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from Aberdeen to Dundee

You can get from Aberdeen to Dundee by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Aberdeen to Dundee on 3 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45Aberdeen, Guild Street1h27 10:12Dundee, Seagate Bus Station
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£91One-way
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08:45Aberdeen, Guild Street1h27 10:12Dundee, Seagate Bus Station
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£91One-way
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19:45Aberdeen, Guild Street1h25 21:10Dundee, Seagate Bus Station
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£91One-way
09:45Aberdeen, Guild Street1h25 11:10Dundee, Seagate Bus Station
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£111One-way
18:40Aberdeen1h05 19:45Dundee
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£141One-way

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Thu
2 Dec
£9London North Eastern Railway
£9Megabus
Fri
3 Dec
£12London North Eastern Railway
£9Megabus
Sat
4 Dec
£13London North Eastern Railway
£8Megabus
Sun
5 Dec
£12Scotrail
£8Megabus
Wed
8 Dec
£12London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Thu
9 Dec
£9London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Fri
10 Dec
£12London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Sat
11 Dec
£12Scotrail
£7Megabus
Wed
15 Dec
£10London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Thu
16 Dec
£12London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Fri
17 Dec
£12London North Eastern Railway
£7Megabus
Sat
18 Dec
£12Scotrail
£7Megabus
Sun
19 Dec
£12Scotrail
£7Megabus
Tue
21 Dec
£10Scotrail
£7Megabus
Wed
22 Dec
£10Scotrail
£7Megabus

Travel Information between Aberdeen and Dundee

distanceDistance57 miles (92 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £12 • 1 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 57 miles (92 km) by coach or train from Aberdeen to Dundee. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Aberdeen to Dundee.

How to Travel from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Travellers heading south down the east coast of Scotland can choose from direct train or bus services from Aberdeen to Dundee, with frequent connections available seven days a week. Train journeys provide the fastest option, taking around one hour and ten minutes to reach the Tayside city. Two bus companies, including a budget operator, offer frequent daily direct connections by road, with journey times about ten to 20 minutes longer than the train. 

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Generally, bus travel is a little cheaper than the train on this route from Aberdeen to Dundee, although the lowest train fares with some companies usually require booking well in advance. Budget bus company Megabus and National Express provide daily direct bus services from Guild Street in central Aberdeen to Dundee Seagate Bus Station, with the fastest daily connections taking around one hour and 20 minutes. Rail options include daily direct services to Dundee with three companies: Cross Country Trains, London North Eastern Railway, and Scottish national franchise Scotrail, with the fastest service taking just over an hour.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Scotrail's direct mid-morning train from Aberdeen provides the fastest connection to Dundee, taking about one hour and four minutes to complete the 63-mile route down the coast, with other rail journeys taking up to ten minutes longer. Direct bus journeys with Megabus and National Express take between one hour and 20 minutes and one hour and 35 minutes, although buses travelling at peak times can be at the mercy of traffic congestion on the road south. 

Find and Book with Omio the Best Tickets from Aberdeen to Dundee

Travellers planning a trip to Dundee from Aberdeen can consult the Omio travel booking platform for a handy comparison of train and bus fares, journey times and departure options on this route, before booking the best ticket for their requirements. 

Travel from Aberdeen to Dundee by Train

London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country Trains, and Scotland's national rail operator, Scotrail, provide frequent daily direct trains from Aberdeen to Dundee. Weekday and Saturday schedules offer trains roughly twice an hour from early morning to late evening, with average journey times for the trip south of one hour and ten minutes. On Sundays, the service is reduced slightly, with no early morning departures from Aberdeen. Trains arrive at Dundee's main station, close to the river, about ten minutes on foot from the city centre.

Travel from Aberdeen to Dundee by Bus

Budget bus company Megabus and National Express provide daily direct buses to Dundee from Aberdeen Guild Street Bus Station seven days a week. Megabus schedules offer buses to Dundee every half hour in the morning peak time, and hourly services throughout the day and evening, with an overnight connection arriving in Dundee in the early morning. National Express provides six daily direct buses to Dundee, with morning, afternoon, and evening departures. Journey times on this route range from one hour and 20 minutes to one hour and 35 minutes, subject to traffic conditions. Buses from Aberdeen arrive at Dundee Seagate Bus Station, located about ten minutes on foot east of the city centre. 

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FAQs
How do you get from Aberdeen to Dundee?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Aberdeen and Dundee. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dundee. Tickets for a coach cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Dundee:

A coach is about £5 less than a train, which costs on average £12 for this route.

What is the fastest way from Aberdeen to Dundee?

The quickest way to travel to Dundee from Aberdeen is by train, which takes on average 1 h 7 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Dundee by coach can take on average 1 h 20 min.

How many miles are between Aberdeen and Dundee

Dundee is approximately 57 miles (92 km) away from Aberdeen.

How many services a day are there from Aberdeen to Dundee?

The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Dundee is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Dundee from Aberdeen as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Aberdeen and in Dundee?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Aberdeen to Dundee:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Aberdeen, Guild Street and arrive in Dundee, Seagate Bus Station.
  • Most travellers take a train from Aberdeen to Dundee.
Which travel operators can get me from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Aberdeen to Dundee:

  • You can travel to Dundee from Aberdeen by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £8 with Megabus from Aberdeen to Dundee.
  • You can travel between Aberdeen and Dundee by train with Scotrail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with Scotrail from Aberdeen to Dundee.
Is it possible to travel directly from Aberdeen to Dundee?

Yes, there are direct services available between Aberdeen and Dundee with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with Megabus.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dundee as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Aberdeen and Dundee.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Dundee from Aberdeen?
Looking to extend your trip from Aberdeen to Dundee? Many Omio customers who go from Aberdeen to Dundee usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Edinburgh, London or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Edinburgh, London or Glasgow from Dundee, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book my Aberdeen to Dundee ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Aberdeen to Dundee, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £8 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £12 one way.

But we recommend booking Aberdeen to Dundee tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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