Aberdeen city centre
Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ): 5 mi from city centre
Flights to Aberdeen: practical information
Cheap airlines to Aberdeen
Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (ABZ) welcomes hundreds of flights from European and domestic destinations. For low cost tickets, check out EasyJet as well as Flybe. Aberdeen is a popular business destination so if you're looking for the cheapest flights, take-off for the weekend when demand is lower.
When to book flights to Aberdeen
While summer is without a doubt the best time to book tickets to Aberdeen, the winter has its draws too. The Aberdeen Winter Festival is a great excuse for a northerly weekend break.
- Peak season: Summer when the weather is dry and warm and the days are particularly long.
- Low season: The bleak winter months when it's wet and cold, sometimes with strong North Sea winds.
Direct flights to Aberdeen from London take 1h 25min.
Experience Aberdeen: what to do, what to see
Aberdeen is the most unsuspecting powerhouse of a city in the north, the oil capital of Europe. Can you believe it's just as expensive as Edinburgh and just a chic as London? Despite high prices everywhere else however, many of the city's cultural gems are free! Hello budget holiday to Aberdeen.
Essentials in Aberdeen
Aberdeen Art Gallery: It's the largest art gallery in the north of Scotland, with a mix of everything from 18th century portraiture to 20th century classics from the likes of Francis Bacon adn Stanley Spencer.
Aberdeen Beach: Golden sand stretching almost 2 miles, can you imagine? This beach is a hot spot during the summer. For something more secluded, take your Aberdeen rent car to the northern part of the beach, it's even good for bird-watching.
Marischal Museum: The Marischal Museum was founded in 1786 and is free to enter. The pieces in the museum's collection were donated by graduates of the university over literally centuries.
Find more information on aberdeen-grampian.com.
Accommodations in Aberdeen
Aberdeen has something for everyone from luxury jaunts in the city centre to guesthouses with spas to bed & breakfasts along the coast. Hotels in Aberdeen can be expensive, especially when the summer arrives so if you want to save money, avoid reserving your room at the last minute or look for something outside of the city centre.