The primary airport for Aberdeen and one of the busiest airports in Scotland, Aberdeen 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 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 5.8 miles (9.3km) northwest of Aberdeen's city centre, Aberdeen Airport has a busy helipad, hosting more helicopter traffic than any other airport worldwide. Flights to Aberdeen Airport are available on roughly 20 airlines to more than 30 destinations, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Paris and Ibiza, as well as many cities in the UK.
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 line station is in Aberdeen city centre where there are frequent services to all parts of Scotland and England. Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre for appriximately £1.50-1.70, and 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 (0)870 040 0006.
Car hire companies represented at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National/Alamo. Other off-airport operators can be contacted via the airport information desk. Hired cars can be collected on Broomfield Road, and dropped off at Car Rental Ready and Return.
Comcab taxis are available outside the terminal, where a taxi marshaller 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, play area and several restaurants. There are no smoking facilities in the airport. The Servisair 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 internet cafes around the airport both before and after security, and wi-fi services operated by Boingo.
There is short-term parking at Aberdeen Airport within walking distance of the terminal, ranging from £1 for 15 minutes to £8.40 for four hours. Long-term parking at Aberdeen Airport can be accessed by a free shuttle from the terminal; it costs £9 per day and there is a two-day minimum stay.
Airlines with flights to Aberdeen Airport include British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Thomas Cook, Thomson, easyJet, Eastern Airways, Atlantic Airways, and Ryanair.
Wifi is available from Boingo throughout the terminal building, either by registering for an account or buying pay-as-you-go browsing time online.
There are several business lounges in Aberdeen Airport with business services like telephones, fax machines, televisions and newspapers as well as light refreshments like tea and soft drinks.
Aberdeen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.