Buses from Aberdeen to Manchester
We partner with the top bus & train carriers to bring you the best deals.
No Wanderu Fees
Without any extra fees, we make it easy to book your tickets.
Best Travel Options
We help you find & compare the best buses & trains in one place.
There are 2 intercity buses per day from Aberdeen to Manchester. Traveling by bus from Aberdeen to Manchester usually takes around 8 hours and 17 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.
|Distance||254 mi (408 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 40m|
|Most frequent service||Megabus|
What bus companies travel from Aberdeen to Manchester?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Aberdeen to Manchester. Megabus is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
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 Manchester 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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 Manchester?
The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 408 kilometers from Aberdeen to Manchester. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 40 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Aberdeen?
The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00am. To see the times for all buses from Aberdeen to Manchester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are usually only 2 buses per day from Aberdeen to Manchester. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Aberdeen to Manchester; ticket prices start at $74.89.
Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.
Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.
And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.
With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.
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:
Where does the bus arrive in Manchester?
Main arrival station: Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
All buses from Aberdeen arrive at one main station in Manchester.
Bus stations in Manchester:
Shudehill Interchange (Stand G)
Get around town with Moovit
Need a return trip from Manchester to Aberdeen?Search Bus Tickets
Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel.
With just a quick search on Wanderu, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies in one convenient place to find the trip that works best for you. Wanderu’s simple checkout process makes it easy to book cheap bus and train tickets hassle-free and with no additional fees. Most importantly, as Wanderu is an official partner of all leading bus and train companies, we always have the best bus and train deals out there.