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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen
  2. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) to Macduff, Union Road 35

$37 - $116

Cheapest option

Bus via Dundee City Centre, Railway Station  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station X54
  2. Take the bus from Dundee City Centre, Railway Station to Union Square Bus Station X7
  3. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) to Banff, Low Street 35

$22 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Union Square Bus Station G92 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) to Macduff, Union Road 35

$30 - $47

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Banff 174.3 miles

$35 - $55

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh to Banff via Union Square Bus Station and Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) to Macduff, Union Road
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Dundee City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Bus from Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square) to Banff, Low Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh and Banff is 195 km. The road distance is 279 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Banff is to bus which costs £16 - £26 and takes 8 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Banff is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £27 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Banff. However, there are services departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Macduff, Union Road via Union Square Bus Station and Oldmeldrum, The Square (Market Square). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from Edinburgh to Banff, including transfers.