Aberdeen International Airport Guide (ABZ)
One of five major international airports in Scotland, Aberdeen International Airport is located a short distance from Aberdeen in the east of the country. Our Aberdeen International Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information relating to terminal facilities, public transport routes and nearby hotels.
Aberdeen Airport’s ambitious £20 million transformation took off in May 2016. The redevelopment will include a 50% extension of the existing terminal. Completion of the project is due in 2019.
The airport information point is located in the check-in area, on the ground floor of the terminal building.
Aberdeen International Airport is easily accessible from the A96 Aberdeen-Inverness road. From central Aberdeen, follow the A96 in the direction of Inverness (northbound) and turn off onto Dyce Drive where signposted. Continue on this road until Argyll Road, which leads to the airport site. The total drive time from Aberdeen city centre to the airport is approximately 25 minutes.
Rail:Dyce station, served by train services linking Aberdeen to Elgin and Inverness, is a short bus ride (bus 80) (journey time: 17 minutes; fare £1.50) from Aberdeen Airport. The journey time to Aberdeen is 10 minutes by train from Dyce station, and the fare is £2.20. For more information, contact Traveline Scotland (tel: +44 871 200 2233; www.travelinescotland.com).
Bus:Bus services depart from immediately outside Aberdeen International Airport to Aberdeen city centre. Companies operating from the airport include First Aberdeen (tel: +44 1224 650 000) and Stagecoach (www.stagecoachbus.com). Full service details and timetables are available from Traveline Scotland (tel: +44 871 200 2233; www.travelinescotland.com). Fares start at £2.70, and the journey time is 15-20 minutes.
Taxi:ComCab (tel: +44 1224 794 412; www.comcab-aberdeen.co.uk) operates a taxi service from Aberdeen International Airport, with booking available online or by phone (tel: +44 1224 353 535). The central reservation office is located opposite the main terminal building. Fares start at around £15 to the city centre, and the journey time is about 25 minutes, depending on traffic. A meet-and-greet service and executive cars are also available.
ATMs are situated before and after security. There is also a bureau de change that sells travel insurance: currency can be pre-ordered online and picked-up at the airport through Travelex (www.travelex.co.uk).
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the terminal, and internet stations can be found at several locations. In addition, there are numerous payphones and mobile charging points within the terminal.
There is a bar, restaurant and coffee shop before the security screening area, and a pub and a choice of restaurants in the departures area.
Among the shops at Aberdeen International Airport are bookshops, clothes outlets, electronic retailers and vendors selling a range of gifts. A duty-free shop sells a range of goods for passengers leaving the EU. Those wishing to purchase items while departing the airport can make use of the shopping collection service, which allows customers to pick up their purchases upon return.
Left-luggage and lost property services (tel: +44 1224 725 767) are available from a desk in the check-in area. Luggage trolleys are positioned at key points in and around the terminal, and are accessible for a £1 deposit.
There is a Servisair executive lounge located after security in the central departures area (near gate 1), with telephone, fax and internet facilities – access is via a lift. The lounge is bookable through the airport’s website. Additionally, there are also various airline lounges situated in the departures area.
Meeting facilities can be found at several nearby hotels, including the Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen Airport (tel: +44 330 028 3409; www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk) and Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport (tel: +44 871 376 9001; www.jurysinn.com).
Aberdeen International Airport has unisex disabled toilets throughout the terminal, as well as ramps and lifts for easy access. Induction loops are fitted throughout the terminal building and there is a Minicom service (tel: +44 141 585 6161) for those with hearing impairments.
Wheelchair push and provision, and help with baggage before check-in, is available free of charge to disabled passengers. Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline prior to travel.
Disabled drivers can park in the short-term car park at long-term rates if they display an orange/blue badge; those using this facility must inform NCP on the length of stay upon arrival to avoid incurring short-stay rates.
There are two main car parks at Aberdeen International Airport: the short-term car park is situated in front of the terminal building, and the long-term car park is off Forties Road and is linked by a courtesy bus to the terminal. In addition, there is 'priority' parking close to the terminal. For further parking information, contact the parking office (tel: +44 845 222 0531) or book via the airport’s website.
Car hire operators present at Aberdeen International Airport include: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National. Desks for these companies are located in the Car Hire Building, outside the terminal.