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Travelling To Aberdeen

By train or bus

To plan your journey, call 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Scotland for the most up-to-date information on public transport in Scotland. The main train companies are ScotRail and Virgin East Coast Trains, and the main bus companies are Stagecoach North Scotland and Megabus UK.

Hop on First Aberdeen and Stagecoach services with the multi-operator scheme Grasshopper.

Details of train Park and Ride routes and timetables are available from ScotRail. Cycle parking is also available at the railway station and park and rides.

By road

Drivers are advised to use car parks on the side of city they arrive in eg, East North Street, Bon Accord Shopping Centre if you're coming on the A90 Peterhead/Fraserburgh road or the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road, or College Street Car Park, Union Square Shopping Centre if you're coming in from the south A90 Dundee road.

Find Winter Festival Car Parks and Bus Stops.

By Park and Ride

There are Park and Ride sites at Ellon (north of the city), Bridge of Don (in the north of the city centre), Woodhill House (on Westburn Road in the west of the city centre), and Kingswells (west of the city). All Park and Ride buses travel to the city centre. Services will run through December.

Stagecoach North Scotland operates the Ellon Park and Ride service which runs Monday – Sunday, with the journey taking 40 to 50 minutes.

First Aberdeen operates the Bridge of Don and Kingswells services , which run every 15 minutes at peak times and 20 minutes off-peak. Sunday services operating from Bridge of Don and Kingswells on 29 November, 6, 13 and 20 December.

First Aberdeen's No 23 bus passes Woodhill House, and parking is available Saturday and Sunday only for the four weekends before Christmas. The bus stops on Westburn Road.

By air

Aberdeen International Airport operates flights from around the world and many key destinations in the UK and Europe. Stageoach provides a regular bus service to and from the airport, and there are also dedicated taxis.