iDocQ - Accommodation
Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements in
Aberdeen. Scotland’s third city offers a wide selection of hotels and
guest houses, some of which have been listed below for your convenience.
Many more options are available, the details of which can be found on
the official Visit Scotland website:
- Jurys Inn Aberdeen
The 203-room Jurys Inn Aberdeen hotel could not be more central for
visitors. It is positioned on Guild Street between the rail and bus
stations, right beside the new Union Square Shopping Centre and just a
couple of minutes from the harbour and ferry terminals.
- Malmaison Aberdeen
With 79 bedrooms, including 4 unique suites, Malmaison Aberdeen is both
luxurious and stylish, tastefully decorated with hints of Scottish
inspiration while retaining a distinct contemporary luxury feel. The
popular Mal brasserie is famous for its delicious locally reared steaks.
The hotel also boasts an impressively stocked whisky snug, crystal wine
tasting cellar and tranquil Le Petit Spa.
Further details at:
- Park Inn Aberdeen
The new Park Inn Aberdeen is an affordable hotel situated in the city
centre on Justice Mill Lane just off Union Street. It is within walking
distance of Aberdeen's Rail and Bus stations and is just 15 minutes walk
from Aberdeen Harbour and Ferry Terminals.
Further details at:
iDocQ - Travel
A number of travel bursaries will be made available to students from
members of the Scottish Graduate School for Social Science member
institutions (only) to support their participation at iDocQ. Details of
these will be e-mailed to those who qualify once they have registered
their places. The bursary constitutes a claim of up to £40 to cover the
cost of travel to the event. Travel expense forms will be available on
the day of the iDocQ . Please make sure that you keep all applicable
receipts and that you pick up a form on the day.
Getting to Aberdeen
- By Plane
Aberdeen International Airport is located at Dyce, about 7 miles north
of Aberdeen city centre. From Aberdeen Airport there are a number of
daily flights to London airports and to many other UK airports. There
are also flights to northern Europe's major cities and connections with
the United States and other destinations through London Gatwick, London
Heathrow, London Luton, Glasgow Airport, Schipol Airport, Amsterdam and
Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. Many budget and low-cost airlines fly
to Aberdeen Airport. Fares vary considerably depending on when you
travel and how far in advance you book. For example easyJet flights
between London Luton and Aberdeen can be as low as £50 return but rise
if you book closer to your date of departure. The BAA Aberdeen Airport
Website includes information about the airport, travel and terminal
maps, airlines and flight arrivals.
- By Rail
Aberdeen Railway Station provides train services to destinations
throughout Britain, including a regular sleeper service to central
London. The city can be reached by rail from London in less than seven
hours and from Edinburgh and Glasgow in just over two and a half hours.
The station is situated centrally and is a short 2-3 minutes' walk from
the main thoroughfare, Union Street. There is also a taxi rank situated
at the railway station. First Scotrail, GNER and Virgin Trains all
operate services to Aberdeen.
- By Coach
Aberdeen Bus Station is located next to the the Railway Station.
Scottish Citylink and National Express are the main long distance coach
- By Car
The main road links into Aberdeen are the A90 from the south, and the
A96 from the north.