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There are 10 ways to get from Exeter to Aberdeen by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Exeter to Aberdeen

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Aberdeen (ABZ)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Honiton Road to Bristol Bond St
  2. Take the bus from Bristol Bond St to Edinburgh Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station

Train to Bristol, fly to Aberdeen

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Aberdeen (ABZ)

Fly Exeter to Edinburgh, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

Train to Birmingham, fly to Aberdeen

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ)

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Aberdeen

Fly Exeter to Glasgow, train

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Glasgow (GLA)
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

Train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Aberdeen

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Crewe
  3. Take the night train from Crewe to Aberdeen

Drive

  1. Drive from Exeter to Aberdeen

Exeter to Aberdeen by train

The train journey time between Exeter and Aberdeen is around 10h 16m and covers a distance of around 637 miles. The fastest train normally takes 10h 14m. Operated by CrossCountry, the Exeter to Aberdeen train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Aberdeen. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
10h 16m
Fastest train time:
10h 14m
Train distance:
637 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£250
Carbon emissions:
53 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:27
Last train departs at:
10:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Aberdeen train schedules

Exeter → Aberdeen
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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 14h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Aberdeen is to train and fly which costs £65 - £280 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter station to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Exeter City Centre, Bus Station and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Exeter Honiton Road, Bristol Bond St and Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Aberdeen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 17m.

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It is 450 miles from Exeter to Aberdeen. It is approximately 561.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Aberdeen without a car is to train which takes 10h 17m and costs £250 - £600.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Exeter to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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Exeter to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Exeter Honiton Road station.

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Exeter to Aberdeen train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Aberdeen is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs £170 - £480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £250 - £600 and takes 10h 17m, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 14h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 450 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Aberdeen, Scotland?

Loganair and Blue Islands Limited fly from Exeter to Aberdeen 5 times a week. Alternatively, CrossCountry operates a train from Exeter St Davids to Aberdeen twice daily. Tickets cost £250 - £600 and the journey takes 10h 17m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Exeter to Aberdeen via Norwich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£200 - £550
Flights from Exeter to Aberdeen via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£170 - £470
Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £430
Flights from Exeter to Edinburgh via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £430
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Flights from Exeter to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£20 - £130
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£75 - £220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£75 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £220
Train from Exeter St Davids to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£250 - £600
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£250 - £310
Anytime Day 1st Class
£420 - £600
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£28 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£27 - £85
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£27 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £100
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £100
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 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
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Exeter Honiton Road to Bristol Bond St
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £15
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Bristol Bond St to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £17
Website
Megabus UK

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Aberdeen Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 45m and has one stopover.

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Exeter to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Union Square Bus Station.

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Exeter to Aberdeen train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Aberdeen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to Aberdeen is 561 miles. It takes approximately 9h 23m to drive from Exeter to Aberdeen.

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Blue Islands Limited and Loganair offer flights from Exeter Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Aberdeen. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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