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

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) to Buchanan Bus Station X74
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station G9 / ...

$54 - $70

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Bus Megabus UK  •  6 h 13 min

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

$47 - $65

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Train  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Lockerbie to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

$61 - $146

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Dumfries to Aberdeen 210.4 miles

$45 - $65

Train, train to Newcastle, fly  •  5 h 53 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

$147 - $363

Train, train to Manchester, fly  •  6 h 31 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

$106 - $233

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dumfries to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Dumfries and Aberdeen is 156 miles. The road distance is 210.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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Dumfries to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, depart from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) station.

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The best way to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen is to bus which takes 5 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Newcastle Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dumfries to Aberdeen is 210 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Dumfries to Aberdeen.

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Flybe offers flights from Newcastle Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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Map of how to get from Dumfries to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 155.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Dumfries to Aberdeen via Buchanan Bus Station in around 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dumfries to Aberdeen via Lockerbie, Sydney Place (Cruden Terrace), Lockerbie, and Haymarket in around 5 h 34 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,400
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lockerbie to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $45
Train from Dumfries to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Academy Street (Catherine Street) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands (Rural Stances) to Fountainbridge, Bread Street (at 136-138)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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