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Arranging your car hire online in advance of the actual trip appeals for a handful of reasons

- It ensures that you receive the model of car that you require
- The complete booking process is done at your own pace rather than at the arrival airport where you might well be accompanied by a frazzled partner and a selection of tired and emotional children
- The all-inclusive cost will not be increased
- It saves time at at the car rental counter (although you won't believe that if you've been part of the endless queues at Alamo in Miami)

Start planning your holiday in Aberdeen by booking car rental from two of the country's leading car rental companies. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Aberdeen airport. Both of our car rental suppliers have specialist support staff at the end of the telephone waiting to answer any extra questions that you might have before or after hiring a car.

Clicking on the link below will allow you to obtain car hire quotes from our suppliers for cheap car hire at Aberdeen airport. The airport is 7 miles (12 km) from the city of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen offers an explosion of amazing scenery from an unspoilt waterfront on its eastern coast to the spectacular Grampian Mountains in the west. Being the third largest city in Scotland, expect Aberdeen to have a diversity of cosmopolitan merits from the arts to old historical sites and endless shopping possibilities.

The region of Aberdeen and the Grampians is responsible for that mad drawer of crowds and alcohol lovers, the Malt Whisky Trail. When you have recovered from sampling the whiskies of eight distilleries, there is the Castle Trail to explore amidst the region's most breathtaking of views. There is fishing, golf, whisky tasting, skiing and much more on offer here in Aberdeen and the Grampians.

Expect some form of gala or celebration to be going on while in Aberdeen. Tourists and locals often get together to celebrate the region�s heritage with traditional entertainment with events like the
Lonach Highland Gathering and Games. Locally known as the �Friendly Games� the Games are held annually on the 4th Saturday in August at Strathdon in Aberdeenshire. Other events to check out when visiting Aberdeen include, the Aberdeen Jazz Festival (March), the Braemar Telemark Festival (March), the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (April-May), the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival (June), Tartan Day, The Wickerman and the Stonehaven Fireball Festival. The Stonehaven festival is one of few remnants of an east coast fire festival traditionally held to see in the New Year.

The new town of �Granite City" Aberdeen, offers grand granite buildings and endless supplies of the finest restaurants, the best shops and a very lively �what�s on� listing whenever you arrive. In fact, if Aberdeen has so much to offer, why is its own population considered internationally well travelled? Why would they want to ever leave this marvellous city? They say you never seem to appreciate what is beneath your nose but the truth is that Aberdonians just look more forward than most to returning home. Who could blame them?

Everything is here! A generally cool and dry climate, sandy beaches, the Lemon Tree (Aberdeen's own perpetual Festival Fringe), pretty streets, warm friendly people, picturesque fishing villages and Union Street (where you find an awful lot of shops, as well as three shopping malls!

Aberdeen is famously nicknamed the "City of Roses" with good reason. A popular landmark and attraction in these parts is that of Duthie Park's Rose Hill with in excess of 12,000 different captivating colours and assortments of Rose.

Aberdeen�s old town district has a nostalgic air about it. The area known as Old Aberdeen is a preserved site, which was once an individual burgh. Here you will encounter its cobbled high street with Aberdeen Art Gallery, Provost Ross's House, the harbour and many other attractions within close proximity of one another. Don't miss an opportunity to explore Aberdeen University�s ancient King's College with its fifteenth century chapel and fixtures.

While in Aberdeen many visitors explore the relationship between the city and North Sea. For many years North Sea oil reserves have played a huge part in the growth and prosperity as well as devastating losses in the region. Visitors can pay their respects at the Piper Alpha Memorial, a rose garden situated in Hazelhead Park dedicated to the memory of the 167 oil workers lost to the North Sea in the tragedy of 1988. If you would like to find out more about oil exploration in the North Sea, the 5 Star Maritime Museum found on the Shiprow, provides exhibitions on the fascinating subject well as an in depth insight to earlier forms of fishing and shipping in the region.

On the map, the region of Aberdeen and the Grampians appears very compact. This is deceiving. In actual fact, there is a huge expanse of territory to cover with generous servings of attractions at every corner and much to miss if limited to public transport. Cycling out in the aberdonian countryside is amazing and highly recommended as well as swapping two wheels for four to explore the generous offerings further a field. For those outdoor types hiking is a great way to explore beautiful landscapes �off the beaten track�.



The Grampian Highlands

Walking is probably the premier activity of the Grampians with so much to explore and unspoilt terrains only ever experienced on foot. Hikers can enjoy a diverse landscape challenge from the wild coastline to the high altitudes of the Grampian and Cairngorm mountain ranges. If an active outdoor pursuits holiday is called for the Grampians corner of Scotland will not let you down! The offerings are generous from water-sports to gliding and cycling to horse riding. Off road driving is also on offer as well as Scotland's official Long Distance footpaths.

Head to Balmoral and instantly discover why Queen Victoria fondly nicknamed this amazing location her "Paradise". Historically a royal holiday destination, the area is today enjoyed by many (non-royal) visitors for its legendary sporting activities such as game fishing in the River Dee and road races across the Royal estate.

Over at the coast there are some superb facilities for water sports. A popular event is that of the annual yacht race to and from Stavanger in Norway. Peterhead's marina is very popular with visiting yachtsmen while zealots of the fine art of sailing head to Findhorn at Moray Firth.


Aberdeen Airport


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Aberdeen Airport (otherwise known as Dyce Airport) is situated North West of the city. Dyce is an excellent location for travelling the Grampian Highlands and Royal Deeside.

Check-in takes place on the ground floor of the airport terminal

7 miles from the city centre, access to the airport is signposted from the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness Road. The main car park is located in front of the terminal building for short and long stay parking.

Taxis available from the terminal forecourt. Taxi fares from the airport to the city centre are just over �10 (EUR 14.80).

The local train station at Dyce can be reached by a Coachlink service Mon-Fri (peak times only) or taxi, and offers services to Aberdeen and Inverness.

The main line train station is in Aberdeen city centre where there are frequent services to all parts of Scotland and England.

Bus services operate from the airport to the city centre every day, with a reduced service at weekends. Buses leave the airport every 30 minutes at peak times and 75 minutes off-peak times. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes. The bus fare for this service is about �1.45 (EUR 2.14).




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