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Bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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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 £25.00 MORE 5h04m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Train
from £5.00 MORE 2h34m
Flights
from £78.17 MORE 9h11m
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 mindful when you travel by coach that National Express demand their travelers to be minimum 30 minutes early before departure to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. If you arrive later you risk not being able to board your coach.

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 go on National Express website that offers bus tickets between Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

National Express

National Express, the reference of coach trips, offers Aberdeen to Edinburgh bus tickets from £25. Note that the earlier you book your ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, the more likely you are to find cheap tickets.

Next coach departures

Leaving today? Here are the next bus services to Edinburgh

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Aberdeen Union Square
17:05
Edinburgh High Street
22:13
5h08m National Express
Tomorrow
Aberdeen Union Square
07:20
Edinburgh High Street
12:34
5h14m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
07:20
Edinburgh High Street
11:55
4h35m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
08:35
Edinburgh High Street
13:34
4h59m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
12:30
Edinburgh High Street
17:39
5h09m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
15:50
Edinburgh High Street
20:44
4h54m National Express
Aberdeen Union Square
17:05
Edinburgh High Street
22:13
5h08m National Express

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Based on our data, 5 services are available today and 6 tomorrow. The first bus Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaves the station at 07:20. The last coach is at 17:05. Bus companies can vary the schedules depending on which day you're travelling and if you're travelling during the holiday season, public holidays or for a major event.

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

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£25

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£25

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£25

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£26

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£26

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Days before Departure

As you can notice in the chart above, the cost of the ticket for a coach from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is increasing as the date gets closer. Buying your bus beforehand is a great way to spend less as well as avoiding missing the coach because no seats remain available. It is 26% cheaper to buy your ticket 3 months in advance (from £20) rather than on the day you're travelling (from £26).

The figures are based on the best fares found, when booking beforehand versus at the last minute, over the last 6 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 coach stations.

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

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.

Journey Price Departure on At Company Searched
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£25.20 MORE 03/04/2017 12:30 National Express 4 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£25.20 MORE 05/04/2017 12:30 National Express 2 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£25.20 MORE 15/04/2017 12:30 National Express 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£25.20 MORE 08/04/2017 12:30 National Express 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£31.40 MORE 04/04/2017 07:20 National Express 16 hours ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£33.00 MORE 08/04/2017 07:20 National Express 6 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£33.00 MORE 03/04/2017 07:20 National Express 4 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£33.00 MORE 05/04/2017 07:20 National Express 2 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£33.30 MORE 15/04/2017 07:20 National Express 5 days ago
Aberdeen
Edinburgh
£37.20 MORE 03/04/2017 17:05 National Express 4 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

Bus Time 4h58m
Origin Aberdeen, Scotland
Destination Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 93 Miles
Cheapest bus ticket fare: from £149.00
Bus operators: National Express
  • Several operators offers bus services in the UK & Europe but the Aberdeen to Edinburgh journey is only run by the company National Express.
  • The cheapest price found to take the bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in the next 30 days is from €25.00. Travelling by bus is most of the time the best solution to save money if you compare to the fares of flights and train tickets.
  • You will need on average 4h58m to travel by bus between the two cities. While bus services are normally slower than trains or flights, they are almost always the least expensive solution to cover the 93 miles between Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

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.

Other coaches around Edinburgh