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Aberdeen to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 7h 50m to travel from Aberdeen to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 253 miles (407 km). There are normally 66 trains per day travelling from Aberdeen to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from £22.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 55m
PriceFrom £22.20
Distance253 miles (407 km)
Frequency66 trains per day
First train04:48
Last train23:23
Departure stationAberdeen
Arrival stationManchester
Changes1 change
Train operatorsCrossCountry, TransPennine Express, ScotRail, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales

Aberdeen to Manchester train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Manchester for Sunday 13th June 2021 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:47 aberdeen16:38 manchester victoriaPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets6h 51m, 1 change
11:10 aberdeen17:24 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets6h 14m, 1 change
11:47 aberdeen18:38 manchester victoriaPlat. 6 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets6h 51m, 1 change
13:47 aberdeen20:38 manchester victoriaPlat. 5 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets6h 51m, 1 change
21:30 aberdeen09:24 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets11h 54m, 1 change
05:47 aberdeen12:15 manchester piccadillyPlat. 3 estimatedscotrail PeakGet tickets6h 28m, 2 changes

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Aberdeen to Manchester? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Aberdeen to Manchester take?

The average journey time by train between Aberdeen and Manchester is 7 hours and 50 minutes, with around 66 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Aberdeen and Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Aberdeen to Manchester is 5 hours and 55 minutes.

How much does the train from Aberdeen to Manchester cost?

Train ticket prices from Aberdeen to Manchester can start from as little as £22.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Aberdeen to Manchester?

No, there are no direct train services from Aberdeen to Manchester. Travelling from Aberdeen to Manchester by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Aberdeen to Manchester leave?

The first train from Aberdeen to Manchester leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Aberdeen to Manchester leave?

The last train from Aberdeen to Manchester leaves at 23:23. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Aberdeen and Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Aberdeen to Manchester cover a distance of around 253 miles (407 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester to Aberdeen.

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester

Train tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester start at £22.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Aberdeen to Manchester is right for you.

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