There are 9 ways to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth by plane, 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.

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Fly Aberdeen to Exeter, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Exeter (EXT) ABZ - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$109 - $297

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Bus  •  18 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) G92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$62 - $84

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Fly Aberdeen to Newquay, train  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Newquay (NQY) ABZ - NQY
  2. Take the train from Newquay to Plymouth

$128 - $417

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth

$125 - $362

Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Bristol (BRS) ABZ - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$152 - $502

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$133 - $367

Train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth

$150 - $310

Train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Plymouth

$230 - $350

Drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Plymouth 621.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth is to bus which costs £45 - £70 and takes 18 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth is to fly and train which costs £110 - £400 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Plymouth is 478 miles. The road distance is 621.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Edinburgh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 11 h 23 min.

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KLM, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Aberdeen Airport to Exeter Airport.

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Aberdeen to Plymouth bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 478 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 34 min

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Plymouth, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Aberdeen to Plymouth 4 times a week. Tickets cost $230 - $350 and the journey takes 11 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Plymouth via Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) and Edinburgh in around 18 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Birmingham, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Aberdeen to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$230 - $350
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$130 - $210
Anytime Single
$230 - $350
Off-Peak Single
$270 - $410
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express

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