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Prices calendar bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by coach, train, carsharing and flights. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the best price for your next travel.

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Best prices for bus tickets Aberdeen to Edinburgh

from £11.20 MORE 5h01m
from £4.50 MORE 3h06m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
from £5.00 MORE 2h34m
from £90.05 MORE 9h09m
Other transport alternatives

There are alternative transport methods to coach for travelling between Aberdeen and Edinburgh:

Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains

Aberdeen to Edinburgh flights

Things to do in Edinburgh

Experience the best of Edinburgh by going to these 6 places

  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Royal Yacht Britannia

If you are willing to spend some time visiting Edinburgh, we have selected for you some places to visit in order to help you organize your trip. Your plan is likely to change whether you have a specific interest or whether you're travelling to the city with your partner, family or friends but some of these suggestions might be of interest. Many of these landmarks are free to visit but we suggest you to verify, especially as you might be able to book tickets beforehand to avoid the crowds.

National Museum of Scotland can be the starting place for your itinerary as it is among the most important things to do for travellers. You can then continue your visit with Holyrood Palace or Edinburgh Castle which are also famous.

You might then extend your visit with Princes Street Gardens which is another opportunity to experience the city.

If you still have enough time, you should visit the St. Giles' Cathedral which is generally appreciated by locals.

Our last suggestion if you want to have a full view of the city will be the Royal Yacht Britannia. Remember to have a look at the events, festivals or concerts that you can attend during your stay as it should enable you to meet locals who might be able to provide you with more tips.

Travel information for your bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Choosing the bus as a mode of transport is one way to save money, so this travel option is becoming mainstream. Generally, taking the coach to go from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is cheaper than travelling with plane, train or car, even though it takes more time, i.e. 4h58m. Today, in addition to improving their coaches' comfort and services, bus companies served more and more cities in the United Kingdom and Europe and developed their lines to enable you to travel everywhere.

Every day, coach companies try to improve their coaches to propose you the best quality service and comfort on board. You will spend the time of your trip on comfortable seats with air conditioning and on some buses you will have access to WiFi and electrical sockets

Be conscious when you travel by coach that National Express, Megabus request their consumers to be minimum 30 minutes in advance before departure to go from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. If you come later you risk not being able to board your bus.

Coach operators allow you to take three baggage of with a maximum weight of 20 kg on their coach. More exactly you can have one piece of hand baggage on the coach and put two luggage in the baggage spaces. You can have more luggage but you will have to pay an extra fee.

Take a look at the bus companies' website to consult information concerning insurance. Indeed, you may want insurance if you risk annulling your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by coach. Furthermore, they can propose travel insurances which cover you in case of accident or your luggage in case of loss.

Book a coach from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

To purchase your Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus ticket, you can consult the following coach companies' websites that offer bus tickets between Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

National Express

National Express, the reference of coach trips, offers Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus tickets from £12. Note that the earlier you book your ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, the more likely you are to find cheap tickets.



Megabus, the low-cost coach company in UK, serves Aberdeen to Edinburgh by bus at low prices, from £5. The company regularly offers discounts to its passenger and prices from £1 to travel by coach.


Next coach departures

Leaving today? Here are the next bus services to Edinburgh

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh St Andrews Square
3h33m Megabus
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh High Street
4h35m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh High Street
5h14m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh St Andrews Square
2h50m Megabus
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh St Andrews Square
3h05m Megabus
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh High Street
5h09m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh High Street
5h09m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh High Street
4h54m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh St Andrews Square
3h10m Megabus
Aberdeen Union Square
Edinburgh St Andrews Square
2h50m Megabus

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 bus departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 5 services are running today and 11 tomorrow. The first bus Aberdeen to Edinburgh is at 07:20. The last one departs at 17:05. Coach companies can adjust the times depending on which day you're travelling and if you're travelling during the holiday season, bank holidays or for a specific event.

