Getting Here

Getting Here
By Car

Old Aberdeen Campus

Entering the city from the south or west, follow signs for the A92. This leads onto 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 A92 (from Peterhead and Ellon).

Alternatively, you can approach the city via the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (A90) from either the North or South, exiting for the University at the A96 interchange at Dyce / Aberdeen Airport. From that point, following the A96 signpostings for Old Aberdeen.


Postcode: AB24 3FX

GPS: Lat: 57:09:54N (57.16501), Lon:2:05:57W (-2.09912)

Grid Ref: NJ941 082

Foresterhill Campus (for Medical Science programmes)

Our Medical Science programme appointments will be held in the Atrium of the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) Building at our Foresterhill Campus. Please refer to the map for detailed instructions.

Postcode: AB25 2ZD

Car Parking

Car parking is available on Old Aberdeen campus after 16:00.

There might be limited parking available at the Foresterhill campus. Please do not park in the NHS car parks, only use the University of Aberdeen parking accessible from Ashgrove Road West.

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. 

For more information, please contact the 24 hour National Rail Enquiry line on 08457 484950 or look at train times using

By Coach

First-class roads south to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and onwards, carry fast coach services linking Aberdeen with the UK's major cities. Competitive return fares, using Travelcard schemes, make coach travel popular with students. The earlier you book your travel, the cheaper the prices.

You can find bus and coach information at:

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. British destinations include three London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton - just over an hour's flight time), Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Exeter, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, East Midlands, Southampton, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands.  

For further information take a look at Aberdeen Airport or skyscanner.

From Aberdeen Airport the 727 bus service runs every 10 minutes to the city centre, and a taxi to the University will cost approximately £15.

By Taxi

Should you require a taxi whilst you are in Aberdeen, please find below a list of useful telephone numbers. We'd recommend booking in advance as they do get very busy.

Rainbow City Taxis
01224 878787

01224 353535

Central Taxis (Aberdeen)
01224 890089

By Bus

Aberdeen City Buses

Local buses information



Departs from

Arrive at


1, 2

City Centre to Old Aberdeen

Aberdeen bus station at Union Square

King Street, next to the University Playing Fields (east of King's College)

Fares vary depending on which route and service you take.


First bus only accept the exact change, so make sure you have plenty with you.


Find out more at: 
First Aberdeen




Marischal College to King's College and Hillhead Halls of Residence

Littlejohn Street (next to Marischal College)

King's College (High Street) and Hillhead Halls of Residence


Marischal College to Sir Duncan Rice Library (Bedford Road)

Littlejohn Street (next to Marischal College)

Sir Duncan Rice Library, Bedford Road (west of King's College)

Please note that all times are correct at time of going to press. Contact the travel operator for up-to-date information.