Aberdeen International Airport is an international airport located in the Dyce suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is approximately 7 miles northwest of Aberdeen city centre. Below are the best options on how to get to Aberdeen Airport.
Aberdeen International Airport is approximately seven miles north-west of the city centre. It is easy to get to from the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road. Since the completion of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) in 2019, getting to Aberdeen International Airport has never been easier.
For directions to Aberdeen International Airport, use The AA Route Planner.
When planning your route, or using a Sat Nav, the postcode to use for Aberdeen International Airport is: AB21 7DU
During the week (morning to late afternoon), a regular bus service runs from Aberdeen International Airport to Aberdeen city center and will take around 30 minutes, during normal traffic conditions. Other destinations are available on other services. At the weekend and evenings a less frequent service runs. It would be ideal to confirm bus times and fares with the operator in advance, as these are subject to change.
Where To Catch Buses From
Buses to Aberdeen and other destinations stop directly outside Aberdeen International Airport. The bus stop is signposted from the terminal.
The Guild Street bus station in central Aberdeen is where the long distance coaches call at. This bus station is next to the railway station. This bus station can be reached from Aberdeen International Airport by bus or taxi. Coach operators that operate in Aberdeen include Scottish Citylink, National Express and Megabus.
Airport Bus Services – First Bus X27
The First Bus X27 operates from Aberdeen city centre to Dyce railway station, servings stop offs at the airport terminal, heliports, Union Street, Holburn Junction, Hilton, Bucksburn, P&J Live, Heliports and Kirkhill Industrial Estate every 20 minutes.
For more information visit the First Bus X27 Timetable.
Airport Bus Services – Jet Service 727
Until further notice temporary changes to the 727 bus service. The 727 bus runs up to every 15 minutes Monday – Friday. The first and last bus times are:
|Departing from||To||First bus||Last bus|
|Union Square||Aberdeen Airport||0300 (Mon – Sun)||2330 (Mon – Sun)|
|Great Northern Road||Aberdeen Airport||0310 (Mon – Sun)||2343 (Mon – Sun)|
|Bucksburn Police Station||Aberdeen Airport||0314 (Mon – Sun)||2347 (Mon – Sun)|
As of June 2022 Aberdeen International Airport is located within the Aberdeen city boundary, so all Aberdeen City Zone tickets are valid. Single tickets are £3.70 for an adult, and £2.20 for children. The 727 period return tickets are also available costing £6.70 for an adult and giving you 28 days to return.
For people who regularly commute within the Aberdeen City Zone, you can get an all day travel ticket for just £4. This allows you to travel as much as you want within the Aberdeen City Zone.
For more information visit the Stagecoach 727 page.
Airport Bus Services – Service 747
The 747 bus service used to run from Peterhead to Aberdeen International Airport via Ellon. Also calling at Montrose, Stonehaven, Kingswell P&R, and Peterhead.
In August 2019, Stagecoach announced that it would revise the 747 route to serve Balmedie.
Due to low passenger numbers, in April 2020, Stagecoach then withdrew the service between Montrose and Aberdeen International Airport. Then in 2021 the service was supsended.
In September 2021, Aberdeenshire council announced that the 747 service would not be reinstated due to low usage.
You can pre-book your taxi for when you arrive at home or abroad via Holiday Taxis.
The nearest railway station to Aberdeen International Airport is Dyce. It is aproximately two miles from the terminal and can be easily reached by bus or taxi.
Dyce Railway Station
Dyce is on the Aberdeen-Elgin-Inverness line, which is also served by some trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Dyce station is unstaffed, however, tickets can be bought online before travelling or at the station ticket vending machine.
Visit ScotRail’s website for train times and to purchase rail tickets.
The First Bus X27 service operates from Aberdeen city centre to Dyce railway station. It then goes on to do stops at the heliports and airport terminal itself.
Aberdeen Railway Station
Aberdeen railway station is in the city centre, in the northern terminus of the Dundee-Aberdeen line and the southern terminus of the Aberdeen–Inverness line. From here inter-city, local, regional and sleeper train services are provided to all parts of Great Britain.
Visit The Train Line’s website for regional services.
It is always best to check with train operators ahead of your journey regarding times and fares, as these are subject to change.