Aberdeen and the Grampian Highlands are easily reached from all parts of the UK and overseas.


From the South, follow the motorway network to Perth. Choose between the Deeside Tourist Route (A93), the dual carriageway trunk route (A90), or the picturesque coastal route (A92) from Dundee, or continue north on the A9 to the A95 and arrive in the region via Strathspey.

From the West, take the A9/A95, the A96 from Inverness or the Highland Tourist over the Lecht and through Upper Donside (A939 / A944). On tourist routes follow the distinctive brown and white thistle signs.

The following sites have useful and extensive route planners and other traffic information:

Automobile Association (AA)
Telephone: (0800) 887766
Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Telephone: (0800) 828282


Aberdeen and Inverness are the main rail termini for the area, with direct services from London Kings Cross, Edinburgh, Glasgow, North Scotland and most points between, operated by Scotrail, East Coast Trains and Virgin Trains. Services from London include sleepers and there are good rail connections to the area from all the mainland stations.

Aberdeen Railway Station is situated on Guild Street in the city centre and is conveniently linked to the new shopping complex, Union Square.

National Rail Enquiries Telephone (08457) 484950


Aberdeen, Inverness and some smaller Grampian highlands towns are served by long distance coaches from almost all parts of England, Wales and Scotland.  Aberdeen Bus Station is located at Guild Street, in the city centre, conveniently linked to the Railway station and the new shopping complex, Union Square.

Telephone: 0871 266 3333
National Express Telephone: 0871 781 8178
Citylink Telephone:  0871 266 3333
Stagecoach Telephone: 01224 597590

Local Buses

First Bus Aberdeen Telephone: (01224) 650065 Routes, timetables and fares for Aberdeen's local bus service
Stagecoach Telephone: (01224) 599590 Bus services throughout Grampian


Northlink Ferries
Telephone: 0845 6000 449

Aberdeen ferry terminal is located at Aberdeen Harbour in the city centre.


Aberdeen Airport
Telephone: 0844 481 6666 Flight details and airport information.

Aberdeen Airport is located 7 miles North West of Aberdeen City centre.

Buses run regularly between the airport and city centre.