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There are 5 ways to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Train, travel  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
  3. Travel from Oban to Isle of Iona

Cheapest option

Train, bus, ferry  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Colonsay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$73 - $97

3 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road 976
  3. Travel from Oban, Station Road to Isle of Iona

Bus, travel via Inverness, Bus Station  •  10h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station 919 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway 507
  4. Travel from Drimnin, Slipway to Isle of Iona

Fly, travel  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD) ABZ - BHD
  2. Travel from Belfast City to Isle of Iona

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona is to train and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £75 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona is to train and bus and ferry which costs £55 - £75 and takes 11h 45m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Isle of Iona is 174 miles.

The best way to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona without a car is to train and travel which takes 7h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Aberdeen Airport to Belfast City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Flybe offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Isle of Iona. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 41m and costs £4.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 35m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Isle of Iona, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Aberdeen to Isle of Iona. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the train to Oban, then take the travel to Isle of Iona. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Oban, Station Road, then take the travel to Isle of Iona.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
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 Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Oban, Station Road
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Aberdeen, Scotland to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
National Express
Stagecoach North Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Stagecoach North Scotland
Shiel Buses
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Fort William, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Bus from Fort William Bus Station to Drimnin, Slipway
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
shielbuses.co.uk
Ferry operators

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