Aberdeen airport has a lot to offer, including coffee shops, clothing and luggage stores and even a pub. If youd rather not hang around in the arrivals hall after you land, its easy to get out and on your way. The live flights feed on this page shows you the status of every inbound flight, so you can plan for picking up friends and family. If you know the details of the flight, put them into the form on the right to bring up more information.
Driving to Aberdeen airport
The airport is just seven miles from Aberdeen city centre, and just off the A69 Aberdeen-Inverness road. As there are several different routes in, youll need to know where youre heading before you arrive. Depending on the city nearest to your starting point, one of these routes will be the easiest:
- Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh Head for Perth, then take the A90 following the signs for Aberdeen. Turn left onto Forfar Road/A90 when signposted, and follow the A90 all the way through Aberdeen until youre directed left onto the A96. At the second roundabout, take the third exit onto Dyce Drive - itll be signposted for the airport.
- Dundee Again, follow the A90 until the turn for the A96. You can take exactly the same route as above, and as youre starting from a little closer to the airport it wont take as long.
- Inverness Take the A96 towards Aberdeen and keep following it, turning off at Dyce Drive when you see signs for the airport. Its that simple.
With all routes leading to the same entrance, Aberdeen airport isnt hard to find. If youve got a sat nav with you, pop the airports postcode in: its AB21 7DU. Theres only one terminal that you need to get to, so you wont run the risk of ending up outside the wrong one.
Take a look at our directions to Aberdeen airport page if you need a more detailed route, or plan out your trip on the map below.
Aberdeen airport: parking
To avoid keeping family and friends waiting when they arrive, leave yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. There are a few parking options available, and you must use one if youre planning on waiting around or entering the terminal building:
- Short-Stay car park The airport itself advises that this is your best option for pick-ups. Its right next to the terminal building, and has 500 spaces. Charges start at £1.20 for 15 minutes, and unusually for a short-stay you can pay for 24 hours at £20.*
- Priority parking This is located at the front of the Short-Stay car park, putting you as close as possible to the terminal. Prices are a little higher for Priority, at £1.50 for 15 minutes and £28.50 for 24 hours.*
*Prices shown correct as of August 27, 2013.
Public transport from Aberdeen airport
Whether youre headed into Aberdeen or further into Scotland, the airport is very well connected for public transport. Its frequently served by taxis, buses, coaches and trains - making it easy for you to continue your journey.
The following public transport options are available:
- Train. Dyce station is right next to the airport, but its the other side of the runway so youll need to take a bus or taxi to reach it. The station has direct links to Aberdeen (in just ten minutes), Edinburgh and Inverness.
- Bus and coach. Buses into Aberdeen and towards the train station stop right on the terminal forecourt. A number of different services run up to seven days a week, but youll need to check when the last bus departs. There are long-distance coaches from the city centre.
- Taxi. Theres a taxi bay at the terminal forecourt so you can conveniently hop in. As an example fare, a trip from the airport into central Aberdeen will cost around £15.