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Aberdeen Airport is an international transportation hub for passengers travelling from Northern Scotland and further afield. To get there, many choose to take the train to over driving to save on both money and time. The airport is in the Dyce suburb of Aberdeen, just under 6 miles from the city centre. The convenient Stagecoach Jet 727 bus service makes it easy to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport. This runs from the train station 7 days a week, every 10 minutes during weekdays and every 20 minutes during weekends.

Aberdeen is well connected to the UK mainland train network. Direct trains operated by First ScotRail, LNER and CrossCountry run from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle and London Kings Cross stations. This makes it easy to get to Aberdeen Airport terminal from UK mainland stations via train.

Read on to learn more about buying train tickets, timetables and possible connections.

Trains from Aberdeen Airport

If you’re flying to Aberdeen Airport, then the train can be a convenient way of getting to your final destination, saving you money and time. The airport is in the Dyce suburb of Aberdeen, just under 6 miles from the city centre. A convenient Stagecoach Jet 727 bus service runs directly from Aberdeen Airport to Aberdeen train station. This operates 7 days a week, every 10 minutes during weekdays and every 20 minutes during weekends.

From Aberdeen train station, direct trains operated by First ScotRail, LNER, and CrossCountry run to major towns and cities in mainland UK. These include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, and London, putting the entire UK mainland rail network within easy reach of Aberdeen Airport.

Read on to learn more about buying train tickets, timetables, and possible connections.

Trainline makes it easy to book cheap train tickets to Aberdeen train station. This will save you time and money on taxis and airport parking, meaning more cash to spend on your holiday. We recommend you book well in advance of travelling to get the cheapest fares. National Railcards can also save you an extra 1/3 off an adult’s journey and 60% off a kid’s one.

First ScotRail services run direct to Aberdeen train station from Edinburgh station and Glasgow station. LNER trains also run from London Kings Cross station via Newcastle and Edinburgh, and CrossCountry trains run from Birmingham. This makes Aberdeen Airport easily accessible from the entire UK mainland rail network.

 

Travelling from Aberdeen Airport

With Trainline, you can book cheap train tickets from Aberdeen train station to anywhere within mainland UK. This will save you time and money on taxis and airport parking, which is great if you’re a little short of cash after your holiday. Trainline recommends you book well in advance of your journey for the lowest fares. National Railcards can save you 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off fares for kids.

You can take the convenient Stagecoach 727 Jet bus service from Aberdeen Airport to Aberdeen train station. Buses run every 10 minutes during weekdays and every 20 minutes during weekends. The journey takes 30 minutes on average, depending on traffic. Services run from around 04:00 to 23:00. Mondays to Saturdays and around 05:30 to 23:00 on Sundays. The bus departs from just outside the airport terminal.

From Aberdeen train station, you can take trains to other mainland UK rail stations. First ScotRail services run directly to Edinburgh and Glasgow stations. LNER services also run directly to London Kings Cross station via Edinburgh and Newcastle, and CrossCountry trains run directly to Birmingham.

If your flight is arriving late or you have an early train the next morning, you can stay in the Speedbird Inn Aberdeen Airport hotel, only 350 metres from the terminal building. Shuttle buses run to and from the hotel.

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Things to do in Aberdeen

Aberdeen train station contains a WHSmith, Pumpkin Café, and Hero’s Bar. There are also plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants in the adjacent Union Square Shopping Centre. This is accessible through the station concourse, so you don’t need to go outside if it’s raining. However, whatever the weather, Aberdeen is well worth exploring. Scots call it the Granite City, due to much of granite construction work lifted from the Rubislaw Quarry.

example of Aberdeen’s grey stone architecture at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This details Aberdeen’s oil-rich history which turned it into the wealthy city it is today.

Aberdeenshire county is also famous for its castles. One of the most famous of these is the 9th-century Dunnottar Castle ruins, just 20 minutes south of Stonehaven, where Franco Zeffirelli’s Hamlet (1990) was filmed. To get there, you can take a ScotRail train from Aberdeen to Stonehaven.