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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

How much does it cost to travel to Aberdeen?

You should plan to spend around $151 (£121) per day on your vacation in Aberdeen. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $43 (£35) on meals
  • $43 (£34) on local transportation
  • $161 (£129) on hotels

A one week trip to Aberdeen for two people costs, on average, $2,111 (£1,695). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Aberdeen cost?

A one week trip to Aberdeen usually costs around $1,056 (£848) for one person and $2,111 (£1,695) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Aberdeen on average costs around $2,111 (£1,695) for one person and $4,223 (£3,390) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Aberdeen will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Aberdeen on average costs around $4,525 (£3,632) for one person and $9,049 (£7,264) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Aberdeen has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Aberdeen expensive to visit?

Prices in Aberdeen are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Aberdeen is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Kiel or Arles.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Aberdeen Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Aberdeen?

The average Aberdeen trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Aberdeen travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) £129 ($161)
Local Transportation 1 £34 ($43)
Food 2 £35 ($43)
Entertainment 1 £19 ($24)
Alcohol 2 £2 - 5 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Aberdeen
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Aberdeen is $80 (£65). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Aberdeen is $161 (£129). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Aberdeen

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Aberdeen based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $76. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Aberdeen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Aberdeen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $43 (£34) per person, per day, on local transportation in Aberdeen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Aberdeen
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Rental Cars in Aberdeen
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Food Budget in Aberdeen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Aberdeen can vary, the average cost of food in Aberdeen is $43 (£35) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Aberdeen should cost around $17 (£14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Aberdeen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Aberdeen
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Aberdeen typically cost an average of $24 (£19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Aberdeen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.45 (£3.57) on alcoholic beverages in Aberdeen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Aberdeen On a Budget
Aberdeen Aberdeen Train Station, Scotland, United Kingdom
Aberdeen is a commercial city on the East coast of Scotland, rich in culture and Medieval history. Known primarily for their oil, gas and fishing industries, Aberdeen combines both quaint accommodations with modern shops and restaurants. This city provides a taste of everything Scottish: from their traditional restaurants, to the architecture dating back over 300 years, and their pristine golf course.

Aberdeen's climate is oceanic, allowing for them to have more mild winters that result in short days and cold nights. Come summer, days can last as long as 18 hours and stay around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, with mostly overcast skies-perfect for golfing and walking tours.
The city of Aberdeen is, in itself, a sight to see. Dating back to the Medieval times, you'll find many granite buildings still standing, such as Provost Skene's House from the 17th century and the Marischal College from the 16th century. Walk North through the town and make your way to Brig o'Balgownie, a bridge from the 13th century that crosses the River Don, and is even featured in Lord Byron's poem, Don Juan.

You can't leave this coastal city without taking some time to visit the harbor; you can get a good view from the Maritime Museum, or just take a walk down there. You'll find plenty of restaurants and bars around the area, so take a sunset stroll and then pop into a pub for an evening pint.
The most popular neighborhood in Aberdeen is their city center, The Green. The main street here is Union Street, where you'll find dozens of pubs, restaurants, and shopping options. This is also the area where you'll find the majority of tourist destinations, such as His Majesty's Theatre.

On the east end of the harbor, you'll find the Fooddee, or Fittie as locals call it, area. This neighborhood dates back to the Medieval times when they built homes specifically for the fishing community of Aberdeen. Now, it's an eclectic neighborhood that combines the old granite buildings with more modern ones, making it a great place for a scenic walk.

Just an hour train ride away is Balmoral Castle located in the Cairngorms National Park, which also happens to be the summer home of Queen Elizabeth. When the Queen is not in residence, you can tour the castle for 11.50, which grants you access to the vegetable gardens, the special exhibitions in the stable area, and the Ballroom. When you visit the castle, you can also take some time to tour the Park, and even take a safari tour!

Aberdeen boasts a large stretch of gorgeous beaches where you can take a relaxing stroll along the North Sea. Start on the North end of the beach and work your way South to Codona's Amusement Park complete with roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and indoor bowling.

If you've come to Scotland during the warmer months, check out the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, located on the coast just north of the River Don. This golf club lays claim to being the sixth oldest golf club in the world and has hosted numerous golf championships. While the club is private, visitors are welcome; prices vary by season and course.

If you're looking for a classic Scottish Castle, look no further than Dunnottar Castle in the scenic Stonehaven Village, just an hour train ride south of Aberdeen. You can tour the village, then take a walk from the harbor to the castle for some incredible views.
Food and Dining
Thanks to Aberdeen's varying cultures and increasing popularity, the majority of restaurants here are modern and sleek, offering takes on Italian, French, Turkish and Scottish cuisine. Be prepared to call ahead for reservations to many of these restaurants. If you're in the mood for something more local, take a walk along Union Street and pick up some of the freshest fish and chips around!

Of course, no day in Scotland is complete without a pint. Union Street is the place to go for over a dozen bar and pub options ranging from the traditional Scottish pub to more modern, upscale, bars. You can even head to one of the 15 whiskey distilleries in the area for a night of tastings!

Aberdeen is a great walking city though buses are the easiest-and least expensive-option for getting around. You can purchase weekly or single day tickets from the post office. Taxis in Aberdeen are a huge tourist trap; they're known to be some of the most expensive in all of the UK. Try your best to stick to walking and buses, or look into local apps that may provide cheaper car transportation options.

When taking day trips outside of the city, use ScotRail, the country's train system that will take you exactly where you need to go. Tickets can be purchased online or at the train station. During busy periods, try to purchase your ticket online to be sure to get a seat.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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