Aberdeen Harbour is located in the City Centre and is a busy place with lots of varied shipping from supply boats, servicing the oil rigs, huge fishing factory ships, cargo ships, ships which transfer livestock from and to the Orkney and Shetland Islands and Northern Ferries who travel to the same Isles. I have encluded a selection of photos but so far have only seen the ferries from Cruden Bay.
If possible try to find a bus guide to Aberdeen , as I found difficulties trying to get around.
If taking a bus, it is essential to have correct change, as the bus driver will not refund any .
However , as you state your destination, he might be good enough to tell you where to get off. I went past my stop and he stopped some distance away and reminded me.
Well Aberdeen aint the cheapest of places to get around and the buses are in the same bracket but at least they go varied routes. An all day ticket is th eway to go if you are using the bus more than once and it works on all aberdeen first buses for the entire day as the name would suggest.
The drivers are all very helpfull and if asked will give as much help as possible. My advice would be if you don't have a car use the buses as taxis will cost you a fortune in aberdeen
We pre-booked a hire car with Avis before arriving in Aberdeen. This (a new Peugeot 207) was ready waiting for us when we arrived at the airport and meant we had no taxi or bus fares to concern ourselves with. At just over £44 for the two days we felt it was good value for money (we'd done some comparisons prior to booking). We would highly recommend car hire as the best way to get around if only going to Aberdeen for a short time. We could have wasted hours waiting for buses.
Primary two went on a bus tour of Aberdeen in connection with their project City & Village.
There are open top buses touring the city only in summer but we hired a private coach.
You can also see a lot of Aberdeen by using First Bus.
Bus stops are frequent on Union Street going to various parts of the city.
There are plenty of flights from all over Europe to Scotland, yet most of them are going to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Cheap airlines prefer airports such as Prestwick. But no worries, public transport is well organised. I am not sure whether I am allowed to list here all the tiny and big airlines operating in Scotland, yet some of them are really worth to be taken into consideration. I can send you a list via email, just contact me. Basically flying to and in the UK is much cheaper then I have expected. Additionally all major cities in Scotland are connected by cheap and frequently running buses, such as megabus or stagecoach. So if you happen to land in Edinburgh for example, just take a bus from the bus station to Aberdeen (around 3h, 3 - 7£). Aberdeen Dyce Airoport is around 10 miles from the city centre, unfortunately buses are not running that frequently, a taxi is between 10 - 16£, depending on traffic or destination. The bus station in Aberdeen is next door to the railway station, and a five minutes walk to the centre (Union Street or King Street). The best way to get around in Aberdeen is by bus, a day ticket is 3£.
There is a pretty good public transportation in Aberdeen with quite a few bus lines throughout the city.
Please check the website for lines and fares!
When we took line 1 from Union Street to the University, I was a little surprised at the ticketing system: you have to have exact cash to pay for your ticket - so be prepared!
Aberdeen has an international airport that is served by various airlines, and a train station, which is right next to the harbour and the local bus station, just slightly off Union Street.
Aberdeen was the place that our cruise to the Arctic started, so we got to know the harbour a little. Actually we got to explore it more than we liked, because our ship did not anchor, where it was supposed to, but at a totally different pier. This way we "enjoyed" quite a bit of sightseeing while looking for our ship!!!
.... was a good option for us, especially around old Aberdeen and along Union street.
There is a little booklet that can be obtained at the Tourist office on Union Street with walks through Aberdeen. We did the University one and were VERY pleased with the description in the booklet and the walk itself.
... would not be my first choice, since I do not like to drive! Plus the Scots drive on the "wrong" side - I mean they drive on the left side, which for a continental European is quite difficult to get used to!
Nevertheless, it IS possible to drive in and around Aberdeen, the streets are good, not too much traffic, signs everywhere, so if you are brave: go for it!
Train services in and out of Aberdeen is very regular. GNER, Virgin Train, National Express and Scotrail offers very regular services to all major cities in UK.
Ticket pricing varies and can be real cheap if you book at least one week in advance. A return train ticket to Edinburgh booked one week in advance, is about 17.50 on the Super saver package (GNER). Booking can be done online.
The Highland Regiment had a presence both for P.R. as well as recruiting at the Aboyne Highland Games. This is one of the ways you and a few of your friends can get around the less "inviting" areas if you really need to.
Aberdeen is well served by all modes of transport, with the airport serving the major British cities as well as some European ones too. The ferry also serves Orkney and Shetland.
The buses are great for getting to more distant areas and the surrounding towns. But the easiest way to get around the city centre is to walk. The taxis are also easy and cheap to use.
If you want to get to Kings College - which most people do - you will need to catch the no. 20 bus near to Marischal College.
Get there by train (can be expensive) or bus (slightly cheaper) from around the UK. Or you can fly. EasyJet do great deals from London to Aberdeen, or Ryanair fly London-Glasgow Prestwick - but then you have to get into Glasgow to get a connecting train or bus.
Buses in Aberdeen are not cheap. Unfortunately, there are no suburban trains or underground, so you're left with no choice really. Having said that, you can easily walk around the centre of the city as it's not that big. If you get the bus, you can buy an all day ticket for £3, so if you're going to be travelling around a bit then it's worth buying that. Otherwise it's about £1.70 for a return ticket.......