Aberdeen Airport taxi and transfer services
Aberdeen Airport Taxis and Mini-Cab Options
The price of an Aberdeen airport taxi or minicab to or from the airport depends on the size of car taken, the time of day travelling and the comfort and class passengers wish to travel in. Typical options include four or five seater saloon cars, people carriers, minibuses, chauffeur-driven executive cars (typically Mercedes and Bentleys) and, for those really wishing to travel in style, limousines. Bear in mind that if you want to travel in executive comfort it is usually cheaper to pre-book a car and driver for a day (especially if making lots of stops) than to make a number of separate short taxi rides. Companies may offer various added extras available on request to improve comfort and style, including child seats, wheelchair access, on-board light refreshments, pillows, newspapers, blankets and champagne.
Although taxis tend to be the general name ascribed to cars solicited to take people from one destination to the other, the word ‘taxi’ officially refers to cars that are licensed to be flagged down from a rank or other roadside parking spot. Minicab vehicles may not legally be flagged down but must be pre-booked through an authorised agent. Both taxis and minicab companies serve Aberdeen airport, although the journey will tend to be quicker, cheaper and easier if a minicab is pre-booked. Both taxis and minicabs wait directly outside the terminal, although if a meet and greet service is requested the driver will personally meet travellers in the terminal and park the car in the short stay car park. (The cost of parking is usually included in the overall charge)
The price of a taxi or mini-cab ride reflects the comfort, facility and size of car provided. A taxi-ride to the city’s train station, situated within Aberdeen city centre, takes approximately twenty five minutes. Whilst an economy taxi will cost around £20, a saloon car with meet and greet service is likely to cost £25-30 and an executive vehicle such as a Mercedes or Bentley upwards of £40.
The second busiest airport in Scotland and the gateway to the Cairngorms, Aberdeen airport provides access to the cities of Aberdeen and Dundee as well as to the many beautiful small towns surrounding it. With its booming oil industry the airport has a significant number of business users as well as students attending the popular Aberdeen University and tourists attracted by its national park (the largest in Scotland), its dramatic coastline and modern dynamic city. To suit the diverse needs of its airport users, Aberdeen airport is served by a good range of taxi and mini-cab companies providing good economy and executive travel options with a range of added extras.
Taxi rank at Aberdeen Airport
The taxi rank at Aberdeen Airport is located directly outside of the terminal building, turn left and a marshaller should be able to assist you. ComCab are the airports official taxi partner, you can prebook a taxi with them at their booking office which is accessed by turning right at the terminal entrance. We recommend getting a few quotes before committing to one provider; the taxi services at the top of the page provide great value for money and professional services.
Taxi fares from Aberdeen Airport to Aberdeen Train Station*
Aberdeen Train Station is roughly 6.5 miles away from the airport. Here are some estimated fares:
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 4 passengers)||£20||£35|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£40||£70-£80|
|Executive Car (up to 4 passengers)||£35||£60|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£35-£40||£70|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£50||£90-£100|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£50-£60||£90-£100|
|16 Seater Minibus (12 or 14 passengers, depending on luggage)||£80||£150|
* Please note that these prices are only estimates. Fares can vary depending on routes, taxi firm rates and time of journey. Please contact a firm directly for a quotation.
Getting around and local attractions
Aberdeen is approximately six miles from the airport (itself situated in the small town of Dyce) An economy taxi to the town centre typically costs between £20 and £30 and takes around twenty five minutes although of course that depends on the time of day. Attractions in the town centre include the Aberdeen Arts Centre, an excellent range of contemporary restaurants and boutiques and the Maritime Museum.
With a good academic reputation, a thriving city centre and access to the Cairngorms National Park, berdeen University attracts thousands of students each year. With many students coming from England and southern Scotland, plane is by far the easiest mode of travel to the university and the airport has a significant amount of student traffic passing through. A taxi to the university (twenty five miles away) cost around £20 (though be aware that there is usually a surcharge for travelling at night or on a Sunday)
Famous for its beautiful curve of golden sands, Aberdeen Beach lies seven miles from Aberdeen Airport and is a twenty minute taxi ride away at an approximate cost of £20-25 (depending on requirements). The Beach Esplanade has an amusement area with restaurants, a cinema and the Codonas amusement park.
Hazelhead Park and Zoo is a popular day out for families, walkers and picnickers. It also has a petting zoo, a maze, an ice cream parlour and a memorial garden. Seven miles from the airport, a taxi ride to the park will cost a family £10-14 and takes approximately twenty minutes.
Dundee is sixty five miles from Aberdeen airport with an economy taxi estimated to set travellers back £150+. However, trains are fairly reliable from Aberdeen to Dundee and at £25.30 for a standard fare many travellers chose to get a taxi to Aberdeen train station and then a train to Dundee. A four-seater taxi to the station will cost in the region of £20. There is also a train station at Dyce, a five to ten minute taxi drive away costing £5-6 for the journey.