Around Aberdeenshire, there is the opportunity to travel by road or rail, or you can even follow one of the coastal paths which connect towns and villages in the area.
Railway line runs North as far as Aberdeen, connecting coastal towns of Laurencekirk, Stonehaven and Portlethen along the way.
National Rail has a useful journey planner for those travelling by train.
You can also plan journeys and book tickets with the train operators directly:
Bus services run regularly and connect many parts of Aberdeenshire, enabling people to travel up and down the coast by public transport.
Stagecoach Bluebird connects towns and village throughout the North East. Request stops can be made for smaller locations along the coast. Tickets available from the driver or online
First in Aberdeen run frequent services throughout the city, including night services for some routes from the city centre.
Aberdeenshire offers a range of long distance and recreational routes, with many options available for people who wish to cycle near the coast. Aberdeenshire Council have great pages on cycling in the region, including route details.
Opportunities to walk along the coast are plentiful and this can be a great way to relax and enjoy the coast. For more information on local walking routes, see the walking section of our website.
Car rental is available from outlets around Aberdeenshire, with many based at Aberdeen Airport. AA Route Planner (see right hand colum) is a very useful tool for planning journeys by car before you go.
The Commonwheels Car Club has cars available for its members. To have a car, you just have to sign up as a member (or a driver for your company), you will be able to pre-book cars online or over the phone (0845 602 8030 for Aberdeen’s location). Then, take your smartcard along to the car, hold it over the reader and as long as you have a booking the car will open. At the end of your booking, simply drop the car back into its bay. Commonwheels will send you an invoice out each month to cover any charges during the previous month.
Taxi companies tend to be based locally, so for further information, search online or consult your nearest Visitor Information Centre.
Many visitor attractions and accommodation providers have detailed information on how to reach them. You can check organisation’s websites directly to see if they provide transport information to their specific location.