Car Hire in Aberdeen airport
This information is correct as of May 2015
On a city break in South Dakota? Aberdeen airport is just outside of the city of Aberdeen, and car hire is easy, cheap and practical – especially when you use Skyscanner ‘s car hire tool.
Car hire companies in Aberdeen airport
There are only 2 car hire companies located in Aberdeen airport terminal: Hertz and Avis. There’s a modest choice of cars available, and you would be well advised to reserve your vehicle in advance. For the best price, compare them on Skyscanner car hire.
Petrol stations near Aberdeen airport
Or should you be calling them ‘gas’ stations here? Either way, the closest petrol station is very easy to find. Turn left onto 133rd street when exiting the airport, and drive straight for 2 miles until you see the Shell Express. If this petrol station isn’t available, the next closest is on your right on North Dakota street, 4 miles away from the airport. Continue along 133rd street until you reach the right hand turn for North Dakota street. Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Driving around Aberdeen airport
There is a one way system around the entrance of Aberdeen airport, which makes it easy to move around and exit. Aberdeen airport is south east of Aberdeen city. There’s only one road out of the airport, 133rd street (Route 12). To get into the city centre, turn left onto 133rd street when you leave the airport. It only takes a few minutes to reach the centre, making it very easy to get to your hotel!
Parking in Aberdeen
There are several car parks to the right of 133rd street (if you’re driving in the direction from the airport). However, many of them are pay and display, or visitor only. The closest car park is at Lakewood Mall, just a 5 minute drive from the airport.
Destinations to drive to from Aberdeen airport
Aberdeen is in the northeast of South Dakota, close to Minnesota and North Dakota. However, the airport and city aren’t really surrounded by any other towns or cities – this is a landlocked area, only broken up by the reservations on either side.
The Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Dakota Zoo make this a popular state for outdoor family vacations. To reach North Dakota, head into Aberdeen then head north on the 281. From here, you can reach Sand Lake National Park and Jamestown.
Lake Traverse sits on the border of South Dakota and Minnesota. The side in South Dakota belongs to Lake Traverse Indian Reservation. It takes an hour to reach the Reserve, and another hour to reach Lake Traverse. Continue right for 95 miles on route 12, then turn left onto route 29, and right at Sisseton.
Cheyenne River Reservation
If you drive in the opposite direction, through Aberdeen and further west, you’ll reach the Cheyenne River reservation and the Missouri River. Turn left onto route 12 when you exit the airport, for about 100 miles until you reach Selby.