The city of Aberdeen sits on the north east coast of Scotland. It has a harbour and beach, and is surrounded by the countryside, rivers and hills of Aberdeenshire.
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Travel to and around Aberdeen
Getting to Aberdeen
Aberdeen’s railway station is based in the heart of the city.
Travel on one of the hourly trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh or use the east coast line to travel from cities such as York or Newcastle.
Aberdeen is about 2.5 hours’ drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and less than 3 hours from Inverness.
Aberdeen International Airport is 6 miles from the city centre.
There are direct routes to most UK cities and key European destinations, with daily flights including London Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam.
Ferries travel regularly to/from the Scottish Isles, Orkney and Shetland.
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is located at Jamieson's Quay across from Union Square and the Aberdeen Railway Station.
Getting around Aberdeen
Bus and coach
Grasshopper passes are available in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, Stagecoach and FirstBus. Please note this pass is best used when hopping on and off the bus within a zone, and single destination tickets may sometimes be a cheaper option.
Aberdeen is easily explored on foot with most key attractions within walking distance of each other. Attractions beyond the city centre can be reached cost effectively by public transport and again explored further by foot.
Take in the scenic surroundings and hear from a knowledgeable local tour guide – all from the comfort of your privately hired chauffer driven transport.
Hire your own vehicle for the freedom to explore at your own pace. Choose from a car, mini bus or personal motor-home.
A tip from your local expert
Come prepared to walk in Aberdeen. From the city centre you are able to walk to the beach, the Old Town and to the rivers! For the best view of the harbour, you must visit the Maritime Museum.
RyanVisit Aberdeen Maritime Museum
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