There are 8 ways to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  5 h 17 min

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

$71 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus via Dundee City Centre, Railway Station  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138) 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station X54
  3. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to Union Square Bus Station X7

$29 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Waverley Steps) 101 / ...
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

$40 - $124

Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138) 101 / ...
  2. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...

$36 - $54

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Aberdeen 210.4 miles

$45 - $65

Train, train to Newcastle, fly  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Aberdeen (ABZ) NCL - ABZ

$148 - $368

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ

$110 - $238

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dumfries to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LBA - ABZ

$125 - $378

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

You can take a train from Dumfries to Aberdeen via Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dumfries to Aberdeen via Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138) and West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen via Kirkwall
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $35
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $25
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Dumfries to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Shipley
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Waverley Steps)
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 136-138)
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dumfries to Aberdeen?

The distance between Dumfries and Aberdeen is 249 km. The road distance is 337 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen?

The cheapest way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £21 - £29 and takes 8 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen?

The quickest way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen is to drive which takes 3 h 33 min and costs £30 - £50.

Is there a direct train between Dumfries and Aberdeen?

No, there is no direct train from Dumfries to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Dumfries and arriving at Aberdeen via Glasgow Queen Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

Is there a direct bus between Dumfries and Aberdeen?

No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Aberdeen. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen?

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen, including transfers.