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Both Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire can be easily explored by most modes of transport with public buses operating throughout the area, railway stations dotted across the region and car hires readily available. It is best to use one of these modes of transports to make your way to Royal Deeside or to the coast.
The area can also be explored by cycling or on foot. Aberdeen is best explored by foot as key attractions are all within close proximity and this means you can get around quickly – if you do fancy cycling, you can cycle from the city to Royal Deeside on the Old Deeside railway line. Once you arrive in Royal Deeside the area is well-equipped for cyclists with cycle hire options and major cycling routes such as the Deeside Way. You can, of course, explore the coast by bike too but by foot means you can really get up close to the golden sands.
Weekend night buses are now running until Sunday 14 January. Stagecoach night buses run on Fridays and Saturdays, from midnight into the early hours, departing from Union Square. The bus routes serve many locations throughout Aberdeen, as well as major north-east towns such as Stonehaven, Portlethen, Banchory, Inverurie, Westhill and Ellon and you can travel to any stop along the route.
Check out full information on the Stagecoach website.
For help navigating around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, download our useful visitor map.