Travel in and around Aberdeen

Arrival and Local Travel

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)

is approximately 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.  The airport is well connected with the main airports of Europe and the UK. 

Grasshopper bus passes can be purchased on the bus from Aberdeen Airport heading to Aberdeen City Centre.  This bus pass can be used on either Stagecoach buses or First Buses (both of which service the University of Aberdeen King's College campus).  For more information, visit

Travel to/from the University of Aberdeen (King's College/Old Aberdeen campus) by public transport is via Aberdeen City Centre.

to/from the airport by bus

Jet Service 727

Running 7 days a week from Aberdeen Bus Station to 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.

Service 10

The Aberdeen to Inverness bus stops at the airport at only selected times.  Please refer to the timetable for more information.  Service 10 timetables

Service 16/27

Daytime service (not weekends) to Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen.  First Aberdeen information, fares and timetable  Or call +44 (0)1224 650065.

Aberdeen Train Station

For train routes, 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 University of Aberdeen. 


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 University of Aberdeen costs approximately £20 - £25, and approximately £10 from the train station.  Taxis can be ordered from:

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


Buses direct from Union Street to the High Street on the University of Aberdeen are the numbers 20 & 25.  The bus numbers 1, 2, 14 and 40 all run from the city centre of Aberdeen via King Street to the University of Aberdeen or close by.  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 also be used to get from Aberdeen City Centre to the University of Aberdeen.  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 University of Aberdeen and return.  For more information see the Grasshopper website.

For further information on travel to/from the University of Aberdeen, please see details here