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.
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It's difficult to get from Manchester to Aberdeen without changing at least once.
|Distance||252 miles (407 km)|
|Average coach duration||8 h 18 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£161 (€178)|
|Coach frequency||2 a day|
|Coach companies||Megabus, National Express or FlixBus|
Coaches from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 18 min with our travel partners like Megabus, National Express or FlixBus. Normally, there are 2 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £159, but the average price of coach tickets is £161. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.
You can travel by coach from Manchester to Aberdeen with National Express and FlixBus for as low as £159. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches 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 traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches 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 coach: 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 the most popular low-cost coach providers in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travellers in both continents the option to take a long-distance coach at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight coaches on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage 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 coach journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
Manchester to Aberdeen coach 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 coaches 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 coaches 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: Coaches depart from Manchester Coach Station. The city has extensive public transport systems including trams, buses, and five train stations. The coach 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: Coaches 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 luggage facilities and automated ticket machines.
When taking the coach between Manchester and Aberdeen, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Manchester, Coach Station, Manchester, Arena and Manchester, Etihad Stadium. Your route can end in coach stations such as Aberdeen, Guild Street and Aberdeen, International Airport.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.6 miles (954 m) from the city centre to get to this coach station.
Passengers arriving in Aberdeen most often arrive at Aberdeen, Guild Street and need to travel around 0.4 miles (726 m) from this coach station to the city centre.
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