Inverness to Aberdeen train

Cheap train tickets from Inverness to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

12

Average

26

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

Scotrail
02:28PMInverness2h21 04:49PMAberdeen
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121One-way
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11:39AMInverness2h17 01:56PMAberdeen
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121One-way
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03:56AMInverness2h09 06:05AMAberdeen
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161One-way
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01:30PMInverness2h11 03:41PMAberdeen
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161One-way
Scotrail
08:55AMInverness2h30 11:25AMAberdeen
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411One-way

Train schedule from Inverness to Aberdeen

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03:56AMInverness2h09 06:05AMAberdeen
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06:03AMInverness2h33 08:36AMAberdeen
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07:55AMInverness2h30 10:25AMAberdeen
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08:55AMInverness2h30 11:25AMAberdeen
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11:39AMInverness2h17 01:56PMAberdeen
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01:30PMInverness2h11 03:41PMAberdeen
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02:28PMInverness2h21 04:49PMAberdeen
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Fastest train times from Inverness to Aberdeen

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

2 h 9 m

Average

2 h 21 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

133 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Inverness for Aberdeen every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Scotrail
03:56AMInverness2h09 06:05AMAberdeen
0 transfers
161One-way
Scotrail
01:30PMInverness2h11 03:41PMAberdeen
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161One-way
Scotrail
11:39AMInverness2h17 01:56PMAberdeen
0 transfers
121One-way
Scotrail
02:28PMInverness2h21 04:49PMAberdeen
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121One-way
Scotrail
07:55AMInverness2h30 10:25AMAberdeen
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421One-way

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Overview: Train from Inverness to Aberdeen

distanceDistance82 miles (132 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$46 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency9 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 9 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotrail

Trains from Inverness to Aberdeen cover the 82 miles (132 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like Scotrail. Normally, there are 9 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $46 (€42), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $46 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Inverness and arrive in Aberdeen.

Train providers: ScotRail from Inverness to Aberdeen trains

For as little as $46 (€42) you can travel by train between Inverness and Aberdeen with ScotRail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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If you're looking for cheap ScotRail tickets from Inverness to Aberdeen, check out Omio! With one-way Inverness to Aberdeen train ticket prices starting as low as $46 (€42) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Aberdeen from Inverness by showing you the latest ScotRail offers, train schedules and tickets for this 82 miles (132 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 ScotRail. If you search for ScotRail tickets from Inverness 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 to Aberdeen from Inverness on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with ScotRail so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

Trains from Inverness to 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.

Inverness to Aberdeen Train Time: Daily departures

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Which train companies travel from Inverness to Aberdeen?

ScotRail is the only operator running trains on the route from Inverness and Aberdeen, offering only direct connections.

ScotRail Inverness to Aberdeen

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.

Inverness to Aberdeen Trains: Services on board

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.

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

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Inverness 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 Inverness to Aberdeen.
FAQs
Train tickets between Inverness and Aberdeen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $46 (€42)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Inverness to Aberdeen train to cost on average $46 (€42)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 82 miles (132 km)  to Aberdeen from Inverness by train.
On average the Inverness to Aberdeen train travel time is 2 h 30 min  for the 82 miles (132 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Inverness, which is located around 0.1 miles (54 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Aberdeen, located 0.2 miles (290 m) away from the city center.

When taking a train from Inverness to Aberdeen, you can count on Scotrail for the best way to get you to Aberdeen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Aberdeen from Inverness and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 9 direct trains from Inverness to Aberdeen per day with Scotrail  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
On average, there are 9 trains a day from Inverness to Aberdeen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Inverness at 4: 56 AM. The last train leaves from Inverness at 9: 33 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Inverness to Aberdeen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Inverness to Aberdeen is on average $46 (€42) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Inverness and Aberdeen available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports in Inverness and Aberdeen

Inverness
Aberdeen
The major railway station for departures from Inverness is Inverness. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Inverness for your journey to Aberdeen from Inverness.
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Public transit options for Inverness
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the Eastgate side of the station at the short stay car park

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