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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Trip Manchester Aberdeen

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

How to get from Manchester to Aberdeen?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Aberdeen. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Manchester-Aberdeen

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Manchester to Aberdeen bus

If you are looking for a bus service from Manchester to Aberdeen, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

Coach companies on the Manchester Aberdeen trip

The bus service between the city of Manchester and Aberdeen is operating by multiple coach companies: National Express and MegaBus.

National Express Manchester AberdeenMegaBus Manchester Aberdeen

You may wonder whether it's worth travelling by bus between Manchester and Aberdeen and what the advantages of this mode of transport may be. To encourage you to take the bus to Aberdeen, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • During the summer, forget the heat wave thanks to the air-conditioning almost all of the Manchester Aberdeen coaches are equipped with.
  • The fleet of National Express or MegaBus coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the Manchester Aberdeen road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • You will travel from Manchester to Aberdeen on a modern and comfortable bus. Reclining seats with improved legroom and toilets provide the comfort you need to enjoy your time onboard.

Departure bus stations in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. In general, the destination 'Aberdeen' is displayed at the front of the bus with the other cities served. 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.

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Arrival bus stations in Aberdeen

In Aberdeen, make sure you leave nothing in your seat or in the trunk of the coach.

  • Aberdeen

Carpool from Manchester to Aberdeen

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. This means that when looking for Manchester-Aberdeen rides, you'll be more likely to find ones if you search only three days in advance (and not two months). This is interesting for lastminute travel to Aberdeen.

Ridesharing is a new way of travelling allowing people to share Manchester-Aberdeen car journeys with others. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Cheap flights from Manchester to Aberdeen

Which airlines operate the Manchester to Aberdeen flights ?

FlyBE is the only airline flying with direct link to Aberdeen from the airport of Manchester.
FlyBE Manchester Aberdeen

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

  • 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.
  • 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).

Departure airport in Manchester

  • MAN Manchester International

Destination airport in Aberdeen

  • ABZ Dyce

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Aberdeen?

Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Aberdeen (Scotland United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Aberdeen where the coach will drop you off at Aberdeen station situated at about 0.2 mi from Aberdeen city centre.
Railway companies
ScotRail provides a rail connection Edinburgh-Aberdeen with the train from Edinburgh Waverley railway station (0.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Aberdeen at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Coast transports passengers on a rail line from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with the train which leaves Edinburgh Waverley station to arrive at Aberdeen railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
First TransPennine Express operates the train journey Manchester-Edinburgh with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with the train which leaves Edinburgh Waverley station to arrive at Aberdeen railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
FlyBE carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Aberdeen (arrival at Dyce ABZ airport)
Eastern Airways flies on the route from Newcastle NCL airport (located 5.6 mi from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom) to Aberdeen (serving Dyce ABZ airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Aberdeen (254.1 mi)
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