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There are 6 ways to get from Aberdeen to Machrihanish by train, car, bus or plane

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Train, drive

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach
  3. Drive from Ardrossan South Beach to Machrihanish

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

Bus via Aberdeen

  1. Take the bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus

Drive

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Machrihanish

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Campbeltown (CAL)

Aberdeen to Machrihanish by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Aberdeen and Machrihanish is around 9h 12m and covers a distance of around 294 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Scottish Citylink and West Coast Motors, the Aberdeen to Machrihanish service departs from Aberdeen and arrives in Machrihanish, Turning Area. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

45 Weekly Services
9h 12m Average Duration
£58 Cheapest Price
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Aberdeen → Machrihanish
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Machrihanish is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Machrihanish is to bus via Aberdeen which costs £35 - £55 and takes 9h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Machrihanish is to drive which costs £75 - £110 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Machrihanish. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen Coach Station and arriving at Machrihanish, Turning Area via Buchanan Bus Station and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 46m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Machrihanish is 184 miles. The road distance is 247.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Machrihanish without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 12m and costs £55 - £140.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Aberdeen to Machrihanish, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Machrihanish bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Aberdeen Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Aberdeen to Machrihanish bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Campbeltown, Bus Terminus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Machrihanish is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Aberdeen to Machrihanish.

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  • Distance: 184.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 58m

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

You can take a bus from Aberdeen to Machrihanish via Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Campbeltown, Bus Terminus in around 9h 46m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
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 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan South Beach
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Campbeltown, Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Aberdeen Coach Station to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Machrihanish. Prices start at £87 per night.

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