By Bus

With a city network run by First Bus and a larger network covering further afield areas run by Stagecoach, Aberdeen is well served by buses. Various ticket types are available to students and it works out cheapest to buy one of the special season tickets. It is also worth remembering that First Buses require exact change; although you can also pay with a contactless card. 

The GrassHOPPER bus ticket allows travel on any bus operator’s services within a given zone for either one or seven days. Student discounts are available.

You can purchase bus passes from the Infohub Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday 10am to 4.30pm. We can provide the follow bus passes:

  • First Bus 1 week
  • First Bus 4 weeks (a calendar month)
  • Stagecoach Unirider Bluebird - 4 weeks
  • Stagecoach Unirider Bluebird - 13 weeks

You will find the bus routes, timetables and fare information on the First Bus and Stagecoach websites.

Check out this downloadable information pdf for more information about transportation etiquette. 

By Car

The University of Aberdeen has limited car parking available and it is therefore recommended that you use alternative transport. For further information about car parking at the University, visit the Estates Parking page

By Bike

Aberdeen is the perfect size for cycling. If you don't own your own bike, the Student Association has the highly successful BeCyCle society which offers a free bike lending scheme. Cycling is good for your health, economical, and excellent for our local and global environment. It's also and enjoyable way to start your day.

On Foot 

Of course walking is the most environmentally-friendly way to get from A to B. It's also good for your health, it helps you de-stress and wake up and is a great way to explore the hidden treasures of a new city. Finding the quickest route to university or Union Street can be a bit tricky, so visit The Urban Walking Route Planner that does the work for you!