How to get from Manchester to Aberdeen

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Travel Information from Manchester to Aberdeen

distanceDistance252 miles (407 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£78 - £158
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £78 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLoganair, Scotrail or First Transpennine Express

Travel 252 miles (407 km) by flight, coach or train between Manchester and Aberdeen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £78. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Loganair, Scotrail or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Aberdeen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Aberdeen

Travel 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.
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There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Aberdeen: flight, coach or train.

The cheapest way from Manchester to Aberdeen is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £78 compared to other travel options to Aberdeen:

A flight journey is usually £80 less than a journey to Aberdeen by coach, which costs on average £158 for the same trip.

A flight is generally £75 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £153 from Manchester to Aberdeen.

The fastest way from Manchester to Aberdeen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Manchester to Aberdeen can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 18 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 18 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 252 miles (407 km) from Manchester to Aberdeen.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Aberdeen is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Manchester and Aberdeen as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Aberdeen:

  • Flights mostly leave from Manchester Airport and tend to arrive in Aberdeen Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Aberdeen, Guild Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Aberdeen.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Aberdeen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Loganair can take you to Aberdeen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Loganair from Manchester to Aberdeen for £78.
  • Travel with Scotrail for coaches to Aberdeen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Scotrail Manchester to Aberdeen tickets on Omio for £158.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express for trains to Aberdeen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for First Transpennine Express Manchester to Aberdeen tickets on Omio for £153.
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Aberdeen often also extend their holiday to go to Edinburgh, London or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Aberdeen and these popular destinations at a great price.

When planning your trip from Manchester to Aberdeen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing £78 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £158 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £153 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Manchester and Aberdeen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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