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Duration 7h 21m
Distance 104.6 miles
Average price £45
Frequency 7/day

Trip overview

The average bus between Falkirk and Ballater takes 7h 21m and the fastest bus takes 5h 51m. The bus service runs several times per day from Falkirk to Ballater. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Union Square Bus Station
  3. Ballater
8h 7m
£48 - £68

Falkirk to Ballater bus times

Buses run every four hours between Falkirk and Ballater. The earliest departure is at 11:28 in the morning, and the last departure from Falkirk is at 21:42 which arrives into Ballater at 09:40. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 21m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct bus from Falkirk to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Falkirk, St Andrew`s Church and arriving at Ballater, Golf Road via Larbert, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Buchanan Bus Station and Union Square Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 7m.

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The distance between Falkirk and Ballater is 78 miles. The road distance is 104.6 miles.

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Falkirk to Ballater bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Falkirk to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Golf Road station.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at £75 per night.

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