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

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 via Ayr  •  6 h 17 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 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus via Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Union Square Bus Station to Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 11 & 12) G92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances) 102 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Scotland to Stranraer

$45 - $63

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 22 min

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

$72 - $95

Bus  •  7 h 4 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

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Stranraer 231.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly, car ferry  •  8 h 24 min

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

$104 - $307

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 12 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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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Aberdeen to Stranraer, including transfers.

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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 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Stranraer. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Stranraer via Glasgow Central and Ayr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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

You can take a train from Aberdeen to Stranraer via Glasgow Queen Street, Glasgow Central, and Ayr in around 6 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Aberdeen to Stranraer via Broxden, Park and Ride and Buchanan Bus Station in around 7 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 34 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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $17
Train from Ayr to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $20
Train from Glasgow Central to Stranraer
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Union Square Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Stranraer, Port Rodie
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
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
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station (Stances 7 to 10) to Dumfries, Whitesands (Opp Rural Stances)
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
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
$171

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