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Airports in Aberdeen

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)


The primary airport for Aberdeen and one of the busiest airports in Scotland, Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) opened in 1934 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: +44 844 481 6666

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Aberdeen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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