There are 3 ways to get from Aberdeen to Ballater by bus, taxi or car

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Line 201 bus  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Victoria Road 201 / ...

$16

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Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aberdeen to Ballater 41 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Ballater 41 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Ballater is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Ballater is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Ballater. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk and arriving at Ballater, Victoria Road via Banchory, Mount Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Ballater is 36 miles. The road distance is 41 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Ballater without a car is to line 201 bus which takes 2 h 17 min and costs £13.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from Aberdeen to Ballater, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk station.

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Aberdeen to Ballater bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, arrive at Ballater, Victoria Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Ballater is 41 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Aberdeen to Ballater.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Ballater. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Ballater.
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  • Distance: 36.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Ballater, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to Ballater via Banchory, Mount Street in around 2 h 17 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach North Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banchory, Mount Street to Ballater, Victoria Road
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Aberdeen to Ballater
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Aurora Cabs
Phone
+441561 365131
Website
auroracabs.co.uk
Aberdeen Taxis
Phone
+44 1224 686868
Website
aberdeen-taxis.com

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