Aberdeenshire travel and tourist guide

Journey by train or plane to Aberdeenshire

Is the long drive from the south the only issue holding you back from a holiday in Aberdeenshire? There are many exiting and interesting travel options, should you really want to avoid the long drive from the South. The main line city station of Aberdeen is served by direct Anglo / Scottish trains and the most local railway station at Huntly is served by local connecting trains from Aberdeen and Inverness.

Option 1 - by Rail

1. There is a 6 day weekly direct sleeper service operated by Scotrail from London Euston departing (around 2030) calling at intermediate stations via Watford, Birmingham, Crewe and Edinburgh, delivering you "bright and breezy" in Aberdeen for around (08.00 hours) and a corresponding return evening service departing from Aberdeen (around 2200 hours) arriving in London Euston (around 0800 hours).

Rail Connections are also available from Aberdeen station to Huntly station which is approx 30 miles drive from the coastal village of Whitehills

2. There is also a regular daily service operated by GNER between London Kings Cross departing (around 12.00 hours) calling at intermediate stations via, Peterborough, Doncaster, York, Edinburgh, Dundee to Aberdeen.

Rail Conections are also available from Aberdeen station to Huntly station which is approx 30 miles drive from the coastal village of Whitehills

For detailed rail information please visit the Scotrail website www.firstgroup.com/scotrail

Low cost car hire is available at Aberdeen (approx 40 miles drive from Whitehills

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Option 2 - by Plane

Aberdeen (Dyce) has an international airport taking regular service flights from most uk airports from

London, Manchester, Norwich, Cardiff to Leeds / Bradord, Humberside and East Midlands with (BAA CitiExpress)

Aberdeen airport is seven miles from the city centre on the A96 near Dyce.

Two bus companies operate between the airport and the city centre; First Aberdeen (+44 (0)1224 650 065) and Stagecoach Bluebird (+44 (0)1224 212 266).

The local train station to Aberdeen airport is Dyce is a short taxi journey from the airport. It runs a service to the mainline station in Aberdeen and from there you can catch a train to Inverurie, or hire a car. There is also Rainbow Airport Taxis (+44 (0)1224 725 500/878 787/ 494 949) operate a service from Aberdeen Airport, The approximate fare from airport to the city centre is £14. Wheelchair accessible cars, a meet-and-greet service and executive cars are also available, though need to be booked in advance.

For passengers driving into central†Aberdeen from†the airport, using satellite navigation, the airport postcode is AB21 7DU.

For detailed information on flights in and out of Aberdeen.

Please visit their website www.aberdeenairport.com


The Road to Aberdeenshire and Car Hire

This holiday Cottage is situated on the Shore Front in Whitehills. If approaching from the south follow the A947 all the way to the coastal village Banff, then take the A98 Portsoy road West bound for 1 mile, then the B9139 for Whitehills. The address for this Shoreside Cottage is 29 Low Shore, Whitehills, AB45 2NW, there is parking space for 1 vehicle outside the cottage.

Car and van rental is in-expensive, from as little as £20.00 per day and available from Avis and Hertz from Aberdeen Railway Station: AVIS +44 (0) 1667 462787 and HERTZ +44 (0) 1667 462652.†

N.B. All travel information listed is intended as a guide only and we recommend that you contact personally any of the companies you intend travelling or hiring with through, the word hyper links we have provided.

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