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Train Information from Manchester to Aberdeen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price£117 (€132)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or London North Eastern Railway

Trains from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles (407 km) long route taking on average 6 h 19 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or London North Eastern Railway. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £59, but the average price of train tickets is £117. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen.

Trains from Manchester to Aberdeen: Journey Details

There is are very regular trains from Manchester to Aberdeen - departures are every 10 - 20 minutes during peak times and run from about 5.00am until about 6.45pm. There are no direct journeys; all services involve at least one change, at Edinburgh Waverly station. Trains depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive at Aberdeen station, with an average journey time of around 6 hours. There is also an overnight sleeper train between the two destinations - it leaves at about 6.45pm, arriving in Scotland the next day at about 7.15am following changes at Preston, Edinburgh Haymarket and Dundee.

Taking the Train from Manchester

All train services from Manchester to Aberdeen leave from Manchester Piccadilly station, which is located in the heart of Manchester City centre. It's easy to reach from other destinations in the city on foot or by the Metrolink Tram service, which has a terminus at the station. Several local bus lines also pass through Manchester city centre, terminating at Manchester Piccadilly, and the station is well served by taxis, which can be booked in advance or flagged down locally.

Getting into City B by Train

Aberdeen is often referred to as the 'Granite City', owing to its prevelant, eye-catching granite architecture. The city, the third largest in Scotland is also known for its parks and gardens, and the long, sandy beach. Aberdeen Railway station is on Guild Street, located in the city centre. It's within walking distance of Aberdeen's central bus station, and the two are connected via an indoor concourse. There are short stay car parking spaces available at the station, and taxis can be booked from a stand inside. For longer stay car parking, drivers can use the near by College Street car park.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Aberdeen
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Aberdeen from Manchester?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Aberdeen from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £59  one way.
What is the average cost of a train from Manchester to Aberdeen?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Manchester to Aberdeen train prices are on average £117  one way.
What is the distance to Aberdeen from Manchester via train?
The Manchester to Aberdeen train distance is approximately 252 miles (407 km).
How many hours does it take from Manchester to Aberdeen by train?
On average the Manchester to Aberdeen train time is 6 h 19 min  covering the 252 miles (407 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Manchester to Aberdeen train leave from? Which Aberdeen train station do I come into from Manchester?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Aberdeen.

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Aberdeen? Where is the Aberdeen train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Aberdeen, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Manchester to Aberdeen?
For the trip from Manchester to Aberdeen you can take a train with First Transpennine Express or London North Eastern Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Manchester and Aberdeen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services are there between Manchester and Aberdeen a day?
On average, there are 5 trains a day from Manchester to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Manchester to Aberdeen?
You can take the first train from Manchester to Aberdeen at 04: 57   or take the last train from Manchester to Aberdeen leaving at 10: 47. Look for the latest Manchester Aberdeen train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Aberdeen from Manchester to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £117 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Aberdeen
The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip from Manchester to Aberdeen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales