Aberdeen is well served with excellent travel links by air, train, boat, bus and road to the rest of the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world.

Detailed information on travel options can be found here.



Entering the city from the south or west, follow signs for the A90 (Fraserburgh and Peterhead). This leads round the ring road (Anderson Drive). Exiting from a roundabout (signed Old Aberdeen) onto Cairncry Road, continue to follow the A90 signs through two further roundabouts onto St. Machar Drive. After a third roundabout, the road bisects Old Aberdeen and local signs will direct you to University sites.

From the north, Old Aberdeen is signposted on the A96 (from Dyce and Inverness) and on the A90 (from Peterhead).

If using a Sat Nav for directions please enter the following postcode: AB24 3FX.

Peak time traffic can be heavy in Aberdeen; please take this into account when planning your visit and allow an extra half hour for travel.

Car Parking

Parking on campus is for permit holders only, but there is Pay-and-Display street parking in the surrounding area.  Parking is extremely limited on-campus and a parking permit is required for all designated parking spaces (although a permit does not guarantee you a space). A fixed penalty fine of £60 may be issued for visitors without a valid parking permit.  Please let us know if you wish to travel by car so we can arrange a permit for you.


Rail services connect to Aberdeen from the North and South. There are regular direct trains to Aberdeen from London and Inverness, and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes.

For information on train times, please visit the Scotrail Website.

From Aberdeen train station you can travel to campus by taxi or bus. Get a taxi from the taxi rank at the train station or use bus services 1, 2, 20 or X40 from Union street to King Street. Bus timetables are available here.


National Coach and bus service connections to Aberdeen from the North and South are very frequent. For more information, please contact:

The local bus services are run by First Group and Stagecoach. Information on routes and timetables can be found via their websites below.

Recommendation: if you are staying in Aberdeen City Centre and require transport to/from the University of Aberdeen, we’d recommend you purchase a Grasshopper bus pass to save money. See the website for further details.

Passport and Visa

Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering the UK. For information please consult your nearest British Embassy or travel agent.

Should you require an invitation letter to the conference for visa purposes, please email stating your:

  • full name as it appears on your passport
  • date of birth
  • place of birth
  • passport number
  • passport issue date
  • passport expiry date

Applicants should register and pay to attend the conference in the first instance so that confirmation can be used as evidence of attendance.