An international class network for an international class location.
Aberdeen City and Shire already enjoys good road links to the main Scottish and UK centres of population: Edinburgh and Glasgow are under three hours’ drive away.
The planned Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will significantly boost local and national connectivity for businesses, while a major upgrade of the main route through the Energetica corridor is set to get under way.
Air connectivity is continuing to develop markedly. Aberdeen International Airport serves more than three million travellers every year. Around 20 airlines fly to destinations around the UK and Europe, including the hubs of London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris, facilitating quick and simple connections to key business and energy provinces around the world.
There are regular local rail services between Aberdeen and Dyce – a strategically important hub of economic activity in the region, and the location of the airport – as well as to other local communities. There are also frequent services to the north of Scotland as well as to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
Passenger and cargo ferry services operate from Aberdeen Harbour to the Orkney and Shetland Islands off the north coast of Scotland. Local authorities in the region have embraced the concept of new passenger and freight ferry connections between Aberdeen and key European locations.