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How to get from Aberdeen Airport to City Centre

Aberdeen is located on the Scottish coastline where the Dee and Don rivers meet the North Sea. Home to the Highlander Clan, incredible historical architecture, the famous King’s College and delicious Scottish cuisine, it is a great holiday destination for all.

So when travelling to Aberdeen, you will be landing at Aberdeen International Airport, and you have two transport options to get to the city centre; you can take a taxi or the public bus. Taking a taxi or a private transfer from Aberdeen airport to Aberdeen city centre is the most convenient way to travel. Taxis provide 24/7 door-to-door services, taking just 15 minutes to reach the centre. Alternatively, a cost-savvy option would be to take the bus. The public bus Jet Service 727 takes 30 minutes to get from Aberdeen airport to the city centre.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Aberdeen at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €18.60 15min 24/7
Bus €8.60 30min 05:29–02:10

How to get from Aberdeen Airport to city centre by taxi

Choosing to take a taxi from Aberdeen airport to Aberdeen city centre is always the easiest and more reliable option, especially when new to a city. Not only do taxis provide fast and comfortable transportation, but they also offer 24/7 door-to-door services, getting you to your Aberdeen hotel in just 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Aberdeen airport to the city centre

Taxis in Aberdeen calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. You can expect to pay around £16 (€18.60) for your 15-minute ride to the city, traffic dependant.

However, if you prefer travelling at a fixed-rate fare with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book your Aberdeen airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

£16 (€18.60)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ).

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find Aberdeen airport’s official taxi ranks on the terminal forecourt.

Convenience

Taking an Aberdeen airport taxi to Aberdeen city centre is a fantastic travel option, especially with children and/or heavy luggage. Cabs provide safe, reliable door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle, all while taking care of you, your travel partners and your belongings.

Editor’s Note

Please note that an extra £1 (€1.15) will be added to your end fare when travelling at night or on the weekend, and an extra £2 (€2.33) between 02:00 and 05:00 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Useful Tips

All taxi services in Aberdeen should accept bank card payments; you can always confirm this with your driver beforehand.
Most travellers leave a 10% tip when travelling in an Aberdeen taxi, although tipping is not compulsory.
Ensure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.

How to get from Aberdeen Airport to city centre by bus

For those on a budget, a great travel alternative would be to take the Jet Service bus 727 straight from Aberdeen airport to the city centre. The bus is comfortable and direct, taking 30 minutes to reach downtown Aberdeen.

How much is a bus ticket from Aberdeen airport to Aberdeen city centre?

A one-way bus ticket from Aberdeen airport to the city centre costs £3.70 (€4.30). You can purchase your ticket directly on the bus or via the Stagecoach Bus application.

Cost

£3.70 (€4.30)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

The bus runs from Aberdeen airport to the city centre every 15 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus service 727 is available daily from 05:29 to 02:10.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the bus to Aberdeen directly outside Aberdeen airport’s main exit. The bus stop is signposted from the terminal.

Convenience

Taking the bus from Aberdeen airport to the city centre is a convenient cost-savvy option for travellers on a budget. The bus provides frequent transportation directly to the city in 30 minutes. Nonetheless, when travelling in a group of up to 4 people, the price of a taxi is the same as 4 bus tickets.

Editor’s Note

Various bus ticket options and deals are available depending on your needs; you can purchase a 5-day pass (£16), a 7-day pass (£13.50), a monthly pass (£45), or a 28-day pass (£50).

Useful Tips

Please note that buses are less frequent at night and on weekends.
The airport bus is very comfortable, offering plenty of seats and luggage storage space.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Aberdeen airport to the city centre?

Two transport options are available from Aberdeen airport to the city centre. You can take a taxi or private transfer, which takes 15 minutes, or the Jet Service 727 bus, which takes 30 minutes.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Aberdeen airport to the city?

Cabs in Aberdeen calculate their fares using a taximeter based on time and distance travelled. Your 15-minute journey from Aberdeen airport to the city centre should cost around £16 (€18.60), depending on traffic conditions.

However, if you prefer to travel at a fixed rate, you can always pre-book your private airport transfer with Welcome.

Can I get public transportation from Aberdeen Airport to Aberdeen city centre?

Yes, a public bus (No.727) provides frequent and direct trips from Aberdeen airport to the city centre, taking around 30 minutes to complete the journey.

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