Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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Cheapest

$25

Average

$54

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh will cost around $ 54 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 25.

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09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$251One-way
08:20AMAberdeen2h34 10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley
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$591One-way
01:13PMAberdeen2h21 03:34PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way
09:04AMAberdeen2h34 11:38AMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way
11:01AMAberdeen2h22 01:23PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way

Train schedule from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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08:20AMAberdeen2h34 10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:04AMAberdeen2h34 11:38AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:01AMAberdeen2h22 01:23PMEdinburgh Waverley
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12:07PMAberdeen2h25 02:32PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:13PMAberdeen2h21 03:34PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Jan 20
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$22Megabus
Fri
Jan 21
$25London North Eastern Railway
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Jan 22
$25London North Eastern Railway
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Jan 23
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$17Megabus
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Jan 24
$38London North Eastern Railway
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Jan 25
$23London North Eastern Railway
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Jan 26
$25London North Eastern Railway
$17Megabus
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Jan 27
$20London North Eastern Railway
$15Megabus
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Jan 28
$38London North Eastern Railway
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Jan 29
$45Cross Country
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Jan 30
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$15Megabus
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Jan 31
$27London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 1
$23London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 2
$20London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 3
$20London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 4
$23London North Eastern Railway
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Feb 5
$37Scotrail
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$23London North Eastern Railway
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Fastest train times from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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Fastest Journey

2 h 21 m

Average

2 h 28 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

149 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Aberdeen for Edinburgh every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 149 km distance in an average of 2 h 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 21 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 34 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
01:13PMAberdeen2h21 03:34PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way
11:01AMAberdeen2h22 01:23PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way
12:07PMAberdeen2h25 02:32PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$611One-way
09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$251One-way
08:20AMAberdeen2h34 10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley
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$591One-way

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Overview: Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$31 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesScotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cover the 92 miles (148 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 33 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $31 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies: CrossCountry from Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains

Travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh from $23 (€19) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Edinburgh for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest CrossCountry train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train with CrossCountry (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Aberdeen - Edinburgh journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance to Edinburgh from Aberdeen by train is 92 miles (148 km). You can book tickets for this CrossCountry train for as low as $58 (€48) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets to Edinburgh from Aberdeen in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect CrossCountry Aberdeen - Edinburgh train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

  • Average Price: $58

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  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
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Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh run regularly throughout the day from early in the morning until the evening. There are several services per hour, operated by a number of providers. The journey can take anywhere from two hours and 20 minutes to two hours and 45 minutes, depending on the chosen train.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh Train Time: Daily departures

After an early morning service, there are one or two trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh each hour until around 9:30 p.m. This schedule runs during the week and at weekends, giving passengers plenty of choice.

How long is the journey by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

Taking the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh can take between two hours and 20 minutes and two hours and 45 minutes. Services vary depending on the operator and time of departure, but none of the journeys require a change.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

Departure train station: Aberdeen's train station is conveniently located in the city centre, just a 10-minute walk from some of the major attractions. It is also found on the numbers three, 12 and 59 bus routes. Inside, there are many facilities, including toilets, showers and refreshment options, as well as ATMs and shops.

Arrival train station: Edinburgh has three train stations, but the most centrally located is Waverley, where trains from Aberdeen arrive. It's situated at the end of Princes Street, close to a number of attractions and onward transport connections. The station is equipped with a travel centre, toilets and showers, ATMs and a lost property office. Food and drinks can be bought from the on-site shops and water fountains offer refreshment.

Which train companies travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are mainly run by LNER and ScotRail, but there are also a couple of services a day operated by CrossCountry. None of the services require a change and there is little difference in the time it takes to complete the journey with the different providers.

ScotRail Aberdeen to Edinburgh

ScotRail operates the majority of the trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, with at least one service an hour during peak times. It uses high-speed Inter7City trains for the route and passengers do not need to make any connections. Journeys can vary in length by around 25 minutes depending on the time of day.

LNER Aberdeen to Edinburgh

There are three or four LNER trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh each day, scattered across the timetable. The route is served with Azuma trains, which typically take two hours and 35 minutes to reach their destination. No changes are required.

CrossCountry Aberdeen to Edinburgh

CrossCountry operates two trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh a day, with one in the morning and the last service in the evening. The high-speed trains take around two hours and 35 minutes to complete the journey, without any connections necessary.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains: Services on board

ScotRail: Upgrades to first-class are available on board ScotRail's trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. They offer additional legroom and complimentary food and drink throughout the journey. Each ScotRail passenger is allowed two large pieces of luggage and a smaller item of hand luggage. Two small pets on a lead or in a travel carrier can be brought onboard. Anyone wishing to travel with a bike should book a space for it when buying their ticket. ScotRail offers an assistance service for disabled travelled, which can be booked until just two hours before travel.

LNER: Booking an upgrade to first-class with LNER on trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh means choosing refreshment options from a menu of food made from locally sourced ingredients. There's also more spacious seating available. Luggage allowances on LNER trains are one large suitcase measuring no more than 90 x 70 x 30 centimetres and two small items. Spaces for bikes must be booked in advance and two pets can be brought on board at no extra charge. Special assistance for those travelling with disabilities should be booked at least 24 hours before departure.

CrossCountry: Upgrading to first-class on CrossCountry trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh means reclining seats and food and drink served by a dedicated host. The operator recommends bringing a piece of luggage no larger than 90 x 70 x 30 centimetres on board. Smaller items can be stowed under seats. A maximum of two small pets per person can be brought onto CrossCountry trains at no extra cost. Reservations for bikes must be made before travel. A JourneyCare service is operated by CrossCountry, which facilitates travel for those with disabilities or limited mobility.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The best way to obtain the cheapest train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to book in advance and be flexible with travel times. Some dates can be cheaper than others too, so it's worth widening the search if at all possible.

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains between Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Edinburgh from Aberdeen for as low as $23 (€19)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The train price to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is on average $31 (€26)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How far is Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train?

You should expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km)  to Edinburgh from Aberdeen by train.

How many hours is the train time between Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

While the time it takes to travel 92 miles (148 km) between Aberdeen and Edinburgh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train journey time is on average 2 h 33 min.

What is the departure train station in Aberdeen and arrival train station in Edinburgh?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Aberdeen   and arriving in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the departure train station in Aberdeen located? Where is the arrival train station in Edinburgh located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Aberdeen, which is located around 0 miles (31 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.2 miles (429 m) away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

For the best Aberdeen to Edinburgh train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Edinburgh from Aberdeen to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many trains per day are there between Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

The average number of trains departing Aberdeen for Edinburgh is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? When is the last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The earliest train for this route departs from Aberdeen at 8: 20 AM. The last train leaves from Aberdeen at 1: 15 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is on average $31 (€26) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Edinburgh
The major railway station for departures from Aberdeen is Aberdeen. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Aberdeen for your journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.