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Train Information to Aberdeen from Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$42 (€33)
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 18 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $28 (€23), but the average price of train tickets is $42 (€33). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.

Train companies

Edinburgh to Aberdeen with CrossCountry

CrossCountry trains will get you between Edinburgh and Aberdeen from $28 (€23). 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 from Edinburgh to Aberdeen you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, check out Omio! With one-way Edinburgh to Aberdeen train ticket prices starting as low as $45 (€36) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Aberdeen from Edinburgh by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train schedules and tickets for this 92 miles (148 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Edinburgh and Aberdeen on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Train information from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration:
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

CrossCountry has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your CrossCountry tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and when traveling by train:

  • 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
What is the price of the cheapest train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen for as low as $28 (€23)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Aberdeen from Edinburgh?
The train price to Aberdeen from Edinburgh is on average $42 (€33)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to Aberdeen from Edinburgh by train?
The Edinburgh to Aberdeen train distance is approximately 92 miles (148 km).
How long is a train between Edinburgh and Aberdeen on average?
On average the Edinburgh to Aberdeen train time is 2 h 18 min  covering the 92 miles (148 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in Aberdeen do I arrive in?

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

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Aberdeen, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
When taking a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, you can count on Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Cross Country for the best way to get you to Aberdeen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Edinburgh to Aberdeen?
The first Edinburgh to Aberdeen train departs at 7: 04 AM   and the last train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaves at 10: 32 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 purchase train tickets between Edinburgh and Aberdeen to score the best deals?
If you purchase a train ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $42 (€33) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Aberdeen
Edinburgh Waverley
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.