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There are 9 ways to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Aberdeen to Exeter, train  •  7 h 32 min

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

$107 - $287

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Bus  •  17 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station G9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$55 - $91

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Fly Aberdeen to Bristol, train  •  6 h 29 min

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

$156 - $511

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  7 h 43 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

$121 - $360

Fly Aberdeen to Newquay, train  •  10 h 40 min

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

$127 - $406

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  8 h 14 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

$136 - $382

Train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Plymouth

$240 - $360

Night train, train  •  15 h

  1. Take the night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth

$189 - $314

Drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Plymouth 621.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 17 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth is to fly and train which costs £120 - £400 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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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 Glasgow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 23 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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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 11 h 23 min and costs £180 - £280.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Plymouth bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Aberdeen to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth is to train which takes 11 h 23 min and costs £180 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 17 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 478 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Aberdeen to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $240 - $360 and the journey takes 11 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Plymouth via Buchanan Bus Station and Glasgow in around 17 h 49 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Aberdeen to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Aberdeen to Newquay via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Aberdeen to Newquay via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Exeter via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Newquay to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $160
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Aberdeen to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $360
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$140 - $210
Anytime Single
$240 - $360
Off-Peak Single
$280 - $420
ScotRail
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Aberdeen to Crewe
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$45 - $70
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Exeter Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Aberdeen to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Aberdeen to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Plymouth is 622 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 6 min to drive from Aberdeen to Plymouth.

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

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There are 683+ hotels available in Plymouth. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Aberdeen Airport is to line 727 bus which takes 42 min and costs .

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