Getting around in Aberdeen is simple, thanks to the easily affordable methods of transport available in the city.
Getting Around in the City
By Bus: Bus services in Aberdeen are provided by FirstAberdeen, who have a modern, passenger friendly fleet of busses. Nearly all routes pass through Union Street and most major routes have real-time passenger information systems at the bus-stops, similar to that provided by London Underground. See First Aberdeen’s Website, which includes a useful route map.
Useful routes include route 27 (Airport to City Centre), routes 1 and 2 (Garthdee to Bridge of Don, every 10 minutes via the city centre) and route 40, Kingswells Park and Ride to the AECC (also Park and Ride). For further information, call FirstAberdeen’s Busline on 01224 650065.
Fares on city buses vary between 60 pence and £1.30. Unlimited day tickets are also available for £2.60, as well as unlimited weekly “Cityride” passes. Ask at the Travel Centre at 67 Union Street for full details.
Guild Street Bus Station and Aberdeen Airport at Dyce
By Taxi: Taxi ranks are located at the Railway Station , Chapel Street, Dee Street , Back Wynd , Justice Mill Lane and Market Street. Black cabs are not widely in use, however, all taxis have City of Aberdeen Taxi across the top of the sign on their roof.ComCab – previously Mairs City, offer a taxi booking service via their website. 01224 353535 or 01224 353555 (credit cards).
By Hire Car: If you wish to explore the surrounding area, or are staying outwith the City Centre, you might wish to hire a car. Cars can be hired from Hertz 01224 722373, Budget 01224 771777 or Avis Rent a Car 01224 722282, all inside the terminal building at the Airport, or from Arnold Clark on Girdleness Road to the South of the city 01224 249159. Cars can also be hired in the centre of town, at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Skene Square 01224 642642 or from Europcar on Causewayend 0870 6075000.
Getting to Aberdeen
By Rail: Aberdeen’s Railway Station is situated on Guild Street . The station has a taxi rank, car hire services and the main bus terminal nearby. Car parking for the station is provided by a large multi-storey car park at College Street . The Trinity Centre, one of Aberdeen’s four main shopping centres is nearby, joined by a flight of stairs. Aberdeen’s station is served by trains from ScotRail and GNER.
Aberdeen Railway Station
Trains from London to Aberdeen take 7-8 hours, however, some trains will require you to change at Edinburgh Waverley. Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh take 3 and 2.5 hours respectively.
By Air: The airport is located around 8 miles from the city centre to the north west of Aberdeen. Regular bus services operate to and from the city centre. Taxis can be found at the rank directly outside the airport and a typical fare into the city centre costs around £12.50. Car parking and car hire is also available at the airport. See theAberdeen Airport Website for full details.