Travel to Aberdeen

Flying to Aberdeen

British Airways, American Airlines, easyJet, Eastern Airways, Flybe and BMI Regional are among the airlines providing flights to Aberdeen from regional airports in the UK and USA.

Flight times

From London: 1 hour 30 minutes
From New York: 9 hours 35 minutes (including stopover)
From Los Angeles: 13 hours 45 minutes (including stopover)
From Manchester: 1 hour 20 minutes
From Birmingham: 1 hour 25 minutes
From Bristol: 1 hour 25 minutes
From Newcastle: 1 hour
From Sydney: 26 hours (including stopover)

City Airports: 
Telephone:+44 (0)844 481 6666

Aberdeen International Airport is situated 11km (7 miles) northwest of Aberdeen.


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 (08458 727 627,


Left-luggage and lost property services are available from a desk in the check-in area. The lost and left property services are operated by G4S. For lost and left property inquiries, email Luggage trolleys are positioned at key points in and around the terminal.

Travel by road


Aberdeen is well connected by a good connection 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 (+44 343 316 4444, and the RAC (+44 800 015 6000, are good sources of information.

Emergency breakdown service:

Details for emergency breakdown services in the UK:
AA: +44 800 887 766
RAC: +44 800 828 282


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

Driving times:

From London: 9 hours 30 minutes
From Manchester: 6 hours
From Edinburgh: 2 hours 45 minutes
From Glasgow: 2 hours 50 minutes
From Inverness: 2 hours 50 minutes


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

Travel by rail


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


ScotRail operates rail services (+44 344 811 0141, The city's rail line connects Aberdeen with other major Scottish towns and cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Inverness. LNER train services join Aberdeen with London, England (+44 345 722 5333,

Journey times:

From London: 7 hours
From Edinburgh: 2 hours 30 minutes
From Perth: 1 hour 40 minutes
From Dundee: 1 hour 15 minutes

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