Getting Here

addressRoad, rail, air, sea: however you are getting here – wherever you’re starting from – the options are as varied as they are convenient.

And as your ultimate destination, we aim to make your journey worthwhile.

Getting here… from Europe and the rest of the world.

Aberdeen International Airport – just a short drive away – has a growing network of flights to and from many cities across the UK and northern Europe.

There are frequent services to the key global hubs of London, Amsterdam and Paris. So getting here from justabout anywhere in the world isn’t a problem.

Getting here… from elsewhere in the UK

Aberdeen International Airport has a busy schedule of flights to over 20 destinations across the UK.

There are regular rail services between Aberdeen and Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and London – and many points in between.

Similarly, there are national bus services linking Aberdeen to major cities throughout the UK.

Ferry services operate between the city and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

Getting here… from within Aberdeen

AECC sits right next to the A90 trunk road so getting here by car from the city centre or further afield is a simple option.

We’re only a ten-minute taxi ride from Aberdeen railway and bus stations in the city centre.

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We’re located on the Red and Pink line local bus routes (service numbers 1 and 2) and the nearest bus stop is only a short walk way.

A dedicated on-site Park and Ride facility (service number X40) offers fast and regular bus services to and from the city centre – every 15 minutes at peak times.

First Bus Route Map (PDF)

The options don’t end there. In partnership with First, we offer a special Gig‘n’Go service at selected concerts if you fancy a drink on the big night out.

Gig’n’Go costs £3 for a single journey and £5 for a return (a special family ticket can be purchased to allow 2 adults and 2 children a return journey for only £10).  The services will depart from the bus stop at Peacocks on Union Street at 18.30 and 19.15 hours and travel to AECC picking up at all Park & Ride stops on Union Street and Castle Street.  Return buses pick-up outside AECC’s West Entrance after the gig and you’re in the city centre in no time.

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AECC encourage visitors to find an alternative way to travel to the Venue, there are footpaths to take you right to our door (plan your journey here) and cycle lanes to guide you here safely.  For more information on cycle lanes in the City, please download a Cycle Map here.

For more information on cycling in Aberdeen, you might find the following links useful:


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