Travel to Aberdeen

Flying to Aberdeen

British Airways, easyJet, Eastern Airways, Flybe and bmi regional are among the airlines providing flights to Aberdeen from regional airports in the UK.

Flight times

From London - 1 hour 30 minutes; Manchester - 1 hour 20 minutes.

Travel by road


Aberdeen is well connected by a good network of roads. Traffic drives on the left, seat belts are compulsory and the minimum driving age is 17. Driving licences issued in the EC and the EEA can be used in the UK, while regulations for drivers from other countries vary. The two major motoring organisations, the AA (tel: +44 121 275 3746; and the RAC (tel: +44 844 891 3111;, are good sources of information.

Emergency breakdown service:

AA (tel: 0800 887 766, in the UK); RAC (tel: 0800 828 282, in the UK).


The A90/M90 connects Aberdeen to Dundee and Edinburgh. The A96 links it to Elgin and Inverness.

Driving times:

From London - 10 hours; Manchester - 6 hours; Edinburgh - 2 hours 30 minutes; Glasgow - 2 hours 45 minutes; Inverness - 2 hours 30 minutes.


The city's main bus station is close to the railway station on Guild Street. Scottish Citylink (tel: +44 871 266 3333; operates bus services to other destinations within Scotland. National Express (tel: +44 871 781 8181; operates buses to destinations throughout the UK including London.

Travel by rail


Aberdeen's main railway station is on Guild Street directly south of the city centre.


Services are operated by ScotRail (tel: +44 345 811 0141; The city's rail line connects Aberdeen with other major Scottish towns and cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Inverness. Virgin Trains East Coast services connect Aberdeen with London, England (tel: +44 345 722 5333;

Journey times:

From London - 7 hours; Edinburgh - 2 hours 20 minutes; Perth - 1 hour 35 minutes; Dundee - 1 hour 15 minutes.