Aberdeen to Edinburgh train

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Nov 30

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31

Average

34

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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12:07PMAberdeen2h19 02:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:13PMAberdeen2h13 03:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:04AMAberdeen2h18 11:22AMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:01AMAberdeen2h21 01:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Train schedule from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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08:20AMAberdeen2h34 10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:04AMAberdeen2h18 11:22AMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:01AMAberdeen2h21 01:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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12:07PMAberdeen2h19 02:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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01:13PMAberdeen2h13 03:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Fastest train times from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for Nov 30

Fastest Journey

2 h 13 m

Average

2 h 23 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.

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01:13PMAberdeen2h13 03:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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331One-way
09:04AMAberdeen2h18 11:22AMEdinburgh Waverley
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12:07PMAberdeen2h19 02:26PMEdinburgh Waverley
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11:01AMAberdeen2h21 01:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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09:52AMAberdeen2h33 12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley
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Overview: Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 33 min
priceAverage train ticket price$55 (€50)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cover the 92 miles (148 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 33 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $54 (€49), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€50). Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry and ScotRail from Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains

Find the best trains to Edinburgh from Aberdeen with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry and ScotRail from $54 (€49). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

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Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with ScotRail! As an official travel partner of ScotRail, Omio can help you search current train schedules and timetables from ScotRail, compare the best routes between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable ScotRail Aberdeen to Edinburgh train ticket available today. If you search for ScotRail tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a line at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 92 miles (148 km) trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with ease and comfort on a train with ScotRail.

Aberdeen to Edinburgh train information with ScotRail:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 25 min
  • ScotRail frequency: 8 a day

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 find the perfect Aberdeen - Edinburgh train with CrossCountry. Whether you are searching for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, Omio shows you CrossCountry current train schedules, tickets, prices and other travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard) to help you find the best train ticket for your upcoming Aberdeen to Edinburgh trip. You can expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km) to Edinburgh from Aberdeen on a train with CrossCountry. Once you are ready, buy your one-way CrossCountry tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh starting as low as $54 (€49) if you book in advance. If you use the Omio app to book your ticket, you can check straight away to see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train instead of purchasing tickets at the train station in person. So, book your tickets with ease and comfort online and enjoy a smooth journey with CrossCountry!

Train information from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 34 min
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains for as little as $54 (€49)  in the next 7 days.
The Aberdeen to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average $55 (€50)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
You should expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km)  to Edinburgh from Aberdeen by train.
On average the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train travel time is 2 h 33 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Aberdeen   to Edinburgh Waverley   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Aberdeen, which is located around 0.2 miles (290 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (660 m) away from the city center.

If you're looking for trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, you can rely on Cross Country, London North Eastern Railway, Scotrail or Caledonian Sleeper to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains per day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. You can look to travel with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
The average number of trains departing Aberdeen for Edinburgh is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh at 8: 35 PM. The last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh that you can take departs at 8: 35 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you book the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $55 (€50). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Edinburgh from Aberdeen. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports in Aberdeen and Edinburgh

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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 to Edinburgh from Aberdeen.

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