The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 30 m
8 h 57 m
Buses per day
It's difficult to get from Manchester to Aberdeen without transferring at least once.
|Distance||252 miles (407 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$27 (€23)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Bus providers||Megabus or FlixBus|
Buses from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long journey taking on average 8 h 15 min with our travel partners like Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $26 (€23), but the average price of bus tickets is $27 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Aberdeen, International Airport.
Travel between Manchester and Aberdeen from $26 (€23) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
FlixBus from Manchester to Aberdeen bus information:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When departing from Manchester, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Airport and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When arriving in Aberdeen, you can end your journey in bus stations like Aberdeen, International Airport, Aberdeen, Guild Street and Aberdeen, Woolmanhill.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Manchester, Coach Station, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Aberdeen, International Airport, located 6.9 miles (11.1 km) away from the city centre.
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