If travelling to the region by ferry, it is possible to take your car with you. However there are plenty of opportunities to rent a vehicle once you arrive here. Taxi hire and car rental services are available at Aberdeen Airport and in the city and larger towns.
Aberdeenshire’s quiet country roads make cycling a fantastic way of exploring the region. You can either bring your own bike or hire one once you arrive here.
If you’re considering travelling by bike, take a look at our advice on cycling in Scotland.
Why not let someone else drive? Express coach links from all major cities to the area are available. Scottish Citylink connects more than 200 locations across Scotland, including fast and frequent links between Aberdeen and other cities. There is also an excellent network of local bus services in Aberdeen City and Shire.
For more information see Megabus, Stagecoach or National Express.
Aberdeen Rail Station is located in the heart of the city and offers frequent services to and from other major UK cities. There are hourly services from both Glasgow and Edinburgh with both journeys taking around two-and-a half hours along the scenic East Coast Line. The journey from Inverness to Aberdeen takes little more than two hours.
If travelling from London, why not board the Caledonian Sleeper and arrive in Aberdeen refreshed and ready for a day of sightseeing?
Aberdeen Harbour is one of the busiest ports in Britain and is located in the heart of the city. There are scheduled ferry links to Aberdeen from Orkney and Shetland, both operated by Northlink Ferries.