With so many transport options, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire have never been easier to get to.
Aberdeen can be reached by road, rail, sea or air and when you get here Aberdeenshire is easily accessible by public transport, taxi or car.
As the gateway to the Highlands, and only a 2.5 hours’ drive to Edinburgh or Glasgow, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are the perfect point to start your Scottish journey.
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 London Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam. The international airport also has many direct routes to most UK cities as well as many key European destinations.
For further information about the destinations you can fly from to Aberdeen, or to book your flight, please visit www.aberdeenairport.com/flight-information/destinations.
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is located at Jamieson's Quay directly across from the shopping centre, Union Square and the Aberdeen Railway Station.
The centrally located harbour is where ferries travel regularly to/from the Scottish Isles, Orkney and Shetland.
For more information about travelling from Orkney and Shetland and for ferry timetables please visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk.
No matter where you start your journey in Scotland, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire are simple to get to by car.
Aberdeen is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and less than a three hour drive from Inverness. Well sign-posted, the surrounding area of Aberdeenshire is within close proximity of Aberdeen with the towns and villages easy to get to by major country and main roads.
For help with planning your journey to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire please visit www.traveline.info.
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.
LNER Trains 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 their website www.lner.co.uk.
Scotrail provides an express rail service direct to Aberdeen from many major cities. For timetables and to book your train tickets to Aberdeen visit the Scotrail website.
Aberdeen can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper. Visit the Caledonian Sleeper website for more information about this service.
National Rail offers rail services to Aberdeen and the surrounding area, perhaps when you get here you may wish to travel to towns including Dyce, Inverurie and Huntly, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further details.
Travel to Aberdeen with world famous steam locomotive Tornado for a nostalgic journey on selected dates in Summer 2020. Starting in Edinburgh and crossing the Forth Bridge, ‘The Aberdonian’ runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is time to explore the city, or take one of the off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. Find out more at a1steam.com/Aberdonian.