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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Perth

£23 - £67

Cheapest option

Bus via Dundee  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Birnam Hotel 226 / ...

£14 - £28

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street X7

£18 - £26

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Dunkeld 83.1 miles

£12 - £19

Aberdeen to Dunkeld by train

The train journey time between Aberdeen and Dunkeld is around 3h 32m and covers a distance of around 106 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Aberdeen to Dunkeld train service departs from Aberdeen and arrives in Dunkeld & Birnam. Typically 52 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 32m
Fastest train time:
1h 55m
Train distance:
106 miles
Trains per week:
52
Cheapest price:
£23
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:34
Last train departs at:
23:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aberdeen to Dunkeld train schedules

Aberdeen → Dunkeld
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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Dunkeld. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Birnam Hotel via Dundee City Centre, Murraygate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Dunkeld. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Dunkeld & Birnam via Perth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Dunkeld is 69 miles. The road distance is 83.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £22 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Dunkeld train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £22 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus via Dundee, which costs £14 - £29 and takes 3h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Dunkeld.
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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Aberdeen to Perth every 2 hours. Tickets cost £19 - £60 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Dunkeld via Seagate Bus Station and Dundee City Centre, Murraygate in around 3h 33m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Seagate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £14
Website
Megabus UK
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Murraygate to Birnam Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £21
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland

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Aberdeen to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Birnam Hotel station.

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Aberdeen to Dunkeld train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Perth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Dunkeld is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Aberdeen to Dunkeld.

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