Transport Links

Getting to and from College is a big part of day-to-day life as a student. All campuses at North East Scotland College are well located with regards to transport links. For specific information on travelling to and from a particular campus, please see the main campus page.


If you live quite close by to one of our campuses then walking is a great option – it will also help to keep you fit!

The website is extremely useful in helping you to plan your walking routes. It provides lots of useful information, including which routes are the quickest and quietest.


Travelling by bike is the most efficient mode of transport and very economical. All our campuses have dedicated areas for bicycle parking. It is recommended to use a strong D lock to secure your bicycle.

The website is useful for planning cycle routes. There are also maps showing cycling infrastructure and recommended routes on Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council‘s websites.


The College provides bus transport to our Aberdeen Altens and Fraserburgh Campuses for students.

These services run subject to demand, and therefore may change from time to time. Please check if a service is running in your area before your course starts — if in doubt, you can call the College for an update.

Aberdeen Altens Campus

The College runs a bus to our Altens Campus to and from Aberdeen City Centre at Union Square Bus Station (excluding holiday periods).

View the Altens Campus bus times

Face coverings should be worn while travelling on our transport unless an exemption applies.

Fraserburgh Campus

The College provides buses to our Fraserburgh Campus operating from a number of locations including Buckie, Ellon, Huntly, Inverurie, Peterhead and Turriff.

View the Fraserburgh Campus bus times

Face coverings should be worn while travelling on our transport unless an exemption applies.

Please note that a charge is made for bus transport unless you are in receipt of a bursary and meet the conditions required for travelling expenses. In this case your transport will be funded from your bursary.

In addition to the College buses, service buses operate from areas across Aberdeenshire including Banff, Macduff, New Aberdour, New Pitsligo, St. Combs and Aberdeen City Centre. Up–to–date information on these localised routes can be obtained directly from operating bus companies:

First Aberdeen
Telephone: 01224 650065

Telephone: 0871 200 2233

For those making a long-distance journey, a number of bus operators link Aberdeen with most major cities the UK. These include:



National Express

Please note that because free bus travel is now available for under 22’s, students will no longer receive the travel element of a bursary award if they qualify for this scheme. Find out more on the Transport Scotland website.


Aberdeen is on the rapid east cost rail line, which runs frequent daily train services to Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and a number of other cities throughout the UK. Train operators and ticket sites servicing Aberdeen include:



Arriva Cross Country



From the South, the main A90 dual carriageway links Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to the motorway network of central Scotland. From there, you have easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the main motorways of England. From the North, the A96 links Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to Inverness and the Highlands.


Aberdeen International Airport is served by domestic flights from most major UK cities. Aberdeen can also be reached from cities all over the world, and several airlines operate regular flights to and from Aberdeen International Airport.

Visit the Aberdeen Airport website for up-to-date information on routes, airlines and transport links


Regular services run between Aberdeen, Shetland and Orkney. For more information, please visit:

NorthLink Ferries

Other useful links

For up-to-date information on travel and how to navigate your way around Aberdeenshire, or Scotland, the following websites will prove useful:

Traveline Scotland

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