Edinburgh to Aberdeen train

Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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24

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37

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

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10:28AMEdinburgh Waverley2h34 01:02PMAberdeen
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11:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 01:54PMAberdeen
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12:01PMEdinburgh Waverley3h16 03:17PMAberdeen
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h20 11:50AMAberdeen
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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h35 11:05AMAberdeen
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Train schedule from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

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08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h35 11:05AMAberdeen
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09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h20 11:50AMAberdeen
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10:28AMEdinburgh Waverley2h34 01:02PMAberdeen
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12:01PMEdinburgh Waverley3h16 03:17PMAberdeen
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 20 m

Average

2 h 35 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

149 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Aberdeen every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
09:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h20 11:50AMAberdeen
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311One-way
01:30PMEdinburgh Waverley2h23 03:53PMAberdeen
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511One-way
11:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h24 01:54PMAberdeen
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311One-way
10:28AMEdinburgh Waverley2h34 01:02PMAberdeen
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241One-way
08:30AMEdinburgh Waverley2h35 11:05AMAberdeen
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511One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$56 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen cover the 92 miles (148 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 25 min with our travel partners like Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper. 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 $56 (€51), but the average price of train tickets is $56 (€51). Travelers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Aberdeen.

Train companies: ScotRail and CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Aberdeen trains

Find the best trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen with Omio's travel partners ScotRail and CrossCountry from $56 (€51). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

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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.

Book your CrossCountry Edinburgh to Aberdeen train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Edinburgh to Aberdeen routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Aberdeen from Edinburgh is 92 miles (148 km), and the best price for a one-way Edinburgh - Aberdeen CrossCountry train ticket starts at $56 (€51) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Edinburgh to Aberdeen train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 31 min
  • Average Price: $56
  • CrossCountry frequency: 1 a day

It’s easy to book your ScotRail train ticket to Aberdeen from Edinburgh online with Omio! Simply check the current ScotRail train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Edinburgh to Aberdeen as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap ScotRail train tickets online. Prices for ScotRail trains from Edinburgh to Aberdeen start at $56 (€51) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km). If you search for ScotRail trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the ScotRail tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Edinburgh to Aberdeen ScotRail train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

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

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Aberdeen 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 Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
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Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Aberdeen from Edinburgh for as low as $56 (€51)  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $56 (€51)  for a train ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen.
The train distance from Edinburgh to Aberdeen is around 92 miles (148 km).
The Edinburgh to Aberdeen train duration is on average 2 h 25 min, which is to be expected when traveling 92 miles (148 km) between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and travel around 0.4 miles (660 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Aberdeen and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (290 m) from the train station to the city center in Aberdeen.

When taking a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, you can count on Cross Country, Scotrail, London North Eastern Railway or Caledonian Sleeper for the best way to get you to Aberdeen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Edinburgh and Aberdeen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 16 direct trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen per day with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
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.
The earliest train departing from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaves at 8: 31 PM. The last train departing from Edinburgh to Aberdeen leaves at 8: 31 PM. You can find the latest Edinburgh to Aberdeen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Edinburgh to Aberdeen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $56 (€51) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Aberdeen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Aberdeen

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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 between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
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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
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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Public transit options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate

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