Aberdeen Airport Information Guide:

Are you travelling to Aberdeen Airport? If so, hopefully this guide will answer some of the many frequently asked questions you may have before travel.

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Is There An Airport In Aberdeen Scotland:

Yes, there is an International airport located in Aberdeen Scotland. Aberdeen International Airport services the city of Aberdeen itself, as well as being a gateway to many other towns, villages and cities in Scotland.


Where Is Aberdeen Airport:

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is located in Dyce approximately 7 miles North West of Aberdeen itself.


What Is The Airport Code For Aberdeen:




Aberdeen Airport Postcode For Sat Nav:

AB21 7DU


Opening and Closing Times At Aberdeen Airport:

The airport is generally open from 03.30am or 2 hours prior to the first flight departure of the day and closes after the last flight arrival of the day.



Which Airlines Fly To Aberdeen:

The major airlines that fly into Aberdeen International Airport are:

Ryaniar, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Wideroe, BMI Regiomnal, Eastern Airways, SAS, Thomson Holidays, First Choice, Luthansa, Wizz Air, Easyjet, British Airaways, Air France, Air Baltic, Icelandair, Loganair


Aberdeen Airport Arrivals:

Once your aircraft lands at Aberdeen International Airport, your aircraft will taxi to the parking bay to which it has been allocated. When it is safe to disembark the aircraft, a member of Cabin Crew will inform passengers it is safe to do so.

You can then make your way inside the main Terminal Building and Arrivals area. If you are arriving on an International flight, you will be required to clear airport Security.

Once you have successfully cleared Security, you can make your way to the Baggage Reclaim Area.


Baggage Reclaim:

Baggage Reclaim, is where you can ‘reclaim’ any Hold luggage you have checked -in for your flight.

Please Note: If you are only travelling with ‘Hand Luggage’, and have no Hold luggage, then you can make your way to the main Arrivals Hall and exit.

Once you are inside the Baggage Reclaim Area, simply find the carousel that has  been allocated for your flight. Each flight landing at Aberdeen, is allocated a specific carousel. The easiest way to find out which carousel your flight has been allocated, is to look at the overhead monitors. The overhead monitors will display all the new flight arrivals, flight number, origin and carousel number. Once you have found the carousel for your flight, wait next to it and await your luggage to arrive.


Main Arrivals Hall And Lobby:

In the main Arrivals Hall, you will find a range of facilities for your convenience after your flight. Inside the main Arrivals Lobby, there are a couple of cafes and shops selling food, drink, magazines, sweets and other accessories. These are great if you need a bite to eat or a drink for your onward journey.



Is There A Bus From The Airport

There are a couple of bus companies First Aberdeen and Stagecoach Bluebird) that provide a public bus service from Aberdeen Airport to the city centre. The journey normally takes about 30 minute depending on traffic.


Car Hire

Which Car Hire Companies Are At The Airport

There are several major car hire companies that are based at Aberdeen Airport and who have offices located onsite and just a short walk from the airport terminal.

Avis – Hertz – National and Europcar all have offices at the airport and offer competitive car rental from the airport in Aberdeen.

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Is there A Petrol Station Near The Airport

The closest petrol station to Aberdeen Airport is located on Argyll Road, and the postcode if you wish to enter it into your Sat Nav is: AB21 0AF.

The petrol station is open (at the time of writing) from 06:00am – 22:00pm during weekdays and from 07:00am – 22:00pm on a Saturday and 08:00am – 22:00pm on Sunday.


Aberdeen Airport Departures:

Check-In and Departures procedures at Aberdeen Airport:

The check-in area is located on the Ground floor to the left as you enter the airport terminal and the Departure Lounge is located on the upper level. You can check-in at the airport and you should do so by visiting the relevant check-in desk(s) that has been allocated to your flight and airline. If your airline offers Online check-in, then you can check-in for your flight Online prior to your flight departure.


Self Service Check-in:

Several airlines now offer the ‘Self Service’ check-in facility at the airport and these are located next to the traditional check-in desks in Departures.


Security Procedures:

As with any other International airport, passengers wishing to fly from Aberdeen Airport will be required to pass through airport security prior to entering the Departure lounge and boarding their flight.


How Long Does It Take To Get Through Aberdeen Airport:

As we have mentioned previously, as with any major International Airport, the airport in Aberdeen has several Security procedures in place. These procedures are their for the safety of passengers and it is advised that any passenger travelling from the airport, should arrive at the airport at least 2-3 hours, prior to their departure time.

Arriving at the airport and within good time, allows you to check-in (if required) and clear airport Security stress free, without rushing and leaving yourself short on time.

A popular choice with many passengers, especially if they have a long way to travel to the airport, is to stay in one of the hotels close to Aberdeen Airport. This ensures you will avoid any traffic delays or hold ups on your day of travel.

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If you are travelling to and from the airport by car, you can access the airport via the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road.


Facilities At The Airport:

There are a number of facilities at the airport available to passengers. These facilities are designed to help make your visit to the airport more comfortable. Below are some of the facilities at the airport:


Special Assistance:

If you are travelling to Aberdeen Airport and you or somebody in your party requires special assistance, you should contact the airport priore to your arrival. The airport has a very good support network in place for travellers who require special assistance and are happy to assist and help with your requests.


Left Luggage and Baggage Storage:

If you need to leave luggage at the airport, you can do so by visiting the ‘Left Luggage’ desk which is located in the Check-In area. There is a charge for leaving luggage at the airport and it is generally charged per day.


