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Train Information between Aberdeen and Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 31 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail, 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 31 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. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $40 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $38 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Edinburgh

CrossCountry trains will get you from Aberdeen to Edinburgh from $38 (€30). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. Prices for CrossCountry trains between Aberdeen and Edinburgh start at $45 (€36) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km). If you search for CrossCountry trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Aberdeen to Edinburgh CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

CrossCountry's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • 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.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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 do cheap trains between Aberdeen and Edinburgh cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh for as low as $38 (€30)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
The Aberdeen to Edinburgh train ticket price is on average $40 (€32)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train to be approximately 92 miles (148 km).
How long is the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
The Aberdeen to Edinburgh train duration is on average 2 h 31 min, which is to be expected when traveling 92 miles (148 km) from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, which train station in Aberdeen do I depart from and which train station in Edinburgh do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Aberdeen   and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Where is the train station in Aberdeen? Where is the train station in Edinburgh?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Aberdeen, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Aberdeen. The most popular arrival train station in Edinburgh, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can get me from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
If you're looking for trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, you can rely on Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country to get you to Edinburgh. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they 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 does the first train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh? When does the last train depart from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
The first Aberdeen to Edinburgh train departs at 7: 20 AM   and the last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaves at 10: 47 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Aberdeen to Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€32) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Aberdeen and Edinburgh are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Aberdeen
Edinburgh
Aberdeen
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