How to get to AECC

Where is AECC?

AECC is within easy reach of Aberdeen city centre, Aberdeen International Airport and the railway and bus stations.

From Europe and the rest of the world

Aberdeen International Airport is just 6 miles from AECC. It offers a growing network of flights to and from many major Northern European cities including Amsterdam, Stavanger and Copenhagen. Travellers from further afield can fly to Aberdeen via connecting flights into key global hubs such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and London.

Aberdeen International Airport also offer frequent connections to London airports and other UK airports including Norwich, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast and Cardiff. 

Anyone wishing to fly to Aberdeen via London Heathrow can take advantage of the 10% discount offered to Hydro14 delegates by Virgin Atlantic's new domestic service Little Red. If you have flight requirements on other Virgin Atlantic routes please contact  

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From within the UK

By Air: Aberdeen International Airport has a busy schedule of from many destinations across the UK.

By Rail: The main railway station is Aberdeen is approximately 3 miles from AECC. Trains run to Aberdeen from a range of destinations throughout the UK, with regular services between Aberdeen and Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and London and many points in between, including the overnight Caledonian Sleeper service.

By Bus or Coach: There are national bus services linking Aberdeen to major cities throughout the UK.

By Sea: As the principal sea port in the north east of Scotland, Aberdeen is served by Northlink Ferries, which run to and from Lerwick, the main port of the Shetland Isles and Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkneys.

Aberdeen's ferry terminal is located in Regent Road, a short walk from the city centre and from the bus and railway stations in Guild Street, where onward connections and taxis are available.

Ferries arrive into Lerwick from Iceland, Norway and the Faroe Islands.

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From within Aberdeen

By Car: Aberdeen can be reached from the north or south via the A90 which runs from Fraserburgh to Edinburgh and passes through the heart of the city and next to AECC.

By Taxi: AECC is a ten-minute taxi ride away from Aberdeen railway and bus stations in the city centre. 

By Bus: AECC is located on the Red and Pink line local bus routes (service numbers 1, 2 and 13). There is a bus stop only a short walk from the railway and bus stations.

In addition, a dedicated on-site Park and Ride (number 40) facility offers fast and regular bus services to and from the city centre - every 15 minutes at peak times.

For more information dowload the Bus Route Map (pdf)


Last update: 22 August 2014