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Edinburgh - Aberdeen Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 53 intercity coaches per day from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Traveling by coach from Edinburgh to Aberdeen usually takes around 4 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest Megabus coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 51 minutes.

Distance93 mi (149 km)
Shortest duration2h 51m
Cheapest price£3.82
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

£5.93 is the average price of a bus ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are at their cheapest average price in October. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around £12. On the other hand, traveling on this route during April might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for April trips cost £24, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What coach companies travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Edinburgh to Aberdeen that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 37 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus225h 6m£7.64
Megabus373h 24m£26.05
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 22 trips from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 6 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • 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

The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 93 miles from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 51 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Aberdeen. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 53 scheduled coaches that travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 23 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen; ticket prices start at £18.00.

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 coach leave from in Edinburgh?

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Main departure 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 travellers can reach the Edinburgh Airport via the tram at St Andrew Square.

All coach stations in Edinburgh:

  • Edinburgh Bus Station

  • Airport Bus Stop

Where does the coach arrive in Aberdeen?

Main arrival station: Guild St

All coaches from Edinburgh arrive at one main station in Aberdeen.

Coach stations in Aberdeen:

  • Guild St

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