Trains to Aberdeen Airport

Learn everything you need to know about getting a train to Aberdeen Airport, known as the gateway to the UK's energy capital.

How to get to Aberdeen Airport by train

The nearest rail station to the airport is Dyce, which is about two miles from the terminal. From there, you’ll need to get a taxi or bus.

The train from Aberdeen to Dyce takes around eight minutes. They run every 20 to 30 minutes, with 31 direct trains per day, The first train is at 06:17 and the last one at 22:49. So you will need to ensure these times align with your flight time.

Upon arrival at Dyce Station, passengers can take the JetConnect No. 80 bus shuttle for efficient transportation to the airport, taking approximately 10 minutes. Be aware though, the services run from 06:30 to 18:30.

For those travelling outside of these designated times, taxi services are conveniently accessible outside the station. But still, it would be wise to book ahead for extra peace of mind.

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Top routes to Aberdeen Airport

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What to do at Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport provides a range of amenities to enhance your pre-flight experience, catering to various needs, from picking up last-minute essentials to relaxing in the executive lounges.

Boots has toiletries and health essentials, including pain relief, vitamins, insect repellents, and an extensive range of makeup brands. You’ll also find useful travel accessories, from adaptors to mobile phone chargers. And don't forget to stock up on sun cream if you’re going somewhere hot.

For unique souvenirs that capture a taste of the local culture, check out the Discover Aberdeen store, which sells souvenirs and gifts.

To get something to eat, The Distilling House is a great spot. A bar and dining concept showcasing the heritage and countryside of Aberdeen, it serves a range of classic pub food, from all-day breakfast dishes to pizza and burgers.

Talking of pizzas, another culinary option is Bocco. This is an Italian-themed bar and restaurant specialising in sourdough pizzas, and authentic pasta. Excellent if you want a proper meal before setting off on your travels.

In terms of lounges, Aberdeen Airport has two. The first is the award-winning Northern Lights Lounge, available to all passengers. This provides a taste of Aberdeenshire with fresh locally-sourced food and drink prepared by an in-house chef.

British Airways passengers can enjoy the newly designed BA lounge at Aberdeen Airport. This space features bespoke furniture and fittings, including a beautifully crafted granite-topped bar, offering a diverse range of beverages.

The lounge also has local artwork, such as Maddie Rose Hills' 'The Long Winding Shores,' inspired by Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands. The perfect environment to relax before your flight.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Aberdeen Airport

If you’re looking to save money on your train to Aberdeen Airport, the first action to take is to set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts. This allows you to book to secure the lowest price ahead of time, ensuring you get the best deal possible.

Next, consider travelling off-peak if you can. While some flight times may not allow it, you could save a significant amount. Off-peak travel is between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

There are also Family Tickets to consider. Whether it’s discounted group tickets or using Railcards, this is another way to save on your train to Aberdeen Airport.

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Get the app

Pick your own seat. Keep up to date with live train times. Avoid booking fees. All this is possible when you download the Avanti West Coast App.

Alongside the useful booking feature, the app comes with plenty of extra benefits. This includes making changes to your route, tracking your train live and buying tickets with a payment method of your choice. The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place.

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