Scotland’s granite city and the northeast’s powerhouse, there is more to Aberdeen than first meets the eye.


Approximate flight time: 1 hour 25 minutes (total distance 328 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: Loganair 

Airports in Aberdeen: Aberdeen Airport

Seasons: High: July - August: Low: November - February

Currency: GBP British Pound (£)

Departing from Birmingham Airport

With an extensive selection of restaurants, shops and all the facilities you need, Birmingham Airport is a great choice for anyone flying to Scotland.

You’ll find some fantastic cafés, bars and restaurants in our terminal where you can feast on a variety of cuisines before you fly. Enjoy an all-day brunch or mezze platter from Giraffe or grab a burger, chips and drink from Burger King. For a quick bite to eat and a coffee, Pret has a selection of pastries and baguettes freshly prepared from well-sourced ingredients. If you fancy a drink before you fly, make sure you visit Wetherspoon.

Getting to Birmingham Airport is easy whatever mode of transport you use. Taxis can drop you right outside the terminal and, if you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International train station. There is a free Air-Rail link from the train station that takes you to the terminal in minutes.

If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a car park space online in advance and save up to 70% off.

To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page. If you need currency, Travelex’s ATM machines are operational 24/7 ready for any time of flight.

Bridge of Dee

Bridge of Dee

Arriving at Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport is seven miles north west of Aberdeen city centre and has one terminal. There are lots of options for onwards travel from the airport, so getting to where you want to go is easy.

Regular buses pass by the airport terminal and they take about 30 minutes to reach the city centre. There are lots of routes to choose from so wherever you’re headed, you should find a bus to take you there. Be aware that in the evening and at the weekends, services don’t run as regularly. You can also travel by train, if you prefer. The closest train station to the airport is Dyce, offering services into Aberdeen city centre and surrounding areas. The station is located two miles from the terminal and can be reached by either bus or taxi.

Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.

What to expect in Aberdeen

Known throughout Scotland as the Granite City, Aberdeen’s streets are lined with silvery-grey granite buildings that glint in the sunshine. With a rich history and abundant culture, as well as picturesque open farmland, soaring mountains and a beach, Aberdeen is an attractive and diverse place to visit.

The main language spoken in Aberdeen is English, although with a Scottish accent. Scots, Scottish Gaelic and Scottish Doric are the other languages spoken by the population.

Scotland is renowned for its often-underwhelming weather. The summers are cool and partly cloudy, and the winters are long, cool and windy.

For more, go to Visit Aberdeenshire

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Culture in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has long been an important cultural hub in Scotland, and it’s not just kilts and bagpipes. Explore the cobbled streets of old Aberdeen and discover fascinating museums and impressive art galleries, as well as one of the oldest granite cathedrals in the world.

If you want to try some local Scottish delicacies, Aberdeen is a great place to do so. With the Atlantic on its doorstop, fresh mountain waters, lush rolling hills and fertile soil, Scotland’s fresh produce is one to discover. From Aberdeen Angus beef, Stornoway Black Pudding and Shetland salmon and shellfish, to a dram of whisky, shortbread and of course haggis, there’s plenty of fresh, tasty food to try on your visit.

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