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Travel to Aberdeen

With so many transport options Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have never been easier to get to.

By air

Aberdeen International Airport is located just six miles from Aberdeen city centre and is within easy reach of Aberdeenshire. The region is well connected globally with daily flights to all major airports including all three London airports, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam. The international airport also has many direct routes to most UK cities as well as many key European destinations. aberdeenairport.com

By road

No matter where you start your journey in the UK, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are simple to get to by road. Aberdeen is approximately 2.5 hours' drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and less than a three hour drive from Inverness. For help with planning your journey to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire please visit traveline.info

By rail

Aberdeen's railway station, right in the heart of the city, has frequent fast and reliable services to and from major cities. Travel on one of the hourly trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh or use the east  coast line to travel from cities such as York or Newcastle. Scotrail provides an express rail service direct to Aberdeen from many major cities. For timetables and to book your train tickets to Aberdeen visit scotrail.co.uk

Caledonian Sleeper is an overnight train service running between Scotland and London. We offer guests a range of accommodation types and an extensive range of food and drink. From 2018, Caledonian Sleeper will take a leap forward thanks to the introduction of new carriages. Book now at www.sleeper.scot.

Virgin Trains East Coast run services along the East Coast Main Line and frequently run trains from cities such as Edinburgh, York, Newcastle and London further details can be found on virginrtrainseastcoast.com

National Rail offers also offers rail services to Aberdeen and the surrounding area, visit nationalrail.co.uk for further details.

By sea

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is located at Jamieson's Quay directly across from Aberdeen Bus Station. The centrally located harbour is where ferries travel regularly to/from the Scottish Isles, Orkney and Shetland. For information about travelling from Orkney and Shetland visit northlinkferries.co.uk

Travel around Aberdeen

By foot

Aberdeen city centre is easily navigated on foot with most of the key attractions within walking distance.

By bike

There are cycle facilities such as cycle lanes, as well as cycle shops, places to lock bikes, recommended quiet routes and recreational routes around the city. A cycle map is available.

By taxi

Taxi ranks are available on Chapel Street, Back Wynd, Hadden Street, and the railway station. Weekend night-time taxi ranks are available on Union Street.

By bus

First Aberdeen operates frequent services across the city while Stagecoach Bluebird buses link the towns and villages in Aberdeenshire and various city location. 

Car parking

City Centre car parking is available at Union Square, Bon Accord Centre (Harriett  Street and Loch Street) and Trinity Centre shopping centres, as well as council car parks at Gallowgate, Frederick Street,   Denburn, Chapel Street, West North Street and Virginia Street, and the widely available on-street parking.

There are dedicated Blue Badge spaces across the city, allowing badge holders to park closer to their destination. National concessions apply to on-street and Aberdeen City Council car parks, but please check with private off-street car parks prior to parking.

RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service that lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card rather than using cash at a machine. Download the app to your phone for quick and convenient parking payment

Park and ride

Beat the rush and travel into Aberdeen city centre by bus, train or make use of the Park & Ride this festive season. For more information check out this handy guide from GetAbout

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