Train Travel
Travel

Easy to get here, easy to get around, hard to want to leave - that's the Aberdeen experience we promise our visitors.

By air...

Just six miles from the city centre, Aberdeen International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK and has excellent links to the UK's main and regional airports.  Direct flights include: London, Belfast, Frankfurt, Kristiansund, Stavanger and more.  Please see their website for further details www.aberdeenairport.com

By rail...

Our railway station, right in the heart of the town, 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 provide a range of rail services from express journeys to sleeper trains visit their website to find out more www.scotrail.co.uk.  East Coast 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.eastcoast.co.uk. National Rail offers rail services to Aberdeen and the surrounding area, perhaps when you get here you may wish to travel to nearby villages and towns, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further details.

By boat...

Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is located at Jamieson's Quay, with Northlink Ferries travelling to/from Lerwick daily and Kirkwall - Aberdeen on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Aberdeen - Kirkwall Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

By coach...

There are also frequent express coach services connecting Aberdeen with the rest of the UK while Scottish Citylink www.citylink.co.uk connects more than 200 locations across Scotland, including fast and frequent links between Aberdeen and other citiies.  Try some fantastic deals on offer from Megabus www.megabus.com and National Express www.nationalexpress.com for travel between Aberdeen and cities throughout the UK.

By bus...

And once you've arrived, you'll find that the transport links in the city are just as efficient as the ones which brought you here.  First Group www.firstgroup.com, an international rail and bus company with its headquarters in Aberdeen, operate a high frequency network of services across the city while Stagecoach Bluebird's buses www.stagecoachbus.com link the towns and villages all over the North-east. 

By car...

If you want explore the Aberdeen area renting a car is also a great way.  There are number of car rental companies operating in Aberdeen: Arnold ClarkAvisEnterpriseEuropcarLow Cost Car HirePractical Car & Van RentalUnited Rental SystemSecond Choice Car HireAlamo Rent A CarNational Car RentalAberdeen 4x4 Self DriveSixt Rent A CarBudget Car & Van Rental and Hertz Rent-a-Car

By taxi...

There are a number taxi companies operating in the city but as always the best way to get to know a new destination is to explore it on foot. 

On foot...

Download our city map here as your guide to the city on foot

Shopmobility...

Shopmobility Aberdeen, based at Union Square offers a range of services to provide for those with mobility difficulties.They supply convenient solutions for both short and longer term mobility issues. Their services are available to anyone living in or visiting Aberdeen who requires a helping hand getting around the city. Items on loan include: manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, powered scooters, walking aids and also the Shopmobility Wheelchair Accessible Car (SWAC). The SWAC can be used for day trips and outings and is available for up to 14 days for longer holidays. The vehicle is equipped to transport the wheelchair user, driver and two additional passengers. It is fully accessible with ramped rear access and a high roof for your convenience and comfort. For further details contact swac.aberdeen@gmail.com.