Cheap flights from Belfast to Aberdeen

Located in the north east of Scotland, Aberdeen is an old port city. This is where the North Sea combines with the rivers Don and Dee, so there has always been a lot of industry in the area, and settlements stretch back for centuries. Known as the ‘granite city’, there is much more to Aberdeen than just industry and factories, however.

Belfast City Airport Facilities

Belfast City Airport has plenty of facilities to get your trip off to a good start. You will certainly be able to find something to enjoy when it comes to food and drink, with stores such as Costa Coffee and Starbucks available for a drink and a quick snack. There are larger restaurants too if you have more time available; St George’s Restaurant and Deli has a pizza oven and salad bar, and there are some great additional options on the menu such as the Ulster fry, or even fish and chips. For light bites and a cocktail, The Artisan is the place to go. Share tapas with friends and enjoy the contemporary décor.

If you need some last minute items before you board your plane, you can buy many of them at Belfast City Airport. From WH Smith to House of Ireland and of course, World Duty Free, you can indulge in some retail therapy here.

Flight Time from Belfast City to Aberdeen

Flights from Belfast City to Aberdeen take one hour and five minutes.

Getting to Belfast City

It’s easy to get to Belfast City Airport from Belfast city centre – it’s only five minutes away, and there are plenty of options when it comes to transport. Driving will take you five minutes, and you’ll find the airport just off the A2 (use the sat nav postcode BT3 9JH to get there without any problems).

If you don’t drive then don’t worry; trains will get you to Belfast City Airport too. The closest station will be either Great Victoria Street or Belfast Central. Trains are regular during peak times, although for other times it is best to check the timetable to ensure you won’t miss your flight.

From Sydenham station there is a free shuttle bus to the airport for passengers, which could be ideal if you prefer going door to door. You will need to arrange this, however, as the shuttle does not stop if there are no passengers booked to be collected.

There is a designated bus that will take you to Belfast City Airport. This is the Airport Express 600 Service. There are buses every half an hour and the journey time is a quick 10 minutes. You will need to buy your ticket for this service from the driver, or the tourist information desk in the airport if you are travelling towards Belfast.

Travelling to and from Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport is located just seven miles from the city centre, and it is easy to find – use sat nav postcode AB21 7DU if you’re driving, and that should take you straight there. There are plenty of parking facilities available at the airport, and some of these can be pre-booked if you prefer.

There is also a regular bus service from Aberdeen city centre to the airport. The Jet Service 727 is a dedicated bus service that will take you directly to the airport, but there are other possibilities depending on where you are catching your bus from.

Alternatively, Dyce railway station is just two miles from the airport, and a bus or taxi could be used to cover those miles quickly.

Things to See & Do in Aberdeen

Despite its reputation as the ‘granite city’, Aberdeen has plenty for visitors to see and do.

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre is a popular choice for tourists. This attraction includes a 360 degree battle immersion theatre, which really puts you in the middle of the action.

Old Slains Castle

Old Slains Castle is another wonderful historic monument. This imposing ruin is ideal for exploration and although small, it can still be a fun visit – take a picnic and enjoy the magnificent views.

Balmedie Beach

For those who want to enjoy some more strenuous activity, Balmedie Beach is the place to go. Learn how to surf and bodyboard here, or bring your own equipment and spend the day dashing in and out of the waves.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum has plenty to keep everyone occupied. Aptly located near to the harbour, this award-winning museum contains a fascinating collection relating to ship building, fishing, and the history of the port.

Best time of year to visit Aberdeen

Scotland as a whole, including Aberdeen, has two prime visiting periods. The first is spring time, from March to May, and the second is autumn, from September to November. This is not down to the weather, as these periods are actually cooler and experience more rain than the summer months, but more to do with the number of visitors. It is less busy in spring and autumn, and therefore you will be able to do and see much more.

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