Travel Information

Invitation Letter Requests

Dear colleagues, if you require an invitation / acceptance letter for funding, leave purposes or for applying for a visa, please contact CPD Services. Depending on the purpose of the letter (i.e. for visa), you may be required to register and pay for the conference first.
In your request email, please mention your full name and your accepted submission's number - title to speed up the process, thank you.

Travel to Aberdeen

Aberdeen airport has direct flights to over 40 airports, including major hubs such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, and London. There is an express bus from Aberdeen airport to the city centre (jet service 727).
Alternatively, you can take flights to Edinburgh or Glasgow. The journeys to/from these airports to Aberdeen are beautiful and very doable. Below are some useful websites. You can also look for other coach services, shuttle services, and car rental options.

Useful websites:


Passport and Visa

Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering the UK. For information please consult your nearest British Embassy or travel agent.

Should you require an invitation letter to the conference for visa purposes, please email stating your:

  • - Full name as it appears on your passport
  • - Date of birth
  • - Place of birth
  • - Passport number
  • - Passport issue date
  • - Passport expiry date
  • - Accepted submission number - title

As embassies typically request proof of conference registration / payment, it is best if applicants register and pay to attend the conference first so that confirmation can be used as evidence of attendance.

Currency and Banks

The official currency of UK is pound sterling. Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept. Travellers' cheques can be cashed at most banks. Most banks are closed on Sundays. There are foreign exchange booths at all major airports and in Aberdeen’s city centre. There is a Bank of Scotland on campus with an ATM, it is located on High Street. There are numerous banks in Aberdeen’s city centre.

Public Transport

Aberdeen City and the AECC (the conference venue) are served by regular buses, most of which are operated by either First Bus or Stagecoach Bluebird. Conference delegates can choose to purchase a Grasshopper travel pass, which will allow them to travel for free on any bus service in Aberdeen city or shire. For bus maps, routes and timetables visit:

First Bus
Stagecoach Bluebird


Scotland's position with the sea on three sides means that the weather can vary greatly. In August the weather can be glorious, but prepare for rapid shifts between sunshine and rain and sunshine again, often within the same day – there is a reason why in Scotland talking about the weather never gets old. The climate is pleasantly mild, with an average high temperature of 17ºC and average low temperature of 10ºC. For more information please visit the Metoffice or the BBC Weather forecast.

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