The town lies 50 miles north of Dundee and just 15 miles south of Aberdeen.
There are two routes you can take to Stonehaven from the south. The first is the coastal route, which if you wish will take you past Dunnottar Castle, the War Memorial and offer views of the harbour – not to be missed if you are coming from the south! Stonehaven is well signposted on the A92 road.
The A90 dual carriageway will also take you to Stonehaven which is well signposted.
If you are coming to Stonehaven from the north, take the A90 southbound. Stonehaven is 15 miles south of Aberdeen city. The first turn-off (signposted) will take you to the centre of Stonehaven.
NOTE - the new Aberdeen City Bypass is now open and signposted as the A90
If you are coming from Aberdeen City follow the signs for A92 South
Stonehaven is well served by train and bus. A bus service runs almost every hour to and from Aberdeen, though less frequent on a Sunday. The main departure and drop-off point is Barclay Street, a stone’s throw from the Market Square in the centre of the town. For an up to date timetable please click here.
Trains also run almost every 30 minutes to Stonehaven. Many services from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow stop at Stonehaven. The train station is around 15 minutes walk from the Market Square and is signposted. For train times please refer to the Scotrail website.