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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$62 - $81

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Bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station M9 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$46 - $68

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
  3. Take the train from Ayr to Stranraer

$73 - $93

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride M92
  2. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station X27 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie 923

$55 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Stranraer 231.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, carferry  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD) ABZ - BHD
  2. Take the carferry from Belfast to Cairnryan

$126 - $329

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Aberdeen station to Stranraer. However, there are services departing from Union Square Bus Station and arriving at Stranraer, Port Rodie via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 42 min.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Stranraer is 193 miles. The road distance is 231.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer is to train which takes 6 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 42 min.

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

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Aberdeen to Stranraer bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Aberdeen to Stranraer is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Aberdeen to Stranraer.

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Flybe offers flights from Aberdeen Airport to Belfast City Airport.

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Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer.
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Stranraer via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow, North Court (Buchanan Street), Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow Central, and Ayr in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Stranraer via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station in around 6 h 42 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 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
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Glasgow Central to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $16
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$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 Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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