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Bus Information from Aberdeen to Manchester

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Aberdeen to Manchester cover the 252 miles (407 km) long journey with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

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Bus between Aberdeen and Manchester with National Express

Travel between Aberdeen and Manchester on National Express buses with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel from Aberdeen to Manchester! National Express is the UK’s leading bus company with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express bus tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Aberdeen to Manchester trip on Omio. You can expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km) from Aberdeen to Manchester on a National Express bus.

All National Express buses have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Aberdeen to Manchester bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

When you buy your National Express bus tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Aberdeen to Manchester

National Express operates five buses a day departing Aberdeen for Manchester. The bus leaving in the morning and the two leaving in the early evening operate single-transfer routes to Aberdeen, requiring a transfer in Glasgow. This trip takes about nine hours to complete. The two buses leaving in the mid-afternoon operate along routes that require two transfers to reach Manchester. In the latter case, the trip takes about 12 hours to complete. The average travel time between Aberdeen and Manchester by bus is about ten hours.

Which bus companies travel from Aberdeen to Manchester?

Only National Express operates buses between Aberdeen and Manchester. Three of the five daily buses operate routes that require a transfer in Glasgow. The two buses leaving in the mid-afternoon operate routes that require two transfers - one route transferring in Perth and Edinburgh and the other transferring in Dundee and Glasgow.

How long is the bus trip from Aberdeen to Manchester?

The average journey using buses from Aberdeen to Manchester takes about ten hours to complete. There are no direct journeys.  The shortest available journey leaves early each morning, takes about nine hours, and involves one transfer at Glasgow.  The mid-afternoon buses require two transfers each (one route transferring at Perth and Edinburgh, and the other transferring at Dundee and Glasgow), and take about 12 hours to complete the journey to Manchester.

How many buses are there from Aberdeen to Manchester?

Five buses depart Aberdeen for Manchester each day.  One leaves in the morning, two mid-afternoon, and two in the early evening.  The two mid-afternoon buses are part of routes that require two transfers. The other three bus routes require one transfer each, all at Glasgow.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Aberdeen to Manchester?

Departure bus station: All buses on the Aberdeen-Manchester route depart from the Aberdeen Bus Station in Guild Street, Aberdeen. The bus station is adjacent to Aberdeen's train station and is within walking distance of the harbour.  Being in the city center, the bus station is well-served in terms of amenities and public transport.

Arrival bus station: All buses arrive at Manchester bus Station in central Manchester. The station offers an eatery and coffee shop, as well as easy access to public transport. It is within walking distance of numerous hotels.

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FAQs
What is the distance between Aberdeen and Manchester by bus?
You should expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km)  to Manchester from Aberdeen by bus.
What station does the bus from Aberdeen to Manchester depart from? Which Manchester bus station do I come into from Aberdeen?

There are a few bus stations in Aberdeen to start your trip from including Aberdeen, Guild Street and Aberdeen, International Airport. In Manchester you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Aberdeen   and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.

Where is the departure bus station in Aberdeen located? Where is the arrival bus station in Manchester located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Aberdeen, located approximately 0 miles (31 m) from the city center of Aberdeen. The most popular arrival bus station in Manchester, called Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, is located around 0.3 miles (489 m) away from its city center.

Which bus companies can take me to Manchester from Aberdeen?
Take the Aberdeen to Manchester bus with National Express or Megabus. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the journey between Aberdeen and Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.