Travel to Aberdeen

Flying to Aberdeen

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

Flight times

From London - 1 hour 34 minutes; Manchester - 1 hour 10 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 licenses issued in the EC and the EEA can be used in the UK, regulations for drivers from other countries vary. The two major motoring organisations, the Automobile Association (AA) (tel: (0121) 275 3746; and the RAC (tel: 0800 828 282; are good sources of information.

Emergency breakdown service:

AA (tel: 0800 887 766); RAC (tel: 0800 828 282).


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 35 minutes; Edinburgh - 2 hours 50 minutes; Glasgow - 3 hours 10 minutes; Inverness - 2 hours 30 minutes.


The city's main bus station is close to the railway station on Guild Street. Scottish City Link (tel: 0871 266 3333; operates bus services to other destinations within Scotland. National Express (tel: 0871 781 8178; 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: 0845 755 00333; The city's rail line connects Aberdeen with other major Scottish towns and cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Inverness. East Coast services connect Aberdeen with London, England (tel: 0845 722 5111;

Journey times:

From London - 7 hours; Edinburgh - 2 hours 20 minutes; Perth - 1 hour 32 minutes; Dundee - 1 hour 9 minutes.