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There are 5 ways to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus Scottish Citylink  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station G9 / ...

$28 - $66

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Stranraer to Ayr
  2. Take the train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

$70 - $94

Bus via Dumfries, Buccleuch Street  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Edinburgh, Bus Station 102
  3. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...

$47 - $75

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Aberdeen 231.7 miles

$45 - $75

Car ferry, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  2. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHD - ABZ

$125 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £21 - £55 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stranraer to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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The distance between Stranraer and Aberdeen is 193 miles. The road distance is 231.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen without a car is to bus which takes 6h 7m and costs £21 - £55.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen, including transfers.

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Stranraer to Aberdeen bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Stranraer, Port Rodie station.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen is to bus which takes 6h 7m and costs £21 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £50 - £75 and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Aberdeen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Stranraer to Aberdeen via Buchanan Bus Station in around 6h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Stranraer to Aberdeen via Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Central Station, Glasgow, St Vincent Street, and Glasgow Queen Street in around 6h 9m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Train from Ayr to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Aberdeen, Scotland
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie Ferry Terminal to Dumfries, Buccleuch Street
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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Yes, the driving distance between Stranraer to Aberdeen is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Stranraer to Aberdeen.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Aberdeen Airport.

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There are 345+ hotels available in Aberdeen. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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