There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) X99

$40 - $51

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Tain

$48 - $62

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station M90 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) X99

$50 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Dornoch 144.8 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Wick (WIC) ABZ - WIC
  2. Take the bus from Wick, Hill Avenue (Bus Stop) to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)

$132 - $508

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

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Dornoch via Inverness, Tain, and Tain, Post Office in around 5 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Dornoch via Broxden, Park and Ride and Inverness, Bus Station in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Wick
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Inverness to Tain
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $16
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Wick, Hill Avenue (Bus Stop) to Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Aberdeen to Dornoch?

The distance between Aberdeen and Dornoch is 141 km. The road distance is 232 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch?

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 54 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch?

The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch is to drive which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £22 - £35.

Is there a direct bus between Aberdeen and Dornoch?

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Dornoch. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Dornoch, Cathedral Square (Station Road) via Broxden, Park and Ride and Inverness, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch?

It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Aberdeen to Dornoch, including transfers.