There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ballater by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 201 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...

$30 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station X54
  2. Take the bus from Seagate Bus Station to Aberdeen, Music Hall (Huntly Street) X7

$23 - $37

2 alternative options

Bus, line 201 bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...
  2. Take the line 201 bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street 201 / ...

$27 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ballater 112.7 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballater is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Ballater is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ballater is 76 miles. The road distance is 112.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Edinburgh to Ballater, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ballater. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Ballater, Golf Road via Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk and Banchory, Mount Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ballater is 113 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Edinburgh to Ballater.

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  • Distance: 76.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ballater, Scotland?

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Ballater via Union Square Bus Station, Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk, and Banchory, Mount Street in around 5 h 19 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Aberdeen, St Nicholas Kirk to Banchory, Mount Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Seagate Bus Station to Aberdeen, Music Hall (Huntly Street)
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $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
$22 - $35
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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