Travel Around Aberdeen

The majority of students don’t keep a car so most rely on public transport to travel around Aberdeen. Below are some useful links which will help you to navigate your way around the Aberdeen public transport system.

Public Transport

Aberdeen City Public Transport Guide

Aberdeen bus timetables – Check out the regular bus or the night-bus timetable for more information. You’ll find ticket information, bus routes and details about the First bus app on their website.


Using taxi services can be expensive, but sometimes they’re the best option – especially if you’re travelling alone or at night. When it comes to using taxi services, always use a reputable taxi company such as Comcab or Rainbow City Taxis and if you can, pre-book your journey in advance. It’s also a good idea to put some local taxi numbers in your phone so you know which company to call if you get stuck. Remember – taxi ranks in town are in different locations after midnight.


  • Never use an unlicensed taxi
  • The back of the taxi should have an official Aberdeen City Council license plate displayed
  • Sit in the back of the taxi directly behind the driver if possible

If you live on campus and haven’t got enough money to get back at night, the Security Office will pay your taxi fare – you can pay them back the next day.

See the Out In Aberdeen section of this site for information on the Safe Taxi scheme