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London to Aberdeen by direct coach services

London to Aberdeen by National Express & Megabus


National Express coach from London to Aberdeen

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Direct coach services from London to Aberdeen are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Aberdeen. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers 2 direct services per day, while Megabus has up to 4 connections a day.
Most of the National Express and Megabus’ services aren’t intended to serve the route from London to Aberdeen only, the coaches run on larger distances and Aberdeen is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach links between London and Aberdeen have various numbers, there is no specific line. M11 is the Megabus line from London to Aberdeen.
Most of the services from Aberdeen to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

Megabus coach from London to Aberdeen

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Aberdeen with National Express takes between 12 - 12½ hours and 12½ - 14 hours with Megabus. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Aberdeen.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

Timetables and fares...

London to Aberdeen by National Express

National Express service number 590
592
Days of operation Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - 3
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 09:00 22:30
LONDON, (Golders Green)
Dep. 09:35 -
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Dep. - 23:05
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, Pause
Time 45mins 30mins
GLASGOW, Interchange only Arr. direct direct
GLASGOW, Interchange only Dep. 18:15 07:15
ABERDEEN, Guild Street, Bus Station
Arr. 21:20 10:25

3 = On 24th December departure from London terminates at Glasgow.

Aberdeen to London by National Express

National Express service number 590
592
Days of operation Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - 2
ABERDEEN, Guild Street, Bus Station Dep. 07:20 19:00
GLASGOW, Interchange only Arr. ©10:40 direct
GLASGOW, Interchange only Dep. 11:10 22:30
TEBAY SERVICES, Pause Time 45mins 30mins
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station Arr. - 06:30
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. 19:55k -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 20:35k
07:10

© = You'll need to change coach
2 = Does not operate 24th December

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON (Golders Green), Bus, Station, Stops GD/GE
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Central Bus Station
ABERDEEN, Guild Street, Bus Station
TEBAY SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only
KNUTSFORD SERVICES, M6 Motorway, for stops/pauses only

Prices for online tickets

London to Aberdeen by NX
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online Booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Aberdeen (Standard)
from £46.70 from £69.30 from £37.40 from £55.40 from £23.35 from £34.65
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Aberdeen to London (Standard) from £46.70 from £69.30 from £37.40 from £55.40 from £23.35 from £34.65 book coach ticket
London to Aberdeen (APEX/Funfare) from £16 one way from £16 one way from £16 one way book coach ticket
Aberdeen to London (APEX/Funfare) from £16 one way from £16 one way from £16 one way book coach ticket
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

Timetables and fares...

London to Aberdeen by Megabus

Megabus service number M11
M11 M11 MG M11
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 08:00 10:30 12:30 21:30 23:45
GLASGOW, Interchange or pause only
Arr. 17:15 19:00 22:00 - 7:50
GLASGOW, Interchange or pause only Dep. 17:40 19:20 23:00 - 8:30
ABERDEEN, Bus Station
Arr. 20:45 22:20 02:10 8:20 11:35

MG = MegabusGold sleeper service

Aberdeen to London by Megabus

Megabus service number M11 M11 M11 M11 MG
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
ABERDEEN, Bus Station Dep. 04:40 07:05 9:35 19:15 21:15
GLASGOW, Interchange or pause only Arr. 08:05 10:30 12:40 22:15 -
GLASGOW, Interchange or pause only Dep. 08:30 11:10 12:40 23:00 -
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 17:30 20:00 22:00 06:45 7:55

MG = MegabusGold sleeper service

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
ABERDEEN, Guild Street, Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Aberdeen by Megabus
Adult Youth/Senior Child Online booking
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Aberdeen
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way book coach ticket
Aberdeen to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way book coach ticket

Printable timetables, frequency, travel times and fares for coach services between London and Aberdeen

Route Carrier Frequency Travel time Timetable Online prices Bookings
London to Aberdeen National Express 2 per day approx 11-12½ stops & times from £16
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Aberdeen to London National Express 2 per day approx 11-12½ stops & times from £16 Book now
London to Aberdeen Megabus up to 4 per day approx 10½-14
stops & times from £1+50p Book now
Aberdeen to London Megabus up to 4 per day approx 10½-14 stops & times from £1+50p Book now

How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Aberdeen?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For Megabus connections visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Aberdeen are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage

The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling.
 Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy your ticket online

Megabus doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger.  Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you.

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Aberdeen. Trains & airlines services within the UK

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Aberdeen or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website,
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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