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from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

You can get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on Oct 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:45PMAberdeen, Guild Street2h59 11:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$251One-way
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08:45PMAberdeen, Guild Street2h59 11:44PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$251One-way
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04:45PMAberdeen, Guild Street2h58 07:43PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$341One-way
10:45AMAberdeen, Guild Street3h05 01:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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$331One-way
09:47AMAberdeen2h35 12:22PMEdinburgh Waverley
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$401One-way

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Sat
Oct 23
$61Scotrail
$23Megabus
Sun
Oct 24
$38London North Eastern Railway
$22Megabus
Mon
Oct 25
$38Scotrail
$21Megabus
Tue
Oct 26
$29London North Eastern Railway
$21Megabus
Wed
Oct 27
$29London North Eastern Railway
$21Megabus
Thu
Oct 28
$29London North Eastern Railway
$21Megabus
Fri
Oct 29
$38Scotrail
$21Megabus
Sat
Oct 30
$38London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
Sun
Oct 31
$38London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
Mon
Nov 1
$38London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
Tue
Nov 2
$25London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
Wed
Nov 3
$38London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Thu
Nov 4
$27London North Eastern Railway
$18Megabus
Fri
Nov 5
$38Scotrail
$16Megabus
Sat
Nov 6
$38Scotrail
$16Megabus
Sun
Nov 7
$32London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Mon
Nov 8
$27London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Tue
Nov 9
$27London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Wed
Nov 10
$25London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Thu
Nov 11
$38London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus
Fri
Nov 12
$35London North Eastern Railway
$16Megabus

Travel Information from Aberdeen to Edinburgh

distanceDistance92 miles (148 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 2 h 59 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€31) • 2 h 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 92 miles (148 km) by bus or train to Edinburgh from Aberdeen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 22 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh.

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FAQs
How do I get from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

You can travel to Edinburgh from Aberdeen 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is by taking a bus with an average price of $21 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

Taking a bus is usually $17 (€14) less than taking a train to Edinburgh, which costs on average $37 (€31) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Aberdeen is by train, which takes on average 2 h 22 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 59 min.

How far is Edinburgh from Aberdeen?

You should expect to travel around 92 miles (148 km) between Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

How many services a day are there to Edinburgh from Aberdeen?

The average frequency per day from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Aberdeen and Edinburgh as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Aberdeen? Where do I arrive in Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Aberdeen, Guild Street and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh Waverley.
Who can get me from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Edinburgh by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Aberdeen to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $21 (€17).
  • Travel with London North Eastern Railway to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find London North Eastern Railway Aberdeen to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for $37 (€31).
Can I travel directly between Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

Yes, there are direct services available from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Scotrail, Cross Country or London North Eastern Railway with 10 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Edinburgh as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Edinburgh from Aberdeen.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh?
Many of our customers traveling from Aberdeen to Edinburgh don't make Edinburgh their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Edinburgh are London, Glasgow or Manchester, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Edinburgh to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Aberdeen to Edinburgh tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Aberdeen to Edinburgh, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $21 (€17) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $37 (€31) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Aberdeen to Edinburgh online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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