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.