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There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus, night train or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Inverness
  2. Take the train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle

Drive

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle

Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Aberdeen and Dunrobin Castle is around 4h 14m and covers a distance of around 162 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 35 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 43m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and Stagecoach Highlands. Typically 12 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 39m
Layover time:
35 min
Total time:
4h 14m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 43m
Journey distance:
162 miles
Services per week:
12
Cheapest price:
£32
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:55
Last service departs at:
13:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle train, bus and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 3h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Dunrobin Castle station. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Golspie, Dunrobin Station via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Dunrobin Castle via Inverness. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 38m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Dunrobin Castle is 90 miles. The road distance is 153.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 48m and costs £30 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach North Scotland, depart from Union Square Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle is to train which takes 5h 38m and costs £40 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £45 and takes 6h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle.
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  • Distance: 89.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Dunrobin Castle, Scotland?

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness and Dunrobin Castle in around 5h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle via Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 and Golspie, Dunrobin Station in around 6h 48m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Inverness
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £70
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Highlands
Phone
01856878014
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 2 to Golspie, Dunrobin Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Stagecoach Highlands
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station Stance 5
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
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Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle bus services, operated by Stagecoach Highlands, arrive at Golspie, Dunrobin Station.

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Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Dunrobin Castle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle is 154 miles. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Aberdeen to Dunrobin Castle.

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