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    Train Services to Edinburgh or Glasgow

    by AC1 Updated Aug 19, 2004

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    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.

    http://www.gner.co.uk/
    http://www.scotrail.co.uk/
    http://www.nationalexpress.com
    http://www.virgintrain.co.uk/

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    Take a City Tour

    by scottishvisitor Updated Oct 4, 2006

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    Touring the City

    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.

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    Take a Ferry from Aberdeen Harbour

    by scottishvisitor Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    For those hard to reach places......

    by balfor Written Sep 21, 2003

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    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.

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    no change given

    by uglyscot Written Jun 10, 2009

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    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.

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    Driving ...............

    by tini58de Written Jun 26, 2005

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    ... 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!

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    Ships

    by tini58de Written Jun 26, 2005

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    Aberdeen harbour

    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!!!

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    Public transportation

    by tini58de Updated Jun 27, 2005

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    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!

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    Walking .............

    by tini58de Written Jun 26, 2005

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    Old Aberdeen

    .... 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.

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    Other Means of Transportation

    by tini58de Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    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.

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  • Get there by train (can be...

    by katiejt Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    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.......

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    We crossed from The...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We crossed from The Netherlands to Hull with the North Sea Ferries and took our own car. We drove up through Scotland to catch the ferry to Shetland and then on to Orkney.
    Having a car is easy as you can see so much more. I think trains are expensive in the UK and buses are not always frequent in rural areas and also limit your travelling losing you a lot of time.

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    Travel hub of the North East...

    by TracyG Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    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.

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  • If you have time, an overnight...

    by oyinkansola Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you have time, an overnight train from Victoria Station in London is ideal. Must have cost me about 40 quid thereabouts and I had a first class compartment and woke up to breakfast and newspapers - the train ride was actually one of my fondest memories
    I got around by taxis a lot - which must have been expensive. All the shops were down Union road, so you do not need to go to several places to do your shopping

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    First Bus

    by Kevross85 Written Oct 23, 2007

    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

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