There are 4 ways to get from Aberdeen to Livingston by train, bus 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  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket

$30 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus, line 28 bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station X7
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) X54
  3. Take the line 28 bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Knightsridge, Barclay Way (Knightsridge East) 27 / ...

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus, line 22 bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) G92 / ...
  2. Take the line 22 bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Pumpherston, Firth Road (Grange Rd) 21C / ...

$27 - $42

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Livingston 123.4 miles

$26 - $40

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

ScotRail operates a train from Aberdeen to Livingston every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 18 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Livingston via West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43) and West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Pumpherston, Firth Road (Grange Rd)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a) to Knightsridge, Barclay Way (Knightsridge East)
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to West End, Queensferry Street (after Charlotte Lane at 43)
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Aberdeen to Livingston?

The distance between Aberdeen and Livingston is 163 km. The road distance is 197 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Livingston is to bus and line 28 bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Livingston is to drive which takes 2 h 13 min and costs £19 - £28.

Is there a direct train between Aberdeen and Livingston?

No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Livingston North via Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

Is there a direct bus between Aberdeen and Livingston?

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen to Livingston. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Pumpherston, Firth Road (Grange Rd) via West End, Shandwick Place (at 23a). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Aberdeen to Livingston, including transfers.