so much competition, you’re guaranteed to get the best deal if you shop around first.
Take your pick of cars of all shapes and sizes, from compact and economical Fiats to full-size Volkswagen people carriers. Choose from automatic or manual-drive cars, petrol or diesel-run cars. Shop around for a car rental policy that suits you, such as the popular full-to-full fuel policy which includes a full tank of fuel without any charges as long as you fill the tank before the end of your rental period.
Tips and advice
Visitors can drive in Scotland using a valid English driver's license from their home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
While the age limit for driving in the United Kingdom is 18 years or older, Aberdeen airport car rentals require drivers to be at least 21 years old to drive in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The United Kingdom drives on the left-hand side of the road and passes on the right. All Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) car rental companies will rent right-hand drive vehicles.
The weather in Aberdeen, Scotland, can be unpredictable. Make sure you drive safely and slowly in the rain and are prepared for hail and snow in the winter.
Aberdeen Airport's main terminal opens at 3:30 am or two hours before the first flight of the day, and closes after the last flight has landed, so make sure you plan accordingly if you’re picking up your rental car inside the airport terminal.