Cheap flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen

Birmingham International Airport is in Solihull which is to the south-east of Birmingham city centre. It’s well-served by public transport and it’s easy to get to by car. There are National, European and International flights, including daily flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen.

Birmingham International Airport Facilities

Although Birmingham isn’t a huge airport it has plenty of facilities to ensure a comfortable journey. There are three on-site hotels with other hotels close-by. Outside the airport are 6 different car parks. Inside, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants for travellers who require refreshment. If you have children, there is an interactive play area by departure gate 55.

Flight Time from Birmingham International Airport to Aberdeen

The flight from Birmingham to Aberdeen International Airport takes 1 hour and 25 minutes. The city centre is 7 miles from the airport which is located in Dyce.

Getting to Birmingham Airport

Public Transport facilities are excellent to get to and from Birmingham airport. There is a connection from the airport to Birmingham International Station. The monorail system is free and takes two minutes either way.

Coach passengers can travel with National Express or Megabus who operate to and from the airport to various UK destinations.

There is also a choice of 3 bus services which either stop at the airport or at Birmingham International Rail Station where you can then pick up the monorail.

Depending where you are coming from you can access the airport from the M6 or the M42. You’ll then need to access the A45 if you are travelling from the North West, the North East or from the East (Northampton and Coventry). Directions to the airport are well-signposted. Rush hour traffic builds up between 7.30 am and 9.00 am in the morning and 4.30 pm and 6.00 pm in the afternoon. 

Travelling to and from Aberdeen Airport

To get into the city centre you can catch a bus from the airport terminal. There is also a Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 which runs up to every 10 minutes during the week and every half hour on Saturdays and Sundays. The journey into the city takes about half an hour. All the buses stop at Union Square Bus Station. 

There are also trains into the city centre from Dyce. You will need to get a taxi from the airport for the 2 mile journey to the train station. The train to Aberdeen then takes about 10 minutes.

If you travelling by car take the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road. It should take you around 15 minutes to arrive at the city centre.

Take the bus back to the airport from Union Square Bus Station. Or catch the train from the train station in Guild Street in the city centre. If you’re driving take the same road you took from the airport, which is the A96 and head towards Dyce.

Things to See and Do in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is packed with historical monuments and dazzling architecture. While you’re in Aberdeen visit:

Duthie Park

If you fancy getting away from the city visit Duthie Park. It has 44 acres of green space on the banks of the river Dee. There’s a boating lake, a Japanese garden and tropical and arid houses inside the winter gardens.

5th Gordon Highlanders Museum

Get to know the 200 year history of the Gordon Highlanders. They were raised in 1794 and saw battles against Napoleon, service for the British Empire in India and Egypt and service during the two world wars.

Balmoral Castle Grounds

Prince Albert originally bought Balmoral for Queen Victoria. Now it is home to the Royal Family between August and October. The gardens are open from April until the end of July. They feature a conservatory and a range of glasshouses.

St Andrews Cathedral

St. Andrews is a fine example of gothic architecture. It was opened in 1817 as a chapel and became a cathedral in 1914.  It houses a three manual pipe organ and still maintains a traditional choir.

Girdle Ness Lighthouse

See this working lighthouse at the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour. It was established in 1933 and is a building of historic interest in Scotland.

The Best Time to Travel to Aberdeen

The best time to visit Aberdeen is either during the warmer months of June to August, although it is busier then. Or during September and October when you’ll see the beautiful autumn colours and snow on the mountains. Spring is also nice, there are less tourists and the weather is just beginning to warm up.

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