The primary airport for Aberdeen and one of the busiest airports in Scotland, Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) was built in 1931 and has served as both an RAF base and a public aerodrome. The two-level main terminal, built in 1977, processes roughly 2.7 million passengers each year.
The layout of Aberdeen International Airport is relatively simple, with check-in located on the ground floor with the arrivals area and baggage claim to the right, and the departure lounges on the upper level.
Located just over five miles (9.3km) northwest of Aberdeen's city centre, Aberdeen International Airport has a busy helipad, hosting more helicopter traffic than any other airport worldwide. Flights to Aberdeen International Airport are available on many airlines serving a variety of destinations within the UK and beyond.
The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Aberdeen.
Getting to the city
Aberdeen and Inverness train services run from the local station at Dyce, which is just a short taxi ride from the airport. The main station is in Aberdeen city centre and services all parts of Scotland and England. Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre, and the journey takes roughly 30 minutes. Services are less frequent at weekends than on weekdays.
GMT (GMT +1 between last Sunday in March and Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 344 481 6666
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.
Comcab taxis are available outside the terminal, where a taxi marshal will assist you in finding a cab. Taxis can be pre-booked via the Comcab website and arranged at the Comcab booking office to the right upon entry to the terminal. The journey to the city centre takes approximately 25 minutes in light traffic, and costs roughly £15.
Facilities include left luggage, a bureau de change, bars, a duty-free shop, business facilities, a children's play area, and several restaurants. The Northern Lights Executive Lounge is located on the first floor past security and can be prebooked online. Other airport lounges include the British Airways Terraces Lounge and the Eastern Airways Lounge, which is located near Gate 10. There are several restaurants and cafes around the airport.
There is short-term parking at Aberdeen International Airport within walking distance of the terminal. Long-term parking at Aberdeen International Airport can be accessed by a free shuttle from the terminal.
Airlines with flights to Aberdeen Airport include British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Thomas Cook, Thomson, easyJet, Eastern Airways, Atlantic Airways, Wizz Air, Balkan Holidays, Wideroe, Flybe, bmi regional, Loganair, airBaltic and Ryanair.
Free wifi is available throughout the airport.
There are several business lounges in Aberdeen Airport with televisions, newspapers and light refreshments. The Northern Lights Executive Lounge offers a menu of locally inspired dishes, a range of proudly Scottish beverages and a panoramic airfield view.
Aberdeen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.