Getting Here 

Please see below for suggested travel options. For a campus map please click here.

By Car

Parking

There is no parking on the university campuses on week days. Visitors are advised to travel by public transport or use the park and rides located within the city. There are also car parks around the city and buses can be used to travel to the campuses. 

For car park locations and further information please see the Aberdeen City Council page by clicking here

Blue Badge holders are able to park on campus without a permit 7 day a week. Blue badges must be clearly displayed.

Park and Ride 

Park and Ride facilities are available at the Bridge of Don (to the north of Aberdeen). The 1B bus from the Park and Ride will take visitors directly to the Old Aberdeen campus.

By Train

Aberdeen Train Station

Aberdeen train station is a 10 minute bus ride from the University's main (King's College) campus or a 25 minute walk. The University also often runs complimentary shuttle buses in the morning of Open Days and return buses at the end of the day. Please see the Open Day Guide for 2019, when it is available, for shuttle bus info. 

Getting to the campus

From the train station, you can get the number 1 or 2 First bus service to King Street; on the edge of campus. Student Ambassadors will be available in the morning to guide you towards the bus station. 

Please note: First Bus require exact change for their bus fares or accept contactless cards. 

By Coach

National Coaches

There are regular coach services which connect Aberdeen with the rest of the UK. 

You can find more bus and coach information including timetables at:

Getting to the campus

From the train station, you can get the number 1 or 2 First bus service to King Street; on the edge of campus. Student Ambassadors will be available in the morning to guide you towards the bus station. 

Please note: First Bus require exact change for their bus fares or accept contactless cards. 

Alternatively a taxi fare is approximately £7 to the University.

By Plane

Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the UK and has excellent travel links throughout the UK, Europe and further afield. It’s just a short taxi or bus ride from the airport to the University (around 6 miles).

From Aberdeen Airport the 727 bus service runs every 10 minutes to the city centre where you can get the number 1 or 2 bus. A taxi to the University will cost approximately £15.

For more information on main destinations to and from Aberdeen Airport, please visit their website.

For bus timetables and to plan your onward journey from the airport please click here

Getting to the campus

From the train station, you can get the number 1 or 2 First bus service to King Street; on the edge of campus. Student Ambassadors will be available in the morning to guide you towards the bus station. 

Please note: First Bus require exact change for their bus fares or accept contactless cards. 

By Taxi

There are a number of taxi companies operating in the city - you can find a list of useful numbers below.

Rainbow City Taxis
01224 878787

ComCabs
01224 353535

Central Taxis (Aberdeen)
01224 890089

City Buses

Once you arrive in Aberdeen, you’ll discover it is pretty easy to find your way around. There are plenty of quick and direct bus routes all over the city.

Buses to King's College Campus

Stagecoach Bus

The number 60, 61, 62, 63, 67 and 68 Stagecoach buses run regularly from Union Square bus station and stop at King Street next to the campus. For more information on times and to plan your journey please visit the Stagecoach website.

Cash and card are both accepted. A single from Union Square to King Street is roughly £2.50

First Bus

The number 1, 1A, 2 and 20 First buses run every 7 minutes (or less during peak times) and go direct from various parts of the centre of town straight to the campus.

You can also visit the First Bus website for more detailed timetables and information on planning your journey.

Please note: First Bus require exact change for their bus fares or accept contactless cards. 

Buses to Foresterhill Medicine Campus 

First Bus

The following buses will take you to Foresterhill. They all stop at slightly different locations but are all suitable. 

3- This bus leaves Guild Street, outside of the train station, and stops at Ashgrove Road West

59- This bus also leaves from Guild Street and stops on Foresterhill Road.

10- This bus leaves from the bus station at Union Square, next to the train station, it stops at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. 

Click here for more information. If you need any assistance please contact the UK Team at ukteam@abdn.ac.uk prior to arrival and we will be happy to advise you.