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 whisky in one of the vibrant pubs. Enjoy the outdoors with hiking, surfing, kayaking or visit outdoor attractions like the nearby Cairngorms National Park, Foot-dee Fishing Village, the Royal Deeside region or one of the many sandy beaches.View our UK travel guide
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Visiting from Sydney to Aberdeen
Fly Sydney to Aberdeen (SYD to ABZ)
The approximate flight time from Sydney to Aberdeen is 28 hours and 10 minutes, including connection time.
When to visit
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 summer the temperatures reach up to 19°C 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°C and sports such as hillwalking, skiing and ice climbing are all accessible within a short trip out of the city.
What is the main airport called?
Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ).Opens in a new tab or 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 at Aberdeen Airport
The helpful staff at Aberdeen Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist with your travel 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. From public transport 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 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 of 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. Stage Coach 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.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
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