Aberdeen is easily accessible by air, train and bus or ferry.
Airport: Aberdeen Dyce Airport. Approximately ten miles from the city centre, with frequent buses into the city.
Train: Rail service in Scotland is excellent and there are regularly scheduled trains to Aberdeen from Glasgow, Edinburgh and other cities all over Great Britain. The rail station is situated adjacent to the Bus station.
Bus: Long-Distance and Local buses run frequently to and from the bus station near Union Street. City Link and National Express buses serve surrounding Aberdeen areas or as far away as London respectively. The bus station is situated adjacent to the Rail station.
Ferries: P & O Scottish Ferries are near the bus/train terminal and are the way to travel when you want to visit either the Orkney or Shetland Islands. The ferries are large enough to carry many cars and handle the sea sickness-inducing Pentland Firth between northern Scotland and the islands to the north. The trip to Lerwick on Shetland is 14 hours, the Orkney Islands are about 4 hours away. Wear a warm/weatherproof coat so you can stand outside on deck and see the surrounding land and scenery, but hold on tight to the rail, as those swells can get pretty big! As of October 1, 2002, the North Link Ferries Company will begin service from Aberdeen in place of P & O Scottish Ferries.
Taxis: Taxis are everywhere to be found in Aberdeen, but the best-stocked taxi ranks are located at The Rail Station, Chapel Street, Back Wynd. Less oft-visited ranks can be found at Market Street or Dee Street.