Best time to book

Price of a bus Aberdeen to Edinburgh depending on when you get your ticket














Same day

Days before Departure

As you can see in the chart above, the price of the ticket for a coach from Aberdeen to Edinburgh increases if you don't book early. Purchasing your coach early is a great way to save money as well as avoiding missing the bus because it is full. It is 14% cheaper to buy your coach 1 month in advance (from £23) instead of on the day you're travelling (from £27).

The figures are based on the best fares found, when booking early or at the last minute, in the last six months.

Coach stations to travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh

To travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, only one coach station is available for your departure: this is the Aberdeen Union Square bus station. Edinburgh city has several stations available for your arrival:Edinburgh High Street bus station, Edinburgh Central bus station, Edinburgh St Andrews Square bus station, Edinburgh Airport bus station.

Discount coach Aberdeen to Edinburgh

National Express discounts Aberdeen to Edinburgh

National Express provides many opportunities to save money on your ticket when travelling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by bus. For instance you will benefit from cheaper tickets when booking in advance as well as if you choose to use one of the operator's discount cards or specific passes.

If you plan to discover the United Kingdom for a few days, National Express can help you make savings thanks to its Brit Xplorer passes. You will be able to travel for a fixed price during 7 (£79*), 14 (£139*) or 28 (£219*) consecutive days.

National Express provides Discount cards for people aged between 16 to 26, for seniors and for registered disabled customers. It gives card holders 33% off National Express fares and only costs £10* per year. In fact if your bus ticket costs £30 or more, the card will pay for itself after only one trip.

Families can also benefit from special discounts with a dedicated Coachcard. Whether you have one (£8* for 12 months) or two children (£16* for 12 months), they may travel anywhere for free when accompanied by a full fare paying adult.

If you want to travel as a group of 4 or more in the UK, including for your journey to Edinburgh from Aberdeen, you are able to get 25% on standard fares.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Discounts Megabus Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with the budget coach travel operator Megabus can help you pay less. You can book attractive Aberdeen Edinburgh bus tickets as fares start from £1 + a 50p* booking fee! These tickets are limited and we recommend you to buy your cheap ticket in advance.

*Fares and discounts observed on 03/02/2017

Best price found for bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Gopili compares prices to find you cheap bus tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days. You can also have a look at the prices for the Edinburgh Aberdeen bus to make sure you get a seat for your return journey.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
£4.50 05/08/2017 20:30 Megabus 2 days ago
£4.50 03/08/2017 20:30 Megabus 2 days ago
£4.50 12/08/2017 20:30 Megabus 2 days ago
£4.50 13/08/2017 20:30 Megabus 11 hours ago
£5.50 12/08/2017 16:10 Megabus 2 days ago
£5.50 02/08/2017 20:30 Megabus 19 hours ago
£5.50 29/07/2017 20:30 Megabus 18 hours ago
£5.50 05/08/2017 16:10 Megabus 2 days ago
£5.50 28/07/2017 20:30 Megabus 17 hours ago
£5.50 03/08/2017 16:10 Megabus 2 days ago

Best price found for Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus tickets for the next 30 days.

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Route information

Bus Aberdeen Edinburgh

Bus journey Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Aberdeen Edinburgh bus map

Bus Time 4h58m
Origin Aberdeen, Scotland
Destination Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 93 Miles
Cheapest bus ticket fare: from £4.50
Bus operators: National Express, Megabus
  • National Express, Megabus are the 2 bus operators providing bus tickets from Aberdeen (Scotland) to Edinburgh (Scotland).
  • The cheapest price found across the different operators to take the coach in the next 30 days starts from £4.50. When comparing with the prices of flights and travelling by train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen, you will see that coach services are most of the time a great way to spend less.
  • The coach duration may vary depending on the company but bus services need on average 4h58m to cover the 93 miles. Taking the bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes more time than other modes of transport but you should save money.

Bus times from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Every day many National Express coaches travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh: you can check coach timetables for your next journey on the National Express website.

Megabus coaches often make the connection between the two cities. You can find Megabus coaches departure times directly on the Megabus website.

Other coaches around Edinburgh