Aberdeen city and shire – How to get there and how to find your way around

Aberdeen is the energy capital of Europe and is served by Aberdeen International Airport. It has excellent links to the UK’s main and regional airports while direct flights include London, Amsterdam, Belfast, Frankfurt (Lufthansa is one of the founding partners of Golf Aberdeen City and Shire), Kristiansund, Stavanger and others. For more information on flights to Aberdeen visit www.aberdeenairport.com

By rail

Aberdeen’s railway station is situated right in the heart of the city and offers frequent and reliable services to and from major UK cities. This includes hourly trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh while the east coast line provides travel from cities such as York or Newcastle. Scotrail www.scotrail.com offers a range of rail services from express journeys to sleeper trains while East Coast Trains frequently run trains from cities such as London, York and Edinburgh. Visit www.eastcoast.co.uk for further details.

In addition, National Rail also offers rail services to Aberdeen and many towns in Aberdeenshire so please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for further information.

By coach

There are also frequent express coach services connecting Aberdeen with the rest of the UK. Please visit the following sites for details:

Scottish Citylink www.citylink.co.uk

Megabus www.megabus.com

National Express www.nationalexpress.com

Travelling in Aberdeen city and shire

The city and shire is well served by transport links. The international rail and bus company, First Group has its headquarters in Aberdeen and operates a high frequency network of bus services in the city.


Stagecoach Bluebird www.stagecoachbus.com links the city to the towns and villages throughout the shire with its network of buses.

By car

There are numerous taxi companies operating in the city.

There is also no shortage of car rental companies operating in Aberdeen if you need to hire a vehicle during your stay:

Arnold Clark
Low Cost Car Hire
Practical Car & Van Rental
United Rental System
Second Choice Car Hire
Alamo Rent A Car
National Car Rental 
Aberdeen 4x4 Self Drive
Sixt Rent A Car
Budget Car & Van Rental
Hertz Rent-a-Car

On foot

The following city map from VisitAberdeen is ready to download here to help you find your way about the city and direct you to some of the places you may wish to visit during your stay when you are not playing golf.

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