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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price$28 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 92 miles (148 km) long route taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $28 (€24), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.

Train providers: CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Aberdeen trains

Travel between Edinburgh and Aberdeen from $19 (€16) with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

CrossCountry

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

It’s easy to book your CrossCountry train ticket between Edinburgh and Aberdeen online with Omio! Simply check the current CrossCountry train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Edinburgh and Aberdeen 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 to Aberdeen from Edinburgh start at $58 (€49) 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 to Aberdeen from Edinburgh. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Edinburgh to Aberdeen CrossCountry train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Train information from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 29 min
  • Average Price: $58
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

There are generally two trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen every hour throughout the day, from early in the morning until late at night. The average journey time is around two hours 30 minutes. 

Edinburgh to Aberdeen Train Time: Daily departures

On weekdays, the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh at approximately 5:30 a.m. From 7:30 a.m. onwards there are two services per hour, provided by three different companies, until the last train of the day leaves at around 9:30 p.m. On Sundays, there are fewer services, especially early in the morning, and the first train of the day usually leaves around 8:30 a.m. 

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

The fastest train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen has a journey time of around two hours and 20 minutes. Some services may take up to two hours and 40 minutes, and on Sundays this may increase to two hours and 50 minutes as those services are more likely to have one change.

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

Departure train stations: Trains to Aberdeen depart from two stations in Edinburgh: Haymarket and Waverley. Haymarket Station is a large train station in the West End area of the city, approximately 1.2 miles from Edinburgh's Old Town. It is well-connected by bus and tram, and there is a taxi rank outside. Inside, there are shops, cafes, and toilets. Waverley Station is the city's main station, and is located in the centre of Edinburgh, a short walk from the Scottish National Gallery. It has various tram and bus stops, as well as waiting areas, cash machines, and restaurants. 

Arrival train station: Trains from Edinburgh arrive at Aberdeen Station, which is situated in the centre of the city. It is less than 5 minutes' walk from both the bus station and the ferry terminal, as well as most of the city's major museums and attractions. Inside there are several shops, newsagents, food kiosks and lounges. 

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are provided by Scotrail, GNER, and Cross Country. Scotrail generally operates the fastest service, and most trains run directly. 

Scotrail Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

Scotrail offer the most trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, and most early morning/late night services. Their direct trains are the fastest at around two hours and 20 minutes. On Sundays, some services may have one change, usually in Dundee, and this can increase the journey time to around two hours and 45 minutes. 

GNER Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

GNER provide a few services a day, usually in the mid-morning and mid-afternoon. All of their trains run directly, and they usually take around two hours and 35 minutes to reach Aberdeen. 

Cross Country Edinburgh to Aberdeen 

Cross Country run a couple of trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, usually at weekends. They generally depart at around 8:00 a.m. and take approximately two hours and 25 minutes. 

Edinburgh to Aberdeen trains: services onboard

Scotrail, GNER and Cross Country all have first-class carriages on many of their trains, with added benefits such as extra legroom and free drinks and snacks. When it comes to luggage, GNER and Scotrail allow passengers to bring up to three items, such as two suitcases and a piece of hand luggage. Cross County request that passengers only bring one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Bikes are permitted on board, but it's necessary to make a reservation to ensure there is space available.  Folding bikes do not need a reservation, and pushchairs and prams can also be brought on board without a reservation, but they must be folded up and left in the designated luggage area. All of the providers allow pets on board, with a maximum of two animals per person. They must be kept on a lead or in a crate at all times. All of the providers have disability assistance programs, but any help will need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Once booked, their staff can meet passengers at the station and help them to book tickets, transport luggage, and board the train. They can also provide wheelchairs. 

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

To get budget-friendly tickets for trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, it can pay to book in advance. Another way to save it to be flexible with travel dates and to choose a train with a longer journey time or multiple changes. 

Travel Tips: Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets between Edinburgh and Aberdeen cost?

Train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $19 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket between Edinburgh and Aberdeen?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Edinburgh to Aberdeen train price to come in at an average of $28 (€24)  one way.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train?

The Edinburgh to Aberdeen train distance is approximately 92 miles (148 km).

How many hours is the train time from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

The train time between Edinburgh and Aberdeen is on average 2 h 24 min  for the 92 miles (148 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What train station in Edinburgh goes to Aberdeen? What train station do I come into Aberdeen from Edinburgh?

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Edinburgh Waverley   to Aberdeen.

Where do I find the Edinburgh train station to Aberdeen? Where is the Aberdeen train station?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Edinburgh Waverley, is located 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city center of Edinburgh.

The most popular arrival train station, Aberdeen, is located 0 miles (31 m) away from the city center of Aberdeen.

Which train providers can get me from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

For the best Edinburgh to Aberdeen 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 providers with services from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there between Edinburgh and Aberdeen?

The average number of trains departing Edinburgh for Aberdeen is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What are the first and last departure train times from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?

The first Edinburgh to Aberdeen train departs at 8: 04 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaves at 10: 28 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Edinburgh to Aberdeen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to score the best deals?

You can find trains to Aberdeen from Edinburgh to cost on average $28 (€24) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Edinburgh to Aberdeen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Aberdeen
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your journey to Aberdeen from Edinburgh.
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transit options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express