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There are 7 ways to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

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Fly Manchester to Glasgow, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

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Bus  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tourist Information Centre X10a

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Aberfoyle 244.1 miles

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Park to Stirling

Fly Manchester to Aberdeen, train  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Aberdeen (ABZ) MAN - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Stirling

Manchester to Aberfoyle by train, walk and bus

72 Weekly Services
6h 18m Average Duration
£51 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle is to drive which costs £60 - £95 and takes 4h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle is to drive which takes 4h 8m and costs £60 - £95.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester to Aberfoyle. However, there are services departing from Shudehill Interchange and arriving at Tourist Information Centre via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 55m.

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The distance between Manchester and Aberfoyle is 272 miles. The road distance is 244.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle without a car is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs £50 - £230.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle, including transfers.

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Manchester to Aberfoyle bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Shudehill Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle is to train which takes 6h 18m and costs £50 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 55m.

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Manchester to Aberfoyle bus services, operated by Midland Bluebird, arrive at Tourist Information Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Aberfoyle is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m to drive from Manchester to Aberfoyle.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Aberfoyle.
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  • Distance: 271.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Aberfoyle, Scotland?

You can take a train from Manchester to Aberfoyle via Preston, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Queen Street, Stirling, and Stance B in around 6h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester to Aberfoyle via Buchanan Bus Station in around 6h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £250
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £500
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£100 - £350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£240 - £1,100
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£140 - £490
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £200
Train operators
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/
Standard
£6 - £9
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £27
Website
https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/
Standard
£10 - £16
1st Class
£22 - £27
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £85
Website
https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/
Standard
£35 - £50
1st Class
£65 - £85
Avanti West Coast
Phone
00 44 345 528 0253
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £180
Website
https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/
Anytime Single
£70 - £100
Anytime Single 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Anytime Single 1st Class
£70 - £110
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £20
Website
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/
Standard
£9 - £12
1st Class
£14 - £20
Train from Edinburgh Park to Stirling
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £21
Website
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/
Standard
£9 - £13
1st Class
£14 - £21
Train from Aberdeen to Stirling
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £70
Website
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/
Standard
£30 - £45
1st Class
£50 - £70
Bus operators
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Midland Bluebird
Phone
03330 16 61 62
Email
enquiries@mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Website
mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Tourist Information Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
https://www.mcgillsscotlandeast.co.uk/

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