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Manchester to Aberdeen

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Aberdeen by flight, train, car, bus

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How to go from Manchester to Aberdeen ?

Trip Manchester Aberdeen

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance253 mi
Direct lineYes

Like many travellers, you're looking for the cheapest transport offers to travel from Manchester to Aberdeen? Usually, this is not an easy task and you'll have to browse multiple sites to compare all deals.

Fortunately, Vivanoda is a multimodal travel planner that aggregates prices for buses, carpooling, flights and trains in a single search. Fill in the date of your trip to Aberdeen and Vivanoda will display all the transport offers. Finally, use the filters and sorting options to refine the results.

To reach your destination from Manchester, you will travel with National Express, First TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Eastern Airways, Blablacar, ScotRail, East Coast or MegaBus by buses, carpooling, trains or flights.

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Manchester to Aberdeen bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Aberdeen.

You may still have doubts to get to Aberdeen by bus. That's why we give you some arguments that might convince you to board a bus to Aberdeen.

  • The Manchester Aberdeen tickets are sold at unbeatable prices, it is unlikely that you will find better offers with the other modes of transport: rail or carpool offers.
  • The new buses used by MegaBus and National Express are greener than the use of carpooling and even more than your personal car. The road Manchester Aberdeen is an already existing infrastructure shared with other vehicles. The landscape balance sheet is therefore neutral.
  • The presence of electrical outlets at your seat and USB ports will allow you to charge smartphone and laptop. You'll be able to spend all your time from Manchester to Aberdeen watching a good movie, listening to music, and why not even working!
  • The recent coaches with which you will travel from Manchester to Aberdeen are equipped with onboard toilets as well as comfortable reclining seats to make you travel in the best conditions.

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Aberdeen?

National Express and MegaBus are the coach companies operating the bus line Manchester Aberdeen with direct service.

National Express Manchester AberdeenMegaBus Manchester Aberdeen

Bus stops in Manchester

It is recommended that you arrive at the Manchester bus station between 15 and 30 minutes before the departure time, depending on the coach company. The name of the destination 'Aberdeen' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of MegaBus or National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • Manchester

Arrival bus stations in Aberdeen

Once the bus has arrived at Aberdeen, check and collect your belongings so as not to forget anything.

  • Aberdeen

Train Manchester to Aberdeen

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Aberdeen route?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Aberdeen without making any changes.

Intercity train Manchester Aberdeen

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Aberdeen with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Manchester Aberdeen railways companies

The railways ScotRail, East Coast, First TransPennine Express and CrossCountry are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Aberdeen.
ScotRail Manchester AberdeenEast Coast Manchester AberdeenFirst TransPennine Express Manchester AberdeenCrossCountry Manchester Aberdeen

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival train stations in Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen

Cheap flights from Manchester to Aberdeen

Cheap flights to Aberdeen are sometimes not that easy to get but we would like to remind you a few tips:

  • It is highly recommended to book your Manchester Aberdeen flight several weeks (or even months) in advance. Most of the time, this is the number one yield management rule: cheapest price are available long time before departure (this targets leisure customers who are used to booking early).
  • Prefer flying to Aberdeen on a weekday (Monday to Thursday) and be flexible. Prices vary along the time depending many factors including the date and time of travel. So you'd better be able to have a 2- or 3-day flexibility to book your trip.

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Aberdeen flights ?

This flight is scheduled by only one airline: FlyBE.
FlyBE Manchester Aberdeen

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Arrival airport in Aberdeen

  • ABZ Dyce

Carpool from Manchester to Aberdeen

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Aberdeen car journeys with others. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Aberdeen, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you have more probabilities to find Manchester-Aberdeen rides five days before your date of travel than three months. This is interesting for lastminute travel to Aberdeen.

When you are about to book a Manchester-Aberdeen ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). To avoid any money chats with the drivers, you pay your ride online.

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