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There are 8 ways to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Aberdeen  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Aberdeen (ABZ) DUB - ABZ

£58 - £262

Cheapest option

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI) DUB - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

£39 - £334

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Fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Glasgow (GLA) DUB - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

£60 - £326

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  4. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

Car ferry, train  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  3. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
  4. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

£161 - £622

Bus, car ferry  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
  2. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Take the bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station 923
  4. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M92

Bus and ferry, bus  •  20h 47m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M9

£48 - £67

Car ferry, drive  •  11h

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Drive from Holyhead to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal

£94 - £131

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 20h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is to fly which costs 65€ - 310€ and takes 4h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal station. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 47m.

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The distance between Dublin and Aberdeen Ferry Terminal is 312 miles.

The best way to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 13h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, including transfers.

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Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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British Airways, Aer Lingus and KLM offer flights from Dublin Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal.
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  • Distance: 311.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Aberdeen Ferry Terminal, Scotland?

Aer Lingus, KLM and British Airways fly from Dublin to Aberdeen Ferry Terminal once daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£90 - £360
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£55 - £210
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £85
Flights from Dublin to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£16 - £75
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £260
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £150
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£65 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £150
Irish Rail
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£11
Website
Aircoach
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK
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 and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Stena Line
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£28 - £32
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
£100 - £120
On Foot
£28 - £32

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