|Distance||82 miles (132 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$29 (€23)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen cover the 82 miles (132 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 5 min with our travel partners like Scotrail. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $19 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $29 (€23). Travelers depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Aberdeen.
The route between Inverness and Aberdeen is served by 11 direct trains a day during the week. The journey takes between two and two and a half hours to make the trip along the Moray coastline to the Granite City.
The Inverness to Aberdeen line is well served with trains, including two services that arrive before 9:00 a.m. All trains are direct and are well spread out over the day, ensuring that passengers can find a departure time to suit their needs. The first train of the day leaves Inverness just before 5:00 a.m. and the final service departs at just after 9:30 p.m. Sundays see a reduced service, but still offer five direct connections between the two cities.
The train from Inverness to Aberdeen takes from two to two and a half hours to make its journey, depending on the service chosen. The fastest trains need only two hours and four minutes to complete the route, while the slowest take two hours 23 minutes. The trains with the longest journey times tend to be those departing or arriving at peak times.
Departure train station: All trains from Inverness to Aberdeen have Inverness Station as their departure train station. Inverness Station is located in the heart of the Highland capital and has a taxi rank directly in front of its main doors. Passengers seeking onward travel will find local bus stops just across the road and the city's bus station within a five-minute walk. The station is equipped with a left-luggage office, a newsagent, a café, a ticket office and automatic ticket machines, as well as a spacious waiting area.
Arrival train station: Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen arrive at Aberdeen train station. Aberdeen's station is directly in the city centre and is attached to a large shopping mall, where numerous food outlets and shops can be found. The station has a ticket office, restaurant, a waiting room and toilets. However, passengers should note that it does not offer a left-luggage facility.
ScotRail is the only operator running trains on the route from Inverness and Aberdeen, offering only direct connections.
All ScotRail trains from Inverness to Aberdeen are direct. Weekdays and Saturdays see eleven direct trains, evenly spaced at approximately two-hour intervals. Sundays have a reduced service, but passengers can still choose from five different connections. Most weekday and Saturday trains have a catering trolley on board for passengers to buy hot drinks and light snacks; however, on certain services, this is only offered from Monday to Friday.
All ScotRail trains between Inverness and Aberdeen have both first and standard-class seating and a seat can be reserved in either class in advance for free. Passengers may bring a bike on board with them for no extra fee, but a reservation is necessary. Bicycles should be stored in the appropriate spaces, which are indicated with a bicycle symbol on the outside of the carriage.
ScotRail passengers may be accompanied by up to two cats, dogs or other small animals may on all trains without an additional fee. However, all pets must be on a lead or in an appropriate carry container.
ScotRail's luggage policy allows passengers to carry up to three pieces of luggage onto each service. If it is necessary to bring more than three pieces of luggage, or more than two pets, an additional fee is payable.
Accessible travel for all is ScotRail's aim. Each ScotRail train is equipped with ramps to ensure that passengers can board and disembark the train safely. Wheelchair spaces and accessible toilets can be found in standard-class carriages; passengers should note that these are not currently available in first-class. For those who may need extra help at the beginning or end stations, assistance can be booked in advance. Although ScotRail will do its best to help whether assistance has been booked or not, passengers travelling at times outside ticket office opening hours should be sure to book to avoid complications or disappointment.
The cheapest train tickets between Inverness and Aberdeen can be found when passengers book their journeys well in advance. Peak-time trains tend not to have the best deals so passengers should consider making their journey at a different time of day outside these hours. Midweek services are most likely to be the quietest services, ensuring that some good deals can be found.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Aberdeen.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Inverness and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Aberdeen and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Aberdeen.
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