City guides United Kingdom Scotland
Old Scottish cities like Aberdeen are fairly compact, so walking is a good way to get to many of the sights in the city centre. Longer journeys will require transport however, and many visitors choose to take advantage of the city bus system, run by First Aberdeen, when travelling to the suburbs. Tickets are sold by the driver, and both single-trip tickets and day passes are available (note that drivers do not give change). Taxis are also widely available from ranks dotted around the city or by phone, and though expensive this is the best mode of transportation in the evenings when the buses are less frequent.
The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)
LocationThe airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.
Getting to the city
Aberdeen and Inverness train services run from the local station at Dyce, which is just a short taxi ride from the airport. The main station is in Aberdeen city centre and services all parts of Scotland and England. Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre, and the journey takes roughly 30 minutes. Services are less frequent at weekends than on weekdays.
TimeGMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo.
Comcab taxis are available outside the terminal, where a taxi marshal will assist you in finding a cab. Taxis can be pre-booked via the Comcab website and arranged at the Comcab booking office to the right upon entry to the terminal. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 25 minutes in light traffic, and costs roughly £15.
Facilities include left luggage, a bureau de change, bars, a duty-free shop, business facilities, a children's play area, and several restaurants. The Northern Lights Executive Lounge is located on the first floor past security and can be prebooked online. Other airport lounges include the British Airways Terraces Lounge and the Eastern Airways Lounge, which is located near Gate 10. There are several restaurants and cafes around the airport.
There is short-term parking at Aberdeen International Airport within walking distance of the terminal. Long-term parking at Aberdeen International Airport can be accessed by a free shuttle from the terminal.