There are 6 ways to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen by bus, train, car, car ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen

$59 - $81

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride M9
  3. Take the bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station M9

$45 - $65

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h

  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 - $95

Bus via Halbeath, Park & Ride  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station 923
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride X27 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Halbeath, Park & Ride to Union Square Bus Station M92 / ...

$54 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Stranraer to Aberdeen 231.7 miles

$45 - $75

Car ferry, fly  •  7 h 40 min

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

$107 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Stranraer to Aberdeen station. However, there are services departing from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) and arriving at Union Square Bus Station via Buchanan Bus Station and Broxden, Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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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 and train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs £45 - £65.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min 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 (Tesco) station.

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The best way to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen is to train which takes 6 h and costs £50 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 6 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Stranraer to Aberdeen.
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Stranraer to Aberdeen via Ayr, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station), and Glasgow Queen Street in around 6 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stranraer to Aberdeen via Buchanan Bus Station and Broxden, Park and Ride in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Train from Stranraer to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Stranraer, Port Rodie (Tesco) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Broxden, Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Broxden, Park and Ride to Union Square Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach East Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Halbeath, Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$169

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