Manchester to Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city which owes its affluence to the bountiful North Sea. But there’s more to Aberdeen than just fish and oil. Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, Aberdeen has a lot to offer – lively bars, top-notch restaurants, a fascinating cultural scene and Aberdeenshire’s breathtaking scenery right on the doorstep.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Aberdeen to Manchester page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from Manchester to Aberdeen, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Aberdeen with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well situated with excellent transport links and ample on-site parking. For full details, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.

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Manchester Airport


Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
    Book in advance via Flybe.com or book now
  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

Before your flight from Manchester to Aberdeen, we recommend you check-in online wherever possible. If you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge

Retailers:

  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Aberdeen Airport Arrivals (ABD)

At a glance:

  • 7 miles from city centre
    15 minutes' drive to city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses run to/from the airport.
    Trains run from Dyce station, 2 miles away, and can be reached by taxi.
  • Taxi stand
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • Free WiFi throughout
  • Cafés and restaurants
    In Arrivals area
  • Newsagents and bureau de change
    In Arrivals area.

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Aberdeen page and browse other available routes.

Visiting Aberdeen

The prosperous city of Aberdeen has so much to offer, whether you're visiting for business or enjoying a weekend away. Below are some inspirational tips on where to stay in Aberdeen, things to see during your visit, and of course, where to eat and drink for a true Scottish experience!

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Hotels in Aberdeen

Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier to help you find the perfect hotel in Aberdeen. From shoestring travellers, to budget-conscious business people, and of course those seeking a little luxury, there is accommodation in Aberdeen to suit every type of visitor.

Things to see in Aberdeen

With a wealth of art and culture, shopping to delight every taste and budget, and a lively social scene, Aberdeen has an abundance of great things to see and do for visitors. Flying from Manchester to Aberdeen on business? There are plenty of ways to fill your downtime, whether it’s taking in the sea air at the beach, discovering one of the city’s many watering holes or spending time on the green with a round of golf.

Flybe recommends...

The Maritime Museum

Tells the story of Aberdeen's ancient relationship with the sea and features an impressive three-storey replica of a North Sea oil rig.

Aberdeen beach

A spectacular 2-mile stretch of golden sand where you can indulge in a spot of surfing or kayaking.

Golf in Aberdeen

Proud of its glorious golfing heritage, the city has three municipal courses – Hazlehead, Balnagask, and The Links – and over 50 spectacular courses throughout Aberdeenshire.

Bars and restaurants in Aberdeen

Union Street lies at the heart of the city, and is the buzzing gateway to a multitude of bars and restaurants in Aberdeen.

Flybe recommends...
The Adelphi Kitchen

Charcoal grilling is this sophisticated restaurant’s speciality and when the locally sourced Aberdeen Angus beef hits the grill, you get a marriage made in food heaven.

Six Degrees North

Aberdeen’s only Belgian beer bar, with over 350 beers on tap, a simple, delicious food menu and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

The Silver Darling

It’s no great surprise that Aberdeen has an abundance of seafood, and The Silver Darling is one of the best places to sample it. It’s also a great spot to take in the spectacular views of the region’s coastline.

Getting more from your trip to Aberdeen

Want to get more out of your trip? You’re spoilt for choice in Aberdeen. From browsing in the big name stores and charming independent shops, to getting to know the locals in the lively late-night bars, Aberdeen has something to suit everyone.

Make time to venture out from the city to stunning Aberdeenshire. You don’t need to travel far to find breathtaking scenery and the perfect antidote to city life.

Flybe recommends...

Shopping in Aberdeen

  • Head to Union Street for hundreds of big high street brands
  • The West End Shopping Area has a wealth of independent specialist shops
  • Combine shopping with a movie and a bite to eat at the Union Square centre

Nightlife in Aberdeen

  • Sip a sophisticated cocktail at trendy bar, Dusk
  • Boutique spirits and Scottish ales are on the menu at The Tippling House
  • Take a mixology class at Orchid, choice of the discerning drinker

Beyond the city

  • Explore the rivers and mountains of Royal Deeside
  • Sample a wee dram on a whisky distillery tour
  • Visit one of the hundreds of castles throughout the region

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Doing business in Aberdeen

As Scotland’s economic powerhouse, Aberdeen knows how to do business. With smart hotels, state-of-the art conference and meeting venues and plenty of ways to enjoy some downtime, you’ll find everything you need to make your business trip a comfortable one.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

If your trip from Manchester to Aberdeen is for a conference, you’re in the best place. There are a number of excellent venues throughout the city with skilled staff to ensure your event is a success. If you’re planning something on a smaller scale, you’ll find a range of meeting facilities for hire, for groups from two to 200 guests.

Flybe recommends…

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC)

  • 10 minute drive from the city; 20 minute drive from the airport
  • Public transport links
  • Meeting rooms for groups of any size
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities
  • Event management services
  • WiFi
  • IT and audio-visual services
  • In-house catering
  • Car parking

Skene House

  • City centre location
  • Meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment
  • Free WiFi
  • Flexible layouts
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Natural daylight
  • Free secure on-site car parking

Café Coast

  • Central location
  • Meeting and training facilities
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Free WiFi
  • Flexible layouts
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Natural daylight
  • Free car parking nearby