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Bus Information from Manchester to Aberdeen

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

Buses from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long trip 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.

National Express

Taking the bus with National Express is a great way to travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Aberdeen, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Manchester to Aberdeen journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km) between Manchester and 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 Manchester 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.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • 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

Buses from Manchester to Aberdeen
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.
What is the distance between Manchester and Aberdeen by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Manchester to Aberdeen by bus to be approximately 252 miles (407 km).
What is the departure bus station in Manchester and arrival bus station in Aberdeen?

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

Where is the Manchester bus station located? Where is the Aberdeen bus station located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their buses from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

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

What bus companies go from Manchester to Aberdeen?
When taking a bus from Manchester to Aberdeen, you can count on National Express or Megabus for the best way to get you to Aberdeen. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Manchester and Aberdeen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester (Coach Station)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.