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Overview: Bus from Manchester to Aberdeen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage bus duration7 h 15 min
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long route taking on average 7 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

Bus companies: National Express from Manchester to Aberdeen

National Express will get you to Aberdeen from Manchester at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times, prices and tickets for your trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus to Aberdeen from Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    When purchasing your National Express bus tickets between Manchester and Aberdeen, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • 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 Manchester to Aberdeen

    Aberdeen, Scotland's third most populous city, is in the north-east of Scotland, some 350 miles away from Manchester. Although National Express does not offer direct services between the two cities, they do have two indirect options per day that require only one change en route, at Glasgow Buchanan. The fastest route takes just under nine hours, including a swift 15-minute transfer in Glasgow.

    Which bus companies travel from Manchester to Aberdeen?

    Passengers don't have to worry about choosing between providers when it comes to buses from Manchester to Aberdeen. National Express is the sole provider along this route. On long journeys such as this one, passengers can take advantage of the spacious, comfortable seating with ample legroom, personal air conditioning control and free WiFi to keep them entertained.

    How long is the bus from Manchester to Aberdeen?

    Journey times between the two departures vary slightly depending on transfer times at Glasgow. The shortest journey, leaving Manchester around lunchtime, involves a short 15-minute change over at Glasgow Buchanan, taking just eight hours 55 minutes. The early morning departure from Manchester has a longer layover of one hour 35 minutes and takes 10 hours 25 minutes to complete the route.

    How many buses are there from Manchester to Aberdeen?

    Each day, National Express offers two indirect buses from Manchester to Aberdeen. These involve one change at Glasgow Buchanan. Services continue over the weekend, matching the schedule of one early morning departure not long after 1:00 a.m. and one lunchtime departure.

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

    Departure bus station: Buses depart from Manchester bus Station. The city has extensive public transport systems including trams, buses, and five train stations. The bus station is just a ten-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly, the busiest of the five stations. The station itself has ticket machines, a coffee shop and newsagents, charging points and toilets.

    Arrival bus station: Buses from Manchester to Aberdeen terminate at Aberdeen Guild Street, which is directly linked to the train station, handy for organising onward travel. Guild Street is the main street in Aberdeen, so passengers will find themselves immediately on the high street, with numerous shops, restaurant and tourist attractions. Within the station, passengers will find WiFi, left baggage facilities and automated ticket machines.

    Travel Tips: Bus to Aberdeen from Manchester

    Take the bus to Aberdeen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Aberdeen.

    How far is Aberdeen from Manchester by bus?

    The Manchester to Aberdeen bus distance is approximately 252 miles (407 km).

    What is the Manchester to Aberdeen bus travel time?

    On average the Manchester to Aberdeen bus time is 7 h 15 min  covering the 252 miles (407 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    What is the departure bus station in Manchester and arrival bus station in Aberdeen?

    When taking a bus from Manchester, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Aberdeen, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Aberdeen, Guild Street and Aberdeen, International Airport.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Manchester Piccadilly   to Aberdeen, Guild Street.

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

    Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Aberdeen, Guild Street, located 0.1 miles (151 m) away from the city center.

    What bus companies go from Manchester to Aberdeen?

    For the route from Manchester to Aberdeen you can take a bus with National Express or Megabus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services between Manchester and Aberdeen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    When can I take the first bus from Manchester to Aberdeen? When can I take the last bus for the day?

    The earliest bus departing from Manchester to Aberdeen leaves at 11: 10 PM. The last bus departing from Manchester to Aberdeen leaves at 11: 30 PM. You can find the latest Manchester to Aberdeen bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.