Airports in Scotland

Aberdeen Airport

The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ)

Overview

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.

Location

The 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.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo.

Airport Taxis

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

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.

Parking

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.

www.aberdeenairport.com

Edinburgh Airport

The airport is eight miles (13km) west of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Overview

Airlink 100 buses connect the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost around £4.50 one way; the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. There are many alternative buses, including Night Bus N22 and Service 21A, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated on the terminal forecourt road outside the main entrance.

Location

The airport is eight miles (13km) west of Edinburgh.

Getting to the city

Airlink 100 buses connect the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost around £4.50 one way; the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. There are many alternative buses, including Night Bus N22 and Service 21A, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated on the terminal forecourt road outside the main entrance.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

There is a car rental centre located next to the parking area, connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, and National.

Airport Taxis

The taxi ranks for airport taxis and city black cabs are outside the east end of the airport terminal. The drive to the city centre takes approximately 25 minutes.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, shops, a pharmacy, wifi, a children's play area, baby change rooms, restaurants and bars. The Aspire Lounge is available to departing passengers on the first floor past security; bookings can be made online via the airport's website.

Parking

A multilevel car park is located just across from the terminal building. The long-term car park is a few minutes away; a courtesy bus ferries passengers to the terminal.

www.edinburghairport.com

Glasgow Airport

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of Glasgow.

Glasgow Airport (GLA)

Overview

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Location

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) west of Glasgow.

Getting to the city

Buses leave regularly for Glasgow, stopping off at the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the city centre takes 15 to 20 minutes. There are also eight trains per hour from Paisley Gilmour Street Station to Glasgow Central Station, which is one mile (2km) from the airport and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car hire options at the airport include Avis, Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, and Dollar/Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the taxi rank opposite the main terminal. They are obligated to meter the journey.

Transfer between terminals

A covered walkway connects the terminals.

Facilities

Facilities at Glasgow Airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, a post office, and many shops, bars and restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline or travel agent in advance. There is also a multi-faith prayer room.

Parking

Short-term parking is located near the terminal, charging roughly £3 for twenty minutes. Long-term parking is also available. Parking can be booked in advance via the airport website.

www.glasgowairport.com

Stornoway Airport

Just over four miles (6km) east of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis

Stornoway Airport (SYY)

Overview

The airport bus service leaves for Stornoway town at regular intervals throughout the day, from Monday to Saturday.

Location

Just over four miles (6km) east of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis

Getting to the city

The airport bus service leaves for Stornoway town at regular intervals throughout the day, from Monday to Saturday.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car and van rental is available at the airport from Stornoway Car Hire and advance booking is advised.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available at the airport and visitors should call the help desk to make an advance booking.

Facilities

Airport facilities include a shop, café and bar, as well as pay phones, TVs and wifi.

Parking

There is free short-term and long-term parking available at the airport.

www.hial.co.uk/stornoway-airport/

Inverness Airport

The airport is in Dalcross, eight miles (13km) from downtown Inverness.

Inverness Airport (INV)

Location

The airport is in Dalcross, eight miles (13km) from downtown Inverness.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Parking

Short-term parking at Inverness Airport, in three lots next to the terminal building, is free for the 10 minutes. Long-term parking is available in a separate lot to the right of the terminal building.

www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport/

Dundee Airport

The airport is located two miles (3km) from Dundee city centre.

Dundee Airport (DND)

Overview

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre of Dundee and train station, which is five minutes away. Rental cars are also available.

Location

The airport is located two miles (3km) from Dundee city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre of Dundee and train station, which is five minutes away. Rental cars are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Arnold Clark and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre of Dundee and train station, which is five minutes away. Taxis are often available upon arrival, but passengers are advised to book a taxi in advance when possible.

Facilities

Airport facilities include shops, vending machines, cafes, and internet access.

Parking

Short-term and long-term parking is available at the airport with the first 30 minutes free in both parking areas. Short-term parking, situated opposite the airport terminal building, costs £1.50 per hour with a maximum stay of two hours. Long-term parking is available to the right of the airport terminal and costs £3.20 for up to four hours and £5.70 per day.

www.hial.co.uk