Manchester to Aberdeen train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:06Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1111One-way
1 change
Scotrail
08:157h42
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1241One-way
3 changes
Transpennine Express
08:246h59
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
2 changes
Transpennine Express
08:247h33
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
1 change
Scotrail
08:386h45
Deansgate (DGT)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
3 changes

Train timetableManchester to Aberdeen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 May
Scotrail
08:157h42
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
3 changes
Transpennine Express
08:246h59
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
2 changes
Transpennine Express
08:247h33
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:06Aberdeen station (ABD)
1 change
Scotrail
08:386h45
Deansgate (DGT)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
3 changes

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Train times from Manchester to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for 21 May

Fastest Journey

6 h 45 m

Average

7 h 31 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

407 km

To travel from Manchester to Aberdeen you need to make at least one change.

Fastest
Scotrail
08:386h45
Deansgate (DGT)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
3 changes
Transpennine Express
08:246h59
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:23Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
2 changes
Transpennine Express
08:247h33
Manchester Oxford Road (MCO)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1741One-way
1 change
Scotrail
08:157h42
Manchester Victoria (MCV)
15:57Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1241One-way
3 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:308h36
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
17:06Aberdeen station (ABD)
£1111One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Aberdeen

distanceDistance252 miles
durationAverage train duration6 h 8 min
priceAverage train ticket price£96 (€107)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesTransPennine Express, East Coast, ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3)

Trains from Manchester to Aberdeen cover the 252 miles long route taking on average 6 h 8 min with our travel partners like TransPennine Express, East Coast, ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £96, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £41. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Aberdeen.

Train companies: TransPennine Express, East Coast and ScotRail trains Manchester to Aberdeen

Buy your official TransPennine Express, East Coast and ScotRail train tickets to Aberdeen from Manchester from £41 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Aberdeen from Manchester. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

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.

FAQs: Manchester to Aberdeen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester 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
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen can start from as little as £41 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Aberdeen is £96; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Aberdeen train travel time is 6 h 8 min   for the 252 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Aberdeen leaves at 04: 57. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Aberdeen leaves at 16: 14.
There are 9 trains a day from Manchester to Aberdeen which require at least one change with TransPennine Express, East Coast, ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Manchester to Aberdeen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with TransPennine Express, East Coast, ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or Northern Rail (3). However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Aberdeen from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Manchester to Aberdeen with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Aberdeen, you can end your route in train stations like Aberdeen and Dyce (Aberdeen Airport).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Aberdeen, located 0 miles (5 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Aberdeen is October.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to Aberdeen including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Aberdeen

Manchester
Aberdeen
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Aberdeen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
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Public transport options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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