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Travel to Aberdeen (Old Aberdeen Campus)

By Air

Aberdeen's international airport is served by a number of major carriers, providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. There a frequent flights to London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Manchester, Birmingham, and other airports. There are international connections to Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt, and a selection of other scheduled flights. There is no direct bus service to the University from the airport. Taxis are normally available from a Taxi rank. It takes about 25 minutes by taxi from Aberdeen airport to the University (Old Aberdeen Campus), and costs around £15.

By Train

Rail services connect Aberdeen both north and south. There are regular direct trains to London, and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes. Inverness, the scenic West Coast and Highlands are reached northwards. The train station is also located in the city centre, and is next to the bus station.

By Local Bus

A frequent bus service connects to the University and surrounding area. The campus is 1.5 miles from the city centre, there is a frequent bus service. The number 20, from Littlejohn Street, next to Marischal College, links the city centre with the main Old Aberdeen site, and the Hillhead Halls student village. The number 19, from Broad Street, opposite Marischal College, passes to the west of the University along Bedford Road. From Union Street, the city's main thoroughfare, the numbers 1, 2, and 14, travelling east, all run along King Street and pass the University. Alight just after the King's playing fields on your left.

Nearest Stops to University

  • Old Aberdeen (bus no. 20)
  • Bedford Road (bus no. 19)
  • King Street (bus no. 1, 2, and 14) 

By Car

Entering the city from the south or west, follow signs for the A90 (Fraserburgh and Peterhead). This leads round the ring road (Anderson Drive). Exiting from a roundabout (signed Old Aberdeen) onto Cairncry Road, continue to follow the A90 signs through two further roundabouts onto St. Machar Drive. After a third roundabout, the road bisects Old Aberdeen and local signs will direct you to University sites. From the north, Old Aberdeen is signposted on the A96 (from Dyce and Inverness) and on the A90 (from Peterhead).

A wide range of hotels are available in the city, and details can be found from the Tourist Information Office

For a map of Old Aberdeen campus please click here.