Aberdeen Travel

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)

Aberdeen airport is well connected with the main airports in the UK and Europe and is approximately a 20 minutes taxi journey from Aberdeen town centre during off peak times, and up to 1 hour from the city centre during rush hour traffic. 


Arrival and Local Travel

Travel to/from the AECC by public transport is via Aberdeen City Centre.

to/from the airport by bus

Jet Service 727

Running 7 days a week to/from Aberdeen Bus Station in the city centre, and Aberdeen Airport Terminal.  The service runs frequently from 0430 on weekdays, 0530 on weekends.  The last bus leaves the airport at 2330 from Monday to Saturday, and 2300 on Sundays.

Fares:  £2.70 single, £3.50 day return and £4.50 period return.  Find out more information on the Jet Service including timetables.


Aberdeen Train Station

For train routes into Aberdeen, timetables and prices please visit the National Rail website. The taxi rank is beside the station entrance and will cost approximately £10 to get to the AECC. 


Taxis are available outside the main airport terminal, or outside the main entrance of the rail station.  A taxi from the airport to the City Centre or the AECC costs approximately £20 - £25.  A taxi from the train station to the AECC will cost approximately £10.  Taxis can be ordered from:

Rainbow/Bucksburn Taxis - 01224 878787 Comcabs - 01224 353535 Central Taxis - 01224 898989

Car Hire

There are numerous car hire opportunities from Aberdeen airport for those looking for added flexibility when visiting nearby Scottish tourist attractions.  These include National, Easycar, Thirfty, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise Rentacar, Avis, Alamo, Interrent, and Keddy.   See the car hire page at Aberdeen Airport for more details.


The bus numbers 1, 2, 14 and 40 all run from the city centre of Aberdeen via King Street to the AECC or close by.  The First Bus numbers 1 & 2 also service the RGU Campus at Garthdee (see bus journey map).  More detailed information is available from at the First Group website.  Single fares currently cost from £1.10-£2.40, returns £2.00-£4.50 and Unlimited daily travel tickets cost £4.80 however weekly tickets can be purchased on the bus for £18.00 per adult.

Exact fare is required on all First Aberdeen buses.

A Stagecoach Bus may be used to get from Aberdeen City Centre to the AECC.  Buses heading for Ellon, Peterhead or Fraserburgh can be used.  Stagecoach Buses offer change on the bus should you not have the exact fare.

The cheapest method of transport on arrival to Aberdeen Airport is to purchase a Grasshopper bus ticket on the Jet Bus.  This will allow you use of the Stagecoach bus to get to Aberdeen City Centre, then any of the First Buses mentioned above to get to the AECC and return.  For more information see the Grasshopper website.

For further information on travel to/from the AECC, click on our map to plan your route to AECC, the conference venue, once you have reached Aberdeen.