Aberdeen to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for May 31


Fastest Journey

2 h 18 m


2 h 23 m

Trains per day



149 km

Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to start from $31 with an average ticket price of $49.

The fastest train from Aberdeen to takes 2h 18m in comparison to an average duration of 2h 23m and covers a distance of 149 km.

6 trains that leave Aberdeen for every day with 6 travelling directly.

Aberdeen station (ABD)
11:22AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Aberdeen station (ABD)
03:27PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
London North Eastern Railway
Aberdeen station (ABD)
12:25PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Aberdeen station (ABD)
10:54AMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers
Aberdeen station (ABD)
02:25PMEdinburgh Waverley (EDB)
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$32 (€28)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh cover the 92 miles (148 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 18 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $16 (€14), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Aberdeen and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry from Aberdeen to Edinburgh trains

For as little as $19 (€16) you can travel by train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen with ScotRail, East Coast and CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Aberdeen to Edinburgh train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 34 min
  • Cheapest Price: $29
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

FAQs: Travel by train from Aberdeen 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.
Cheap train tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh can start from as little as $16 (€14) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Aberdeen to Edinburgh is $32 (€28); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Aberdeen to Edinburgh train travel time is 2 h 18 min   for the 92 mile (148 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaves at 7: 52 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh leaves at 9: 35 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh without having to change trains with ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry or Caledonian Sleeper. There are 14 direct trains from Aberdeen to Edinburgh each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, you can count on ScotRail, East Coast, CrossCountry, Bus or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Edinburgh. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Edinburgh from Aberdeen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can take a night train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Aberdeen, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Aberdeen and Dyce (Aberdeen Airport). When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Aberdeen, which is located around 0 miles (5 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 18 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Aberdeen and Edinburgh including taking a bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Aberdeen and Edinburgh

Aberdeen is the most popular Aberdeen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Aberdeen for your trip to Edinburgh.
Amenities at station
Dyce (Aberdeen Airport)WifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
Public transit options for Dyce (Aberdeen Airport)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the station car park at the end of Station Road
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