The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Cheapest

$31

Average

$35

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen will cost around $ 35 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 31.

Cheapest
02:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 05:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
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10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
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08:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 11:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h12 09:32AMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$321One-way
12:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 03:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$331One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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06:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h12 09:32AMAberdeen, Guild Street
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08:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 11:25AMAberdeen, Guild Street
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09:20AMEdinburgh4h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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09:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h07 12:27PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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10:50AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h37 02:27PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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11:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h07 02:27PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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12:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 03:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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12:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h40 04:30PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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01:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h10 04:30PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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01:20PMEdinburgh4h05 05:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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02:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 05:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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02:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street4h45 07:35PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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03:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h10 06:30PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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04:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 07:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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06:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 09:20PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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06:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h35 10:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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07:20PMEdinburgh4h05 11:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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08:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 11:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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Sep 24
$38London North Eastern Railway
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Sep 25
$61Scotrail
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$45Cross Country
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$38London North Eastern Railway
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$29Scotrail
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$28Scotrail
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$38Scotrail
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$45Cross Country
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$19Scotrail
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Oct 9
$28Scotrail
$19Megabus
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Oct 10
$45Cross Country
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$14Scotrail
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$19Scotrail
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The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Sep 25

Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 25 m

Buses per day

19

Distance

149 km

Of the 19 buses that leave Edinburgh for Aberdeen every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 149 km distance in an average of 3 h 25 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
12:25PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 03:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$331One-way
Fastest
08:25AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 11:25AMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$441One-way
Fastest
06:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h00 09:20PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$441One-way
2nd Fastest
02:20PMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 05:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way
2nd Fastest
10:20AMEdinburgh, Elder Street3h05 01:25PMAberdeen, Guild Street
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$311One-way

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Bus Information from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage bus duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$23 (€19)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersMegabus or National Express

Buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 92 miles (148 km) long route taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $23 (€19), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $21 (€17). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

Bus companies

Travel with National Express from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Buy your official National Express bus tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen from $21 (€17) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen! 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Edinburgh to Aberdeen route on Omio. You can expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km) from Edinburgh to Aberdeen 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen 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.

Travel Tips

Buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
Bus tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€17)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus between Edinburgh and Aberdeen?
The bus price from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is on average $23 (€19)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Aberdeen from Edinburgh by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by bus to be approximately 92 miles (148 km).
How long is a bus to Aberdeen from Edinburgh on average?
The Edinburgh to Aberdeen bus duration is on average 3 h 5 min, which is to be expected when traveling 92 miles (148 km) to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which bus station from Edinburgh to Aberdeen do I depart from? Which Aberdeen bus station from Edinburgh do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

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

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Aberdeen, Guild Street and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the bus station to the city center in Aberdeen.

Which bus providers can take me from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
For the journey from Edinburgh to Aberdeen you can take a bus with Megabus or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
Yes, there are direct buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, and you can find a direct bus for this journey with Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
When does the first bus depart from Edinburgh to Aberdeen? When does the last bus depart from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
You can take the earliest bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen at 5: 20 AM   or take the last bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaving at 7: 20 PM. Look for the latest Edinburgh to Aberdeen bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.
How early should I book Edinburgh to Aberdeen bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you book the Edinburgh to Aberdeen bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $23 (€19). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.