Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Aberdeen car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Aberdeen.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Aberdeen car rental.
Some car hire companies in Aberdeen which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Avis and Enterprise
On average a hire car in Aberdeen costs £27 per day.
The average price of fuel in Aberdeen is £5.12 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.
Premium (Audi A4 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Aberdeen.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Dyce airport to off-airport locations include Easirent, Sixt, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Arnold Clark, Hertz and National.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Premium car hire in Aberdeen costs £36 per day, on average.
In Aberdeen, cars are most frequently hired at Easirent C/o Marriott Courtyard Argyll Way (5 miles from city centre).
On average hiring a car in Aberdeen costs £187 per week (£27 per day).
On average a car hire in Aberdeen costs £803 per month (£27 per day).
As Aberdeen is located in the north, it is wise to rent a 4-wheel-drive car, especially when visiting during the winter. Parking and traffic can be challenging in the city, so opt for a smaller car if possible, as it can fit into more parking spaces and will also need less petrol – which can get pretty expensive in Europe and the UK.
Even though the rest of European countries uses the metric system, in the UK the imperial system prevails to some extent and speed limits are given in miles per hour. Bear in mind that the posted signs are on the left side of the road. General regulations permit 30 mph in residential areas, but it goes down to 20 mph around schools. 50 mph is permitted on rural roads and up to 70 mph on freeways (called motorways in the UK and usually marked with an “M”).
Although the UK never fully adopted the metric system, petrol is measured in liters, so bear that in mind when refilling the tank and checking prices. The average price for one liter of petrol is around £1.20 ($1.52, which is $6.08 per gallon). Payment can be done by cash or card at the machines or the counter after refilling the tank.
On-street parking in Aberdeen is usually time restricted and metered, with a fee of around £1 ($1.27) per 20 minutes. There are also various parking lots and garages available, some of which are even free of charge. The Denburn, Chapel Street, or Frederick Street parking lots, for instance, can be used without paying a fee after 5pm.