Manchester, England
Aberdeen, Scotland

Bus ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen

8h 35mfrom£29.39

Megabus has the cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen for only £29.39, on a trip of approximately 8h 35m duration. More than 3 schedules for your trip.

We have selected the cheapest, fastest and earliest schedules for your trip to Aberdeen.

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Bus from Manchester to Aberdeen

The bus trip from Manchester to Aberdeen takes approximately 8h 1m duration and covers a distance of about 409 km. There are usually 3 buses traveling daily to Aberdeen and you can find the cheapest tickets starting from £29.39 if you buy in advance on the internet.

Distance409 km
Fastest7h 35m

Saving Money

Cheapest Bus

The cheapest bus ticket from Manchester to Aberdeen is a regular seat, one-way trip, when booked in advance. Buying on the day of travel is usually more expensive and may include additional costs that can vary depending on the time of day and bus class.

Cheapest Bus
Book in advance.
Most companies sell bus tickets about three to six months in advance. If you already have your travel date set, search as early as possible to save money.
Be flexible with your travel times.
Many companies increase ticket prices during "peak hours" (usually between 06:00 - 10:00 and 15:00 - 19:00 on weekdays). If possible, choose to travel outside of these hours to find cheaper tickets and save money.
Check connections.
On some of the busiest routes, you may also have the option of taking a slower or connecting transportation. It may take a little longer, but if you have a bit more time available, you may find a cheaper ticket.

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules.

Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times.

Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey.

Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people.

Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi.

Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry.

Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals.

Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board.

Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey.

Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What companies travel from Manchester to Aberdeen?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Exploring travel options from Manchester to Aberdeen reveals distinct differences in travel time, cost, and overall experience across different modes of transport:

Travel Time: Taking a flight is the fastest way at under 1.5 hours, while trains and buses offer longer, more scenic routes at 7 and 9-10 hours respectively.

Cost: Bus journeys tend to be more economical, but advance bookings on trains and flights can also yield cost savings, offering value for money.

Experience: Flights provide quick and efficient travel, trains balance comfort with scenic views, and buses allow for leisurely sightseeing at a slower pace, suited to relaxed travelers.

🧳 Covering a trip that spans approximately 400 km (roughly 248 miles), explore which travel option best suits your needs and discover the perks each mode has to offer here.

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Comparing bus and train travel from Manchester to Aberdeen reveals three distinctive aspects:

Cost and Amenities: Buses offer cost savings and amenities like Wi-Fi, while trains balance cost with comforts like dining services and power sockets.

Scenic Engagement: Buses provide varied UK landscapes at a leisurely pace, whereas train travel presents continuous scenic views with less time spared.

Travel Efficiency: The bus takes around 8-10 hours and suits a relaxed itinerary, while the train’s 7-hour journey caters to those prioritizing time.

Bus vs Train

Cheapest Travel Options

Plan your travel from Manchester to Aberdeen with budget-friendly options like Megabus and National Express, offering fares from just £15 to £40. Megabus provides ultra-affordable rides for the cost-conscious, while National Express caters to those seeking a touch more comfort.

Find smart savings for all types of travelers, whether you’re a family with kids needing space and convenience, a business traveler valuing time, or a solo explorer on a shoestring. Delve into the options that meet your travel needs and financial limits, and score the best deals for your journey.

Cheapest Travel Options

Frequently asked questions

Embark on a scenic journey from Manchester to Aberdeen, spanning vibrant cities and serene landscapes. Experience comfortable travel with essential amenities, ensuring a memorable trip across the UK’s picturesque regions. Ideal for leisure or business commuters.

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