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Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly

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  1. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    21:07
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    23:29
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 17 estimated
    23:45
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 12 estimated
    00:35
    Glasgow Queen Street
    Platform 7 estimated
    00:35
    Glasgow Queen Street
    08:25
    Glasgow Central
    08:25
    Glasgow Central
    Platform 2 estimated
    11:01
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:09
    Preston (Lancs)
    Platform 5 estimated
    12:01
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    4 changes
    Peak
  2. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 7S estimated
    21:35
    Aberdeen
    Platform 7S estimated
    00:08
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    09:13
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    12:40
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  3. on time
    Aberdeen
    Platform 7N estimated
    22:26
    Aberdeen
    Platform 7N estimated
    23:46
    Dundee
    Platform 1 estimated
    07:24
    Dundee
    Platform 2 estimated
    09:03
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 16 estimated
    09:13
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 8E estimated
    12:40
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  4. Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    09:47
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    14:58
    York
    Platform 10 estimated
    15:15
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    16:49
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  5. Aberdeen
    Platform 5 estimated
    11:10
    Aberdeen
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:43
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 19 estimated
    14:12
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 14 estimated
    17:42
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  6. Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    11:47
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    16:52
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:05
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    17:47
    Huddersfield
    Platform 1 estimated
    17:56
    Huddersfield
    Platform 4B estimated
    18:41
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 2 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Peak
  7. Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    11:47
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6 estimated
    16:52
    York
    Platform 5 estimated
    17:18
    York
    Platform 9 estimated
    18:50
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak
  8. Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    12:44
    Aberdeen
    Platform 6S estimated
    15:24
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 20 estimated
    16:14
    Edinburgh (Waverley)
    Platform 11 estimated
    19:43
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Platform 13 estimated
    1 change
    Peak

Journey information from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly

  • Train Fares from: £22.20
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 3

Travelling from Aberdeen to Manchester by train

Though there's no direct train from Aberdeen to Manchester, ScotRail run services between Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and from Edinburgh there's a direct train route every two hours to Manchester Piccadilly, operated by TransPennine Express.

Free WiFi is available on this service, as well as First Class carriages for those looking to travel in style. There's also an at-seat buffet cart, allowing you to buy hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks for your journey.

For more information, visit our ScotRail page.

TransPennine Express currently offers free WiFi on all Scotland to Manchester routes. Bikes are permitted on all off-peak trains, as well as First Class carriages.

To learn more, visit our TransPennine Express page.

Route information from Aberdeen to Manchester

Starting your journey from Aberdeen, you'll be able to see some breathtaking views of Scotland´s East coast before passing through Dundee and arriving in Edinburgh, the country's capital city.

Make sure to grab a window seat on your next train so you can take in the amazing views of the Lowlands, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales en route to Manchester.

Things to do in Manchester

Manchester's Northern Quarter has loads to offer - from its thriving music scene to its art collections and locally brewed craft beers.

If you're travelling to Manchester with your family, why not pay a visit to Sea Life to see more than 5,000 sea creatures?

Another sight worth discovering is the Manchester Ship Canal. Thanks to 58 kilometres of inland waterway from the west coast, Manchester is an important port despite being 40 kilometres inland.

Manchester is also home to Europe's largest Chinese district, a must for when those hunger pangs kick in.

The city is also home to Manchester United and Manchester City, two of the most successful teams in English football. If you get the chance, purchase tickets for any match at Old Trafford or the Etihad Stadium.

  • How long does it take to travel from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly by train?

    The average journey time between Aberdeen and Manchester Piccadilly is . On an average weekday, there are 30 trains travelling from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

    Train tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £22.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Aberdeen and Manchester Piccadilly?

    The distance between Aberdeen and Manchester Piccadilly is 253 miles.

    Distance: 253 miles
  • What time is the first train from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly?

    The first train from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly departs at .

    What time is the last train from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly?

    The last train from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly for Saturday 22nd Feb 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
21:0712:0114h 54m, 4 changes
21:3512:4015h 5m, 1 change
22:2612:4014h 14m, 2 changes
09:4716:497h 2m, 1 change
11:1017:426h 32m, 1 change
11:4718:416h 54m, 2 changes
11:4718:507h 3m, 1 change
12:4419:436h 59m, 1 change

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

How to find cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Manchester Piccadilly

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**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.