How to Reach Aberdeen - The Easiest Way to Reach Aberdeen


  • By Air: Aberdeen International airport is 11 kilometers away from the center of the city. If you are coming by air from European cities and other UK destinations, your flight will land on this airport of Aberdeen. From the airport, take the city buses to reach the city.
  • By Train: Aberdeen railway station is located right at the center of the city, on Guild Street. The station also includes the city’s bus station. Hence, you can take a bus from here to reach your destination.
  • By Bus: Aberdeen Bus station is located at Union Square, just next to the railway station.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are available from the station concourse.
  • By Sea: Aberdeen harbour has car ferries to and from the Northern Isles, two vessels arrive from Lerwick. The ferries are available for overnight journey as well.


  • By Foot: Exploring Aberdeen on foot is the best thing you can do to take a glance and appreciate its rich history.
  • By Bus: Most of the city buses are operated by First Aberdeen. All these buses have low-floor access.
  • By Taxi: Taxis are widely available from any part of the city. They always go by the meter price.
  • By Bicycler: Due to many narrow lanes, cycle lanes are emerging all around the city. Rent a cycle to explore the city in your own way.
  • By Train: Aberdeen has suburban rail service. However, its only railway station at present is on Guild Street.

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Modes of Transportation in Aberdeen

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Aberdeen. The most preferred mode of transport in Aberdeen is Car.

Average distance: 9.57 km Average time: 29.45 min

  • Car 33.33%
    Driving 26.25 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 14.95 kms 27.5 min
  • Bike 16.67%
    Bike 29.5 min Overall average time for 9.49 kms 29.5 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 23.33 min Bus 5 min Waiting 1.67 min Driving 1.67 min Overall average time for 4.83 kms 31.67 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.67%
    Bus 27.5 min Walking 2.5 min Overall average time for 6 kms 30 min

How to Reach Aberdeen from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Laurencekirk to Aberdeen 54.93 km 54 mins
Brechin to Aberdeen 77.62 km 1 hour 17 mins
Buckie to Aberdeen 113.04 km 1 hour 53 mins
Dundee to Aberdeen 120.85 km 2 hours 53 mins
Forres to Aberdeen 177.02 km 2 hours 57 mins
Edinburgh to Aberdeen 180.07 km 3 hours 57 mins
Bo'ness to Aberdeen 210.11 km 3 hours 30 mins
Livingston to Aberdeen 210.38 km 3 hours 30 mins
Stirling to Aberdeen 234.93 km 3 hours 54 mins
Inverness to Aberdeen 239.61 km 3 hours 59 mins
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