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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Of the 2 buses that leave Manchester for Aberdeen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||252 miles (407 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$66 (€58)|
|Bus frequency||2 a day|
|Bus providers||Megabus, National Express 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, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $66 (€58), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $59 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.
Buy your official National Express and FlixBus bus tickets to Aberdeen from Manchester from $59 (€51) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.
National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Manchester - Aberdeen bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
Manchester to Aberdeen bus information with FlixBus:
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.
Some of the Manchester bus stations to Aberdeen you can start your journey from include Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Aberdeen include Aberdeen, Guild Street, Aberdeen, International Airport and Aberdeen, Woolmanhill.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Aberdeen, Guild Street.
You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Manchester Piccadilly, located approximately 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city center of Manchester. The most popular arrival bus station in Aberdeen, called Aberdeen, Guild Street, is located around 0.6 miles (888 m) away from its city center.
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