You can get from Aberdeen to Dundee by train, bus or flight.
To get from Aberdeen to Dundee on 3 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||57 miles (92 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£8 - £12|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £8 • 1 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £12 • 1 h 7 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways that you can travel between Aberdeen and Dundee. You can take a coach or train.
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.
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.
Dundee is approximately 57 miles (92 km) away from Aberdeen.
The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Dundee is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Aberdeen to Dundee:
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Yes, there are direct services available between Aberdeen and Dundee with the following travel operators:
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.
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:
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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