There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Forfar by train, bus, taxi or car

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, line 20 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Dundee
  2. Take the line 20 bus from Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre to Forfar, The Cross 20 / ...

$25 - $75

Cheapest option

Train, line 27 bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Arbroath
  2. Take the line 27 bus from Arbroath Railway Station to Forfar, St John's Church 27 / ...

$25 - $69

3 alternative options

Bus, line 27 bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station X7
  2. Take the line 27 bus from Arbroath Railway Station to Forfar, St John's Church 27 / ...

$26

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Aberdeen to Forfar 51.6 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Forfar 51.6 miles

$11 - $16

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Forfar is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Forfar is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Forfar. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Forfar, St John's Church via Arbroath Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Forfar is 46 miles. The road distance is 51.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Forfar without a car is to train and line 20 bus which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £19 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Aberdeen to Forfar, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Forfar bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Forfar bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Forfar, St John's Church station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Forfar.
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  • Distance: 45.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to Forfar via Arbroath, Bus Station and Arbroath Railway Station in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $27
Train from Aberdeen to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $21
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Aberdeen to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Aberdeen to Arbroath
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$29 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Forum Centre to Forfar, The Cross
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Arbroath Railway Station to Forfar, St John's Church
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Arbroath, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Aberdeen to Forfar
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Aurora Cabs
Phone
+441561 365131
Website
auroracabs.co.uk
Aberdeen Taxis
Phone
+44 1224 686868
Website
aberdeen-taxis.com

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