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Train Information from Aberdeen to Manchester

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£98 (€110)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail

Trains from Aberdeen to Manchester cover the 252 miles (407 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £98, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £51. Travellers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Aberdeen to Manchester: Journey Details

There are no direct trains from Aberdeen to Manchester, but journeys can be achieved with a single change. These connections involve taking a ScotRail or Virgin Trains East Coast service to Edinburgh and changing to the TransPennine Express train to Manchester. Weekday schedules begin with an early morning departure and continue at roughly 2 hour intervals until the final train in the late afternoon. Journey times range from 6 hours and 20 minutes to 6 hours and 40 minutes. The Sunday timetable offers fewer options, with a later departure time for the first train.

Taking the Train from Aberdeen

Trains From Aberdeen To Manchester depart from the city station situated close to the centre and near the quayside ferry terminals. The Aberdeen bus station is connected to the rail terminus by a walkway across Union Square. City bus services also stop nearby on Guild Street, Union Street and Market Street. There is a taxi rank just outside the station by the Union Square exit.

Getting into Manchester by Train

An important media hub and cultural centre, Manchester is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and live music scene. Visitor attractions include the 13th-century cathedral, the Lowry gallery and arts venue, and the famous football stadium at Old Trafford, popularly known as the Theatre of Dreams. Trains From Aberdeen To Manchester arrive at Piccadilly station, located on the eastern side of the city centre. Metrolink tram services stop at the station, providing connections across the city and region. Metroshuttle free buses operate a circular route from the station around the city centre. The taxi rank is located at the Fairfield Street entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Aberdeen to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Aberdeen to Manchester.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train between Aberdeen and Manchester?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Aberdeen and Manchester for as little as £51  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Aberdeen to Manchester?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Aberdeen to Manchester train prices are on average £98  one way.
What is the distance to Manchester from Aberdeen via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Aberdeen to Manchester via train to be approximately 252 miles (407 km).
How long does it take from Aberdeen to Manchester by train?
While the time it takes to travel 252 miles (407 km) from Aberdeen to Manchester can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Aberdeen to Manchester is on average 6 h 15 min.
What station does the Aberdeen to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Aberdeen?

Omio customers book a train from Aberdeen   to Manchester Piccadilly   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Aberdeen located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Aberdeen, is located 0 miles (31 m) from the city centre of Aberdeen.

The most popular arrival train station, Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre of Manchester.

What train companies offer a service from Aberdeen to Manchester?
For the trip from Aberdeen to Manchester you can take a train with First Transpennine Express, London North Eastern Railway or Scotrail. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Aberdeen to Manchester on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Manchester from Aberdeen a day?
On average, there are 8 trains a day from Aberdeen to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I buy Aberdeen Manchester train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Aberdeen to Manchester is on average £98 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Manchester from Aberdeen available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Aberdeen is Aberdeen. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Aberdeen for your trip between Aberdeen and Manchester.