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What Destinations Does Aberdeen Airport Serve?

You will not be able to take a long-haul flight from Aberdeen Airport as it primarily serves passengers visiting Europe, with BMI, Flybe and Loganair having a particular prominence. Domestic flights within the UK are plentiful, and you’ll also be able to jet to locations such as Paris, Oslo, Frankfurt, Tenerife and Amsterdam from this single-terminal airport.

What is There to Do Within the Airport?

Shopping options are a little limited at Aberdeen Airport, with just W H Smith, Boots and Dixons Electrical represented in terms of national chains. However, the airport also hosts an art gallery for travellers to browse in (and make purchases if applicable) and the obligatory duty free shopping opportunities if travelling overseas.

For those looking to eat and drink, Costa and Joe’s Coffee House provide the caffeine hits essential to those early-morning flights, and a Wetherspoons pub (The Granite City) is joined by a second pub named The Globe, The Kitchen serves up freshly-prepared meals, and executive travellers can enjoy the Northern Lights lounge.

Is Aberdeen Airport Located Close to the City Centre?

Much like Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport, Aberdeen Airport is located seven miles to the north of the city centre, meaning that you will be able to get to your hotel in the heart of the locale in around twenty minutes.

How you decide to reach your destination depends on how comfortable you are with the transport links detailed below – remember that a car rental from the airport is always an option, and will take some of the stress out of your arrival.

What are the Transport Links and Parking Options?

Long- and short-stay parking is available at Aberdeen Airport, with the expense rising on depending on how close you’d like to be to the terminal; the cheapest option is two-day long stay parking at £37.99, which will require the use of a train shuttle to reach your destination, and while priority parking is on the doorstep but starts at £54.99 for the same period.

If you wish to take a train to Aberdeen Airport you’ll need to travel to the town of Dyce and use a taxi, or you can take a bus to or from the city centre – they run every ten minutes, and take around half an hour to reach the city (traffic pending!). Of course, taxis are also available. A popular choice for business and tourists is to fly in and get a hire car at Aberdeen airport to then drive to their final destination such as Dundee, Inverness or the Scottish highlands.

What are the Closest Attractions to Aberdeen Airport?

To really make the most of your trip into Aberdeen you may find it easier to arrange a car hire upon arrival. This will allow you to enjoy the many and varied attractions found within the city centre, as well as the great many historical sites and green spaces found in the surrounding areas.

Check out our direct guide to the city of Aberdeen for more information on how you can pass the time during your visit, but family members of all ages will find something to entrance them – whether that’s the many museums available, the ancient castles and historical ruins, the green spaces such as public parks and gardens, or even the beaches that host some of the local wildlife. Only 5 miles away from the airport is the Gordon Highlanders Museum, well worth seeing if you only have a short time to visit.