Located on the east side of the city, not far from the waters of Aberdeen Bay, Pittodrie Stadium has been home to Aberdeen FC
since 1903. The second football ground in Scotland to be transformed into an all-seater stadium, Pittodrie currently has a capacity of almost 21,000 – making it ideal not only for Premier League matches, but also for Scottish International games, rugby, and music concerts.
The stadium is conveniently situated close to Aberdeen city centre, making it easy to reach by a variety of transport options. Find out more in the sections below…
How to get to Pittodrie Stadium
The main Aberdeen railway station is located on Guild Street, about a half-hour walk from the stadium. The station is served by a good range of train services from all across the UK, making this an ideal arrival point for those coming to a match from further away – see National Rail
for further details.
You can walk to Pittodrie Stadium by passing through the Trinity Centre (just across the street from the train station) onto Union Street, then turning right and continuing along King Street. Eventually you will come to Pittodrie Street on your right, where the stadium is located – you should be able to see it from here.
Alternately, a number of local bus routes will take you from the city centre to the stadium. For example, from Union Street you can get bus numbers 1, 2, 13 or X40 to stops in the vicinity of the football ground. Plan your journey here
The stadium is fairly easy to reach by road; sat nav users should enter the postcode AB24 5QH. Note, however, that you need a pass to park in the stadium's own car parks, and while there is free parking available in some of the streets nearby, this is extremely limited and subject to strict regulations on match days.
Aberdeen FC does also operate a park-and-ride bus service for match-goers, with buses departing from Bridge of Don 45 minutes before kick-off, and Kingswells and Souter Head Road 60 minutes before kick-off. Passengers are dropped off and picked up at Ardarroch Road, near the stadium, with the return journeys departing ten minutes after full time. You can purchase your ticket from the driver on board – a return is only 50p-£1.50.
Lift share to and from Pittodrie Stadium
Another great option if you're driving is to organise a car share with fellow supporters travelling to the stadium. Not only will you save money by sharing out the costs of parking and petrol, but fewer cars on the road means less congestion and reduced carbon emissions, which makes your journey that much greener. Plus, travelling by lift share is a brilliant way to meet new people or enjoy a day out with old friends – you could even make a proper day of it and explore the sights around Aberdeen