Buses from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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Aberdeen - Edinburgh Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 16 intercity buses per day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. Traveling by bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh usually takes around 3 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance93 mi (149 km)
Shortest duration2h 58m
Cheapest price$16.50
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. Megabus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus163h 13m$30.49
  • Megabus

    Megabus

    Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 13 minutes to cover the 149 kilometers from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 58 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Edinburgh at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Aberdeen?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 16 scheduled buses that travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Aberdeen, ABD to Edinburgh; ticket prices start at $20.39.

City Information

Edinburgh

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As Scotland's capital, Edinburgh and its people are famed throughout history for their contribution to philosophy, literature, science, and industry, among many other areas. This incredibly diverse city promises to provide attractions and entertainment for people of all ages, budgets, and interests. Edinburgh is even ranked as the #6 city with the most historic sites per capita in Europe, and the #1 outside of Italy!

For those looking for outdoor adventure, take a walk up Arthur's Seat, one of four hill forts that date back to over 2,000 years ago. The walk to the top will allow you to embrace some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes and wildlife, and you'll be rewarded with a dramatic view of Edinburgh at the top.

On rainy days, visit the National Museum of Scotland, where each floor provides information on several fascinating eras of Scotland's history. A trip down the Royal Mile will satisfy all your tartan and souvenir needs, while the world-famous Underground Ghost Tour will give you an entirely different view of this seemingly peaceful, quaint city.

If your trip falls during the holiday season, the Edinburgh Christmas Market is guaranteed to give you the festive feeling, while world-renowned Hogmanay celebrations will ensure that you ring in the New Year with a bang.

Edinburgh is easily accessible via train, plane, and bus. Edinburgh Airport provides global access to the city, while rail services connect the city to many other major towns and cities across the UK. In addition, numerous bus companies travel to and from Edinburgh, meaning that no matter your preferred mode of transport, the city is always within reach.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Aberdeen?

Main departure station: Guild St

Most buses depart from the main station in Aberdeen.

All bus stations in Aberdeen:

  • Guild St

Where does the bus arrive in Edinburgh?

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Main arrival station: Edinburgh Bus Station

Edinburgh Bus Station is a local and long-distance bus station located beneath the luxury shopping area, Multrees Walk. It is less than five minutes on foot from Waverley train station, with the primary pedestrian access on St Andrew Square. Luggage lockers, a small convenience store, café, and pay-for restrooms occupy the underground waiting lounge. Megabus and National Express operate service to destinations such as Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast, and York. International travelers can reach the Edinburgh Airport via the tram at St Andrew Square.

Bus stations in Edinburgh:

  • Edinburgh Bus Station

  • Airport Bus Stop

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