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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Aberdeen (ABZ)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Aberdeen

Aberdeen travel information

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, situated in the Grampian region and surrounded by beautiful countryside and a stunningly dramatic coastline. Famous for its oil industry, Aberdeen is often referred to as the Granite City due to much of the architecture being built with granite from the local quarry. Explore the Dunnottar Castle and the city’s eclectic arts scene or sample craft beer and Scottish whiskey in one of the vibrant pubs. Enjoy the outdoors with hiking, surfing or kayaking, or with a visit to outdoor attractions like the nearby Cairngorms National Park, Foot-dee Fishing Village, the Royal Deeside region or one of the many sandy beaches.

When to visit

Best time to visit Aberdeen

The best time to visit Aberdeen is typically in the warmer months (between May and September) when visitors are better able to enjoy outdoor sights and the countryside. During the summer the temperatures reach up to 19℃ (65℉) highs, with July bringing the longest days, and the most rainfall of the year occurring in August. April boasts the lowest rainfall, and during winter the temperatures at night drop to as low as 1℃ (34℉) and sports such as hillwalking, skiing and ice climbing accessible within a short trip of the city.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ)Opens external site in a new window. Aberdeen International Airport, also known as ABZ, is an international airport located around 9.3 km from Aberdeen city centre. The airport has one main passenger terminal.

Arriving in Aberdeen

The helpful staff at Aberdeen Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Aberdeen from Aberdeen Airport

Getting to and from the ABZ Aberdeen Airport is easy with many different transport options on offer. With options ranging from public transportation to app-based ride services, you can find a mode of transport to meet your travel needs. For public transport you can take the bus directly from the airport into the city in approximately 30 minutes, just follow the terminal signs. The closest train station to the Aberdeen Airport is Dyce, which is located approximately 3km (2 miles) from the airport and accessible by taxi or bus. Scotrail run services from Dyce to cities and towns across Scotland. Rental cars are a great option to explore the country, with major rental car offices accessible via undercover walkway just a 2-minute walk from the terminal. Shuttle services are available to hotels across the region and official Aberdeen Airport Taxis can be found directly outside the terminal building.

Getting around Aberdeen

There are many ways to get around the city of Aberdeen and the region or Aberdeenshire. You may wish to join one of the many tour options, or First Bus operate a network of frequent bus and rail services around the city. StageCoach Bluebird’s buses can take you to many of the villages and towns around Aberdeenshire. You can purchase a Grasshopper Pass for unlimited daily or weekly travel on public transport. If you’re staying in Aberdeen, you’ll find that many key attractions are in close proximity and easy to walk or cycle between. Rental bikes are also a great way to explore the coast and major cycling routes such as Deeside Way.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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