The cheapest buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

Cheapest

£19

Average

£24

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 £ 24 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 19.

Cheapest
06:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h12 09:32Aberdeen, Guild Street
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£191One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 23:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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£221One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 17:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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£221One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 13:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£221One-way
11:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h07 14:27Aberdeen, Guild Street
1 changes
£241One-way

Timetable Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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06:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h12 09:32Aberdeen, Guild Street
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08:25Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 11:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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09:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h07 12:27Aberdeen, Guild Street
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09:20Edinburgh4h05 13:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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10:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 13:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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10:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h37 14:27Aberdeen, Guild Street
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11:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h07 14:27Aberdeen, Guild Street
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12:25Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 15:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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12:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h40 16:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
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13:20Edinburgh4h05 17:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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13:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h10 16:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
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14:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 17:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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14:50Edinburgh, Elder Street4h45 19:35Aberdeen, Guild Street
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15:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h10 18:30Aberdeen, Guild Street
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16:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 19:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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18:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 21:20Aberdeen, Guild Street
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18:50Edinburgh, Elder Street3h35 22:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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19:20Edinburgh4h05 23:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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20:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 23:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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Tue
26 Oct
£19London North Eastern Railway
£20Megabus
Wed
27 Oct
£19London North Eastern Railway
£17Megabus
Thu
28 Oct
£18London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Fri
29 Oct
£18London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Sat
30 Oct
£21London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Sun
31 Oct
£15London North Eastern Railway
£18Megabus
Mon
1 Nov
£27Scotrail
£15Megabus
Tue
2 Nov
£18London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Wed
3 Nov
£18London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Thu
4 Nov
£13London North Eastern Railway
£15Megabus
Fri
5 Nov
£15London North Eastern Railway
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Sat
6 Nov
£19London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Sun
7 Nov
£15London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Mon
8 Nov
£16London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Tue
9 Nov
£12London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Wed
10 Nov
£15London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Thu
11 Nov
£14London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Fri
12 Nov
£15London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Sat
13 Nov
£18London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Sun
14 Nov
£18London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus
Mon
15 Nov
£13London North Eastern Railway
£14Megabus

The fastest buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 27 Oct

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
12:25Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 15:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£241One-way
Fastest
18:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 21:20Aberdeen, Guild Street
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£241One-way
Fastest
08:25Edinburgh, Elder Street3h00 11:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
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£241One-way
2nd Fastest
20:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 23:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£221One-way
2nd Fastest
16:20Edinburgh, Elder Street3h05 19:25Aberdeen, Guild Street
0 changes
£261One-way

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Coach Information from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 5 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£16 (€19)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesMegabus or National Express

Coaches from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 92 miles (148 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 5 min with our travel partners like Megabus or National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this journey for as low as £15, but the average price of coach tickets is £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.

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National Express coaches from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Buy your official National Express coach tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen from £15 with Omio. Find coach times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

National Express

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

    National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are the following:

    • 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen: Journey Details

    Buses from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are operated by a number of providers including CityLink Gold, Parks and Megabus who between them offer a total of 16 services a day. The first service departs Edinburgh early morning, arriving in Aberdeen at the start of the working day. The last service of each day departs Edinburgh late at night arriving in Aberdeen in the early hours. Journey time by bus from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is approximately three hours.

    Taking the Bus from Edinburgh

    All bus and coach services to Aberdeen depart from Edinburgh bus station which is located right between the Old and New Town areas of Central Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Waverly Rail Station. The bus station is easily accessible via tram or bus. All coach services from Edinburgh to Aberdeen depart during normal local bus and tram operating hours, although taxis are also available to the station at any time.

    Getting into Aberdeen by Bus

    Aberdeen is a culturally rich city in northeast Scotland, home to an array of world class attractions including the Maritime Museum and the Aberdeen Art Gallery. Known as the Granite City for its attractive granite architecture which sparkles in the sun, Aberdeen is a grand city that also benefits from its proximity to the beautiful Aberdeenshire coastline. Coaches from Edinburgh arrive at Aberdeen Market Street Coach Station which is located just to the south of the city centre, adjacent to Aberdeen Railway Station. Most major bus routes operate out of, or close to, the bus station making it easy for passengers to continue their journey. For those arriving on the last service of the day, taxis are stationed at both the bus and railway stations for onward travel.

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    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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
    FAQs
    How much do cheap coaches between Edinburgh and Aberdeen cost?
    Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets between Edinburgh and Aberdeen for as low as £15  for the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cost on average?
    If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Edinburgh to Aberdeen coach prices are on average £16  one way.
    How far is it from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by coach?
    The distance to Aberdeen from Edinburgh by coach is approximately 92 miles (148 km).
    What is the average Edinburgh to Aberdeen coach duration?
    On average the coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen duration is 3 h 5 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    What is the departure coach station in Edinburgh and arrival coach station in Aberdeen?

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

    Where do I find the Edinburgh coach station to Aberdeen? Where is the Aberdeen coach station?

    The most popular departure coach station with passengers for this route, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Edinburgh.

    The most popular arrival coach station, Aberdeen, Guild Street, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Aberdeen.

    What coach companies go from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
    Take the Edinburgh to Aberdeen coach with Megabus or National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible coach companies for the journey between Edinburgh and Aberdeen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any direct coaches between Edinburgh and Aberdeen?
    If you’re looking for a direct coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, consider travelling with Megabus. Non-stop coach services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your coach tickets.
    What time is the earliest coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen? What time is the last coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
    You can take the first coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen at 05: 20   or take the last coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaving at 20: 20. Look for the latest Edinburgh Aberdeen coach timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this journey.
    How far in advance should I book a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to get the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is on average £16 if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this trip. In general, you can find coach tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen available a few months in advance.

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