Getting Around

Exploring Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is easy by foot, by road or by rail.

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Getting Around

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.

For help navigating around Aberdeen, download our useful visitor map.

With the overall aim of dramatically reducing health risks by improving air quality, a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will be enforced in Aberdeen city centre from 1 June 2024. All the information you need, including a handy map detailing the LEZ is on the Get About website. You can check here to see if your vehicle, or hire vehicle, is compliant.