Lost Property:

There is a ‘Lost Property’ desk situated in the Check-In area and if you need to contact them by phone, you can do so by calling the following telephone number: 01224 725767


Is There A Smoking Area:

There is a designated smoking area ‘Airside’ which costs £1 to use.


Cash machines:

There are Several cash machines throughout the airport.


Family Facilities:

There are many facilities available for parents travelling with children and these include baby changing facilities and play areas,



There are a number of toilets located throughout the airport terminal.



Trolley require a £1 or 1 euro coin to release the security and then the coins are refunded once the trolleys have been securely return using the security chain.


Aberdeen Airport Hotels:

There are a number of hotels close to Aberdeen Airport and passengers have a choice of star rated hotels to choose from. The Aberdeen Airport hotels cater for all budgets and are a popular choice with passengers arriving or departing on late night or early morning flights.


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The following hotels are located near Aberdeen Airport.

4 Star Hotels Near Aberdeen Airport:

Courtyard Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport East, Argyll Way, Farburn Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF

Situated within walking distance from the main airport terminal.

Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport

Argyll Rd, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF

Located within walking distance from the main airport terminal but if you don’t want to walk, the hotel offers a free complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Aberdeen Marriott Hotel

Overton Cir, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7AZ

Located just 2 miles from the airport with a complimentary shuttle service provided to transfer you to and from the airport.


3 Star Hotels:

Premier In Aberdeen Airport DYCE

Aberdeen Airport (ABZ), Argyll Way, Dyce AB21 0BN


Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen Airport

Farburn Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7DW


Speedbird Inn Hotel

Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Rd, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF


2 Star Hotels:

Travelodge Aberdeen Airport Hotel

Burnside Dr, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0HW


Pinehurst Lodge Hotel Family run close to Aberdeen Airport and Dyce Station


Aberdeen Airport Parking:

How Much Is Parking At Aberdeen Airport:

There are now several different types of parking available at the airport for passengers. Whether you are going to the airport to drop of or pick up passengers or wish to leave your car for the duration of your travel, there is parking available to suit your needs.

There are over 500 parking spaces available at the airport in both the Short Stay and Long Stay car parks. Both these parking facilities offer visitors to the airport secure parking and driver do not need to leave their keys and can take their keys with them.

However, although there is parking available, it is always a good idea to pre-book your parking before travel, to ensure you find the best prices for the dates you require.

Aberdeen International Airport offers a number of choices for parking including

  • Long Stay Parking
  • Short Stay Parking
  • Priority Parking
  • Offshore Parking

You also have a choice of undercover parking, wider parking bays, ‘keep your keys Parking’ close to the airport.  If you choose one of the ‘Offsite’ car parks, there are free complimentary transfers to and from the car parks to the airport.

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Do You Have To Pay To Drop Off At Aberdeen Airport:

If you are wanting to drop off or pick up passengers from outside the main airport terminal, then you will be required to pay the current charge.


Express Drop Off At Aberdeen Airport:

Aberdeen Airport offers an Express Drop Off zone which is located outside the airport terminal on the upper forecourt. However, there is a charge for using the Express Drop Off zone and it is £4 for 10 minutes (at the time of writing).

The charge will allow you to park outside the terminal building for 10 minutes but drivers must not leave their cars unattended. If you exceed the first 10 minutes, you will be required to pay the appropriate fee for the duration of your stay upon exit.


FREE Drop Off:

The airport does offer a FREE Drop Off facility and this is located in the Long Stay car park. However, you will only receive 15 minutes of free parking in the designated spaces.


Blue Badge Holders Parking:

Blue Badge holders will receive 30 minutes FREE parking in the designated spaces which are located in the Short Stay car park at the airport.


Restaurants and Bars At Aberdeen Airport:

There are several restaurants and bars located throughout the airport serving a variety of food and drink for passengers arriving at and departing from Aberdeen.


Weatherspoons – Joes Coffee House – The Kitchen


The Globe Freehouse – Costa – The Swissport Lounge


Is There An Airport Lounge At Aberdeen Airport:

The airport lounge at Aberdeen International Airport is the Swissport Lounge and this can be accessed if you are travelling with an appropriate valid ticket or if you have purchased day entry pass. The lounge offer passengers complimentary snacks, drinks, newspapers, comfy chairs, television and WiFi.

There is also a British Airways Terraces Lounge which is open to certain BA Club members and passengers travelling with designated tickets.

The Eastern Airways Lounge is accessible for Eastern Airways passengers.

Click on the following link to buy a day pass for the airport lounge at Aberdeen. Aberdeen Airport Lounge Pass



Taxis From Aberdeen Airport

There are taxis available from outside the main airport terminal building. Taxis are a quick and convenient form of transfer from the airport to your final destination. The journey from the airport to the centre of Aberdeen is approximately 15 – 20 minutes depending on traffic.

Pre-Book a Taxi from Aberdeen Airport.



Aberdeen International Airport only has one terminal with two floors and this accommodates all passenger arrivals and departures.



Is There Direct Rail Link

Aberdeen Airport to Aberdeen Train Station No, there is no direct rail link to Aberdeen Airport. The nearest train station to Aberdeen Airport is Dyce train station. From Dyce train station, you can catch a train to the central train station in Aberdeen. The central train station in Aberdeen has a wide range of train services available. These services are to a large number towns and cities throughout Scotland and other parts of the UK.


Other FAQ’s:

Which Airport Is Dyce:

Aberdeen International Airport is often referred to as ‘Dyce Airport’. This is simply because the airport is located in Dyce Scotland.


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