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Best price 17.25 £
Journey duration 6 h 40 min
Connections per day 89
First departure 06:26
Last departure 00:59
Distance 407 km

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen?

The prices for train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Manchester to Aberdeen will cost 17.25 £. The average train ticket price is approximately 97.67 £. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

Trains from Manchester to Aberdeen

How long does the journey from Manchester to Aberdeen take by train?

The distance between Manchester and Aberdeen is around 408. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 6 h 40 min. However, the fastest routes between Manchester and Aberdeen take 5 h 19 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Manchester to Aberdeen leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Manchester to Aberdeen leaving at 06:26. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 00:59.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations are used when traveling from Manchester to Aberdeen?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Manchester and Aberdeen. You can start your journey in Manchester at stations such as Manchester Airport [ MIA ], Manchester Victoria [ MCV ], Manchester Piccadilly [ MAN ] and Manchester Oxford Road [ MCO ]. These connect to stations including Aberdeen [ ABD ] in Aberdeen. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Manchester to Aberdeen.

How many times a day do departures from Manchester leave for Aberdeen?

On average, there are 89 daily departures from Manchester to Aberdeen. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 102 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Manchester which travel directly to Aberdeen. There are 89 journeys with one change or more.