Holidays from Aberdeen Airport
Aberdeen Airport Destinations
You can catch a flight from Aberdeen airport to city break destinations including all the London airports, Belfast, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. It’s your starting point for adventures in Frankfurt, Cardiff and Dublin, Stavanger, Dubrovnik and Groningen. Aberdeen is also the gateway to any number of top holiday hotspots including the gorgeous Dalaman region and Antalya in Turkey, Enfidha and Esbjerg, Bourgas and Ibiza. You can fly from Aberdeen to Malaga, Naples, Jersey and Palma, Paris, Porto and Reus. Or take a break in Sicily, Tenerife or Verona.
Aberdeen airport basics
Opened way back in 1934, Aberdeen Airport is the gateway to Europe's energy capital, home of North Sea oil and gas. It caters for more than 3 million passengers every year, half a million of whom are connected with the oil and gas industries. It’s the planet’s busiest commercial heliport. There’s one runway plus three helicopter runways, one passenger terminal and three helicopter terminals. In the past decade the airport has generated £52 million for the local economy, and it supports more than 2,500 jobs. The main runway has recently been extended and they’ve also created a new covered walkway as well as spending a cool £5m improving the parking deck.
Aberdeen Airport's main terminal opens at 4am, a couple of hours before the first flight of the day departs, and closes after the last arrival of the day. You’ll find all the services you’d expect from a major hub including mobile phone charging and WiFi, lost property and left luggage. There are good business facilities and plenty for families, including baby changing and a play area. Most of the airport’s eateries provide children’s menus and high chairs, and Boots pharmacy takes care of baby essentials. There’s a WH Smiths, Dixons, duty free, Tie Rack and more, plus plenty of places to buy food, drink and snacks. If you need medical help, a number of the airport’s staff are trained in first aid. And there are smoking shelters available.
Buses to Aberdeen and beyond stop outside the airport. Just follow the signs from the terminal. You can catch long distance coaches from central Aberdeen’s Guild Street bus station, next to the railway station and easy to reach by bus or taxi. The airport bus service is called Stagecoach Bluebird and the Jet Service 727 runs 7 days a week to and from Aberdeen Bus Station, from 4.30am weekdays, 5am Saturdays and 6.30am Sundays. See here for full bus service details.
Dyce is the nearest railway station to the airport, two miles away and well connected by taxi or bus. ScotRail trains link to the airport’s Jet Connect number 80 bus at Dyce and runs a frequent service Monday to Friday 6.30am to 6.30pm. You can check bus times here.
Aberdeen airport sits seven miles northwest of the city centre on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road. If you’re using SatNav, the postcode is AB21 7DU.
Aberdeen is a major international hub, used by a large number of household name airlines. KLM, British Airways, Flybe, Thomas Cook, Thomson Holidays, SAS and Aer Lingus are all regular users, as are Eastern Airways and Lufthansa, Loganair and easyJet, First Choice, Newmarket Holidays, Balkan Holidays and Air France. The airport also handles local air traffic to and from all sorts of key British regional and national airports, via various UK carriers.
Airport car parking
You’ll find the short stay car park and pick up / drop off right next to the terminal building. The long stay car park is clearly signposted on the approach road, and the courtesy bus journey to the terminal only takes a few minutes. If you want Priority Parking, you’ll find it at the front of the short stay car park, and you automatically get access to Priority Security. Motorbikes park for free, in specially designated areas.
You can’t stay overnight in the airport itself, which closes briefly between the last flight of the day and the first flight of the next day. But there’s a good choice of airport hotels off-site, one of which is only a few minutes’ walk from the terminal. There’s a hotel at Dyce, where the nearest rail service stops, and any number of excellent hotels in the city centre itself, perfect if you have spare time to take in the sights.
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Address and phone number
Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DU, UK Telephone 01224 722 331