Transport Information

There are many ways that you can get to the Robert Gordon University campus.

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Our main Garthdee campus is well served by a number of bus routes, and Aberdeen is easily accessible by air and train.

Excellent public transport links and easily accessible campuses make it very easy for you to find us.

Bus Service

Our campus is served by a number of bus routes.

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First Aberdeen services 1 & 2 operate between the City Centre and the Garthdee Campus.

Services 1 and 2 travel from the Bridge of Don to Garthdee and back, via Union Street, every 4 minutes or less at peak times.

Ticket options available to both staff and students:

  • Pay the driver on the bus for a single fare or a day return (students must show ID card)
  • Staff and students: a weekly/4 weekly/12 weekly pass can be bought in advance
  • Students: an academic year ticket is available

Mobile Ticketing

First Aberdeen have launched an app that allows you to purchase bus tickets on your mobile phone.

At present these are only available for adult tickets, but this will be extended to student tickets from September 2014. More information

Where to buy tickets in advance

  • All tickets are available to buy from First Travel Centre, 47 Union Street, Aberdeen
    (Monday to Saturday 08.45 - 17.30) and the First Depot, King Street, Aberdeen
  • Student Weekly/4 Weekly/15 Weekly/Carnet tickets are also available to buy from Student Union Shop, Riverside East, Garthdee
    (Monday to Friday 09.00 - 16.30)

Additional information on all First Aberdeen bus services can be found on the First Aberdeen website

Real time information can be found on the Realtime travel website.

Walking

The Walkit website gives a useful guide to getting from A to B by foot. It provides information on the quickest and quietest routes.

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Cycling

Robert Gordon University encourages cycling as a healthy, cheap and environmentally friendly way to get to University.

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There is cycle parking across campus, and there are lockers and changing facilities in most buildings.

The best way to cycle to Garthdee is along the old Deeside Railway Line, but more experienced cyclist may choose to use alternative routes.

Cycle maps and routes

Train

Our Garthdee campus is accessible via public transport from the Railway Station.

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The Garthdee Campus

This is best accessed from the station by either taxi or bus.
Taxi will take approximately 15 minutes and will cost around £10.

Bus directions to Garthdee

  • Exit the station via the steps across from the Station Hotel.
  • Cross Guild Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn to the left.
  • Enter the Mall Trinity, approximately 10 yards ahead. Proceed straight through the Mall Trinity and exit on to Union Street.
  • Turn to the right and proceed to the first bus stop.
  • The  1 or 2 buses will take you to Garthdee. The bus will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost £2.50

Walking directions from the station to Schoolhill administration buildings

  • Exit the station via the steps across from the Station Hotel.
  • Cross Guild Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn to the left.
  • Enter the Mall Trinity, approximately 10 yards ahead.
  • Proceed straight through the Mall Trinity and exit on to Union Street.
  • Cross at the pedestrian crossing and proceed along Belmont Street to the end.
  • The entrance to Robert Gordon University is across the road, adjacent to Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Taxi from the station to Schoolhill

Takes between 5 - 10 minutes and costs approximately £5.

Air

Aberdeen Airport is 7 miles north of the City Centre.

Several airlines operate direct scheduled flights to Aberdeen, from UK and European airports, which include

Getting to Garthdee From the Airport

By Bus:

The Stagecoach 727 services operates a regular frequency from the airport to the city centre.  It costs £2.70 and will take approximately 35 minutes (longer at peak times). 

From the city centre to Garthdee, please see Bus Service information above.

By Taxi:

A taxi from the airport to Garthdee will take approximately 25 minutes (longer at peak times), and will cost approximately £15.

Car Share

Robert Gordon University operates a car sharing scheme as part of its Green Travel Plan to encourage the reduction of vehicles travelling to its sites.

The aims of the Car Share scheme are:

  • to reduce the impact of single car occupancy on the local environment
  • to offer staff and students an alternative to lone driving wherever possible
  • to utilise the limited car parking resources as efficiently as possible

Priority is given to those who choose to car share.  To encourage car sharing, the cost of permit is reduced and dedicated car share bays will be available near each building on the Garthdee Campus.

Car sharing is when two or more registered drivers, who reside at different addresses, share the journey to and from the University by car. A car share team can include both staff and students.

Applications for car share permits are open each April/May for staff and returning students, and new students will have the opportunity to apply once the have received their Enrolment Pack.

For those who do not already have a Car Share partner, Robert Gordon University has an online search facility to help you find someone to share with. Even if you are not a car driver, you can still use the online search facility to find someone to share the journey with.

For more information on this facility please visit:

RGU Car Share Scheme

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